The Blend by Beam Suntory and The World’s 50 Best Bars today announce the return of the 50 Best Bars The Blend Scholarship – giving great ideas a louder voice and creating inspiring opportunities for bartenders around the globe who see a path to a better future for hospitality. Following the success of last year’s programme …

NEW DATA SHOWS A QUARTER OF GEN Z DON’T KNOW THEY NEED PHOTO ID TO VOTE, AHEAD OF THE LOCAL ELECTIONS Brixton Brewery is launching free-to-use photo ID booths, and thousands of informative coasters and stickers on pint glasses and cans across the UK to encourage consumers not to forget their ID on voting day. Their YES, …

The fast-growing global spirits company, Amber Beverage Group (ABG), has entered the bond market to fund its automated, high-bay warehouse development. ABG issued senior secured 4-year EUR 30 million bonds with investor demand exceeding EUR 45 million. Signet Bank (Latvia) acted as the arranger for the bond issue. Amber Beverage Group is a rapidly growing …

Westons Cider, the UK’s leading authentic cider maker, is injecting some fun into the summer as it introduces a new Tropical Cloudy Cider to its popular Rosie’s Pig range. Rosie’s Pig Tropical Cloudy Cider taps into growing consumer demand for cocktail-inspired ciders and citrus flavoured spirits, while offering an infused serve that boasts refreshing notes …

Combining natural botanicals and flavourings to create delicious non-alcoholic libations, ANON are a collaboration between South-West based independent drinks producer Alfresco Drinks – who have been developing and making soft drinks for over 20 years – and their ingredient partners and distilleries. Having launched the ANON brand in June 2021 with Bittersweet Aperitif (think Aperol), …

To mark Earth Day, which took place on 22nd April, Chino Latino is launching a limited edition charity cocktail, Tropics Walk, which will be available for one month with £1 from every drink sold donated to Rainforest Concern. Please see below for more information, in case it’s suitable for any features you’re working on. The perfect spring cocktail, Tropics Walk is a sharp smash …

This month (April 2023), EcoPure Waters, a leading provider of sustainable and eco-friendly bottled water solutions, is thrilled to announce its new partnership with the prestigious Sheraton Heathrow Hotel, a Marriott hotel located in the heart of London’s bustling Heathrow airport. As part of the partnership, Sheraton Heathrow Hotel has been supplied with an EcoPure …

This April (20-23), Lavazza will be at London’s biggest coffee party: London Coffee Festival. Lavazza will be showcasing its specialty coffee range 1895 – a selection of the finest coffee beans sourced from independent plantations and certified cooperatives. Located in the Hyde Park area of the festival, coffee lovers and coffee professionals will have the opportunity …

In view of summer, we look into the soft drinks and mixers category and ways in which venue operators can capitalise their non-alcoholic offering. Soft drinks and mixers have been around for over a century, but recent years have seen a surge in their popularity. With a wide range of flavours and options available, soft …

ZAG Drinks is an exciting and innovative non-alcoholic drink company that is pioneering a new drinks category; Social Softs – soft drinks designed for adult drinking occasions. Here, they provide their top five tips for successfully integrating a strong soft drinks menu into your venue. RECOGNISE HOW ADULT SOFT DRINKS DRIVE FOOTFALL Don’t measure sales …