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Vindependents gin launch flags further expansion into spirits

Published:  14 November, 2018

The Vindependents has launched its first gin, with rum, bourbon, cognac and vodka to follow, as this independent merchant member-owned buying group looks to expand its portfolio into premium spirits.

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WoodWinters adds old Barossa Soul to portfolio

Published:  13 November, 2018

Indie merchant WoodWinters has strengthened its growing wholesale portfolio with the addition of the UK agency for Soul Growers from Barossa.

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Maison Sichel teams up with Davy’s for latest promotion in “bedrock” indie trade

Published:  19 October, 2018

Bordeaux stalwarts Maison Sichel has revealed its annual promotion will be heading to Davy’s Wine Merchants this year for the 2018 Sichel Independents Initiative.

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Jeroboams snaps up Prohibition Wines

Published:  11 October, 2018

A new challenge is on the horizon for London merchant Jeroboams Wines, which is set to take over the reigns of Prohibition Wines in Muswell Hill.

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Meet the buyers: Stephen Crosland, Tanners Wines

Published:  06 September, 2018

Our September meet the buyers series catches up with the regional wholesalers and distributors tying the trade together.

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Meet the buyers: Lesley Cook, Lanchester Wines

Published:  06 September, 2018

Our September meet the buyers series catches up with the regional wholesalers and distributors tying the trade together.

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Meet the buyers: Charles Steevenson, Steevenson Wines

Published:  06 September, 2018

Our September meet the buyers series catches up with the regional wholesalers and distributors tying the trade together.

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Harpers reveals 50 Best Indies

Published:  25 September, 2018

Harpers unveiled the result of this year’s 50 Best Indies competition at a prestigious event held last night in the capital, with Vagabond Wines once again claiming the top spot followed by Oxford Wine Company and Berry Bros & Rudd.

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Guy Woodward: Experiences sell, and wine is an experience. So why the disconnect?

Published:  06 September, 2018

Guy Woodward, Louis Roederer International Wine Columnist of the Year 2018

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Meet the buyers: Ted Sandbach, the Oxford Wine Company

Published:  28 August, 2018

This month our meet the buyers series refreshes with a trio of local champions working in the regional independent sector. We round things up with Ted Sandbach, managing director of the Oxford Wine Company.

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Meet the buyers: Mark Crawford, Exel Wines

Published:  23 August, 2018

This month our meet the buyers series refreshes with a trio of local champions working in the regional independent sector. Next up is Mark Crawford, business development at Exel Wines in Perth.

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Flint Wines boosts Italian portfolio with organic wines

Published:  22 August, 2018

Fine wine importer Flint Wines has agreed a new collaboration for organic-certified wines with three Italian estates.

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Red Squirrel hits the road for portfolio tasting

Published:  15 August, 2018

Red Squirrel is heading out of London for its annual tasting for the first time, with plans to bring its focus on small artisanal producers to Bristol and Manchester.

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Friarwood adds wines from Carlos Moro’s La Rioja project

Published:  15 August, 2018

Friarwood Fine Wines has announced it is expanding its Spanish portfolio with an exclusive selection from winemaker Carlos Moro.

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Abbi Moreno plans new hybrid wine business after parting ways with family firm

Published:  13 August, 2018

Abbi Moreno, third generation scion of family wine merchant Moreno Wines, has parted company with her old firm after 21 years, announcing her intention to open a hybrid wine shop-come-wine bar business in early 2019.

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Meet the buyers: Jon Moore, Mumbles Fine Wines

Published:  09 August, 2018

This month our meet the buyers series refreshes with a trio of local champions working in the regional independent sector. First up is Jon Moore, general manager/buyer at Mumbles Fine Wines in Swansea.

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Looking ahead: Ted Sandbach, managing director, Oxford Wine Company

Published:  02 August, 2018

How has the first half of 2018 been compared to 2017?

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Sign up for SITT - the only trade tastings tailored purely for independent merchants

Published:  25 July, 2018

As the autumn buying window fast approaches Harpers is once again running it’s popular independent merchant-focused Specialist Importers Trade Tastings (SITT) in London and Leeds this September, and we look forward to welcoming all indie buyers at these events.

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Independent survey: What's selling

Published:  18 July, 2018

In our latest poll, Harpers gave independent merchants a chance to identify those wines that always get consumers coming back for more. We looked at how these bottles stacked up

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Meet the buyers: Matthew Harris, owner/director at Planet Of The Grapes

Published:  16 July, 2018

Hybrids that mix it up with wine and food spill the beans on how to juggle retail and in-house hospitality.

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