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

Champagne

Francoise Peretti of the UK’s Champagne Bureau on the region’s 2014 harvest Subscription

17 Sep 2014

Peretti tells Harpers.co.uk this year’s Champagne harvest is “textbook” so far, with high quality grapes that could lead to a vintage 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

Chapel Down

English winery Chapel Down smashes crowdfunding records

22 Sep 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Kent sparkling winery Chapel Down has smashed crowdfunding records by raising £2.9 million through 1,100 investors in just 10 days.

Wine by type

Franciacorta wines are looking to raise awareness of the region's wines as an alternative to Champagne in the UK

Franciacorta producers look to include old Italian indigenous variety to production process

16 Jun 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Producers of Franciacorta, the premium Italian sparkling wine, may soon have to make it with an old indigenous grape variety if changes to the production process are approved. 

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.

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