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Rioja Wine Month returns this October

Published:  29 June, 2022

A month-long celebration of Spain’s finest wine-producing region across independent retailers and restaurants nationwide, Rioja Wine Month returns this October to bring the quality and diversity of Rioja to life for consumers across the UK.

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Liquid Icons announces recipients of 14 new scholarships

Published:  28 June, 2022

Liquid Icons, the fine wine research company founded by the late, great Gérard Basset OBE MW MS and his friend Lewis Chester DipWSET, have announced the recipients of The 2022 Dom Pérignon Golden Vines Master of Wine & Master Sommelier Scholarships, as well as the recipients of The 2022 Golden Vines Wine Scholar Guild Scholarships.

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Festa and the future of wine tastings

Published:  27 June, 2022

Last weekend a landmark wine festival, Festa, opened its doors for a celebration of Portuguese wine in London’s Tabacco Dock.

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English Wine Week round-up

Published:  24 June, 2022

As English Wine Week draws to a close, we look back on some of the key events from the jam-packed programme. 

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Winner Announced 2022 UK Ruinart Sommelier Challenge

Published:  22 June, 2022

Mark Ron Patana from Medlar has been chosen as the winner of the 2022 UK Ruinart Sommelier Challenge,  following a fiercely fought final which took place at the IRIS Studios in London on Monday, June 20. The Runners up were Frédéric Monnery from Coravin and Faidon Dernikos from 67 Pall Mall.

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Registrations still open for The Big G

Published:  20 June, 2022

The Big G Trade Sessions are still going ahead as planned despite national train strikes causing travel disruptions on days adjacent to the event.

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London Wine Fair digital event is now live

Published:  20 June, 2022

Following the success of the live event earlier this month, the London Wine Fair digital event launches today, which will include an intuitive digital platform with unmissable masterclasses, AI-powered matchmaking and much more.

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Hermitage launches charity wine auction

Published:  20 June, 2022

The prestigious Rhône Valley wine appellation Hermitage has launched its online wine auction, which will be open for bidding until Tuesday 21 June, at 4pm via the fine wine auction marketplace Bid For Wine

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French give green light for global Chenin conference in South Africa

Published:  15 June, 2022

Stellenbosch has been selected as the global meeting point this November for a prestigious, multi-disciplinary congress on Chenin Blanc, a grape variety regarded as key to the future of wine growing. 

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Harpers Exclusive: The Wines Direct Consumer Award winners 2022

Published:  30 May, 2022

Now in its fourth year, Harpers can exclusively reveal the 2022 Wine Direct Awards results.

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Ruinart Sommelier Challenge open for entries

Published:  30 May, 2022

The UK edition of the Ruinart Sommelier Challenge is back and open for entries after a year’s forced hiatus due to Covid-19.

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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.

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Great British Drinks to take centre stage at LWF

Published:  27 May, 2022

The 40th London Wine Fair is almost upon us, with the biggest ever selection of British beers, wines and spirits set to be unveiled at the event.

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Green Wine Future 2022: Wineally hosts the world’s largest wine conference

Published:  26 May, 2022

Green Wine Future 2022 by Wineally was four days of presentations and content focusing on the various challenges the wine business faces today concerning sustainable agriculture, global climate change, water conservation, corporate responsibility, greenwashing, and much more.

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'Act for Change' Symposium Programme revealed

Published:  24 May, 2022

As part of Bordeaux Wine Week, Vinexposium will be organising the Symposium ‘Act for Change’ on 20 and 21 June at the Cité du Vin. The series of debates will aim to understand, discuss and decipher the industry’s future and reflect upon sustainable solutions.

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Harpers and D-Vine to co-host LWF Discovery Zone

Published:  20 May, 2022

The London Wine Fair has added D-Vine, the hi-tech by-the-glass dispensing system, to its Discovery Zone lineup, joining Harpers as a partner to the programme, where several panels will look at new wine technology and other innovations and issues in the industry.

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The IWSC, in partnership with Green Wine Future, announces new Green Wine Initiative accolade

Published:  20 May, 2022

The IWSC’s Green Wine Initiative award, in partnership with Green Wine Future, has been created to recognise the growth of considerate winemaking practices and highlight the impressive work being carried out by producers across the world to improve their sustainability credentials. 

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Young Sommelier and Young Chef 2022 announced

Published:  20 May, 2022

Three new rising stars of the hospitality world were unveiled this week at the Chaine des Rotisseurs GB Young Professional Awards, held at the newly opened Harrods Social by Jason Atherton. Over 60 guests joined the six finalists for a signature lunch to celebrate their achievements.

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Jane Anson announces scholars for Bordeaux Mentor Week

Published:  19 May, 2022

Since the announcement of Bordeaux Mentor Week in March 2022, more than 103 applications have been received from 28 countries, spanning the globe from Lagos to Beirut to Sydney to San Francisco.  

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The Big G Trade Sessions returns in June

Published:  17 May, 2022

Wines of Germany is thrilled to be bringing back a live event, The Big G Trade Sessions, to help visitors get the most out of German wines.

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