Subscriber login Close [x]
remember me
You are not logged in.

Jerry Lockspeiser: The winemakers that changed the world…and those that made themselves redundant

Published:  24 January, 2020

Harpers columnist Jerry Lockspeiser is the former chairman of Off Piste Wines. Lockspeiser left at the end of 2019 after ten years at the company, which he helped to grow from ‘acorn to oak tree’ after joining back in 2010. His departure follows an investment in Off Piste just before Christmas, which will take the company into a new phase of development. Lockspeiser was also involved in the founding and building of Bottle Green in 1990 and organic wine specialist Vinceremos Wines in 1985. Here, he takes a reflective look back on 15 years that changed the wine world. 

Read more...

Wine Australia reveals AUD $500m raised in charitable donations

Published:  22 January, 2020

Wine Australia has revealed that more than AUD $500m has been raised so far in charitable donations from across the globe in relation to the devastating bushfires.

Read more...

Tyrrell’s reduces 2020 vintage ‘severely’ due to smoke taint

Published:  22 January, 2020

Tyrrell’s Wines has made the decision to have a “severely reduced” 2020 vintage due to smoke taint caused by the bushfires, with the Australian producer estimating a total crop loss of 80%.

Read more...

Yalumba unveils minimal intervention range

Published:  21 January, 2020

Yalumba unveiled its latest NPD at Australia Trade Tasting - a four-strong range of wine made with minimal intervention.

Read more...

Tough growing season spells drop in yields for Riverland

Published:  20 January, 2020

Hot and dry conditions have made for a tough growing season in many South Australian regions, according to the state’s Riverland where harvest has begun with early Chardonnay grapes picked for sparkling wine.

Read more...

Amathus expands Oz portfolio with two 'new to UK' producers

Published:  16 January, 2020

Amathus Drinks has expanded its Australian portfolio with two producers, Head Wines and Gilbert Family Wines, both making their UK debut in the process. 

Read more...

Randall moves into Australia’s Riverland

Published:  14 January, 2020

The Randall Wine Group (RWG) has acquired its first vineyard in Australia’s Riverland, marking the latest target in a string of acquisitions aimed to fuel its sales in China.

Read more...

ABS brings Hedonist Ecology range to the UK

Published:  13 January, 2020

Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies (ABS) has announced it is bringing Hedonist Wines’ organic and biodynamic Ecology range to the UK on an exclusive basis.

Read more...

Maximum of 1% of Australia’s total vineyard area damaged by fires to date

Published:  07 January, 2020

Wine Australia has said that, while the “toll on individuals cannot be underestimated and should not be downplayed”, a review of fire maps suggests a maximum of around 1,500ha of vineyards fall within the regions affected by the current bushfires to date.

Read more...

Henschke drops Enotria for Liberty Wines

Published:  06 January, 2020

Iconic family-owned Australian wine producer Henschke has appointed Liberty Wines as its UK agent.

Read more...

Hazel Murphy remembered as champion of Australian wine

Published:  02 January, 2020

The trade awoke to a new year with the sad news that Hazel Murphy AM had passed away on 1 January.

Read more...

Spotlight on 2020: Laura Jewell MW, Wine Australia

Published:  11 December, 2019

As we prepare for the new decade, Harpers will be taking the month of December to look back over 2019 and ahead to what the coming year will bring – hopefully full of revived optimism for both politics and the trade.

Read more...

Penfolds Grange set to break auction record

Published:  10 December, 2019

A complete 65-bottle run of Penfold’s Grange is predicted to sell for at least £180,000 when it goes under the hammer this week.

Read more...

Tempus Two targets consumer thirst for Oz Sauvignon Blanc

Published:  02 December, 2019

Premium Australian wine brand Tempus Two, which is part of the Australian Vintage portfolio, has added a Sauvignon Blanc to its Quartz series.

Read more...

Fire and drought continue to threaten New South Wales

Published:  18 November, 2019

The threat of fire continues to hang over the wine growers of New South Wales, with Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology forecasting “severe fire dangers” for Tuesday in a number of regions, including Greater Hunter.

Read more...

State of emergency in Hunter Valley as Oz prepares for worst bushfire week on record

Published:  12 November, 2019

Fire chiefs, residents and wineries in New South Wales are currently preparing for a “catastrophic” fire day today as 60 fires continue to tear through the region’s residential areas and wine country.

Read more...

Haselgrove eyes growth in China and US

Published:  11 November, 2019

Award-winning McLaren Vale winery Haselgrove Wines is set to expand its international distribution with new hires for the Chinese and US markets.

Read more...

McGuigan Wines eyes Tumbarumba expansion as part of its cool climate “plan”

Published:  08 November, 2019

McGuigan Wines has revealed a blueprint to focus on its cool climate messaging in order to continue to transform Australia’s reputation at the premium end from “in your face wines” to wines of “flavour, intensity, structure and length”.

Read more...

Yellow Tail launches ‘lighter style’

Published:  04 November, 2019

Yellow Tail has launched a ‘lighter style’ 8.5% abv wine to tap the burgeoning low/no category.

Read more...

McGuigan enters alcohol-free sector

Published:  01 November, 2019

McGuigan Wines has entered the burgeoning alcohol-free sector with the launch of a five-strong range of ‘no-alcohol’ wines.

Read more...