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Importers collective SPOT portfolio offers streamlined buying

Published:  17 September, 2019

Sometimes the best ideas are the most straight-forward ones; at least that’s the hope of Solano Peña-Lenzi from specialist wine importer Hispamerchants.

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Cider aligns with wine

Published:  16 September, 2019

A new association aiming to promote cider’s quality credentials is putting it side-by-side with wine. Jo Gilbert looks at how it holds up

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SITT hits stride in London and Manchester

Published:  10 September, 2019

This autumn’s Specialist Importers Trade Tasting (SITT) in London and Manchester were among the busiest and most focused events yet, with both off- and on-trade buyers feasting their senses at 45 supplier tables, plus a busy schedule of masterclasses.

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Daniel Lambert offering up the wine trip of a lifetime

Published:  09 September, 2019

Daniel Lambert Wines has the dream round-the-world ticket up for grabs to the winner of its new independent incentive scheme.

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SITT Autumn countdown is on

Published:  03 September, 2019

Independent buyers across the on- and off-trade have less than a week to wait for the Specialist Importers Trade Tastings (SITT) Autumn show.

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Harpers 50 Best Indies to be announced

Published:  22 August, 2019

The countdown is on to the big reveal of the UK’s 50 Best Indies awards on 9th September.

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Daniel Lambert lands Hollick exclusive

Published:  12 July, 2019

Daniel Lambert Wines has added to its growing portfolio of estate wines with a new exclusive agreement with Coonawarra’s Hollick.

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Importer Insight: Seckford Agencies

Published:  01 July, 2019

Seckford was founded in 1999 by Pippa Woods to highlight the brilliant wines of the new world. Twenty years on the importer now works with almost 50 producers from across the new world, with Australia, New Zealand and South Africa being particular strongholds.

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Roberson plans expansion outside of London

Published:  31 January, 2019

Three years ago, dynamic, family-run business Roberson Wines took the decision to close its flagship store.

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Q&A: Piotr Pietras MS, independent wine consultant and SITT On-Trade Ambassador

Published:  28 January, 2019

Piotr Pietras MS, former director of wine at London’s Hide, has taken on the newly-created role of on-trade ambassador for SITT (Specialist Importer Trade Tastings). Harpers caught up with him about his plans for the role and for tips on the on-trade wine scene too.

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SITT set for Leeds launch as it gears up for Autumn tastings

Published:  12 September, 2018

Specialist Importers Trade Tastings (SITT) is gearing up for its popular Autumn tastings including its first event in Leeds.

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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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Chile: hot, cookin' and cool

Published:  23 February, 2018

Chile is emerging as a hugely exciting and innovative wine-producing country, while also being the only top five wine catgeory expected to grow it's UK market share between now and 2021 (IWSR Trends Report figiures).

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Q&A: Anita Jackson, Wines of Chile

Published:  23 February, 2018

With a special focus on Chile at Spring SITT, Harpers caught up with UK director Anita Jackson for a lowdown on the current buzz. 

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SITT masterclasses to deliver business focussed insights for indie and on-trade buyers

Published:  21 February, 2018

Spring SITT Manchster and London 2018 tastings on 26 and 28 February are to host a series of business-led masterclasses ranging from northern drinking trends to buying clever by way of collaboration.

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SITT Manchester and London shine spotlight on Grenache, Hungary and Chile

Published:  16 February, 2018

With the SITT Manchester and London tastings just over a week away, we can bring you a taster of some of the great masterclasses and hosts lined up for visitors on the day.

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The week that was

Published:  22 September, 2017

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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West Country turns out for SITT Bristol

Published:  19 September, 2017

Yesterday saw the highly popular SITT show return to Bristol, with a high turnover of visitors and strongly positive response from the wine and spirits industry of the West Country.

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Indie buyers talk trade ahead of SITT

Published:  15 September, 2017

Ahead of our SITT Autumn tastings, Andrew Catchpole invites independent buyers and smaller suppliers to give their views on the benefits and drawbacks of dealing with such specialist importers

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Discover the road less travelled at SITT Autumn

Published:  11 September, 2017

There’s only one week to go until SITT Autumn, when once again the Harpers team will be bringing independents a one-day event packed with discussion and discovery.

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