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30 Under 30: Results 2024!

Published:  20 May, 2024

Harpers is delighted to present our annual rundown of the top-ranking members of the trade aged under 30 for 2024. The sheer breadth of quality applicants from across the UK, from cities to remote rural corners, truly gets better every year. Now in its third cycle, Harpers 30 Under 30 received over 100 applications (a mixture of self-nominations and via colleagues), with each prospective star deserving recognition. 


WSET appoints new trustee Georgie Bell

Published:  10 May, 2024

The global leader in drinks education, UK-based WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust), has appointed Georgie Bell to its Board of Trustees.


Joint WSTA, Drinks Trust and WSET initiative aims to create ‘meaningful changes’ on EDI

Published:  07 May, 2024

The WSTA, The Drinks Trust and the WSET are currently coordinating an industry response to the issues identified around safeguarding and equity for those working in drinks, with the next step on the journey being a seminar at this month’s London Wine Fair (LWF).


Christopher Martin MW joins Wine Scholar Guild as director of education

Published:  01 May, 2024

In a recent announcement, the Wine Scholar Guild (WSG) welcomed Christopher Martin MW to its team as director of education. Martin, one of the most recent achievers of the esteemed Master of Wine certification in February 2024, brings over 18 years of extensive teaching experience across various educational levels.


Record number graduate with WSET Diploma

Published:  24 April, 2024

A record number of graduates were awarded their Diploma by the WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) last night at the annual ceremony in London’s Guildhall.


Multiples: Tips on the wine aisle

Published:  15 March, 2024

Waitrose is a cut above the other supermarkets when it comes to wine. James Bayley takes a look at the in-store wine specialists and what they have to offer shoppers perusing the wine aisle.


Analysis: 100 years of taxing times

Published:  16 February, 2024

Ahead of Harpers’ archives being moved to UC Davis, Andrew Catchpole dips into a 100-year-old issue


Harpers archive heads for California

Published:  07 February, 2024

One hundred and forty-five years of trade history is soon to cross The Pond, as the Harpers archive moves to a new home at UC Davis.


WSG names Preston Mohr as managing director

Published:  18 January, 2024

The Wine Scholar Guild (WSG), a provider of wine study and certification programs, has announced Preston Mohr as its new MD.


WSET announces first beer course providers

Published:  10 January, 2024

The WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust), the global leader in drinks education, has announced the first course providers to offer its Level 1 and Level 2 Awards in Beer.   


Majestic announces best-ever Christmas trading

Published:  09 January, 2024

Wine retailer Majestic has announced its best-ever Christmas trading performance, boosted by six new store openings in 2023 and its growing B2B division, Majestic Commercial.


Curious Vines launches higher education support platform

Published:  11 December, 2023

Curious Vines, the online community connecting women in wine, has launched a support programme focusing on MW, MS, WSET Diploma and CMS Advanced qualifications.


Aidy Smith launches mentorship program for aspiring drinks writers

Published:  11 December, 2023

Founded by drinks presenter and journalist Aidy Smith, DRINKLUSIVE aims to support aspiring drinks writers and content creators from diverse communities. The scheme boasts the support of several industry leaders including Global Brands, Jancis Robinson MW and the WSET.


The Gérard Basset Foundation announces 18 new grants for 2023

Published:  04 December, 2023

The Gérard Basset Foundation has announced funding for 18 new grantee partners based in 11 different countries across five continents. The funding is expected to support over 300 individuals in the drinks trade.


LWC launches WSET training for its distribution teams

Published:  23 November, 2023

LWC Drinks, the UK’s largest independent drinks wholesaler, is rolling out WSET Wine training for its warehouse and distribution teams to help employees better understand “the journey of each bottle,” in its range.


WSET launches new industry talk series

Published:  20 November, 2023

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), has launched a series of industry talks on its global Events Hub, hosted on YouTube. The series will explore key topics impacting the global drinks industry and bring together a diverse range of experts to share their knowledge. 


Jeri Kimber-Ndiaye wins BIH award

Published:  17 October, 2023

Be Inclusive Hospitality announced the winners for its annual awards during a sold out ceremony at M Threadneedle Street, London last night (16 October). The evening, presented by chef and restaurateur Shelina Permalloo, was a celebration of businesses and individuals from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds in the hospitality industry. 


WSET to launch beer qualifications in 2024

Published:  02 October, 2023

WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust), the world’s largest provider of drinks education, is to launch two new beer qualifications, Level 1 Award in Beer and Level 2 Award in Beer, from February 2024.  


Millar moves on from Theatre of Wine

Published:  28 September, 2023

Jason Millar has relinquished his role as company director at Theatre of Wine, which he had held since 2018.


Wine industry makes strides in diversity

Published:  28 September, 2023

Dom Pérignon, the renowned Champagne House, announced today (28 September) alongside Liquid Icons and the Gérard Basset Foundation the winner of the new Dom Pérignon Golden Vines MW Scholarship.