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30 Under 30 nominations: One week left to go!

Published:  14 February, 2024

There is just under one week left to nominate your colleagues (or yourself) for this year’s definitive guide to the industry’s up and coming talent.


Harpers State of the Nation Survey: Take part now

Published:  08 January, 2024

Harpers would like to hear from you regarding the Christmas period, your optimism (or lack thereof) for the year ahead, plus what you foresee to be the biggest challenges in 2024.


WSTA speakers sign up for SITT Autumn

Published:  23 August, 2023

The Specialist Importers’ Trade Tasting can reveal that the WSTA’s Miles Beale and Simon Cairns will be joining Harpers at its autumn edition, taking place in both London (18 September) and Manchester (20 September).


Harpers Round Table: Selling Lebanon

Published:  20 February, 2023

Lebanon has moved on from being a ‘Bordeaux tribute act’ to encompass myriad styles and varieties suited to its diverse terrain and should now be selling its differences to the world.


Fine wine gets the January blues

Published:  09 February, 2023

Fine wine got off to a slow start in the first month of 2023 at fine wine investment platform Cult Wines, deflating a more encouraging bubble which began towards the end of 2022.


Tying up 2022: Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas from Harpers

Published:  21 December, 2022

It’s that time of year for Harpers to wish all in the drinks trade a very merry Christmas as we speed towards the final days of another eventful year. 


Friday read: Savouring chocolate and wine

Published:  16 December, 2022

It’s always fascinating being taken out of one’s own world of intense focus – wine – and into another somewhat parallel, but also contrasting field of expertise. So when Cocoa Runners approached Team Harpers suggesting a wine and chocolate pairing session – also just ahead of Christmas – we jumped at the chance.


Harpers Design Awards 2022: The results

Published:  08 December, 2022

Judging the package, rather than the liquid within, is always an eye-opening and interesting exercise, and this year’s Harpers Design Awards once again delivered some sublime entries worthy of celebration. Andrew Catchpole dips in.


Energy surcharges loom as restaurants face crippling costs

Published:  08 September, 2022

Businesses are facing a brutal decision this winter: charge customers to keep the lights on, or risk going bust under eye-watering energy bills.


Looking ahead: Vincenzo Arnese, Alain Ducasse

Published:  26 July, 2022

With the first half of 2022 already history, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities


Looking ahead: Sam Thackeray, Enotria & Coe

Published:  25 July, 2022

With the first half of 2022 already history, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities


IWC Awards 2022: See the results

Published:  08 July, 2022

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) awards were announced on a fine summer’s evening last night at London’s Hurlingham Club, where the achievements of both on and off-trade were celebrated alongside a number of new award categories.


Full steam ahead for Harpers Loire Valley competition

Published:  04 April, 2022

Merchants across the UK continue to sign up to the Loire Valley Wines competition, organised in collaboration with Harpers and the region’s promotional body.


Low and no hits new highs

Published:  14 February, 2022

As low and no becomes a year-round proposition, Jo Gilbert dives into figures shared exclusively with Harpers by major UK supplier of low and no products, Enotria & Coe.


Wine Paris to feature Harpers debate on UK alcohol duty crisis

Published:  28 January, 2022

The upcoming Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris trade symposiums will host an Agile Media sponsored event, brining together key stakeholders in the trade to debate the impact of the government's proposed changes to the duty system.


ProWein May reschedule to clash with LWF

Published:  20 January, 2022

Messe Düsseldorf, the body responsible for organising ProWein, has confirmed that the trade fair will not take place in March as originally planned.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Harpers

Published:  22 December, 2021

With Christmas almost upon us and 2022 chasing up behind, the Harpers team would like to wish all in the drinks trade a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Wadsack and Parkinson to host virtual Koshu tasting

Published:  22 December, 2021

Harpers Wine & Spirits will be joined by two of the UK’s leading presenters to host an online tasting dedicated to the wonders of the Koshu grape, Japan's key indigenous varietal.


Harpers memorabilia goes up for auction

Published:  21 December, 2021

A historic piece of publishing history is up for auction this month, printed in 1887 by Harper’s Weekly gazette – the magazine that morphed into today's Harpers Wine & Spirit and almost certainly oldest drinks title in the UK.


30 Under 30: The drinks trade’s future leaders

Published:  15 December, 2021

Harpers is launching 30 Under 30, a brand new list highlighting the top young talent blazing a trail in wines and spirits. Self-nominate or nominate a colleague now to be in the running and to help us celebrate the rising stars working in our trade.