Wine

Bisol

Prosecco producer Bisol reveals plans to launch new Venetian wine

24 Jul 2014 | By James Lawrence

Bisol, the leading Italian Prosecoo producer, is to release a Venissa red in 2014, accroding to Matteo Bisol, the director of the family’s Venissa tourism project on the Venetian island of Mazzorbo.

Champagne

Jeremy Rockett

Jeremy Rockett leaves González Byass GB after 10 years

30 Jul 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

González Byass GB marketing director Jeremy Rockett has left the business after 10 years of service.

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

25 Jul 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, Q&As, and opinion stories.

Wine by type

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 

Sparkling on the rise

New drinkers are bringing growth to sparkling wines says Wine Intelligence

05 Dec 2013 | By Susanna Forbes

Sparkling wine continues to show strong growth in its major markets, Richard Halstead of Wine Intelligence told the 3rd International Sparkling Wine Symposium, with a new generation of drinkers and distinct changes in drinking habits the key drivers.    

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