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Spain Report: Cava rides youthful wave

Published:  01 November, 2023

As Cava enjoys a boost in popularity with a younger generation, James Bayley learns how explaining the nuances of the Spanish fizz could broaden its appeal further.

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Headline Heroes: Wines with altitude

Published:  30 October, 2023

Ribera del Duero is one of Spain’s biggest triumphs – a fine wine icon in the making. The Castilla y León region has been pivotal throughout the country’s rich history. Vines here have been supplying the Spanish court with superlative red wines for many centuries, and it is also the birthplace of El Cid! Yet when the Ribera del Duero DO (appellation) was created in 1982, there were just nine wineries in this arid corner of north-western Spain. 

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Spain Report: Reinvigorating Ribera

Published:  27 October, 2023

Sustainability, low intervention and fresh expressions are the new face of this evolving region. Andrew Catchpole reports.

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Spanish wine has potential in diversity

Published:  23 October, 2023

Spain is seen as exciting and in evolution by those in the know. But the wider industry and consumers still stick to Rioja. How can Spain’s multiplicity infiltrate the UK mainstream? James Bayley reports.

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Argentina: Move over, Malbec

Published:  17 October, 2023

Jo Gilbert speaks to the trailblazing producers at the vanguard of Argentina’s white wine revolution.

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Sicily and the revival of the fittest

Published:  04 October, 2023

James Lawrence looks at how Sicily’s winemaking scene is thriving and organic certification is on the increase.

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Washington post

Published:  29 September, 2023

America’s second-biggest wine-producing region is a hotbed of evolution and experimentation, with a pioneering spirit still shaping the state. Andrew Catchpole reports.

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Italian sparkling round table

Published:  28 September, 2023

Amid a buoyant and still rising sparkling wine category, Harpers invited a top panel to assess the positioning and full potential of Italian sparkling wine and Trentodoc Metodo Classico wines.

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Headline Heroes: Revival of the fittest

Published:  18 September, 2023

James Lawrence looks at how Sicily’s winemaking scene is thriving and organic certification is on the increase.

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Chile’s cool evolution

Published:  11 September, 2023

Chile is in the midst of a dramatic revision of its viticultural assets. Andrew Catchpole asks three leading producers what part the larger companies are playing.

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Unusual Suspects: New York State

Published:  01 September, 2023

New York State has been slowly but steadily growing its UK presence. Andrew Catchpole finds out why.

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Unusual Suspects: The Balkans

Published:  30 August, 2023

Caroline Gilby MW picks out some of the most promising regions of the Balkans, with Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia and North Macedonia offering a wealth of worthy wines waiting to be explored.

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France Report: Life on the edge

Published:  29 June, 2023

Artisanal, individual and appealing, Jura nonetheless faces challenges in global demand. Abbie Bennington reports.

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France Report: Premium prospects

Published:  28 June, 2023

Heather Dougherty looks at how far the idea of premium Languedoc has come in recent years, while taking a bird’s eye view of its biggest winners.

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France Report: Champagne

Published:  27 June, 2023

With grower Champagnes and the sparkling category in general ascendancy, Lucy Shaw looks at who really wields the power in Champagne.

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France Report: Agile approach

Published:  26 June, 2023

Frozen out at the entry level by difficult harvests, and with increasingly eye-watering prices at the top, France is having to be nimble as a category – though its brand equity remains high, writes Jo Gilbert.

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Greece: The land of unbroken tradition

Published:  21 June, 2023

Justin Keay picks out the rising gems from Greece’s sprawling archipelago, as the UK market looks to build on its love of Santorini and Assyrtiko.

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The march of Malbec

Published:  21 June, 2023

Such is the success of Argentina’s flagship variety, it is now spreading its wings around the globe. Andrew Catchpole reports.

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Trading Italy's stars

Published:  02 June, 2023

David Kermode looks at the rise in popularity of Italy’s fine wines and why it’s all about Piedmont and Tuscany.

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Italy bounces back

Published:  30 May, 2023

Despite another challenging year across the trade, the appetite for Italian wine is as strong as ever in the UK, James Bayley reports.

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