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Looking ahead: Muriel Chatel, MD, Borough Wines

Published:  26 August, 2017

With the autumn tasting season almost upon us, as the trade prepares for the run up to the all-important Christmas trading period, Harpers continues its web series asking leading voices in the trade what trends and challenges they’re expecting to face in the latter half of 2017.


Diageo World Class panel reveals top cocktail trends

Published:  25 August, 2017

Leading mixologist and chefs have highlighted four trends that will change the way consumers drink cocktails in 2018.


Molson Coors launches 2017 on-trade wine brochure

Published:  25 August, 2017

Molson Coors has launched its 2017 wine brochure to the on-trade to help outlets boost sales of wine.


Looking ahead: Michael Patterson, D&D London

Published:  25 August, 2017

With the autumn tasting season soon upon us, as the trade prepares for the run up to the all-important Christmas trading period, Harpers is running a web series asking leading voices in the trade what trends and challenges they’re expecting to face in the latter half of 2017.


Report reveals which Brits are skipping the pub for the sofa

Published:  21 August, 2017

One in seven Brits almost always stay in to drink alcohol, with over 55s most likely to skip a trip out to the pub, new research from YouGov has revealed.


NWTC sets out plans for Manchester

Published:  16 August, 2017

One of Manchester’s most prominent outdoor eating and drinking hotspots has secured a long-term agreement to allow them to set down roots and expand.


NWTC hits the road

Published:  10 August, 2017

The company behind the Botanist has adapted its offering to four wheels so that it can tour the country with its cocktails and craft beers.


Vagabond Wines to launch London micro winery

Published:  31 July, 2017

Vagabond Wines plans to open its next outlet in Battersea this Autumn, complete with micro winery. 


Q&A: Marty Grant, co-owner, Corkage, Bath

Published:  26 July, 2017

Corkage is a tiny restaurant and wine shop, tucked away in Bath and best known for its eclectic wine offer, but no wine list. Charismatic co-owner Marty Grant talks to Angela Mount about his passion for selling wine in a completely unique way


Spanish blue wine Skyfall outlines its premium ambitions

Published:  13 July, 2017

The brains behind Skyfall, the newest face of the blue wine craze to be launched in the UK, are hoping that their product will soon be drank in the nation’s swanky bars as a premium tipple.


Rioja winery team-up with top chef heading to the UK

Published:  12 July, 2017

Riojan winery Faustino has launched an innovation project to unite Spanish wine and gastronomy at home and in the UK.


Meet the buyers: On-trade specialists

Published:  03 July, 2017

James Lawrence catches up with the wine buyers and suppliers responsible for curating Michelin-starred wine lists across the on-trade


Venue and re-vamp announced for SITT Autumn

Published:  30 June, 2017

We can now reveal the first details of SITT Autumn, the event which pairs up independent buyers with leading specialist importers from across the wine-producing world.


The training game

Published:  29 June, 2017

Good staff training on drinks service can be affordable, flexible, motivate staff and pay dividends within months for any business. Andrew Catchpole reports


Mr Lyan and Silo team up for new "drinks-led dining experience"

Published:  23 June, 2017

There will be no chance of food overshadowing the drinks list in Cub, a new venture between drinks maestro Ryan Chetiyawardana (aka Mr Lyan) and nose-to-tail Brighton restaurant Silo.


Campari comeback continues with Negroni Week UK launch

Published:  18 May, 2017

The first official Negroni Week is coming to the UK next month.


Pledge of national pub review confirmed followed leaked Labour manifesto

Published:  17 May, 2017

Members of the pub trade have welcomed the news that the need for a national review to determine the future of local pubs has been included in the Labour Party’s 2017 election manifesto.


Ooberstock secures on-trade I Heart Wines distribution deal

Published:  09 May, 2017

Online drinks distributor Ooberstock has signed a deal to become the official UK on-trade distributor of Copestick Murray’s I Heart Wines collection.


WSET to launch two new Italian courses at Vinitaly

Published:  06 April, 2017

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is launching two new Italian-language qualifications to keep up with the growing demand from the world’s largest wine producing country.


Mixers see highest growth of soft drinks driven by health trend and premiumisation

Published:  29 March, 2017

The Fever Tree effect is responsible for the rapid growth of mixers over the past 12 months.