IBC Simply, a food and drink manufacturer and supplier based in St Albans has won an award for its “world class customer service”.  Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce’s Excellence in Customer Commitment award was presented to IBC Simply (Italian Beverage Company) at this year’s Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards at the Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden.  IBC Simply …

Nusa Caña is launching a small parcel of its coveted ‘Godfather’ expression to the UK drinks sector this month. A truly rare, premium Batavia Arrack at 60 per cent abv, Godfather is crafted exclusively for the on-trade as a celebration of Batavia Arrack and pays tribute to the often-overlooked role Indonesia played in the history of rum.   Nusa Caña’s mission is to bring back the forgotten story of Indonesian rum. …

Brands looking to enter into the 6th annual London Spirits Competition are encouraged to submit by super early bird offer, to save £75 on the entry fee. If a drinks competition is doing its job, it should be attracting the most exciting new launches as well as attracting the best-established brands in that sector to …

HEINEKEN UK’s Buying Club offers Pub Trade up to £1m of savings in 2022 HEINEKEN UK has ramped up the number of money-saving opportunities through its Buying Club in recent months, offering exclusive deals to its on-trade customers. With these deals designed to save the on-trade over £1M this year, there’s never been a better …

As the first official day of summer draws nearer (21st June), Austria’s famous Stiegl brewery has kicked off the summer Radler season in style with the launch of its annual beer cocktail campaign.  Set up in 1492, Stiegl turns 530 years old this June so the brewery is challenging the UK’s best bartenders and mixologists …

Still In Cask, the global platform that gives consumers the opportunity to buy shares in a cask directly from distilleries, has welcomed the highly experienced entrepreneur Stephanie Jordan, co-founder of Avallen Spirits* and creative mind behind drinks consultancy Drinking Out Loud as a Non-Executive Director.  The innovative business, that has been developed to democratise the …

With just a couple of weeks to go before Imbibe Live opens its doors, the leading trade exhibition for the UK drinks industry has confirmed that over 70 new exhibitors will be heading to London, Olympia as the show bounces back to pre-pandemic scale and trade professionals surge back to in-person events.   Across 4th …

elit™ Vodka has announced the launch of the latest evolution of the brand’s global cocktail competition elit Martini Masters. Previously known as the Art of Martini, the competition is back after a four-year hiatus – promising even tougher competition and offering a once in a lifetime “money can’t buy” prize. Entries are now open for UK bartenders to …

Bestselling fruit cider in the UK, Kopparberg, is ready to meet venue and consumer needs for the season. As we head into summer, consumers will start looking for easier drinking and more sessionable drinks to enjoy in hot beer gardens. With more drinkers than any other cider brand and being the bestselling fruit cider in …

São Paulo, Brazil “We are still learning and make mistakes all the time, but we keep pushing each other!” Bar Astor is a lively, refined venue in the streets of São Paulo, Brazil. Co-Founder, Ricardo Garrido, answers a few questions about their business, telling us more about how it all began and what makes them …