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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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Specialist Korean cocktail bar opens at Kimchee in London

Published:  27 November, 2013

Korean cocktails featuring authentic spirits such as Soju and Hakushu will be the main focus of a new bar opening up downstairs at the Kimchee Korean restaurant in Holborn in London.

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Roka celebrates 10 years in London with two new restaurants

Published:  26 November, 2013

Roka, the award-winning Japanese restaurant chain, is to open two new outlets in London in 2014.

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North west's Michelin starred restaurant Fraiche goes on the market

Published:  22 November, 2013

One Michelin star chef, Marc Wilkinson, has put his Wirral-based 12-cover restaurant Fraiche on the market.

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Wine Vision News: On-trade needs big shake-up to boost wine sales

Published:  20 November, 2013

Restaurants should drop sommeliers and offer customers the chance to send bottles back if they don't like them, say on-trade experts.

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Bath Ales is continuing its expansion

Published:  19 November, 2013

Independent brewer, Bath Ales is continuing its expansion to open a café bar and 40-cover restaurant destination within South West's Colston Hall. 

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Monin opens specialist mixologist studio in London

Published:  18 November, 2013

Monin UK has opened its 54th global state-of-the-art mixologist studio, Monin Studio London enabling bartenders and baristas to experiment with its products and develop their drinks menus.

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Biercraft brings craft beers to independent on- and off-trade

Published:  15 November, 2013

Biercraft is a new drinks distributor that hopes to offer independent wine merchants and premium restaurants the same level of service they are used to receiving from specialist wine suppliers - but for the emerging craft-beer sector.

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Rajan Rengasamy picks up inaugural Sake Sommelier of the Year award outside Japan

Published:  15 November, 2013

The first Sake Sommelier of the Year competition to be held outside Japan has seen Rajan Rengasamy of wine suppliers, Spinney in the UAE, pick up the award.

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Biercraft to offer specialist craft beers to independent on and off-trades

Published:  15 November, 2013

Biercraft is a new drinks distributor that hopes to offer independent wine merchants and premium restaurants the same level of service they are used to receiving from specialist wine suppliers, but for the emerging craft beer sector.

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What makes British drinkers decide to go out to drink?

Published:  15 November, 2013

Businesses operating in the UK on-trade are facing many challenges in 2013, not least among which is the pressure on household income and the "cost of living" squeeze. Market data suggests downward pressure on volumes of three of the top-five core drinking categories, including standard lager and white wine.

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Consumer reasearch session: Champagne

Published:  14 November, 2013

The 21 attendees were asked to taste seven different Champagnes and then to fill in a questionnaire, which explored their attitudes and knowledge on fizz in more detail.

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Le Vin La Table expands into the corporate market

Published:  14 November, 2013

Hale-based wine and cookery school Le Vin La Table, is expanding into the corporate market to offer Le Vin La Boardroom Table.

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Living Ventures opens specialist Liverpool rum bar

Published:  14 November, 2013

Restaurant operator Living Ventures has opened a specialist rum bar The Smugglers Cove in Albert Dock, Liverpool, in a £1 million investment.

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How do our Champagne Occasions partners educate the consumer?

Published:  14 November, 2013
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