Wine

Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio shortage could see consumers opt for other white wines

07 Aug 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Pinot Grigio is in short supply on the bulk market around the globe, which is starting to push up prices.

Champagne

Hallgarten

Back to School: Hallgarten & Druitt’s Chris Wilson

28 Aug 2014

As summer draws to a close, we asked some key figures in the trade to round up events in the wine trade for the year to date, and outline their company’s plans for the rest of the year.

Fortified

Paul Symington

Portugal’s wine industry struggling for survival, says Paul Symington

05 Jun 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Portugal’s wine industry is being decimated by high costs of production and regulation and “something’s gotta give”, says leading Douro producer Paul Symington.

Lighter style

Keep light

Lower-alcohol wine: Time to look on the light side? Subscription

19 Apr 2013 | Updated: 31 May 2013

Whether consumers are buying low-alcohol wine to reduce their alcohol or calorie intake, or to cut down…

Sparkling

This week

The Week That Was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

29 Aug 2014 | By Erin Smith

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion stories.

Wine by type

Gewürztraminer pairs well with several different foods.

Jason Wilson on falling back in love with Gewürztraminer

30 May 2014 | By Jason Wilson

The Boozehound draws a parallel between a buddy from Jersey, a Diva and Gewürztraminer

My Sherry Amour

Why UK bars, restaurants and retailers are putting their faith in sherry in the UK Subscription

04 Apr 2014 | By Douglas Blyde

Value, quality, style: sherry has it all. But can it sustain its recent renaissance? Douglas Blyde asks ten of the UK’s leading sherry lovers what the future has in store

Jason Wilson

Jason Wilson on the Riesling syndrome: too sweet or too dry?

07 Feb 2014 | By Jason Wilson

”Sweet is politically incorrect now. We say ‘fruity’ rather than sweet.” That’s what Johannes Selbach, winemaker at Selbach-Oster, told me when I visited him last spring in the Mosel Valley.

Dom Perignon

Panos Kakaviatos explores the world of Dom Pérignon

07 Jan 2014 | By Panos Kakaviatos

Champagne may be great to drink anytime, but it is good to know that one need not spend too much on a fine bottle. During a Paris salon earlier this month, I tasted through some lovely bottles of moderately priced non-vintage Champagnes, including Drappier, Piper Heidsieck and Larmandier-Bernier. These and others provide well balanced aromas and flavours of citrus, brioche and a full bodied character, complemented with fine bubbles and freshness. ...

Taylor's Port 1964

Taylor's to release 50 year old Port

16 Dec 2013 | By Lucy Britner

The Fladgate Partnership is set to release a collection of 50 year old single harvest Ports under the Taylor’s brand

Champagne Occasions

Champagne Occasions: Engaging the consumers Subscription

16 Dec 2013 | By Katherine Canfield

The second Harpers Champagne Occasions roadshow asked how on-trade buyers and operators can engage consumers and trade them up by linking Champagne with food.

Jonathan Simms

Jonathan Simms to be brand ambassador for Pernod Ricard UK Champagnes

09 Dec 2013 | By Lucy Britner

Pernod Ricard UK has appointed Jonathan Simms as its new ambassador for its Champagnes brands.

Symingtons

The Symingtons purchase highly coveted Quinta da Sarbordela

09 Dec 2013

Symington Family Estates has bought the much coveted 30 hectare Quinta da Sabordela vineyard in the Douro valley which will now be incorporated in to the neighbouring Quinta do 

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