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Q&A: Charlie Holland, Gusbourne

Published:  13 April, 2021

From the ‘baptism of fire’ of his first, unexpected vintage in Australia, to heading up one of England’s top wine estates, Charlie Holland, head winemaker and CEO at Gusbourne, fills Andrew Catchpole in on the story so far.

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Tim Atkin MW: Valuing our old vines

Published:  06 April, 2021

Call it serendipity, call it fate, but there are times when events and conversations seem to align. You go for months without thinking about something and then it’s everywhere, filling your inbox and your brain. Spooky, possums, as Dame Edna Everage once put it.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: When wine meets running

Published:  01 April, 2021

The wine trade’s more physically active members will be familiar with the Marathon du Médoc, probably the wine world’s best-known attempt to reconcile the irreconcilable – running 42.2km (26.2 miles) while drinking lots of wine. Twenty-three glasses of Bordeaux’s best to be precise.

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Headline Hero: Martin Kaiser, Doña Paula

Published:  01 April, 2021

Martin Kaiser, director of viticulture and winemaking, Doña Paula

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Headline Hero: Jaime de la Barra, Santa Rita Estates

Published:  31 March, 2021

Jaime de la Barra, director of winegrowing, Santa Rita Estates (covering Chile and Argentina)

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Headline Hero: Santiago Ribisich, Grupo Avinea

Published:  29 March, 2021

The director general of Grupo Avinea, owner 
of Bodegas Argento, reveals 
what ethical winemaking means to him and 
the part it plays in the group’s long-term plans

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Headline Hero: Anne Bousquet, Domaine Bousquet

Published:  25 March, 2021

The owner of Domaine Bousquet talks all things organic and why Tupungato was the right fit for this style of winemaking

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Q&A: Germán Di Cesare, Trivento

Published:  24 March, 2021

Trivento’s chief winemaker outlines his vinous philosophy and what he hopes 2021 has in store

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Vineyard tour with Argento's Juan Pablo Murgia

Published:  22 March, 2021

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Five minutes with Jaime Wynne-Griffiths

Published:  18 March, 2021

When Jamie Wynne-Griffiths, founder and MD, Propeller and Wild Ferment, sought to pivot lost business to connect the producers he represented with the indies, Propeller was born, facilitating direct supply in partnership with EWGA bond. 

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Q&A: Charlie Gilkes, Inception Group

Published:  17 March, 2021

Charlie Gilkes is founder and director of Inception Group, the experiential hospitality group behind My Foggs, Barts, Cahoots, Bunga Bunga & Maggie’s. Hugh Jones speaks to Gilkes about recovery, Covid enforced innovation, and the importance of customer experience as the trade re-opens.

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Q&A: Lenz Moser, Château Changyu-Moser XV

Published:  16 March, 2021

The Year of the Ox, denoting hard work, positivity and honesty, seems an apt time for the fruits of Lenz Moser’s work in China to shine. Andrew Catchpole tunes in

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Q&A: William Lowe MW, Cambridge Distillery

Published:  15 March, 2021

Harpers spoke to William Lowe MW, owner and master distiller, Cambridge Distillery.

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Guy Woodward: Challenging the wine nerd herd

Published:  10 March, 2021

It’s when the first question about clone types crops up that I begin to despair; or a query as to the length of time the juice spent macerating on its own skins. Or – kill me now – the wine’s exact pH level.

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International Women’s Day​ Q&A: Plumpton College’s Ana Ðogić

Published:  08 March, 2021

In celebration of International Women’s Day​ today (8 March), Harpers is celebrating the contributions of Croatian born Ana Ðogić, interim winemaker Plumpton Estate Wines and Winery Instructor at Plumpton College.

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Wine: a discombobulating ride?

Published:  04 March, 2021

Will we ever understand wine drinkers?

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Five minutes with Nicolas Clerc MS, Armit Wines

Published:  02 March, 2021

After a tumultuous 12 months, Nicolas Clerc, brand manager at Armit Wines reflects on buying and the impact of Brexit on running a ‘virtual’ Burgundy EP campaign

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Q&A: Lettie Teague, wine columnist, The Wall Street Journal

Published:  23 February, 2021

One of the world’s most influential wine writers is also one of the least visible. Felicity Carter catches up with the multi-talented critic behind the WSJ paywall

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Bancroft Wines: The glass half full

Published:  16 February, 2021

With a raft of new producers folded into its portfolio, Bancroft’s Jon Worsley explains to Andrew Catchpole why he’s cautiously optimistic about the year ahead

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Q&A: Xavier Rousset MS, co-founder Blandford Comptoir, Cabotte, Trade Hospitality App

Published:  11 February, 2021

A year on from the start of the start of the Covid pandemic, which brought the restaurant industry to its knees, Hugh Jones talks to master sommelier and restauranteur Xavier Rousset about where to from here.

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