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:

AT YOUR SERVICE AWARDS

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

Hawksmoor

Vinoteca

 

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

 

TOP MERCHANTS AWARDS:

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

Ehrmanns

Liberty Wines

PLB Group

World Wine Agencies

 

Responsible/Sustainable Retailer of the Year

Asda

Marks & Spencer

 

Best Innovation of the Year

Morrisons

Vini Italiani

 

Engaging the Consumer Award

CyT UK

E & J Gallo, The Barefoot Wines Beach Rescue Project

Helen McGinn, Knackered Mother's Wine Club

Tesco

 

Best New/Emerging Drinks Business of the Year

Condor Wines

Loki Wines

Vini Italiani

 

 

Best Digital/Social Media Strategy of the Year

Armit Wines

CyT UK

Tesco

 

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

Asda

Sainsbury's

Tesco

Waitrose

 

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 harpersawards.com and to apply for tickets on the evening please contact joanna.gibson@wrbm.com.

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