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    LWF 2015: Updated Live Blog

    As the annual London Wine Fair returns to London’s Olympia, Harpers.co.uk catches up with leading figures in the industry for a quick snapshot of the UK trade. Stay tuned as we keep you posted throughout the day on our live blog, as well as following us on Twitter on @HarpersWine using the #LWF2015 hashtag.

  • Harpers choice, May 2015

    Harpers choice, May 2015

    Brighton Gin; Calusari Pinot Grigio; VII Hills

  • Malta

    Justin Keay on Malta, an unknown wines region emerging from the shadow

    When Georges Meekers, head of sales at Delicata, suggested we meet at the Winery on the Waterfront, I had tantalising visions of a new glass-fronted building amidst Valetta’s bustling restaurants and bars. Boy, was I disappointed. Delicata, Malta’s largest wine producer, isn’t at that Waterfront – the one where you can sip local Gellewza rose and watch the cruise ships come in – but at an industrial one facing Valetta.

  • Guillaume Deglise

    Guillaume Deglise, Vinexpo CEO: US and China to have big presence at Vinexpo

    With only weeks to go before the new-look Vinexpo opens its doors for the 19th international wine and spirit exhibition, the pace of visitor bookings is turning into a flood. Over 48,000 visitors are expected from 120 countries. Centre stage is the US, which is showing unprecedented interest in exhibiting wines, but also in showing off its spirits and cocktail flair in the enhanced spirits sections.

  • Tim Atkin

    Tim Atkin MW: To spray or not to spray?

    Tim Atkin MW takes a closer look at the current court case against Nuits-Saint-Georges’ Thibault Liger-Belair.

  • Guy Woodward @guyawoodward

    Guy Woodward: Looks at the crème de la crème of today's industry awards

    Being one step removed from the wine industry these days – and a little slow on the uptake generally – it took me a while to work out why my diary was suddenly so full last month.

  • Languedoc

    Richard Mark James: Goes on rosé journey through the Languedoc

    You wouldn’t be surprised to hear that most (over three-quarters) of what the Languedoc produces and sells is red wine.

  • Jerry Lockspeiser

    Jerry Lockspeiser on whether peer reviews are the best judge of all

    There is no doubt that ratings works.   A book I was thinking of buying has an average 4.7/5 stars from 565 reviewers on Amazon. A restaurant on trip advisor has a straight 5/5 from 490, and a red wine on Laithwaites’ site averages 4.4/5 amongst 439. These are not just marketing views invented by the owner’s partner and a few friends. These are things a LOT of people like.

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Sud de France TOP 100 2015

Sud de France Languedoc-Roussillon TOP 100

08 May 2015 | By Harpers Bespoke

Fresh Whites Replacing Traditional Aged Whites in Rioja?

04 May 2015 | By Marisa D'Vari

"Marqués de Cáceres Verdejo is by far our best selling white wine. We believe that the fruit that the Verdejo delivers along with its rich aromas can fit in the palate of consumers that enjoy the Sauvignon Blanc. Our Verdejo has successfully replaced Viura because of the fresh and fruity style that we have always put into our whites. Also, the American palate is ready to enjoy the uniqueness of the Verdejo. There was not a leading Verdejo producer in the US market until we arrive. We saw ...

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Wine Society recalls batches of own label Prosecco

19 May 2015

The Wine Society is recalling specific batches of its own brand Prosecco, warning that the bottles may shatter. 

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Isle of Harris

Isle of Harris Distillers launches this summer

21 May 2015 | By Erin Smith

This summer the Herbridean island’s first commercial whisky distiller called the Isle of Harris Distillers is set to launch.

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Harpers Data & Insights (HD&I) is a newly launched premium research service from William Reed Business Media, providing original data and expert analysis on wine markets and consumers’ attitudes to wine.

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Paul Beavis, managing director of Lanson International

Champagne and sparkling rises in the on-trade, but prosecco dominates the off, new report shows

22 May 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Champagne and sparkling wine sales have grown in the on the on-trade on the back of a stabilisation of on-trade venues – but prosecco continued to dominate the off-trade, according to the fourth annual Lanson category report.

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Retail sales have 25 consecutive month of year-on-year growth

21 May 2015 | By Erin Smith

Retail sales have sustained 25 consecutive months of year-on-year growth with sales for April increasing an estimated 4.7% compared to April 2014.

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Marks & Spencer

M&S profits rise for the first time in four years, up 6.1%

20 May 2015 | By Erin Smith

Marks & Spencer appears to be on the road to recovery after reporting underlying profits before tax up 6.1% to £661.2m for the full year.

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Harpers choice, May 2015

Harpers choice, May 2015

12 May 2015 | By Erin Smith

Brighton Gin; Calusari Pinot Grigio; VII Hills

Raul Diaz launches WineTraining Limited

Chief of the Week: Raul Diaz of WineTraining Limited

08 May 2015 | By Claret Pimpernel

When we think of passion, patience and a man on a mission of spreading the love and appreciation for wine, Raul Diaz definitely comes to mind.

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Chief of the Week: English Wine

01 May 2015 | By Claret Pimpernel

It may be a bit of a departure from our more traditional celebration of people in the wine and spirits industry that we choose to recognise English wines as this week’s Chief of the Week. But with the enormous success of English Wine over the past year it is a great opportunity to raise a glass of British sparkling fizz to the growing number of producers and their success stories.

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