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Jeroboams and Rick Stein raise £5,000 toast to The Benevolent

Published:  12 March, 2019

Jeroboams, Château d’Yquem and Rick Stein have raised an impressive charitable sum thanks to an experimental evening pairing fine wines of Bordeaux with the "best of British” seafood.

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Meet the Dragons at Think France

Published:  08 March, 2019

A Dragons’ Den-style session will decide on the best opportunities for French Wines at Harpers forthcoming at Think France event on 26 March at Glazier’s Hall in London.

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Guy Woodward: Champagne’s snobbery is in danger of bubbling over

Published:  04 March, 2019

GUY WOODWARD

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France versus Italy: why the French are winning the aperitif game

Published:  01 March, 2019

This year marks 100 years since the birth of the new king of the cocktail world. Named after a thirsty Count who requested gin rather than soda water to be added to his favourite tipple, the negroni has played the long game, delighting drinkers with simple balance of Campari, sweet Italian vermouth, and of course, the juniper-based spirit. Today, it is number one cocktail served with gin – even more popular than the martini.

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Macron targets 80% ban on glyphosate

Published:  27 February, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron has restated his belief that French vineyards can stop using glyphosate-based weedkillers, though he has accepted he will fall short of his original aim to ban the controversial product altogether.

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New additions revealed for Harpers' Think France event

Published:  26 February, 2019

Harpers has released more details about its new event dedicated to French wines - Think France.

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Domaines Paul Mas adds Domaine Les Verrières to its portfolio

Published:  25 February, 2019

Domaines Paul Mas has added Domaine Les Verrières, in the Grés de Montpellier appellation, to its portfolio of estates.

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Wine Paris outlines ambitions as first event ‘exceeds expectations’

Published:  15 February, 2019

Wine Paris has outlined its ambitions for next year’s event as this year’s exhibition “exceeded expectations and set benchmark as a key event in wine buying calendar”.

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Surveying France

Published:  12 February, 2019

Harpers partnered with Wines Direct to bring you this original survey, comparing UK consumer attitudes and purchasing habits with regard to French wines between 2014 and 2019.

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Graham’s launches first premium White Port

Published:  11 February, 2019

Graham’s Port is launching its first premium white port, Blend No.5, in order to capitalise on the surging popularity of the drink.

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CA Grands Crus sells two Bordeaux estates

Published:  04 February, 2019

CA Grand Crus has put two of its Bordeaux estates up for sale - Château Blaignan (Médoc) and Château La Tour de Mons (Margaux).

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Inter-Rhône welcomes seven new members

Published:  22 January, 2019

Inter-Rhône has grown its stable with the addition of five new appellations and two Geographical Indicators (GI).

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Burgundy reaches record prices and market share in 2018

Published:  22 January, 2019

Burgundy hit record highs both in terms of prices and market share in 2018 following the region’s relentless rise in the past decade.

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Château Castera expands distribution via Exel partnership

Published:  04 January, 2019

Château Castera has expanded its UK distribution via a new partnership with independent Scottish online retailer Exel Wines.

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MMD swells Burgundy ranks with Billaud-Simon

Published:  13 December, 2018

Maisons Marques et Domaines has been given exclusivity rights for Chablis producer Domaine Billaud-Simon.

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Famille Helfrich gears up for first portfolio tasting

Published:  12 December, 2018

Famille Helfrich, the premium on-trade and independents arm of Les Grands Chais de France, will launch its first portfolio tasting in the UK next year.

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Rhône wines shine in the US

Published:  09 December, 2018

Sales of Rhône wines continue to decline in traditional markets, while the US east coast is showing “unprecedented levels of consumer interest,” according to leading sommeliers.

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Maison & Domaines Les Alexandrins acquires Le Domaine de Bréseyme

Published:  28 November, 2018

Maison & Domaines Les Alexandrins – based at Tain l’Hermitage, has acquired Brézème estate Bréseyme for an undisclosed sum.

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Alsace boasts optimum quality and quantity harvest

Published:  20 November, 2018

Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins d'Alsace (CIVA) has announced optimum quality and quantity for the 2018 harvest.

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2018 Burgundy: excellent reds and solid whites

Published:  19 November, 2018

Panos Kakaviatos reports from Hospices de Beaune on the ins and outs of the 2018 vintage. 

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