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Bibendum's Richard Cochrane offers Olympic support and advice

Published:  13 July, 2012

1. Focus on key wines

Unless you are the sort of venue that is known for an extensive wine list with pages and pages of choice, think about using a short, more focused list during the games.

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Sommeliers fear Olympic transport 'chaos'

Published:  13 July, 2012

London sommeliers gearing up for the Olympics are concerned about how traffic congestion may not just affect deliveries, but bookings as well.

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London's first 24/7 restaurant opens in August

Published:  13 July, 2012

London's first 24-hour restaurant the Duck & Waffle will be aimed at bankers who work unsocial hours, the art community of Shoreditch and people wanting quality food after a night on the town.

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Santa Rita's Terry Pennington looks at the Irish on-trade

Published:  12 July, 2012

Terry Pennington, commercial director for the UK and Ireland at Santa Rita, talks to Harpers about how the on-trade is coping in Ireland amid the euro crisis and on the back of the fall of the Celtic Tiger.

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Wines of Roussillon dessert competition calls for entries

Published:  05 July, 2012

For the fifth year running, UK sommelier and pastry chef teams are being challenged to find the ultimate pairing of a Roussillon Vin Doux Naturel with their own dessert creation.

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At Your Service events - July and August

Published:  05 July, 2012

Find out more about all the latest on-trade events for July and August.

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Restaurant openings - July and August

Published:  05 July, 2012

Find out more about all the latest on-trade openings for July and August.

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Jan Konetzki, Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2012

Published:  08 June, 2012

The Sommelier of the Year competition is a great platform for sommeliers to demonstrate their skills.

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English wine prices could be hiked to stem demand

Published:  07 June, 2012

Prices of English wine could begin to rise as producers attempt to stem the flow of demand on the back of celebrations.

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Sake Sommelier Association launches London Sake Challenge

Published:  07 June, 2012

Matching sake with the likes of foie gras and caviar is one of the areas the Sake Sommelier Association is trying to promote at the London Sake Challenge to be held in August.

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June tasting events

Published:  07 June, 2012

June 12-14

Stevens Garnier Trade Tasting Roadshow

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At Your Service winners announced at Harpers Awards

Published:  07 June, 2012

Emily O'Hare, sommelier at the River Café and restaurant 28º-50º Wine Workshop & Kitchen were just two of the winners in the At Your Service category at the inaugural Harpers Awards.

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Restaurant and bar openings

Published:  07 June, 2012

Graze Bar, Brasserie & Chophouse

 

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Kornicis chief executive on how to run a successful wine bar

Published:  07 June, 2012

After expanding its estate with the opening of its eighth Jamies Wine Bar in London, Kornicis Group chief executive Nick Tamblyn chats to Harpers about his methods behind running a successful wine bar.

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At Your Service blog

Published:  30 May, 2012

Bargain-basement branding and boredom blog by Christopher Piper, chairman of Christopher Piper Wines in Ottery St Mary, Devon.

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Wine law solicitor Andrew Park advises importers on how to legally protect themselves

Published:  09 May, 2012

It seems odd in an era where the wine industry is increasingly competitive and professional that contractual agreements with producers are still relatively rare.

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May tasting events

Published:  09 May, 2012

May 9 - Bibendum Bordeaux En Primeur Tasting, 3pm-8pm

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Moët UK Sommelier of the Year gets tough on entrants

Published:  08 May, 2012

Organisers of the Moët UK Sommelier of the Year competition 2012 have taken a tougher stance with this year's entrants in order to bring it in line with its European counterpart.

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Tim Wildman MW blogs about profitability and opportunity

Published:  08 May, 2012

An Easter cycling trip to Cornwall gave me the excuse I needed to finally visit the Eden Project.

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Restaurant and bar openings

Published:  08 May, 2012

Birmingham

Aalto Restaurant at Hotel La Tour
Albert Street, Birmingham B5 5JT

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