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Liberty for all

Published:  25 April, 2018

David Gleave MW talks to Andrew Catchpole about the vision that continues to underpin his business 20 years since it began

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Meet the buyers: John Critchley, Morgenrot

Published:  23 April, 2018

This month we caught up with the leading wholesalers from Britain’s provincial hotspots

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Q&A: Charles Smith, Wines of Substance

Published:  16 April, 2018

Since selling off the five key labels of his eponymous wine range to Constellation Brands in 2016, former rock band manager turned Washington-based wine pioneer Charles Smith is now focused on creating Wines of Substance. Jo Gilbert reports

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Guy Woodward: Casting wine in a cool, urban light

Published:  12 April, 2018

Guy Woodward Former editor of Decanter 

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Meet the buyers: David Robertson, group wine manager, HB Clark

Published:  10 April, 2018

This month we caught up with the leading wholesalers from Britain’s provincial hotspots

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Tim Atkin MW: Protecting the global spirit of wine

Published:  06 April, 2018

Tim Atkin MW: Wine critic, broadcaster, co-chair of the IWC 

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Winning at wine: HB Clark

Published:  30 March, 2018

Composite wholesaler HB Clark has a renewed focus on wine as a door opener for new trade. Andrew Catchpole reports

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Profile: Kingsland Drinks

Published:  21 March, 2018

By taking an holistic approach from sourcing to supply, Kingsland Drinks is injecting innovation along the way. Andrew Catchpole reports 

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Meet the buyers: Ray O’Connor, wine director, Naked Wines

Published:  19 March, 2018

This month we caught up with the surfers riding the wave of the online wine world

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Meet the buyers: Andrew Baker, wine buying director, Virgin Wines

Published:  16 March, 2018

This month we caught up with the surfers riding the wave of the online wine world

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Guy Woodward: Lobbing grenades at Majestic

Published:  14 March, 2018

Guy Woodward, former editor of Decanter

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Tim Atkin MW: State of the Union Jack

Published:  09 March, 2018

What does the Union Jack symbolise to you? Pride? Shame? Sovereignty? Populism? Peace? Colonialism? All are possible responses and have been almost since the flag was designed in 1800 to reflect the Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland. As Tim Marshall writes in his recent book, Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of Flags, “its beauty or otherwise is in the eye, imagination and politics of the beholder”.

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All change at Greene King

Published:  07 March, 2018

Andrew Ingham talks us through the changes he has implemented since taking the helm at Greene King and how to develop a strong wine offer. Angela Mount reports

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Plan or passion - what's the key to business success?

Published:  05 March, 2018

“I realise just how few grand theories I have, to what an extent the Blizzard was created by a series of small individual decisions without any great defining vision behind it, how we keep muddling through….we still tend to judge things by how interesting we find them rather than by what traffic they may generate…”

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Q&A: Lenz Moser, chief winemaker, Chateau Changyu Moser XV

Published:  26 February, 2018

Lenz Moser has gone from making Grüner Veltliner in Austria to producing white Cabernet Sauvignon in China’s Ningxia region for Changyu Pioneer Company. He told Jo Gilbert how he plans to take his wine from the ‘Napa of Asia’ to the rest of the world

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Q&A: Anita Jackson, Wines of Chile

Published:  23 February, 2018

With a special focus on Chile at Spring SITT, Harpers caught up with UK director Anita Jackson for a lowdown on the current buzz. 

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Meet the buyers: Berenger Piras

Published:  16 February, 2018

James Lawrence continues his buyer-focused odyssey, speaking to some of the most influential names in the business

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Meet the buyers: Andrew Shaw

Published:  16 February, 2018

James Lawrence continues his buyer-focused odyssey, speaking to some of the most influential names in the business 

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Guy Woodward: Why we should all just embrace low-alcohol wines

Published:  13 February, 2018

Former editor of Decanter @guyawoodward

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Tim Atkin MW: Day Zero looms for South Africa

Published:  09 February, 2018

“Day Zero” sounds like the title of a dystopian disaster movie, starring Matt Damon or an ageing Bruce Willis perhaps. But what’s happening in South Africa right now has nothing to do with fantasy or fiction. On the contrary, it’s all too real. If you’ve not been reading the news from Cape Town recently, the city is about to run out of water. On January 18, the city’s mayor, Patricia de Lille, said that the “point of no return” had been reached and that, if things continue as they are with little or no rainfall, by April 12 (Day Zero), the taps will be turned off.

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