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Gerard Basset passes away

Published:  17 January, 2019

Harpers is saddened to hear that Gerard Basset has lost his battle with cancer and passed away on 17 January.


Hatch Mansfield signs distribution deal for Gaja

Published:  07 January, 2019

Hatch Mansfield has signed a deal as the exclusive UK agent for the Gaja family, marking the first Italian producer to join its portfolio


Rioja picks its leading lights for night of celebration

Published:  21 November, 2018

Raul Diaz, Bar 44 and Corks Out were some of the big winners at last night’s Rioja Recognises awards, which singles out the top ambassadors flying the flag for Spain’s flagship wine region.


Japan prepares to take on the world at second Wines of Japan tasting

Published:  07 November, 2018

As Japan continues to make waves in whisky, pushing outwards with its own distinctive style and winning awards left, right and centre, wine is poised to follow suit. Harpers joined Sarah Abbott MW at a recent Wines of Japan tasting – the follow-up to the inaugural UK event in February this year. We discovered a country ready to build on the newly signed free trade deal with Europe and take on the wine world.


IMW officially welcomes 14 new MWs to the fold

Published:  07 November, 2018

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) officially welcomed 14 new MW to its fold at its annual awards ceremony last night.


IMW welcomes Silicon Valley Bank to supporter community

Published:  31 October, 2018

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) has added Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) to its international supporter community.


Artadi joins Pol Roger

Published:  25 October, 2018

Pol Roger Portfolio has announced it will be distributing the wines of Spanish producer Bodegas Artadi, bringing the full range to the UK from November 1.


IMW appoints Adrian Garforth MW chairman

Published:  12 September, 2018

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) has appointed Adrian Garforth MW as its new chairman.


Rioja 10x10 to make a triumphant return

Published:  11 September, 2018

Harpers is once again partnering with Rioja 10x10, bringing yet great opportunity to discover of Rioja’s top wines and key trends.


Ten new Masters of Wine announced

Published:  31 August, 2018

Congratulations are in order for 10 new faces just anointed as Masters of Wine, including the first woman in Spain (Almudena Alberca, pictured) to achieve the title, along with the first female winemaker of Greek decent, Olga Karapanou Crawford. 


Tim Atkin MW: The cost of the dream

Published:  02 August, 2018

Is marriage a matter of the head or the heart? Driving back from my godson’s wedding in Nottingham recently, I heard an interview with Baroness Fiona Shackleton, Britain’s leading divorce lawyer, on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, about this very conundrum.


Liberty backs Spurrier and Boisset’s Indian wine collaborations

Published:  01 August, 2018

Indian wine could be the next big thing if a new collaboration between a number of industry heavyweights is anything to go by.


Bancroft picks up Brokenwood from Negociants UK

Published:  26 July, 2018

Bancroft Wines has picked up the distribution of quality Australian wine estate Brokenwood Wines following the merger of Negociants UK into parent company, Fells.


Northern talent dominates Champagne Taittinger UK Sommelier of the Year

Published:  17 July, 2018

Alex Freguin, head sommelier at Moor Hall in Ormskirk, West Lancashire has been crowned the Champagne Taittinger UK Sommelier of the Year 2018.


Tim Atkin MW: Sorry Mr Parker, but the world has moved on

Published:  06 July, 2018

Robert Parker is one of the most talked about and divisive individuals in the world of wine. Now into his seventies and the twilight of his career, he still has the power to ignite heated discussions – even if his sway over the wineries, domaines and châteaux that once trembled before his judgments has largely vanished.


Meet the buyers: Peter Mitchell MW, Laytons

Published:  06 June, 2018

This month’s Meet the Buyers series zones in on some of the best suppliers the to UK’s vibrant on-trade.


We're in the money?

Published:  04 May, 2018

An increasingly competitive retail environment has led to yet another mega-merger, this time between Asda and Sainsbury’s. We ask what this new giant force could have in store for wine


Tim Atkin MW: And then there were three

Published:  04 May, 2018

Does anyone remember Safeway? In its day, it had one of the best supermarket wine ranges in the UK – diverse, daring and invariably well selected.


Liberty for all

Published:  25 April, 2018

David Gleave MW talks to Andrew Catchpole about the vision that continues to underpin his business 20 years since it began


Borough Wines partners with Liam Steevenson MW to launch wines and events

Published:  09 April, 2018

Borough Wines has joined forces with Liam Steevenson MW to launch a collaborative own-label wine range alongside a series of events.