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Young bartender competition calls for entries

Published:  09 May, 2012

Up-and-coming bartenders can show off their skills in the upcoming UKBG Young Bartender of the Year competition.

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Sterling hits highs - Australian and NZ dollars hit lows

Published:  09 May, 2012

Sterling strengthened to fresh highs against the commodity backed currencies as risk aversion drove the market.

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Brancott Estate 2012 vintage of "exceptional quality"

Published:  08 May, 2012

Marlborough-based winery Brancott Estate has indicated its 2012 vintage is "the finest Marlborough has ever experienced".

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English Wine Producers rebrands

Published:  08 May, 2012

English Wine Producers has revamped its branding and logo, showing a newer, cleaner look and a new strapline: Promoting the Fine Wines of England.

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Brancott Estate: 2012 is finest-ever Marlborough vintage

Published:  08 May, 2012

Marlborough-based winery Brancott Estate has indicated its 2012 vintage is "the finest Marlborough has ever experienced".

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Wines in the press - May 4-8

Published:  08 May, 2012

The Guardian

One question Fiona Beckett often gets asked is what wine to drink for a wedding.

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Sterling reaches fresh highs after European election results

Published:  08 May, 2012

Sterling reached a three-and-a-half year high against the euro yesterday of 1.2440, as election results in Europe caused yet more uncertainty in the region.

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Wine trade feels pressure of mounting costs

Published:  04 May, 2012

Fluctuating currency markets and high transport costs are putting wine retailers under more pressure.

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Finalists for Moët UK Sommelier of the Year revealed

Published:  04 May, 2012

The 12 sommeliers who have made it through to the Moët UK Sommelier of the Year competition have been revealed.

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Majestic Wine's first national ad campaign gets underway

Published:  04 May, 2012

Majestic's first-ever national ad campaign - encompassing TV, print and online media - is kicking off this weekend.

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Get the latest Top Merchants' news direct to your inbox

Published:  04 May, 2012

Keep up to date with the latest goings on in the fast-growing independent wine retailers' sector by signing up to Harpers' Top Merchants' newsletter.

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Esk Valley winemaker to host virtual dinner

Published:  04 May, 2012

Esk Valley winemaker Gordon Russell is to host a virtual winemakers' dinner that will be transmitted from New Zealand to Cornwall via a live super-fast broadband link.

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The Dalmore releases top whiskies through World Duty Free

Published:  04 May, 2012

The Dalmore has released a collection of its best whiskies in a four-week arrangement with World Duty Free Group's main tax and duty free store at Heathrow Terminal 5.

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Tesco fills all LIWF meeting slots with suppliers

Published:  04 May, 2012

Tesco has closed the registration site for meetings with its BWS buyers at the London International Wine Fair following high levels of demand.

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Lower-alcohol wines set sights on 1m cases

Published:  04 May, 2012

The fast-growing lighter-style wine category has bumped Argentina out of the UK's top 10, and the 1 million case mark is firmly in its sights.

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Sterling hits fresh highs - the Southern Hemisphere new lows

Published:  04 May, 2012

Sterling had a fairly strong week hitting fresh 22 month highs against the euro, while Australia and New Zealand performed badly.

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Simon Thomas leaves Pernod Ricard

Published:  03 May, 2012

Pernod Ricard has appointed Chris Ellis to the position of commercial director for wines following Simon Thomas's departure.

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Whisky Marketplace to expand across 20 countries

Published:  03 May, 2012

The online price comparison website for whiskies, Whisky Marketplace, has expanded its international reach to go live in 20 countries by the end of the month.

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Maker's Mark brings pop-up bar to London

Published:  03 May, 2012

Maker's + The Machine - a pop-up human-powered vending machine - is to make an appearance for two days this week outside Waitrose in London's Canary Wharf.

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Sterling becomes flavour of the month

Published:  03 May, 2012

Sterling continues to be flavour of the month benefiting from figures that showed the UK construction industry expanded in April and from poor economic data elsewhere.

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