France is often seen as the most traditional of the world’s wine regions but, as Erin Smith discovers, things are often far more modern than meets the eye.
Analysis: Italian indigenous varietals set to boom Subscription
Italy has some of the largest choice of indigenous varietals that produce a dizzying range of wine styles and consumers are increasingly embracing them.
The Sud de France Languedoc-Roussillon Top 100 is an annual competition organised by the Comité Interprofessionnel des Vins du Languedoc (CIVL) and Sud de France Développement to encourage producers to show their best wines without restrictive criteria such as pricing bands.
supplThe upshot can be seen – or rather tasted – in the fantastic selection of Top 50 wines on these pages, wines that represent the whole panoply of German winemaking, from the traditional to the modern, representing a superb snapshot of all that is going on.
Portugal: Wines offering high quality at good value Subscription
Wine may struggle to be as big as Portugal’s most famous export but it is quickly earning its place in Europe’s premier league of wine.
New Zealand looks to break away from Sauvignon Blanc Subscription
New Zealand maintains a privileged, premium position in the UK market and is working hard to shake its over-reliance on Sauvignon Blanc by introducing new styles. Anne Krebiehl MW reports
Harpers has once again linked up with Wines Direct to analyse the shopping trends of consumers buying South American wines online.
Harpers has linked up with WinesDirect.co.uk to find out who’s drinking what in the South American category and what makes consumers tick
Spain Country Report 2014 Subscription
Spanish wines are becoming increasingly popular across all channels of the trade and at all price points. Make sure you keep up to date with the latest trends, regions, varieties, including what key buyers across the UK wine trade think will happen to the Spanish wine category in the next year by reading this special Harpers Country report.
Despite the domestic economic challenges Argentinian producers are facing, UK consumers still can’t get enough of their wines. Ahead of the Wines of the Beautiful South tasting Erin Smith analyses the category