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Beer lobby steps up campaign to see beer duty rates frozen in 2014 Budget

Published:  20 December, 2013

The UK pub and brewing sector has stepped up its efforts to see another freeze in beer duty rates in the 2014 Budget just days after the wine and spirits sector has called for the same treatment by the Chancellor.

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D&D London to list Baron Phillipe de Rothschild wines in new partnership

Published:  19 December, 2013

Restaurant group, D&D London, is to list a number of wines from the Baron Phillippe de Rothschild stable as part of a new partnership with its UK distributor,  Waddesdon Wine.

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Restaurant review:? Beard to Tail

Published:  17 December, 2013

The Beard to Tail in Shoreditch is a new favourite, as a lover of all things grilled and whisky.  The restaurant, which was opened in late 2012, boasts a great selection of grilled meats, including some of the best ribs around, and impressive list of rare whiskies and ryes.

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Taylor's to release 50 year old Port

Published:  16 December, 2013

The Fladgate Partnership is set to release a collection of 50 year old single harvest Ports under the Taylor's brand

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Taylors to release 50 year old Port

Published:  16 December, 2013

The Fladgate Partnership is set to release a collection of 50 year old single harvest Ports under the Taylor's brand.

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Champagne Occasions: Engaging the consumers

Published:  16 December, 2013

The second Harpers Champagne Occasions roadshow asked how on-trade buyers and operators can engage consumers and trade them up by linking Champagne with food.

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?Pre-payment bar app Bar Pass given upfront investment for 2014

Published:  13 December, 2013

Digital innovation company The Bakery, and multinational brewing company AB InBev, have teamed up with bar pre-payment start-up company Bar Pass, to help roll its app out across the UK in 2014.

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Susanna Forbes enjoys Michelin star beer matching

Published:  13 December, 2013

"Starting with a stout is adventurous," said Andreas Fält, US craft beer ambassador, to the assembled throng, before adding: "Particularly with oak barrel influence. I'd have put it with a pudding, but..."

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?Pride of London: Sipsmith has brought a unique bond to the modern spirits drinker

Published:  12 December, 2013

Before the arrival of artisan distillery Sipsmith in 2009, the last copper still to be licensed in the capital was in 1823, just under 200 years ago.

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?Diageo fires bourbon Bulleit

Published:  11 December, 2013

Diageo has launched a stronger version of Bulleit Bourbon along with new product Bulleit Rye whiskey to the UK market.

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UK on-trade: ?Italy, Spain and Chile surge ahead

Published:  11 December, 2013

Which wine countries are leading the way in the UK on-trade? This year sees a bit of a flight to value with Spain, Italy, and Chile being the biggest winners, according to the latest research from Wine Business Solutions as part of its UK On Premise report for 2013.

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Northern Restaurant & Bar to expand by 20% in 2014

Published:  10 December, 2013

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Q&A with Yann Prigent, head sommelier, Sign of the Don

Published:  10 December, 2013

?Carol Emmas talks to Yann Prigent, head sommelier of the new operation from the Don and Bleeding Heart group, the Sign of the Don.

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Q&A with Yann Prigent, head sommelier, Sign of the Don

Published:  10 December, 2013

Carol Emmas talks to the Yann Prigent, head sommelier at Sign of the Don, which has opened on the site of the original Sandeman Port and Sherry cellar, alongside the original The Don  and Bleeding Heart restaurant and bars.

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The UK on-trade: debunking myths and legends

Published:  10 December, 2013

As 2013 draws to a close Harpers links up with Wine Business Solutions to assess what is going on in the UK on-trade and lay to rest some of the myths that exist.

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Wine Business Solutions: UK On Premise Report 2013

Published:  09 December, 2013

Harpers.co.uk has linked up with the Wine Business Solutions to give you the chance to buy its 2013 report analysing the UK on-trade at a specially discounted rate of £299. Click on this link follow the details and a hard copy of the report will be sent to you by Express Post.

 

 

 

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Nationwide roll-out for restaurant app which lets customers order and pay

Published:  03 December, 2013

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BrewDog opens craft beer bar in Shepherd's Bush

Published:  02 December, 2013

The BrewDog Brewery, Scotland's largest independent brewery and operator of the lucrative 'Equity for Punks' crowdfunding scheme, has opened its 13 bar in London's Shepherds Bush which will offer its largest beer range with up to 40 craft beers on tap.

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Master Sommelier Ronan Sayburn to launch his own wine academy

Published:  29 November, 2013

Master Sommelier, Ronan Sayburn, has launched his own wine academy in London offering training for those studying from WSET level 2 up to Master of Wine and Master Sommelier exams.

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The Diner opens seventh outlet serving its own 'Hard Teas'

Published:  29 November, 2013

The Diner opened its seventh location in the Old Spitalfields Market, in East London, where guests will be able to choose from a selection of "hard teas" and "hard milkshakes" spiced with a range of spirits.

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