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Vinexpo gears up for second Explorer event

Published:  30 August, 2018

Vinexpo is gearing up for its second Explorer event – the two-day invite-only touring event first held in Austria last September.


Stag’s Leap backer steps down after 17 years as president of Ste. Michelle

Published:  23 August, 2018

Ted Baseler, the man who brought Stag’s Leap winery under the auspices of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is retiring after 34 years with the company.


Guy Woodward: The debate dividing Napa Valley vintners

Published:  12 July, 2018

Driving down the bucolic Highway 29 last month, on my way into Napa Valley, I was confronted by a series of roadside placards. As the vineyards became more prevalent, so did the signs. “No on C” most of them read. “Yes on C” read a few. But what the hell was C?


Brexit pushed Californian wine price up by a fifth

Published:  27 June, 2018

The average price of Californian wine imported to the European Union surged by nearly a fifth in the year of the Brexit vote, analysis by Harpers reveals.


Bancroft turns to Delicato for latest Cali partnership

Published:  25 June, 2018

Bancroft Wines is ramping up its distribution of Californian wines via a new partnership with Delicato Family Vineyards' – the seventh largest exporter of wines from the Golden State.


California Wine Institute welcomes new chairman

Published:  15 June, 2018

Chris Indelicato of Delicato Family Vineyards has been voted in by members as Wine Institute chairman for 2018 to 2019 at the association’s 84th annual meeting.


Barefoot adapts Pinot Grigio flagship to match pink and fizz trends

Published:  27 April, 2018

E&J Gallo’s carefree California wine brand Barefoot Wine is fastest growing top five wine brand in the UK according to Nielsen. Harpers caught up with head winemaker Jen Wall to discuss 20 years of making affordable, fruit forward wines that people want to drink.


Californian producers target London and Edinburgh

Published:  20 April, 2018

The annual Golden State Tasting is to take place in Scotland for the first time to capitalise on the popularity of Californian wines north of the border.


California's cool coastal calling

Published:  13 April, 2018

California’s Central Coast is a hotbed of innovative cult winemaking. Clinton Cawood visits the epicentre of the scene


Flint Wines brings Californian cult winery Mail Road to the UK

Published:  10 April, 2018

Flint Wines has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor of Santa Barbara County cult winery Mail Road.


Iconic Stag's Leap Wine Cellars returns with a punch with 2015 Cabernets

Published:  26 March, 2018

Harpers tasted the new vintage from preeminent Californian estate Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, tracing the grapes and the soil to the same – if re-planted – site which gave birth to the victorious 1976 Judgment of Paris Cabernet Sauvignon.


Enotria&Co expands Californian portfolio with Louis M Martini

Published:  22 March, 2018

Enotria&Co has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor of Napa Valley producer Louis M Martini.


Top US organic producer Bonterra joins Enotria&Coe

Published:  08 March, 2018

Enotria&Coe is increasing its stall of organic wines via leading organic producer Bonterra.


Gallo turns sights on UK with revamped premium range

Published:  07 March, 2018

Californian producing giant E&J Gallo has identified the UK as a key market to grow its expanding range of high-end wines.


Berkmann Wine Cellars boosts North American portfolio

Published:  06 December, 2017

Berkmann Wine Cellars has signed a deal as the exclusive UK agent and distributor of Californian producers Silverado Vineyards and Buena Vista Winery, alongside Canadian winery Quails’ Gate.


CWI reports promising harvest despite wildfires

Published:  09 November, 2017

The Californian Wine Institute (CWI) has confirmed the 2017 harvest is in good shape despite the headline making wildfires that ravaged the North Coast last month.


Napa optimistic as region begins to reopen following tragic wildfires

Published:  19 October, 2017

Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) today said that the while the volume of the 2017 vintage would be lower than average, this would have little impact on the greater volume of the Californian wine industry.


Update: Wildfires in California

Published:  17 October, 2017

Less than ten of the approximately 1,200 wineries in the most impacted regions – Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino, have been destroyed or heavily damaged by the wildfires in northern California, according to the latest update.


Number of Napa wineries damaged by wildfires rises

Published:  16 October, 2017

The number of Napa wineries damaged by the wildfires ravaging northern California continued to rise this weekend, with the fires yet to be defeated.


UK trade reaches out as Cali fire claims homes, lives and historic vineyards

Published:  12 October, 2017

The UK trade has begun to rally around its friends and colleagues in California where fire continues to wreak havoc on residents and businesses.