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Friday read: Paolo De Marchi leaves 'happy ghosts' at Isole e Olena

Published:  27 January, 2023

Justin Keay reports on a recent visit to Paolo De Marchi of Isole e Olena winery towards the end of 2022, in what turned out to be an elegiac trip. In 2022, De Marchi completed his last vintage after almost 50 years.

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Chianti Classico: A landscape of change

Published:  23 January, 2023

Chianti Classico is ramping up focus on its diversity as its new UGA Gran Selezione wines reach the market. Andrew Catchpole reports.

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Bolly team revamp ahead of ‘ambitious’ bicentenary plans

Published:  20 January, 2023

Maison Bollinger has announced a shake-up of its core team, following the departure of its long serving chef de cave, Gilles Descôtes.

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Wines of South Africa reveals 2022 export declines

Published:  19 January, 2023

The South African wine industry remains focused on its road to recovery following a 5% decline in export volumes in 2022.

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Salcombe Distilling launches rum school experience

Published:  17 January, 2023

Salcombe Distilling has launched a new rum school experience, located at their waterside distillery on Island Street, Salcombe.

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New Zealand Wine Week returns for 2023

Published:  16 January, 2023

After the success of New Zealand Wine Week events in 2021 and 2022, New Zealand Winegrowers (NZW) has announced that it will be kicking off the third New Zealand Wine Week on 30 January.

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Exclusive: Michael Karam’s 2023 Lebanon report

Published:  13 January, 2023

In a Harpers exclusive, Lebanese authority Michael Karam has released his 2023 Lebanon report, available to read for free on the Harpers website. 

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New Zealand Winegrowers announces brand overhaul

Published:  11 January, 2023

New Zealand Winegrowers has unveiled a new logo and global brand identity, rolled out across the organisation's key international markets.

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Rueda sales buoyant as 2022 figure breaks records

Published:  09 January, 2023

Sales of Rueda broke records last year, with almost 110 million labels distributed in 2022.

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Jump into the world of French wine at VIN

Published:  06 January, 2023

The UK trade is being invited to uncork some of France’s best kept secrets alongside enduring favourites at VIN, next month’s trade tasting event, which will bring together 50 producers and importers.

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Nigel Huddleston: Whisky business

Published:  04 January, 2023

Nigel Huddleston looks at how the spirit’s global evolution is ‘loosening the chains of tradition’.

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Domaine Bousquet announces B Corp certification

Published:  21 December, 2022

Domaine Bousquet, Argentina’s largest producer and exporter of organic wines has become a certified B corporation.  

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Chablis back on track after a challenging 2021

Published:  19 December, 2022

After a ‘complicated’ year in 2021, Chablis winegrowers are now in the mood to celebrate, with the Chablis Commission declaring an overall healthier and higher-yielding vintage in 2022.

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Prosecco DOCG launches Green Academy and Wine Tourism lab

Published:  19 December, 2022

To mark its 60th anniversary, the Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG has announced the launch of two new initiatives. The first is a research facility called, The Green Academy, which will enable producers to work more efficiently for the benefit of the region environmentally.

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Prosecco’s quality battles

Published:  19 December, 2022

While there is a superior classification for Prosecco, James Bayley finds that it sometimes misses the finest players.

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Viña Doña Paula appoints Mauricio Palacios as CEO

Published:  19 December, 2022

Argentine winery Viña Doña Paula has announced the appointment of Mauricio Palacios as CEO of the company, effective from January 1, 2023.

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Ribera del Duero completes milestone vintage

Published:  12 December, 2022

Ribera del Duero celebrated its fortieth harvest this year, picking the last grape on 12 November. 

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Languedoc winegrowers celebrate plentiful harvest

Published:  09 December, 2022

Winemakers in the Languedoc have described the 2022 vintage as “very exciting,” despite the challenging conditions of this year.

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Friday read: The revival of Bardolino’s crus

Published:  09 December, 2022

Few Italian wine regions have had as much of a roller coaster ride as Bardolino, nestled up against the beautiful eastern shores of Lake Garda, where wine has been made since Roman times.

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First South African crop estimate indicates smaller 2023 harvest

Published:  05 December, 2022

South African viticulturists and producer cellars are predicting a smaller 2023 wine grape crop following a “healthy, yet dry season.”

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