• Mike Paul

    Mike Paul: why wine producers that see themselves as brands hold all the power

    A recurring theme of most marketing orientated articles in Harpers is the need for wine producers to develop, and then promote effectively, their individuality: to communicate to  the trade and the consumer, hopefully in an inspiring way, what makes them special and  separates them from their competition.

  • Is there a more beautiful wine region than Provence?

    Justin Keay discovers what it is like to be a wine tourist in Provence

    Why is Provence wine – and in particular its pink or gris wines - the marmite of the wine world? I kept asking myself this question as I drove around the almost absurdly pictureseque wine region around Bormes Les Mimosas and Le Lavandou, dodging scantily dressed tourists with surely very different things on their minds.

  • Mike Beavan

    My Choice: Mike Beavan of Coe Vintners on drinking Riesling with Aerosmith

     Mike Beavan, sales director at Coe Vintners, steps up to the plate to give his run down of faovurite wines and spirits and where he likes to drink them.    

  • St Bart's Brewery

    James Steen takes trip down memory lane at St Bart's Brewery in Smithfield

    There are several ways to reach Smithfield, home of the newly opened St Bart’s Brewery. You can take the bus or a cab, or if you happen to be a side of beef or a carcass of lamb then a refrigerated van from the slaughterhouse to this ancient London meat market is the preferred option.

  • Mike Ratcliffe

    Mike Ratcliffe: Leadership changes will shake up South African wine industry

    A lack of visionary and legitimate leadership has long been a thorn in the side of the South African wine industry.

  • Ross Sleet

    Cape Legends Ross Sleet harks back through the years of South African wine

    View from the Cape: Ross Sleet, marketing director, Cape Legends, Stellenbosch, South Africa Nostalgia is in. Old is the new new. Mad Men aside, major brands around the globe have been tapping into this mega consumer trend for almost a decade. From the relaunch of Cadbury’s Wispa bar in 2008 to the re-emergence of decades-old fashion trends, everything your grandma loved is back and selling like hot ...

  • Tim Atkin

    Tim Atkin: why the Chinese wine market is so hard to predict

    First time visitors to Beijing are often struck by the pollution that seems to blanket the city on a daily basis, reducing visibility and filling lungs with undesirable gunk. It’s a symbol of China’s rush towards industrialisation, as well as the lack of environmental checks and controls. But it’s tempting to see it as a metaphor, too, not least for the wine industry. Trying to understand what is going on in China can feel like staring into a Stygian fug at times.  

  • Guy Woodward

    Guy Woodward: it's the people we remember not their wine

    In wine as in life, one of the most common mistakes people make is to assume other people know what they’re talking about. Enthusiasts, in particular, are wont to believe that everyone else is as interested in a subject as they are. In most cases, I’m afraid to say, they’re not.

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Harpers Awards 2014

Harpers Awards 2014 winners announced at London's Hurlingham Club

02 Jun 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Morrisons, Naked Wines, Bibendum, Corks Out, Vinoteca and the Chiltern Fire House were some of the big name winners announced tonight at the Harpers Awards at London’s Hurlingham Club.

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