Finalists announced for Harpers Awards 2013

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


The line-up includes finalists across all sectors of the UK on and off-trades including: the At Your Service Awards to highlight the best drinks offers across different channels of the sector; the Top Merchants Awards to reward the best independent wine merchants in the country; and the Industry Awards featuring cross-industry categories including the highly coveted Multiple Retailer of the Year award.


The finalists are:


Best Drinks Offer in a Restaurant

Boundary Restaurant, London

MASH, London

Ubiquitous Chip, Glasgow


Best Drinks Offer of the Year: Bar

Charlotte's Bistro, Shepherds Bush/Chiswick, London

Hawksmoor, Spitalfields, London

Oskar's, Dabbous, London


Best Drinks Offer of the Year: Pub

The Crooked Well, London

The Hampshire Hog, London

Mark Addy, Salford, Manchester


Best Drinks Offer of the Year: Hotel

The Cut, Park Lane, London

Dukes Hotel, London

The Feathers, Feathers, Woodstock


Best Drinks Offer of the Year: Group/Chain

Cantaloupe Group




Best Sommelier/Front of House – sponsored by Emiliana 

Jon Cannon, Charlotte's Bistro, London

Emily O'Hare, the River Café, London

Jan Konetzki, Gordon Ramsay Royal Hospital Road, London


Best On-trade Personality of the Year – sponsored by Chairman's Reserve

Will Beckett/Huw Gott, Hawksmoor

Sandia Chang, Bubbledogs

Vanessa Cinti, The Cut


Best Launch of the Year

Brasserie Zédel

Green Man and French Horn, London

Hawksmoor Air, London



Best Top Merchant of the Year (up to three stores) – Sponsored by Hatch Mansfield

The Smiling Grape Company

Vagabond Wines

Vini Italiani

The Whalley Wine Shop

The Wine Reserve

Best Top Merchant of the Year (over three stores)

Cambridge Wine Merchants

Hennings Wine Merchants

The Oxford Wine Company


Best Top Merchant Wholesaler of the Year

Fine Wines Direct UK

Hennings Wine Merchants

The Oxford Wine Company

St Austell Brewery (Walter Hicks Wine)


Best Top Merchant Customer Service of the Year

The Oxford Wine Company

The Wine Reserve


Best Distributor/Supplier to Independents

Alliance Wine

Indigo Wine

World Wine Agencies


INDUSTRY AWARDS – sponsored by Broadland Wineries

Best Overall Agent/Distributor of the Year – sponsored by Tradeteam

Alliance Wine

Armit Wines

Bibendum Wine


Liberty Wines

PLB Group

World Wine Agencies


Responsible/Sustainable Retailer of the Year


Marks & Spencer


Best Innovation of the Year


Vini Italiani


Engaging the Consumer Award


E & J Gallo, The Barefoot Wines Beach Rescue Project

Helen McGinn, Knackered Mother's Wine Club



Best New/Emerging Drinks Business of the Year

Condor Wines

Loki Wines

Vini Italiani



Best Digital/Social Media Strategy of the Year

Armit Wines




Best Multiple/Specialist Drinks Retailer of the Year – sponsored by I Heart Wines






A Special Achievement Award will be announced on the night.

The awards will be presented on May 20 at the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) in London. For further details about the awards go to and to apply for tickets on the evening please contact

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