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Australian wine exports: where do they go from here?

Published:  22 July, 2021

Tyson Stelzer looks at the ramifications of China’s extreme tariffs on Australian wine exports.

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Sangiovese – Tuscan star

Published:  23 June, 2021

Michèle Shah charts the fortunes of grape variety reaching new heights, despite the challenge of climate change.

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Brighter days ahead for Italy

Published:  22 June, 2021

Despite a challenging year for all involved across the trade, Italian wine is showing promising growth potential, as Jacopo Mazzeo reports

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Canada’s Cool Climate Sensibility

Published:  03 June, 2021

Harpers’ recent Canadian-flavoured webinar looked at the emerging regions and styles from this exciting country as it emerges onto the global wine scene, as Andrew Catchpole reports.

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Sizing up Spain

Published:  24 May, 2021

Despite the twin pressures of Covid and Brexit, Spain’s wines have managed to stay in relatively good shape thanks to an uplift in off-trade sales. Andrew Catchpole reports.

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Italy’s big hitters up their game

Published:  21 April, 2021

David Kermode charts the rise of Italy’s collectable high end, as investment eclipses its Burgundy and Bordeaux cousins.

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California: Challenging French supremacy

Published:  15 April, 2021

The smartly boxed and sleekly designed sample bottles distributed ahead of the recent California Wine Institute’s Essential California at Home series of tastings were eye-catching in other ways too.

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Chile: Time to refocus

Published:  30 March, 2021

At Harpers’ recent Premium Chile webinar, voices from all corners of the trade gathered to have their say, as Lisa Riley reports.

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Grüner goes global

Published:  01 March, 2021

Austria’s star player continues to advance its international appeal, as David Kermode discovers.

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Portugal’s new wave

Published:  19 January, 2021

Ines Salpico reports on how the country’s winemakers are finally finding a balance between tradition and modernity 

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A very Spanish hero

Published:  02 December, 2020

Rueda is the Spanish white with the most global appeal, but it’s more complex, higher-end wines deserve to be better known. Andrew Catchpole reports

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Spain: Leading the eco charge

Published:  30 November, 2020

Spain deserves better recognition as a leader in organic and sustainable viticulture and its time may well have come, writes Andrew Catchpole.

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Spain’s silver linings

Published:  26 November, 2020

While most areas of the trade experience decline, Spain still has the odd reason to be cheerful in buoyant UK exports and ever-robust Rioja. James Lawrence reports

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Headline Heroes: Languedoc

Published:  09 October, 2020

As the world’s biggest wine-producing region, the Languedoc offers the diversity typical of a whole country, as Andrew Catchpole reports.

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Argentina: Buying into blends

Published:  06 August, 2020

Looking beyond Malbec and to the myriad blends on offer from Argentina is key to unlocking the country’s rich array of grape varieties, writes Chris Wilson.

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New Zealand: Working with nature

Published:  03 July, 2020

New Zealand is one of the best-placed wine-producing countries to get the sustainability message across to consumers. Andrew Catchpole reports on how this paragon of environmental friendliness is furthering its green credentials

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Chile rising high

Published:  03 June, 2020

Consumers have come to expect value from Chilean wine, says James Lawrence, so how can they be encouraged to trade up?

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A Taste of New York: Indie opportunities from the Empire State

Published:  26 May, 2020

With small production and a cool climate, New York State’s leading wine producers are looking to punch above their collective weight on the world stage, with the UK singled out as the ‘shop window’ to showcase its wares.

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Hail the mighty Maipo

Published:  11 May, 2020

Andrew Catchpole shines the spotlight on Chile’s most famous region for quality reds

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New Zealand report: Blanc page

Published:  27 March, 2020

Enduringly popular and commanding a premium, NZ Sauvignon Blanc is nonetheless evolving with an eye on the future. Andrew Catchpole reports

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