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Noble Rot looks to continue publishing with crowd-sourcing investment scheme

Published:  17 September, 2013

Noble Rot, the off-beat consumer wine magazine that can boast members of the Beastie Boys and Coldplay as contributors, is looking for investors willing to help it raise money to continue publishing through the web-based crowd-sourcing platform Kickstarter.


UK's best Spanish wine players celebrated in Harpers' Spanish Wine Awards

Published:  16 September, 2013

Waitrose, The Wine Society, Cambridge Wine Merchants, Camino Group and Matthew Clark were some of the stand out winners in Harpers inaugural Spanish Wine Awards to celebrate the best operators in the Spanish wine category in the UK.


Independent wine merchants to give their views on the latest trends

Published:  13 September, 2013

Ahead of this month's SITT Autumn, we asked leading independent wine merchants to give their views on the latest trends and what they will be on the lookout for at the event in London


Katherine Canfield: how wholesaling can tie merchants and restaurants together

Published:  29 August, 2013

In her second column looking at her new life as an independent merchant helping to run Hangingditch wine merchants in Manchester, Katherine Canfield looks at the complexities of also offering a wholesale service


Corks Out innovates with launch of Taste wine bar

Published:  19 August, 2013

Cheshire-based independent retailer Corks Out has launched a new-concept wine bar, Taste at Corks Out, in a bid to innovate on the back of crippling rent and rates on high street stores.


Independent Wine Crew: All for one! One for all!

Published:  16 August, 2013

To help provide professional, first-hand advice for independent retailers, Harpers has extended its Top Merchants programme to bring leading, award-winning multi-site operators together. Here's how its new initiative, the Independent Wine Crew, hopes to help the independent trade as a whole


Multi-site indies form new merchants' group

Published:  15 August, 2013

A leading group of multi-site independent wine merchants has teamed up with Harpers to set up a new networking group to not only help each other but offer advice and support to the rest of the independent trade.


Hayward Brothers and WWA to offer wider range

Published:  25 July, 2013

Hayward Brothers hopes its recent acquisition of fellow independent merchant distributor World Wine Agencies will help widen its collective reach among independent retailers and provide them with a greater selection of wines.


Katherine Canfield on starting life as an independent wine merchant

Published:  19 July, 2013

After nine months of research and PowerPoint presentations on issues surrounding wine retail - multiple vs. independent, expectations of the consumer, making not just a sale but an experience - I now find myself in the thick of it, though it was not the destination I initially envisioned when I decided to pursue a career in the wine industry.


Cambridge Wine Merchants in sustainability focus

Published:  09 July, 2013

Harpers' Best Top Merchant of the Year, Cambridge Wine Merchants, is celebrating its local Independent Retailer Month with a series of sustainability-themed events.


What does the future hold for independents?

Published:  22 May, 2013

We reveal the results of phase two of Harpers' Indies Uncovered project ? the most comprehensive survey of independent merchants to date.


Harpers Awards 2013 winners

Published:  21 May, 2013

The Harpers Awards 2013 took place in London last night and saw the great and the good of the trade turn out to celebrate the industry's successes of the past year.


Q&A: Mimi Avery, brand ambassador, Avery's

Published:  17 May, 2013

Newly appointed to the family business, Avery talks through the portfolio and tells Anne Krebiehl how she plans to...


Finalists announced for Harpers Awards 2013

Published:  24 April, 2013

The shortlist for the Harpers Awards 2013 can now be revealed.


My Choice: Greg Sherwood MW, Handford Wines

Published:  05 April, 2013

Seeing as I do 95% of the cooking at home, and I have recently developed a craving for risottos of all types, I've found that a lightly chilled bottle of Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Gravonia Crianza Rioja Blanco 2003 goes down like a homesick mole.


Last chance to enter: Harpers Awards 2013

Published:  18 March, 2013

The deadline for entries to the Harpers Awards 2013 closes on March 20.


Inverarity Morton widens sales reach

Published:  13 March, 2013

Independent drinks merchant Inverarity Morton is increasing its national sales resource with a new area team in Scotland and the appointment of a business development manager to its south west England division.


Indie comment: extolling the virtues of independents

Published:  12 March, 2013

Convincing people of the benefits of shopping locally is a tricky business, but independent retailer Dafydd Morris, director of Cheers Wine Merchants in Swansea, shows he's up to the job.


Speed dating with the suppliers

Published:  12 March, 2013

Hoping to court some new indie customers is Liberty Wines with a quick-fire Q&A round.


Harpers Awards entry deadline extended to March 20

Published:  01 March, 2013

The deadline for entries to the Harpers Awards 2013 has been extended until March 20.