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Friday read: New CEE tasting soon to land in London

Published:  14 June, 2024

Justin Keay contemplates the potential impact of the coming showcase for Central and Eastern European wines.


Producer Q&A: Yiannis Paraskevopoulos, Gaia

Published:  19 September, 2023

Jo Gilbert catches up with Yiannis Paraskevopoulos, co-founder of Gaia, which was established in 1994 to become a Greek powerhouse focusing its vinous ambitions both in Santorini and the mainland.


Austria sets legal precedent for single vineyards

Published:  21 August, 2023

Austria has officially established the legal basis for a new classification of single vineyards, which will now see plots divided into two camps: Erste Lage (premier cru) and Große Lage (grand cru).


Santorini prices edge towards Champagne

Published:  19 July, 2023

Santorini, the land of very old vines, is facing new challenges, with skyrocketing price-per-kilo costs putting them on par with some of the world’s most expensive.


Benchmark tasting pits Grüner and Furmint against 'commercial' wines

Published:  10 July, 2023

Austrian Grüner Veltliner and dry Furmint from Tokaj were very much in the spotlight at a ‘benchmark’ tasting last week, hosted by Lenz M. Moser and Stefan Neumann MS.


Bibendum expands Greek portfolio with two new producers

Published:  11 April, 2023

Bibendum, the premium wine specialist, has added two new Greek producers, Santo Wines (Santorini) and Rouvalis (Peloponnese), to its portfolio. Santo and Rouvalis will be distributed to the on-trade via Bibendum and to the off-trade through Walker & Wodehouse.


Profile: Turning the dial on Greek wine, Maltby & Greek

Published:  14 February, 2023

After growing from market stallholders in London’s Bermondsey, Maltby & Greek founders Yannos Hadjiioannou and Stefanos Kokotos are establishing themselves as London’s go-to Greek food and wine specialists. Jo Gilbert catches up with a duo entering their prime


Bancroft pushes into Greek top tier with 'experimental' Troupis

Published:  22 November, 2022

Wine from the Peloponnese is taking a significant step forwards into the UK market with the addition of low intervention wines from Troupis Winery, which has gained distribution via Bancroft Wines.


Zweigelt waltzes into town as red counterpart to Grüner

Published:  15 July, 2022

Austria’s Zweigelt may be 100 years old, but on the evidence of a tasting laid on by Neusiedlersee DAC at London’s Trivet restaurant, the variety is as fresh as they come.


NabLab: Europe’s first no & low alcohol trade fair announced for 2023

Published:  27 May, 2022

Drinks platform NabLab has recently announced that it will host the first major European trade event dedicated to no and low alcohol beverages.


Five minutes with Etienne Debbane, IXSIR

Published:  10 January, 2022

Harvest in Lebanon delivered phenomenal challenges this year, as Etienne Debbane, president and co-founder of IXSIR explains to Andrew Catchpole.


European neighbours offer UK trade signs of post-lockdown optimism

Published:  11 June, 2020

Wine consumption in some of the UK’s nearest neighbouring markets looks to be steady, with consumers maintaining overall wine consumption as lockdowns ease.


Wachau becomes a DAC region

Published:  11 May, 2020

The Wachau has become an official DAC region after a long campaign to recognise its contributions to quality wine growing within the country.


Austria wine exports hit record high

Published:  13 March, 2020

Austria’s wine industry posted record export growth figures in 2019 by both value and volume.


Austria: The view beyond Grüner growth

Published:  02 March, 2020

Austrian producers are looking to reds and rare varieties to emulate the ‘golden period’ built on the success of its flagship grape, as Lisa Riley discovers. 


Vivino faces legal challenge in Sweden

Published:  24 February, 2020

Vivino, the leading wine app is facing legal trouble in Sweden, the Times is reporting this morning.


Jerry Lockspeiser: The winemakers that changed the world…and those that made themselves redundant

Published:  24 January, 2020

Harpers columnist Jerry Lockspeiser is the former chairman of Off Piste Wines. Lockspeiser left at the end of 2019 after ten years at the company, which he helped to grow from ‘acorn to oak tree’ after joining back in 2010. His departure follows an investment in Off Piste just before Christmas, which will take the company into a new phase of development. Lockspeiser was also involved in the founding and building of Bottle Green in 1990 and organic wine specialist Vinceremos Wines in 1985. Here, he takes a reflective look back on 15 years that changed the wine world. 


Greek winery expands in London on-trade

Published:  08 January, 2020

Greek winery T-Oinos is celebrating new listings at a range of top restaurants in London.


Q&A: Aldo Mazzocco, chief executive, Bellavita

Published:  16 October, 2019

As this year’s London event moves beyond Italy to embrace the wider Mediterranean, Aldo Mazzocco explains his vision for the show. In association with Bellavita


Bellavita London unveils expanded events roster

Published:  14 October, 2019

The annual Bellavita Expo London is set to return to Islington’s Business Design Centre next month with a wide range of masterclasses, tastings and discussion panels hosted by Bellavita’s wine academy, BeWine.