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Two London restaurants named in 50 Best list

Published:  07 June, 2024

London eateries Kol and Ikoyi have been included in this year’s 50 Best Restaurants list – the global fine dining equivalent of the Oscars in the eyes of many. It is the second consecutive year that both restaurants have been featured on the list, making up two UK venues in total, and one fewer than last year.

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Norwich Wine Week returns for second year

Published:  05 June, 2024

Norwich Wine Week is set to return this month, offering attendees a chance to sample a diverse array of wines from vineyards across Norfolk and beyond. 

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UK’s most comprehensive Rosé tasting event: Fine Rosé Day

Published:  03 June, 2024

Wine enthusiasts and professionals are in for a treat as Elizabeth Gabay MW and Ben Bernheim present arguably the UK’s most comprehensive rosé tasting event, Fine Rosé Day, on 19 June. The event, set to take place at the 2 Michelin star Trivet restaurant, promises an intriguing exploration of rosé wines.

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2024 Sud de France Top 100 tasting to showcase best Occitanie wines

Published:  30 May, 2024

The 2024 Top 100 Sud de France tasting event is set to showcase the finest wines from Languedoc, Roussillon and the South-West on 12 June in London. For the first time, attendees will experience a self-pour tasting format, allowing visitors to explore the Top 100 wines at their own pace.

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Félix Solís expands global footprint with 2024 Chilean vintage

Published:  28 May, 2024

Félix Solís Avantis’s new Chilean facility in the Cachapoal Valley is starting to bear fruit after barrel samples of its 2024 Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay were unveiled at last week's London Wine Fair. 

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Quality over quantity marks 2024 London Wine Fair

Published:  24 May, 2024

The London Wine Fair 2024, held at Olympia from 20-22 May, experienced a decrease in both visitor and exhibitor numbers, but the focus on visitor quality brought a positive response from exhibitors and attendees alike. 

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The Sommelier Wine Awards return to Imbibe Live 2024

Published:  22 May, 2024

Imbibe Live, a leading event for the drinks industry, is set to return on 1-2 July at London Olympia.

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Judgement of London: A near-tie in global wine tasting

Published:  22 May, 2024

In a closely contested event, the London Wine Fair’s Judgement of London took place on Monday (20 May), showcasing some of the finest wines from around the globe. A panel of 21 judges, including a significant number of Masters of Wine and Master Sommeliers, evaluated 32 wines over a rigorous four-hour tasting session. Each wine was carefully decanted and served in Jancis Robinson X Richard Brendon glasses, with the tastings conducted under strict exam conditions.

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Emerging wine regions shine at International Wine Challenge

Published:  21 May, 2024

Lesser-known wine regions such as England, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Romania, Ukraine and India are gaining recognition, winning more medals than ever before at the International Wine Challenge (IWC).

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WSTA chief urges government action for £35bn UK wine sector

Published:  21 May, 2024

At the London Wine Fair 2024, Miles Beale, chief executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA), delivered a comprehensive ‘State of the Nation’ speech, reflecting on the past four and a half years of the UK wine market under various government administrations and outlining the sector’s needs from the next government.

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30 Under 30: Results 2024!

Published:  20 May, 2024

Harpers is delighted to present our annual rundown of the top-ranking members of the trade aged under 30 for 2024. The sheer breadth of quality applicants from across the UK, from cities to remote rural corners, truly gets better every year. Now in its third cycle, Harpers 30 Under 30 received over 100 applications (a mixture of self-nominations and via colleagues), with each prospective star deserving recognition. 

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Jancis Robinson MW leads Judgement of London panel

Published:  16 May, 2024

Jancis Robinson MW OBE, Isa Bal MS and Margaret Rand will be among the judges for the London Wine Fair’s Judgement of London, which takes place on the first day of next week's show.  

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Sicilia en Primeur 2024: Resilience and quality amidst challenging harvest

Published:  14 May, 2024

Over 90 international wine journalists convened in Sicily for the 20th edition of Sicilia en Primeur, an event attended by Harpers which united over 100 wineries in the region. 

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Fortnum & Mason Awards 2024: Henry Jeffreys wins Drink Book of the Year

Published:  03 May, 2024

Food and drink industry figures gathered yesterday (2 May) at The Royal Exchange in London for the annual Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards. The awards honour UK writers, publishers, photographers, broadcasters and personalities in the food and drink sectors.

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Flor de Caña launches 2024 Sustainable Cocktail Challenge

Published:  29 April, 2024

Flor de Caña Rum, known for its distinction as the world's first carbon-neutral and Fair-Trade-certified spirit, has invited UK mixologists to register for the Sustainable Cocktail Challenge 2024. 

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London Wine Fair 2024 unveils session schedule

Published:  29 April, 2024

The 2024 London Wine Fair session schedule is now live, offering attendees a glimpse of what to expect from the upcoming trade show.

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Breaking boundaries: The CollectEve unveils its vision

Published:  26 April, 2024

A group of 12 female-led wine importers has united under the banner of The CollectEve, an innovative alliance committed to empowering women within the wine industry.

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The CEE Wine Fair premieres in London

Published:  19 April, 2024

The Ultimate Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) Wine Fair is set to debut in London on Tuesday, 18 June 2024, offering UK trade and press an opportunity to explore the diverse wine scene in Central and Eastern Europe.

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CLASS Bar Awards 2024 celebrates excellence in UK bar scene

Published:  18 April, 2024

CLASS magazine unveiled the winners of its CLASS Bar Awards 2024 during an event held at Battersea Arts Centre in London on Tuesday. Established in 2003, the CLASS Bar Awards is the longest-running celebration of the UK's bar industry.

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Winners of inaugural Wynn Signature Chinese Wine Awards revealed

Published:  17 April, 2024

Luxury hotel group Wynn recently hosted the inaugural Wynn Signature Chinese Wine Awards, in collaboration with the Macao government tourism office. The event hailed as “the world’s largest competition of Chinese wines of international standard,” attracted over 750 submissions from nearly 200 Chinese wineries.    

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