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Trump trade truce puts US tariffs on French wine on hold

Published:  22 January, 2020

The USA’s threat of slapping 100% tariffs on US$2.4 billion worth of French imports including wine and Champagne seems to have been put on hold after the countries’ leaders announced a ceasefire on Twitter.

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Maison Joseph Drouhin partners with Enotria to up premium on-trade presence

Published:  16 January, 2020

Maison Joseph Drouhin has joined forces with Enotria & Coe to heighten its visibility in the premium on-trade in a move it said reflected a "new approach to the UK". 

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Q&A: Anne-Catherine Vigouroux, French Wine Discoveries

Published:  14 January, 2020

Founder of Wine 4 Trade Anne-Catherine Vigouroux outlines to James Lawrence what visitors can expect from the French Wine Discoveries 2020 tasting on January 21, and the opportunities for French producers in a post-Brexit Britain

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Maison Chapoutier leaves Mentzendorff for Hatch Mansfield

Published:  10 January, 2020

Maison Chapoutier and Mentzendorff & Co have decided to call time on their 25-year partnership.

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BIVB becomes WSET patron

Published:  09 January, 2020

Educator to the wine industry, The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), has new backing in the form of Burgundy’s official wine board.

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Vinexpo and Comexposium join forces

Published:  08 January, 2020

Leading global wine event organisations Vinexpo and Comexposium are to join forces in a new body.

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The "Pope of Beaujolais" dies

Published:  06 January, 2020

Legendary Beaujolais wine merchant Georges Duboeuf has died.

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Mirabeau enters spirits sector with rosé gin

Published:  02 January, 2020

Mirabeau has launched a rosé gin marking the rosé specialists first foray into spirits.

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Wine Paris unveils new initiative

Published:  20 December, 2019

Wine Paris has unveiled a new initiative designed to inform stakeholders of the “evolution of the global wine marketplace”.

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Inter Beaujolais appoints new MD

Published:  18 December, 2019

Inter Beaujolais has appointed Cécile Bossan-Redon as its new MD, taking over from Jean Bourjade.

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Chablis declares 2019 a "quality” vintage

Published:  18 December, 2019

The Chablis Commission of the BIVB has declared 2019 a “quality" vintage.

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A taste of the Occitanie

Published:  18 December, 2019

Harpers hosted a round table in association with La Région Occitanie to assess the scope for encouraging UK consumers to trade up in this diverse corner of France

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CIVP announces multi-million action plan

Published:  13 December, 2019

Provence wine marketing council CIVP has approved a multi-million action plan involving over 15 markets.

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Mirabeau poaches Tesco buyer

Published:  11 December, 2019

Mirabeau has appointed Tesco buyer Rob Dixon as head of retail UK and Ireland. ​​

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Global headwinds hit fine-wine market

Published:  11 December, 2019

Uncertainties in global trade have hit the fine-wine market, according to the 2019 report from Liv-ex, the online global trading platform for wine.

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Bourgogne Week to swing focus onto Régionale value from ‘dream’ vintage

Published:  06 December, 2019

The annual Bourgogne Week in London, running from 7-16 January, will see producers and negociants emphasising the value of Régionale AOC wines off the back of the generally acclaimed and big volume 2018 vintage.

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Justerini & Brooks signs distribution deal with Bodegas Tradición

Published:  03 December, 2019

Justerini & Brooks has signed a distribution deal with sherry producer Bodegas Tradición .

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Major renovation at Ducasse ramps up CA Grands Crus overhaul

Published:  02 December, 2019

CA Grands Crus has revealed plans to expand its Grand Puy Ducasse winery with the aim of micro-vinifying plots from their Pauillac estate.

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Château de Pommard extends reach of its WSET school to Paris

Published:  28 November, 2019

Burgundy’s Château de Pommard has extended the reach of its Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) wine school, École V, with a new location in Paris.

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L-R and South West trump ‘irrelevant’ Bordeaux for younger drinkers

Published:  20 November, 2019

The days of the old French wine hierarchy, with Bordeaux and Burgundy sitting atop a carefully calibrated pecking order, are numbered, according to a Harpers cross-trade panel.

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