Yorkshire Wolds drinks producer Raisthorpe Distillery has been awarded two coveted 1-star awards at this year’s Great Taste Awards, the largest and most trusted independent accreditation scheme for fine food and drink. Raisthorpe’s Perfect Pear and Peppercorn Gin and Oak Aged Dry Distilled Gin both won a 1-star award each. Receiving a 1-star Great Taste …

Dave Watts, Chef and owner of this charming cottage-style pub in the heart of the Test Valley, Hampshire, has lost no time making sure the place stays ahead of the game, particularly during these difficult times.  By serving high quality food with an unusual twist, using local and artisanal produce, not being afraid to be …

THE BLIND RABBIT, Nottingham’s New York inspired bar, grill and live entertainment space, is officially open – becoming the first major venue to launch post-lockdown in the city centre. The heritage building, which is brimming with original features, has sat empty since the closure of Belgian restaurant Belgo in June 2019. But now the flagship venue transports …

Tim Atkin 2021 South Africa Wine Special Report  Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate, owned by UK entrepreneur Penny Streeter, was a standout performer in the ninth annual South Africa Special Report compiled by leading UK wine writer Tim Atkin MW and released on September 10th, 2021. Medals of Excellence were awarded for all seven of its entries for the second …

CardsSafe Ltd. is pleased to announce a new partnership with wine broker and aficionado Pierre-Loup DeCam, founder of Bacchus Wines (PLDC). CardsSafe and Pierre-Loup are thrilled to be working together to bring the joyful wines of Parenchère in eastern Bordeaux to independent restaurants, pubs and bars in the UK.   For all the negatives the last …

Heading into September, venues will start to look at transitioning their menus from summer to autumn. It’s that time of year again where venues will be looking at getting rid of old stock and bringing in the new, evaluating what’s hot and what’s not. So what should bars consider when altering their menus? Co-founder of …

Tips on keeping beer lines cleaned from Heineken. Beer is the drink of choice for the majority of UK consumers, with over 70% suggesting they regularly drink a pint or bottle of beer in the on-trade. With 94% of all beer being consumed on draught, it’s important to ensure you maintain the highest standards of …

Mrs Riot suggests pitchers and pictures go hand in hand, here’s how… Social media has evolved to become an efficient self-marketing tool for individuals and businesses alike. Through uploading aesthetically pleasing content to sharing stories across platforms, there has never been an easier and more affordable way of promoting your venue. For bars, it’s customers …

In 1914, Fairmont Palliser was built to support Canadian railway travel. Today, the bar creates its own ale from the venue’s unserved bread and creates unique picnic experiences for diners. Located in Calgary, one of the largest cities in Canada, the Fairmont Palliser is a hotel with a lot of history. Built to support Canadian …

Flavoured ciders and draught beer are in high demand as consumers prepare for autumn. Drinkers have really helped boost the economy from April through to August and now they will continue to do so as the industry navigates its transition from summer to autumn. While cocktails remain popular, flavoured ciders have risen in popularity and …