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Berry Bros & Rudd opens trial concession at London Bridge

Published:  22 August, 2018

Berry Bros & Rudd has confirmed to Harpers it is running a trial concession in London Bridge train station but would not comment further on future plans and whether the concept may be rolled out to other sites.

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Crowdfunding campaign launched for first Gin and Tea bar in UK

Published:  22 August, 2018

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched on Kickstarter to raise £55,000 to open what is mooted to be the world’s first gin and tea bar.

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Germany sees earliest grape harvests on record

Published:  22 August, 2018

Germany has seen its earliest grape harvests on record this year due to warm weather and early flowering.

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Flint Wines boosts Italian portfolio with organic wines

Published:  22 August, 2018

Fine wine importer Flint Wines has agreed a new collaboration for organic-certified wines with three Italian estates.

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Nyetimber sponsors Michelin Star Revelation event

Published:  21 August, 2018

Nyetimber, the English sparkling wine producer, is to increase its credentials with gastronomy by being the official partner of the Michelin Star Revelation event.

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Early Champagne harvest for promising vintage

Published:  21 August, 2018

Comité Champagne has revealed that the champagne harvest for 2018 is to start today (21 August) following an exceptional wine growing year and good weather.

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Harpers regulars Atkin and Woodward go ‘mano a mano’ for International Wine Columnist Award

Published:  21 August, 2018

With only two weeks to go until the 4 September final of the prestigious Louis Roederer International Wine Awards, Harpers columnists Tim Atkin MW and Guy Woodward are among the hopeful writers awaiting the final judging decisions.

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TWE appoints Michelle Brampton as commercial director UK and Ireland

Published:  21 August, 2018

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has promoted Michelle Brampton to the newly created role of commercial director - UK and Ireland.

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Waitrose at forefront of organic wine boom

Published:  21 August, 2018

Waitrose has revealed that organic wine sales are up 57% year-on-year as customers look for more sustainable wines.

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Harpers launches new Think Whisky event

Published:  20 August, 2018

Harpers and sister title Drinks Retailing News are joining forces to add a new event to the popular ‘Think’ spirits series.

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New business showcases over 400 English wines

Published:  20 August, 2018

A new online wine club called Winebuyers has launched listing over 400 English wines.

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Experience economy increasing consumer confidence in wine

Published:  20 August, 2018

Consumer confidence in the wine category is increasing, driven by the ‘experience economy’ and the growing engagement with the drinks category, research analyst Wine Intelligence has claimed.

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Looking ahead: Michael Patterson, senior category manager, food and beverage, GLH Hotels

Published:  20 August, 2018

As we head towards the second half of 2018, Harpers asks key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, on-going trends and opportunities.

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Premium spirits worth 40% more to the on-trade at Christmas

Published:  17 August, 2018

The shift to premium spirits has happened and is here to stay, opening up a multimillion pound opportunity for the UK’s bars and restaurants this festive season.

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Australian bulk prices rise as short harvest meets Chinese thirst

Published:  17 August, 2018

The 2018 crush Down Under will fall short of meeting current demand for Australian wine, driving prices upward.

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Looking ahead: Richard Cochrane, Félix Solís UK

Published:  17 August, 2018

As we head towards the second half of 2018, Harpers asks key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, on-going trends and opportunities.

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The week that was

Published:  16 August, 2018

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, here’s a review of the top online news, analysis, opinions and features.

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Gaucho is a casualty of shifting social mores, say analysts

Published:  16 August, 2018

Healthy eating trends could be contributing to the demise of the casual dining sector as we know it, new research has boldly stated, while calling on the alcohol sector to be a force for change.

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Hallgarten appoints Francois Lincoln as business development director

Published:  16 August, 2018

Hallgarten has recruited a second business development director as part of its ongoing drive to grow the business.

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Biking bonanza raises thousands for The Benevolent

Published:  16 August, 2018

Strollers on the Sussex South Downs last weekend may have witnessed a peloton of 22 intrepid wine trade riders whizzing by on a 116 km ride to raise money for The Benevolent.

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