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Harpers 50 Best Indies 2024: Now open for nominations

Published:  23 June, 2023

To begin the process of shaping our annual Harpers UK's 50 Best Indies 2024, we are once again inviting the UK trade to nominate the UK Independent retailers that you believe are at the top of their game.

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Hedonism Wines launches online auction platform

Published:  23 June, 2023

Following celebrations to commemorate a decade of trading in 2022, the Harpers 50 Best Indie regular Hedonism Wines will launch its latest venture, Hedonism Auction, this summer.

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English Wine Week: Sparkling still on top

Published:  22 June, 2023

Yesterday (21 June), a panel of English wine’s heaviest hitters convened at 67 Pall Mall, chaired by Harpers’ columnist Guy Woodward, to discuss the trajectory of our homegrown wine and its standing on the world stage.

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Hospitality operators report 5.6% sales growth in May

Published:  21 June, 2023

Britain’s leading managed restaurant, pub and bar groups achieved an eighth consecutive month of year-on-year sales growth in May 2023, the latest Coffer CGA Business Tracker shows.

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40% of Brits struggling to cope on salaries, new data finds

Published:  21 June, 2023

Consumers are hitting the pause buttons on their lives as the cost of living continues to encroach on the most basic part of household incomes, new data has found.

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1 in 3 report discrimination at work finds Be Inclusive Hospitality

Published:  21 June, 2023

The not-for-profit Be Inclusive Hospitality marked the release of the third Inside Hospitality Report with a launch event at The Four Seasons Hotel, Park Lane on Monday June 19.

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C&C partners with The Big Issue in employment initiative

Published:  21 June, 2023

Leading drinks manufacturer and distributor C&C Group has welcomed six recruits as part of its employment pathway with Big Issue Recruit.

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Exclusive: Rob Cooke on Majestic’s new own-label range

Published:  19 June, 2023

Majestic, the UK's largest specialist wine retailer, has launched a new own-label range offering “quality, choice, newness and value for money”, according to COO Rob Cooke.

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Pub closures reach decade high

Published:  19 June, 2023

Pub closures reached the highest quarterly figure in a decade in Q1 2023, according to top 30 accountancy practice Price Bailey.

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Top Selection signs distribution deal with Penfolds

Published:  19 June, 2023

Australian wine brand, Penfolds, is aiming to assert its position in the UK’s fine dining scene by partnering with UK importer Top Selection to increase distribution of the brand in high-end restaurants and luxury hotels.

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Aldi launches £2.67 vineyard tours

Published:  19 June, 2023

Supermarket Aldi has partnered with Lyme Bay Winery, the producers behind its Specially Selected Bowler & Brolly English Sparkling wine, to launch an exclusive Specialbuy Vineyard Experience. 

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Progressive winemaking and climate-beating styles key to Loire’s future

Published:  16 June, 2023

The Loire Valley’s diverse patchwork of appellations are well-placed to meet today’s challenges and trends, according to a cross-trade panel at the recent Bloom Big! Tasting in London.

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UK Port celebrates 650 years history of Portuguese alliance

Published:  16 June, 2023

The UK Port industry is celebrating six-and-a-half centuries of cooperation and trade this week, which included a celebratory dinner hosted by Taylor’s in the Tower of London’s White Tower.

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Balfour tells British farmers 'grow grapes to secure your future'

Published:  16 June, 2023

Richard Balfour-Lynn, co-founder of Balfour Winery, one of the UK’s largest English wine producers, has urged British farmers to convert their land to viticulture in the face of climate change and rising demand for grapes. 

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What makes a wine list? Dmytro Goncharuk, Corrigans Mayfair

Published:  16 June, 2023

In the final instalment of our online series, one last time, Harpers is going back to basics with a member of the UK hospitality industry to find out exactly what is the secret sauce that makes a modern wine list successful.

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Ribera del Duero DO 2022 'very good' according to external committee

Published:  16 June, 2023

Ribera del Duero DO is lauding its 2022 vintage as “very good” following the verdict of the Exceptional Committee, a group of 12 leading figures from the Spanish wine industry.

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Trentodoc welcomes its first Champagne 'émigré'

Published:  16 June, 2023

Cyril Brun has become the first French national to take up residence at a Trentodoc winery, accepting the position of technical director at Ferrari Trento.

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Andre Lurton Family Wines (re) enter the UK via North South Wines

Published:  15 June, 2023

After a quiet number of years in the UK, the Andre Lurton Family will re-enter the British market with the support of its new agency partner North South Wines.

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C&C strengthens wine buying team with new appointments

Published:  15 June, 2023

C&C Group, one of the UK’s largest drinks distributors, has announced several new appointments to its wine-buying team. 

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What makes a wine list? Joel Bastian, Kitchin Group

Published:  14 June, 2023

In this series, Harpers is going back to basics with members of hospitality to find out exactly what is the secret sauce that makes a modern wine list successful.

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