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Industry-supported 'blueprint' to support hospitality reopening

Published:  17 March, 2021

Members of the trade are being invited to have their say as part of a UK Hospitality (UKH) backed inquiry which aims to shore up long-term support for the on-trade once bars and restaurants reopen.

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Accolade acquires Barossa winery Rolf Binder Wines

Published:  17 March, 2021

Accolade Wines has acquired Rolf Binder Wines in the Barossa Valley as part of its ongoing growth strategy and commitment to the Barossa and South Australian wine region.

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Taylor’s signs sponsorship deal with The Golden Vines Diversity Scholarships

Published:  17 March, 2021

Taylor’s Port has agreed with Liquid Icons and The Gerard Basset Wine Education Charitable Foundation to sponsor The Golden Vines Diversity Scholarships.

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Kent picked as one of 10 top ‘Grape Escape Destinations'

Published:  17 March, 2021

International Wine Tourism Conference (IWINETC) has pinpointed Kent as one of its ’10 Grape Escape Destinations' for 2021.

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‘Tough times ahead’ for Scottish licensed hospitality sector

Published:  17 March, 2021

Trade bodies have expressed bitter disappointment after yesterday’s announcement by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon that bars, restaurants and cafés will not be able to serve alcohol indoors when the licensed hospitality industry reopens next month.

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Nightcap eyes major lease expansion for LLC on the back of reduced rents

Published:  16 March, 2021

Hospitality group Nightcap has unveiled ambitious plans to expand London Cocktail Club (LCC), its first and newest acquisition, as the company aims to capitalise on a favourable property market and reduced rents.

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Beaujolais exports to UK continue to rise

Published:  16 March, 2021

Exports of Beaujolais wines to the UK continued to rise in both value and volume last year.

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All-star judging line up for Copa Jerez 2021 revealed

Published:  16 March, 2021

Sherry’s flagship culinary competition has announced the judges for this year’s edition, with Sarah Jane Evans MW, Matthieu Longuere MS, and Anna Haugh all due to appear in this year’s prestigious hot seat.

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Walker & Wodehouse unveils virtual tastings

Published:  16 March, 2021

Bibendum’s Walker & Wodehouse has unveiled a series of virtual tastings for customers.

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SME Brexit Support Fund opens for applications

Published:  16 March, 2021

The £20m SME Brexit Support Fund, announced last month, is now open for applications. 

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Additional grants for Welsh SMEs

Published:  16 March, 2021

Additional grants that will benefit small and medium-size hospitality businesses in Wales have been announced by the Welsh government’s First Minister Mark Drakeford. 

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Lay & Wheeler unveils wine design competition

Published:  15 March, 2021

Lay & Wheeler has launched a charity competition to design the label for an exclusive parcel of 2015 Bordeaux from Château Giscours. 

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The Drinks Trust’s ‘Drinks community’ goes live

Published:  15 March, 2021

The Drinks Trust has announced that its new skills sharing, networking and wellbeing platform, The Drinks Community, has gone live.

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Think Insights day to deliver spirited agenda on drinks sector

Published:  15 March, 2021

Harpers and Drinks Retailing News readers are invited to join us for our Think Insights 2021 day of spirit-focused events on Wednesday 24 March.

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Scottish trade bodies provide government with route out of lockdown

Published:  15 March, 2021

Key Scottish trade bodies have joined forces to collectively provide the government with a route out of lockdown.

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UK craft brewery openings hit record levels

Published:  15 March, 2021

Flying in the face of on-trade closures during the pandemic, the number of craft breweries operating in the UK has reached levels not seen since 1930s.

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Hospitality to help ‘reignite’ UK economy

Published:  15 March, 2021

Hospitality can play a critical role in rebooting the UK economy if it receives the necessary levels of support from government.

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Sogevinus declares 2019 a vintage year

Published:  15 March, 2021

Sogevinus Fine Wines has declared the launch of two single Quinta vintages, Kopke Quinta de São Luiz 2019 and Burmester Quinta do Arnozelo 2019, as well as two classic vintages under the seal of Casas Cálem and Barros.

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UKH urges govt to review roadmap following legal challenge

Published:  15 March, 2021

UK Hospitality (UKH) has urged the government to review the roadmap again following the instigation of legal action by Pizza Express investor Hugh Osmond and night-time economy adviser for Greater Manchester, Sacha Lord.

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Tesco launches charitable somms service

Published:  15 March, 2021

Tesco has launched a charitable wine service that gives shoppers access to tailored tips from sommeliers.

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