Independent wine & spirits company Sovereign Brands reinforces its culture of breaking with convention with the launch of a blue sparkling wine. Luc Belaire has announced the newest handcrafted cuvée to join the Belaire family: Belaire Bleu. The limited-edition release is a spectacular sapphire color, inspired by the beautiful blue waters of the Côte d’Azur, in …

While the easing of lockdown restrictions across England on Monday 12 April received nationwide fanfare, cash-strapped industry leaders in the retail and hospitality sectors could be facing even greater losses, if they fail to adopt new technologies.  This warning comes from Daniel Holmberg, Country Manager from Quinyx UK, as figures released from the first lockdown milestone …

Director of Foodservice & Licensed at Britvic, Adam Russell, says that although consumers have adapted to the ‘new normal’, they are certainly becoming more eager to return to venues and outlets. In fact, 34% of people suggest they will go back to hospitality outlets once they have received their two inoculations[1], and almost a quarter …

Brockmans Gin is supporting gin lovers and The Drinks Trust, the charity for the drinks and hospitality industry, by offering a discount on its popular gift pack whilst donating to this good cause. Those shopping at the Brockmans online shop can take advantage of an exclusive deal: buy a gift pack comprising a 70cl bottle …

Stora Enso and packaging technology company Pulpex join forces to industrialize the production of eco-friendly paper bottles and containers made from wood fiber pulp. These renewable products will offer an alternative to PET plastics and glass. The exclusive partnership leverages Stora Enso’s formed fiber technologies and ability to convert end-products at an industrial scale. The …

As hospitality venues across England prepare to open their doors again on Monday 17th May, Ellie Webb, the founder of a leading non-alcoholic spirit Caleño, is urging owners and landlords around the country to be ready to cater for and make the most of a new type of customer: the mindful drinker. There’s no doubt …

Hospitality businesses should factor flexibility into their menu planning to deal with rising food and drink prices over the coming months, says buying specialist Lynx Purchasing. As the sector reopens after the long winter lockdown, a number of factors are combining to create a “perfect storm” in inflation terms, warns Lynx, as it publishes the …

On May 12th, Diageo Bar Academy will be showcasing a free masterclass in celebration of World Whisky Day entitled: A Complete Guide to Whisky Taste and Flavour with WSET. Here are the key details: • The session will be hosted by Becky Paskin and WSET’s Charlie McCarthy • Wednesday 12th May, 3pm UTC • Sign …

It’s no secret Hospitality took a big hit during the pandemic, losing 355,000 employees between March 2020 and March 2021. This accounted for a whopping 43% of the national total. (Office of National Statistics). With restrictions now easing, many employers need to find staff but are having difficulty recruiting them, as many of them have …

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) have teamed-up with long-standing BBC Radio Scotland presenter, Vic Galloway, to pair his favourite music with SMWS whisky flavour profiles. Vic, who has been broadcasting weekly on BBC Radio 1, BBC Scotland and BBC 6 Music for over 22 years, is also an author of two music books, a …