HOSPITALITY heavyweight Gary Rudkin is the latest recruit to be appointed at Canal Turn – the largescale, vibrant restaurant and leisure development in Nottingham. Gary joins the growing Canal Turn team as head of operations for food, beverage and events -overseeing Canal Turn’s restaurant Cleaver and Wake, its relaxed bar and grill Binks Yard, as …

The Drinks Trust is excited to announce that attendees of The Golden Pineapples in association with VinLog will be enjoying the exclusive music act by the award-winning British singer-songwriter Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Ellis-Bextor will headline the music entertainment exclusively for our Golden Pineapples guests.  The evening will be a coming together and celebration of the UK …

The Cuban rum brand RON SANTIAGO DE CUBA™ is delighted to announce the appointment of Antonio Naranjo as the new Global Brand Ambassador. Antonio is a two-time winner of World Class Bartender of the Year (Spain and Norway). He was also the co-founder and creator of the concept of a World’s 50 Best Bars 2019, …

Amaro Montenegro, Italy’s #1 Premium Amaro,  has announced the launch of The Vero Bartender, its annual cocktail competition that invites bartenders from around the world to showcase their talent in synergy with the brand with the opportunity to win €6,000 to enrich their career. Applications are now open and accepted via The Vero Bartender website …

Spirit Lab’s owner and Director, Emanuele Mancini, opens up about their role in the hospitality industry and what makes them stand out amongst the numerous training schools in the UK. 1. Tell me a little bit about Spirit Lab. “We focus on high-quality training for five-star establishments. After Brexit – and COVID – we have …

The 2022 Nottingham Best Bar None Scheme has been launched by Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID) and licensed premises in the City Centre are being encouraged to apply.  Best Bar None is a national initiative supported by the Home Office and drinks industry that aims to improve standards in the evening and night time economy. As …

Stella Artois launches ‘Stella Please’ nationally, promoting kindness and respect towards hospitality staff. In nearly 4,000 locations across the UK, Stella Artois sales will trigger a donation to Hospitality Action up to £150,000 Stella Artois, a proud part of Budweiser Brewing Group, has today announced the national launch of ‘Stella Please’. Over the coming months, …

The results of the 2022 London Spirits Competition are out. This is a competition where spirits are judged for end consumers. Spirits are rated with three main criteria in mind: quality, value and packaging. To be a medal winner, Spirits must show a rating in all the three factors with the most weightage on quality. …

Top 10 ranked global spirit and wine company Brown-Forman has been recognised for their ethical work, being named in Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list.An honour reserved for a select number of companies, the recognition showcases Brown-Forman’s commitment to advancing business integrity and their exceptional internal programmes such as Growing Remarkable and Outstanding Women (GROW) and …

We chatted to Jennifer about her thoughts on being a woman in the industry, what inspires her, and her career at Brown-Forman, one of the world’s leading global spirits and wine company.  What has been your journey to your current role?  I started out as an intern with Brown-Forman in Louisville, Kentucky when I was …