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Sud de France Top 100 unveiled

Published:  17 May, 2021

The winners of the Sud de France Top 100 competition, run in media partnership with Harpers, have been unveiled.

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Hallgarten adds eight French producers

Published:  17 May, 2021

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has expanded its French portfolio with 29 new wines from 12 producers – eight of which are new to Hallgarten – from across eight wine-producing regions. 

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Bordeaux’s Château La Fleur de Boüard joins Mentzendorff

Published:  13 May, 2021

Mentzendorff and Hubert de Boüard de Laforest have announced that Château La Fleur de Boüard will join the Mentzendorff portfolio with the first stocks of mature vintages being available from June 2021.

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Freixenet Copestick becomes Baron Philippe de Rothschild’s UK distributor

Published:  13 May, 2021

Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Freixenet Copestick have entered into an exclusive partnership agreement which will see the latter become the UK importer and distributor for Bordeaux’s Mouton Cadet wine brand.

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Moulin-à-Vent association launches

Published:  12 May, 2021

Thirteen domains from Moulin-à-Vent, one of the 10 Beaujolais crus, have joined forces to create an association to promote the appellation. 

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Five minutes with Mickaël Alborghetti

Published:  04 May, 2021

The co-founder of ethical Bordeaux wine distributor Ethic Drinks, grandson of a Burgundian winegrower and son of an environmental activist, tells Lisa Riley the story of the start-up

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Mirabeau partners with Glass Half Full

Published:  28 April, 2021

Maison Mirabeau has partnered with drinks agency start-up Glass Half Full (GHF) to push its on-trade presence. 

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Wines of Roussillon unveils 2021 campaign

Published:  28 April, 2021

The Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins du Roussillon (CIVR) has unveiled a series of tasting and educational activities as part of its 2021 campaign. 

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Frost hits between 30% and 50% of Bordeaux

Published:  22 April, 2021

Bordeaux has had variable impact from early April’s devastating frosts, Harpers has learned, with estimates sitting at around 30% to 50% of vines affected, while some estates have “lost everything”.

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Domaine Jones launches Adopt an Old Vine scheme

Published:  21 April, 2021

Ex-pat Languedoc-Roussillon based winemaker Katie Jones is launching an ‘Adopt an Old Vine’ scheme, which will offer customers and followers the chance to become ‘vine parents’ to an old vine at Domaine Jones.

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Pledge of €1bn made to mitigate France’s frost “disaster”

Published:  19 April, 2021

The French government has pledged €1 billion in financial aid for farmers and winemakers whose crops have been devasted by this month’s cold snap which has led to the estimated loss of a third of the country’s wine production.

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Bollinger acquires Ponzi Vineyards

Published:  08 April, 2021

The Bollinger family, owners of Champagne Bollinger and four other French estates, has announced it is acquiring Oregon’s Ponzi Vineyards.

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Sud de France UK Top 100 Awards set for 2021 return

Published:  25 March, 2021

The ninth edition of the Sud de France Top 100 competition is set to proceed this year in media partnership with Harpers, after a pause in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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Ethical Bordeaux wine distributor sets sights on UK

Published:  24 March, 2021

An ethical Bordeaux wine distribution start-up has announced its ambition to launch in the UK.

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BIVB appoints Frédéric Drouhin as President

Published:  24 March, 2021

The Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) has appointed Frédéric Drouhin as its new president.

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Work begins on ground-breaking Cités du Vins projects

Published:  22 March, 2021

Work is now underway to lay the foundations of three entirely new cultural and tourism-related wine centres across Burgundy with the site in Beaune now officially underway.

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Beaujolais exports to UK continue to rise

Published:  16 March, 2021

Exports of Beaujolais wines to the UK continued to rise in both value and volume last year.

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Lay & Wheeler unveils wine design competition

Published:  15 March, 2021

Lay & Wheeler has launched a charity competition to design the label for an exclusive parcel of 2015 Bordeaux from Château Giscours. 

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Bancroft adds Château Miraval and Hect & Bannier

Published:  10 March, 2021

Bancroft Wines has boosted its Provence portfolio with Château Miraval and Hect & Bannier. 

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Six new grape varieties approved in Bordeaux

Published:  04 March, 2021

The Institut National de l’Origine et de la Qualité (INAO) has formally approved the use of four new red and two new white grape varieties for official use in Bordeaux as the region makes strides to future proof itself against the effects of climate change.

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