Heineken is launching a new product made from Foster’s lager and natural lemon juice with an ABV of two per cent to tap into the “moderation” market. Due to be introduced in March in the on-trade and off-trade, Foster’s Radler will come in 300ml bottles, supported by a £4million marketing and advertising spend focused on …

Luminar has created a modern new club in Crawley town centre in West Sussex After being closed for nearly a year, the 1,100-capacity Liquid and Envy club in the heart of Crawley in West Sussex has been transformed into a modern new venue called Moka. Launched last October, the £750,000 investment is part of Luminar’s …

Improving draught and cellar management can make money for your bar With competition fierce in the bar and pub trade, it is more important than ever to make sure customers are happy with the quality of the beer, cider and soft drinks they are served. Not only is it essential to have a good cellar …

Lighting design is an essential element of a bar’s ambience and look, reports Mark Ludmon When you walk past the latest Adventure Bar of an evening, clusters of lights and neon tempt you into an inviting oasis of warmth and style. Lighting design plays a key role in controlling the ambience of the new venue …

TGI Friday’s has confirmed plans to open six new bar-restaurants in the UK this year, including Leeds and Glasgow, creating more than 600 jobs including bartenders. The first will launch at the new Leeds Trinity leisure and retail development on March 21 and another is already planned for the Glasgow Fort retail park on the …

A look ahead at the features, talks and products at March’s hospitality trade show in Scotland Scotland’s largest hospitality trade show, ScotHot, is celebrating its 40th year in March, offering ideas and inspiration for bars and restaurants. Held every two years, the three-day exhibition returns to Glasgow’s SECC from March 4 to 6, bringing together …

Chivas Brothers has announced it is to go ahead with plans to open the home of Beefeater Gin to the public as a tourist attraction. The site in Kennington, south London, will open later this year and, for the first time, will offer visitors a chance to see the gin being made and learn about …

Ownership of Heaven nightclub and G-A-Y bars has been bought back from music retailer HMV by the G-A-Y brand’s founder, Jeremy Joseph. Administrators from Deloitte have sold HMV’s majority stake in the late-night venues to Joseph who had remained part owner in the business after founding it 20 years ago. Joseph launched G-A-Y at the …

Mark Ludmon looks at the case for adding premium soft drinks and mixers to the menu At bars such as Lost Society, The Lost Angel and Citizen Smith in London, The Lost Group has gained a reputation for innovation in cocktails. But it has also seen enormous growth in premium soft drinks and non-alcoholic cocktails …

The fun of après-piste parties has been transplanted from Austria to central London, reports Mark Ludmon With its red-and-white checked table cloths, cowhide upholstery and timber-clad walls, Bodo’s Schloss could be in the Austrian Alps rather than Kensington High Street. Down to the smallest detail, including the bartenders’ lederhosen, the new bar, club and restaurant …