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Q&A: Viorel Garaz, director of the Moldova Wine Guild

Published:  19 April, 2013

Katherine Canfield talks to Viorel Garaz about Moldova's ambitions on the global wine market

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Romanian wine exports to UK in growth

Published:  05 April, 2013

Romanian Winegrowers has announced it will be returning to the London International Wine Fair this year, on the back of significant growth in exports of Romanian wine to the UK.

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Romanian Pinot 'surprisingly good' says Halewood

Published:  01 March, 2013

Halewood Romania has launched a "surprisingly good Pinot Noir campaign" in a bid to encourage the UK wine trade to look at the quality and value of its wine.

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Douglas Blyde has a taste of Croatia at the Cuthbert Pub & Kitchen, Brighton

Published:  06 February, 2013

Pacta Connect's Trevor Long and Judith Burns, enthusiastic importers of quality Croatian wines from Umag to Pula, and also Slavonia and Dalmatia, invited Harpers to taste a tailored menu of British food and Croatian wines at the Cuthbert Pub & Kitchen, Brighton.

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I Heart launches Valentine's Day limited edition

Published:  21 January, 2013

With Christmas safely out the way, the next seasonal trade push is Valentine's Day and neatly jumping on that...

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Jochen Erler on leading wineries in southern Russia

Published:  28 December, 2012


Wine production and consumption in Russia have been through a turbulent history. Whilst it was vigorously...

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Geoffrey Dean reports back from the vineyards of Hungary

Published:  01 November, 2012

Despite what Peter Molnar, the general manager of leading Tokaj
winery, Patricius, described as the "one of the driest, if not the
driest, growing seasons for 100 years in Hungary",  the 2012 vintage
there looks like being an outstanding one. Although yields are down by
up to 40% in Tokaj, partly due to lack of rain but mainly thanks to a
vicious hailstorm in late July, consumers can start to get excited
about the potential quality.

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Emerging markets offer big opportunities

Published:  25 April, 2012

Drinks companies that abandon or ignore business opportunities in the UK and Western Europe do so at their peril...

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Romanian Winegrowers expands distribution

Published:  23 April, 2012

Romanian Winegrowers, is to expand its distribution across the UK with new listings from The Wine Society, Waitrose and...

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ProWein 2013 set to expand

Published:  12 March, 2012

ProWein, the international wine and spirits fair which took place in Düsseldorf last week, is expanding next year in Germany, and considering taking the fair overseas.

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Trade urged to support up-and-coming regions

Published:  26 January, 2012

Open-minded importers are urging major supermarkets and restaurants to get behind wines from emerging regions like Croatia, Slovenia and Moldova.

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Guala Closures buys fourth acquisition in 16 months

Published:  05 October, 2011

Guala Closures Group has just completed its purchase of a 70% stake in Polish aluminium drinks closures manufacturer DGS.

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Vinitaly announces 2012 dates

Published:  09 May, 2011

The official dates for the 46th edition of Vinitaly in 2012, have been announced.

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Laithwaites Wine wins ECMOD, best business award

Published:  08 April, 2011

Laithwaites Wine has won the All Round Best Business Award 2011, organised by the catalogue and home shopping organisation,  ECMOD.

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Vinexpo: World wine industry is robust

Published:  13 January, 2011

Vinexpo insists the world wine industry is in good health - despite big companies looking to dispose of assets.

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Currency analysis December 14: sterling on a three week high

Published:  14 December, 2010

Currency analysis for December 14: sterling on a three week high.
For free bespoke drinks trade currency advice go to www.smartwinespirits.com.

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Sterling continues to hit high against dollar

Published:  14 December, 2010

Sterling hit a three week high against the US dollar yesterday; gaining nearly two cents from earlier lows after concerns hit the US economy that left investors selling the US dollar.

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PLB to import Hungary's Danubiana wines

Published:  02 December, 2010
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Harpers Global Wine Report: the Old World by Laura Clark

Published:  21 September, 2010

Eastern Europe is making its mark on the global wine scene and has the potential to be a major player in the coming 12 months, according to predictions from leading trade figures.

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Harpers Global Wine Report: the Old World

Published:  17 September, 2010

Eastern Europe is making its mark on the global wine scene and has the potential to be a major player in the coming 12 months, according to predictions from leading trade figures.

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