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NZ Sommelier Scholarship participants announced

Published:  14 November, 2018

New Zealand Winegrowers has confirmed 18 recipients of its 2019 International Sommelier Scholarship, designed to encourage on-trade ambassadors for the country’s wines.

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Rigging the game

Published:  06 November, 2018

Less is often more when it comes to turning a profit says consultant Sean Finter, a master at optimising returns from on-trade businesses. Harpers tuned in to his message at Bar Convent in Berlin. 

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UK hospitality sector continues to grow despite Brexit concerns

Published:  26 October, 2018

The UK hospitality sector has turned over in excess of £100bn for the first time and now employs 2.35 million people.

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William Grant & Sons offers bartender training

Published:  26 October, 2018

William Grant & Sons’ UK Brand Ambassador team is offering training to bartenders at its first ever Unwrapped: The Other Side of Bartending event in Edinburgh on 29 October.

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Pied à Terre leads petition for business rates to be abolished

Published:  25 October, 2018

Philip Hammond is being urged to abolish ‘debilitating’ business by some of the UK’s leading restaurateurs.

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Big interview: Charlie Stein, wine buyer, The Vintner and Rick Stein Restaurants

Published:  24 October, 2018

Straddling both on and off-trade and with a famous family restaurant group behind him, Charlie Stein chats to Andrew Catchpole about life in the wine trade

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Tipping point

Published:  17 October, 2018

The government has revealed plans to help ensure hospitality workers get all the tips left for them, but reactions to the news were mixed, reports Michelle Perrett.

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Diageo identifies low and no alcohol as number one trend for 2019

Published:  12 October, 2018

Diageo’s The Future of Drinks trends session at its World Class global bartending finals in Berlin earlier this week predicted that low and no alcohol alternatives would continue to grow, with younger consumers driving the change.

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Ditch vanilla approach to engage millennials

Published:  11 October, 2018

On-trade operators at Bar Convent were urged to ditch a “vanilla” approach in favour of taking a more political stance with the brands they pour and activities they run.

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Hart brothers drop new restaurant in Kings Cross

Published:  06 October, 2018

DROP

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Sake and Beyond partnership heads to Soho

Published:  06 October, 2018

SAKE AND BEYOND

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Vinoteca Soho forced out by licencing difficulties

Published:  12 September, 2018

Vintoeca has called time on its Soho venue after pressure from the local authority meant either changing its business model or closing its doors.

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Gaucho brought back from the brink by investors

Published:  05 September, 2018

Ailing Argentinian steak chain Gaucho has been saved by its lenders, after falling into administration back in July.

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Premium spirits worth 40% more to the on-trade at Christmas

Published:  17 August, 2018

The shift to premium spirits has happened and is here to stay, opening up a multimillion pound opportunity for the UK’s bars and restaurants this festive season.

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Gaucho is a casualty of shifting social mores, say analysts

Published:  16 August, 2018

Healthy eating trends could be contributing to the demise of the casual dining sector as we know it, new research has boldly stated, while calling on the alcohol sector to be a force for change.

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Bid to save Gaucho heats up as former The Ivy owner enters the fray

Published:  08 August, 2018

Prominent foodservice investor Luke Johnson has become the latest person to enter into talks to buy ailing steak restaurant, Gaucho, it has been reported.

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Looking ahead: Stephen Finch, Vagabond Wines

Published:  07 August, 2018

As the first half of 2018 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, on-going trends and opportunities

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Meet the buyers: Arancha Lopez Perez, Ten Green Bottles

Published:  31 July, 2018

Hybrids that mix it up with wine and food spill the beans on how to juggle retail and in-house hospitality.

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Looking ahead: Neil Bruce, Fuller's

Published:  26 July, 2018

As the first half of 2018 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities

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Looking ahead: Ryan 'Mr Lyan' Chetiyawardana, Dandelyan

Published:  20 July, 2018

As the first half of 2018 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities  

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