Loire vineyards

Loire: a new opportunity?

29 Jul 2016 | By Barnaby Eales

While the Loire was among the highest climbers of France’s wine regions in terms of UK exports in 2015, frost this year has forced several independent Loire producers to redistribute and raise their prices of existing allocations.


Jamie Oliver and Alex James' The Big Feastival

Bordeaux brings a touch of tradition to Cotswolds’ The Big Feastival

29 Jul 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

Traditional French wine and festivals in the heart of the great British countryside haven’t always gone hand in hand.

This week

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

29 Jul 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

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.

Andrew Bewes Hallgarten MD

Hallgarten Druitt plugs “embarrassing” gap in Australian portfolio

28 Jul 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

Specialist wine importer Hallgarten Druitt & Novum has taken over distribution of most of Hallowed Ground’s Australian producers, significantly expanding Hallgarten’s premium Australian offering.

Champagne

Outrage as the London Annual Champagne Tasting is cancelled

28 Jul 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

The committee which organises the annual London event has announced that it will not be holding this year’s tasting – and doesn’t know when or if it will return to the UK.

Bulk Wine

Insights: What could Brexit mean for bulk wine? Subscription

29 Jul 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

As the pound-to-Euro exchange rate takes a battering, bulk buying from the eurozone has suddenly become a less attractive prospect. What kind of impact will this have on both sides of the Channel?

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