Wine

Loire vineyards

Indian summer and 2015 reserves help to bolster troubled Loire harvest

14 Nov 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

One of the world’s preeminent winemaking regions has bounced back following a troubling year, with ideal weather conditions at the close of the season helping grapes to reach “peak levels” of ripeness.

Champagne

This week on Harpers.co.uk

The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

09 Dec 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

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

Fortified

Waitrose

World’s oldest Port house launches into second major high street retailer

25 Nov 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

Historic Port brand, Kopke, is currently launching its Reserve Tawny Port into Waitrose – the second time the brand has been listed in a major national retailer in the UK, following the launch of its 1996 Colheita (an aged Tawny Port made with grapes from a single vintage) in M&S in September.

Lighter style

Eisberg

The Tour of Britain partners with alcohol-free wine brand

18 Aug 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

Booze-free wine alternative, Eisberg, have signed a three-year partnership to become the official wine partner for the UK’s biggest professional cycle race.

Sparkling

This week on Harpers.co.uk

The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

09 Dec 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

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

Wine by type

Festive Fizz

Festive fizz Subscription

29 Nov 2016 | By Andrew Catchpole

Champagne may be facing a bumpy time in the UK but, as Christmas approaches, all signs are that sparkling wines without the famous French appellation attached to their label are in rude health and many retailers are pinning their hopes on bumper fizz sales this festive season.

Usain Bolt for Maison Mumm

Usain Bolt becomes “CEO” of top Champagne house

29 Nov 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

Usain Bolt has swapped winning for wines in a new partnership with one of France’s largest Champagne producers.

Waitrose

World’s oldest Port house launches into second major high street retailer

25 Nov 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

Historic Port brand, Kopke, is currently launching its Reserve Tawny Port into Waitrose – the second time the brand has been listed in a major national retailer in the UK, following the launch of its 1996 Colheita (an aged Tawny Port made with grapes from a single vintage) in M&S in September.

Bolney Wine Estate

DEFRA approves application for Sussex wine PDO

24 Nov 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

Wine produced in Sussex is one step closer to gaining protected status on a par with Champagne and Bordeaux.

Sandeman Aged Tawnies Range

Sandeman re-launches aged tawnies to "re-affirm leadership" in fastest growing UK Port category

14 Nov 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

Sandeman is aiming to put its stamp on the tawny category with its new look range of 10, 20, 30 and 40 year-old aged tawnies.

Loire vineyards

Indian summer and 2015 reserves help to bolster troubled Loire harvest

14 Nov 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

One of the world’s preeminent winemaking regions has bounced back following a troubling year, with ideal weather conditions at the close of the season helping grapes to reach “peak levels” of ripeness.

Ben Campbell-Johnston

Memorial service to be held for friends and colleagues of beloved trade member, Ben Campbell-Johnston

09 Nov 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

A memorial service is being arranged for a much-loved member of the trade, Ben Campbell-Johnston, who sadly passed away at his home recently.

The Douro

White wines of the Douro: Emerging from fortified’s shadow

08 Nov 2016 | By Jennifer Franich

Famous for its Port fortified wines, far less is understood about the Douro’s long history of white winemaking.

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