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Monin has launched a new take on ‘Thirsty Thursdays’, to help bartenders and baristas alike challenge their creativity at home and inspire consumers. The brand is running a series of interactive Facebook Live masterclasses supporting bartenders and baristas in trying something new, featuring two respected industry creatives – Kenji Jesse and Dan Fellows – who …

Thatchers cider

Somerset cider maker Thatchers is helping the UK on-trade get back to business by offering every one of its free-trade customers a free 50 litre keg of cider. Thatchers is promising up to £1million of cider to make this happen. The company will be working closely with its wholesale suppliers to ensure venues receive their …

Diageo is supporting the trade from the impact of the Covid-19 crisis as it faces reopening, announcing a new programme to allow the safe retrieval of kegs from cellars across the UK. The ‘Keg Destruction Programme’ will see Diageo provide a like-for-like replacement of fresh stock for all unbroached kegs. For all broached kegs, Diageo …

Bodega Bay

Molson Coors has secured an exclusive distribution partnership with Bodega Bay to support the roll-out of the brand’s hard seltzer range in the UK on-trade. The move follows Molson Coors rebranding as Molson Coors Beverage Company at the end of last year, signalling its intention to continue expanding its portfolio beyond beer. The Bodega Bay …

Heineken UK has expanded its on-trade support resource with a new series of webinars, offering expert advice to operators on navigating lockdown. The series, called ‘Keg Talks’, is hosted on Heineken’s wider support resource available through the newly-launched The Pub Collective pop-up site. Episodes feature interviews with independent speakers and operators, who share their advice …

Meister Hunter 2020

The top ten bartenders from Mast-Jaegermeister UK’s Meister Hunter competition are set to compete in a Zoom final on 18 June, with a highlight reel available to view on social media. This year’s Meister Hunter competition was developed in efforts to support bartenders who are currently out of work due to the Covid-19 pandemic, offering …

Hospitality software provider Fourth has created an in-app health survey that enables operators to track the health of their employees so they can safety staff sites when the industry reopens. The new feature, which is securely accessible via the Fourth app, asks employees a series of questions on their current health so that operators can …

Artisan Drinks Co competition

For its new competition, The Artisan Drinks Co is giving professional bartenders the chance to show off their cocktail-making skills and have their creation preserved for posterity as a work of art. Entrants, who need to be based in the UK, can choose from a selection of five Artisan mixers to include in their cocktail, …

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has set out more details on how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will continue to support jobs and business as people return to work, following the announcement of an extension of the scheme on 12 May. From 1 July, businesses will be given the flexibility to bring furloughed employees back part …

Pernod Ricard has partnered with the United Nation’s EducateAll platform to provide free online sustainable and responsible bartending training. The course – entitled ‘The Bar World of Tomorrow’ – is available worldwide and targets both bartenders and bar owners to educate them on sustainable and responsible practices for a greener and more inclusive future. It …