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Profile: Jascots’ and Bolney’s symbiotic advantages

Published:  18 January, 2024

Under new leadership Jascots Wine Merchants marches on, strengthening its on-trade reach while making inroads with indies, as Andrew Catchpole discovers.


Friday read: Are specialist wine merchants in danger of becoming obsolete?

Published:  10 November, 2023

The WineBarn’s multiple award-winning founder Iris Ellmann – an early champion of dry German whites and Spätburgunder in the UK – makes the case for somms to stick with specialist importers.


Profile: The wonder of Wanderlust

Published:  17 October, 2023

Wanderlust’s Richard Ellison talks Andrew Catchpole through his journey into wine.


Harpers exclusive: Enotria’s new CEO

Published:  02 October, 2023

Enotria & Coe has announced a new CEO, Harpers can exclusively reveal, with Julian Momen taking over in the top job from long-standing CEO Troy Christensen.


LWC and Hills Prospect aim for ‘best-in-class’ partnership

Published:  15 September, 2023

LWC Drinks and Hills Prospect, both regulars on Harpers 50 Best Wholesalers list, have described how their new partnership will strengthen their overall customer proposition and leverage their individual skills, as LWC looks to increase its foothold in the crucial area of London and the South East.


Profile: Walker & Wodehouse

Published:  14 September, 2023

Joshua Butler of Walker & Wodehouse, partner to Harpers 50 Best Indies, talks trade with James Bayley.


Enotria & Coe welcomes new COO

Published:  15 August, 2023

Enotria & Coe has announced the appointment of Julian Momen as its new chief operating officer (COO), who has joined the company after holding several top jobs across the industry.


Boutinot Wines: Our friends in the north

Published:  14 March, 2023

The straight-talking northern distributor is a company with many hidden talents, writes Jo Gilbert.


Low and no hits new highs

Published:  14 February, 2022

As low and no becomes a year-round proposition, Jo Gilbert dives into figures shared exclusively with Harpers by major UK supplier of low and no products, Enotria & Coe.


50 Top Drinks Wholesaler 2022 nominations are open

Published:  09 February, 2022

Following a change of format during the pandemic, we’re delighted to announce that Harpers' annual 50 Top Drinks Wholesaler list, celebrating the best wholesalers in the UK, is back its original form.


Jerry Lockspeiser: On Jeremy Clarkson, margins and the ‘middleman’ dog whistle

Published:  22 December, 2021

In case anyone missed it, Jeremy Clarkson has recently launched his own beer brand, Hawkstone. The lager is made with barley grown on his Cotswolds farm. Exposed to the workings of the supply chain, Clarkson was reportedly aghast at the difference between the £205 per tonne he received for his barley and the £580 paid by the brewers to the middleman.


Bouncing Back Q&A: Sam Thackeray, MD, Enotria & Coe

Published:  08 December, 2021

Continuing our seasonal Bouncing Back Q&A series, Sam Thackery of Enotria & Coe takes stock of the challenges and lessons of 2021 and considers the path ahead for the trade.


Bancroft showcases new-look portfolio at first post-lockdown tasting

Published:  14 September, 2021

The trade was in fine form at Trivet restaurant in London Bridge yesterday, where mid-sized supplier Bancroft Wines debuted many of the wines brought over from the trimming of Berry Bros & Rudd’s wholesale arm, Field, Morris & Verdin (FMV).


C&C looks to Alto Adige and Sicily for new additions

Published:  16 August, 2021

London-based wine importer and wholesaler Carson & Carnevale Wines (C&C) has been appointed the UK agent for Alto Adige’s Kellerei St Pauls coop and Sicily’s Assuli winery, as it continues to push beyond the channel-orientated struggles of the past 18 months.


Gusbourne signs deal as official Goodwood supplier

Published:  28 July, 2021

Gusbourne has signed a deal as an official partner of Goodwood Racecourse, as well being appointed the exclusive English sparkling wine supplier across the Goodwood Estate which includes Goodwood House, the Goodwood Hotel, The Kennels, Hound Lodge and the Goodwood Motor Circuit.


Lousada steps up as CEO at QB

Published:  06 November, 2020

Quintessential Brands (QB) has announced changes for its senior team, with former MD James Lousada stepping up to take the role of CEO.


Think Spirits panel identifies lasting change in new drinks landscape

Published:  14 October, 2020

The pandemic has had a profound impact on all aspects of the business of drinks, reshaping how trade and consumers interact and behave, while delivering deep economic uncertainty.


LWC Drinks launches order and pay on-trade solution

Published:  28 September, 2020

LWC Drinks has launched a full-service order and pay solution to help the hospitality industry "stay safely connected” with its customers.


Friday Read: Multiple price pressures

Published:  03 July, 2020

The following nicely captures the predominant supplier view of UK supermarkets.


Off-Piste Wines: Rewriting the rules

Published:  01 July, 2020

Covid-19 came at a tricky time for Off-Piste Wines, which was forging ahead with plans to put an £8m investment to good use this summer. Jo Gilbert caught up with MD Andy Talbot to find out what Plan B looks like for this forward-thinking business.