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Esoteric but firmly grounded

Published:  10 November, 2021

How new wave Spain is building a repertoire of modern, terroir-driven classics. By Ines Salpico.

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Sustaining Spain

Published:  09 November, 2021

As world leaders in sustainable and organic practices, Spanish winemakers are also discovering the benefits in the bottle, as Andrew Catchpole reports.

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Time of change for Rioja

Published:  04 November, 2021

Ambitious producers are relying on forgotten grape varieties and modern techniques to add new dimensions to Spain’s best-known wine region, as Justin Keay reports.

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Spain inches up

Published:  02 November, 2021

Spanish wines appear to be holding ground against the broader UK wine market, with signs of uplift at the mid-to-high end. Andrew Catchpole sizes up the stats.

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Redefining Malbec

Published:  28 October, 2021

Argentina’s flagship grape continues to evolve, with renewed emphasis on vineyard sites and terroir. Amanda Barnes, author of The South America Wine Guide, reports.

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Reasons to pick Riesling

Published:  29 September, 2021

Harpers partnered with Wines of Germany for its Big G closing debate, which mulled over the topic ‘A wine for all reasons: why German wine is the smart choice’. These extended highlights give a flavour of that far-reaching discussion and what indie retailers and restaurateurs alike can do to boost their German category sales. Andrew Catchpole reports.

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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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