Bartenders create Quarantine Margarita

Several famous bartenders from around the world who are currently working from home have come together to create virtual cocktail, the Quarantine Margarita, to reinforce the self-isolation message in a light-hearted, uplifting way. The bartenders responded to a call by Ansis Ancovs, a global cocktail champion and Rooster Rojo tequila global brand ambassador. The video, …

DeliverMyNight

UK nightlife comparison site DesignMyNight has launched a new platform to showcase and support the best in online events and deliveries taking place across the UK during Covid-19. DesignMyNight is known as the go-to for tickets to unique events, and a reliable source to book tables for the country’s best bars, restaurants and pubs. In …

Industry leaders, political figures and Business Improvement Districts are calling on the UK Government to support businesses within the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors that have a rateable value of more than £51,000. Croydon BID is leading the #RaiseTheBar campaign, asking the Government to expand the rateable value threshold for all retail, hospitality and leisure …

A new campaign called Keep Britain Working sees business leaders and politicians from across the UK join forces to lead an economic fightback against Covid-19. Keep Britain Working will help redeploy workers from struggling sectors to in-demand ones, help people who have lost their jobs find new ones, share and implement the best ideas to …

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) is pressing the Government to announce extra support for pubs, to ensure they can survive an extended Covid-19 lockdown. The trade body’s plea comes after cabinet minister Michael Gove warned that the nation’s pubs would be “among the last” to see restrictions placed upon them relaxed. The BBPA …

SIBA

Results released from a survey of small independent breweries across the UK, undertaken by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), suggest that beer sales are down by 82% since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. The survey, based on 282 SIBA members, reveals the devastating impact of the Covid-19 lockdown measures on the industry. Eight …

Chestnut and Food4Heroes

East Anglian hospitality group Chestnut has teamed up with Food4Heroes to help provide fresh, nutritious meals for frontline NHS workers. The not-for-profit initiative, which is operated entirely by volunteers, has been launched to initially provide 300 free meals per week to NHS workers at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital CCU, with the aim of …

Britain’s managed pub, restaurant and bar sector saw collective like-for-like sales drop 57.6% in March as the country moved into lockdown, according to CGA’s Coffer Peach Business Tracker. All parts of the market were hit hard, as the slowdown in sales, which started in February, continued during the first half of the month before the …

Jameson Hosts

Irish whiskey brand Jameson has created an online platform to support, inspire and engage the international bar community through this unprecedented period of uncertainty. Part of Jameson Hosts, Jameson’s trade engagement platform, the new virtual space encourages the bar community to come together to connect, learn and share in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. …

WSET

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is fast-tracking its investment plans for online delivery of all its qualifications in response to Covid-19. WSET currently offers its Levels 1-4 Award in Wines and Levels 1-2 Award in Spirits as online courses. However, in response to the current situation, which forced the vast majority of its …