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Live news blog: The Beautiful South Tasting Day One

Published:  10 September, 2014

As the Wines of the Beautiful South tasting takes place in London's Olympia Harpers catches up with leading wine figures at the event with their thoughts on the UK market for Chilean, Argentinian and South African wines. 

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Hess Family moves Napa and Barossa wines from Hallgarten to Liberty

Published:  08 September, 2014

Hess Family Wine Estates has switched distribution of its Napa and Barossa wines from Hallgarten Druitt to Liberty Wines in the UK.

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Argentina bucks economic difficulties to compete on international stage

Published:  05 September, 2014

Despite the domestic economic challenges Argentinian producers are facing, UK consumers still can't get enough of their wines. Ahead of the Wines of the Beautiful South tasting Erin Smith analyses the category

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Back to School: Wines of Argentina's Andrew Maidment

Published:  28 August, 2014

As summer draws to a close, we asked some key figures in the trade to round up events in the wine industry for the year to date, and outline their organisation's plans for the rest of the year.

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Argentina's potential debt default could cause wine prices to fall

Published:  30 July, 2014

Argentina is on the brink of defaulting on debt payments for a second time in 13 years over a dispute with hedge fund investors - such a default could seriously damage the country's wine industry.

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CYT signs Premiership rugby sponsorship deal for Trivento Argentinian wine

Published:  25 July, 2014

Trivento, the Concha y Toro Argentinian wine brand, has signed the first wine sponsorship deal with Premiership Rugby which will see its wines promoted across all grounds and coverage during the 2014-2015 season.

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Beautiful South offers themed tastings and winemaker debates on Chile, Argentina and South Africa

Published:  15 July, 2014

A central "meet the winemaker" themed area will be the central focus for this September's combined Beautiful South tasting featuring wines from Chile, South Africa and Argentina.

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Wines over £5 account for almost half of supermarket sales

Published:  19 June, 2014
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Alliance Wine opens London office to grow on-trade sales

Published:  09 June, 2014

Alliance Wine is opening an office in London to boost its sales into the capital's on-trade and south east market.

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Co-op's major wine revamp yields strong results

Published:  02 June, 2014

The Co-operative has seen sparkling wine, smaller serve bottles and Argentinian wine sales soar since it revamped its range in recent months.

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Portugal takes 12 trophies at International Wine Challenge

Published:  14 May, 2014

Portugal has scooped 12 trophies at the International Wine Challenge, putting it in third position for trophy wines after France (28) and Australia (19).

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Cambalache - comes alive in front of your eyes!

Published:  09 May, 2014

Visitors to last week's two night Cambalacheevent, that looked to re-create a night out in Buenos Aires in the east of London, could see street art comes to life in front of their eyes.

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Stevens Garnier to distribute Finca Flichman through Molson Coors

Published:  01 May, 2014

Stevens Garnier has appointed Molson Coors to distribute its Argentinian brand Finca Flichman in the on-trade.

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Argentina's harvest down by 20%

Published:  22 April, 2014

Winemakers across Argentina say heavy rain and low temperatures in February have impacted this year's harvest, with white production down by as much as 30%.

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CyT's Trivento grows by 200% in off-trade

Published:  17 April, 2014

Concha y Toro's Argentinian brand Trivento has grown by more than 200% in value in the past year, moving into the top five Argentinian wine brands in the UK.

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Chile and South Africa wine exports surge

Published:  16 April, 2014

Chile and South Africa saw the volume of their wine exports surge ahead last year, while Australia and Argentina faced more challenges, according to Rabobank's latest report.  

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Bulk wine grows to 50% of New World exports

Published:  15 April, 2014

The international wine trade hit a "watershed moment" in 2013, with half of all New World wine sales coming from bulk supplies, according to Rabobank.

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Argentina wine consumers 'attractive' to retailers

Published:  09 April, 2014
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Q&A: Wine's of Argentina's Andrew Maidment on growth, customer profiles and plans

Published:  09 April, 2014

With sales of Argentinian wine up 20% in the off-trade, confidence is booming in the South American country. Wines of Argentina's Europea and Asia director Andrew Maidment tells harpers.co.uk what's driving growth, how its typical customers differ from the rest of the wine category and what's next.

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Argentinian wines grow 20% in off-trade

Published:  08 April, 2014

Argentinian wines are surging ahead in the off-trade, with growth of 20% in the last year, as the market "moves up to suit Argentina", says the European director of the country's generic body.

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