This year’s International Women’s Day campaign theme #BalanceforBetter is all about encouraging the celebration of women’s achievements while calling for a more gender-balanced world. Ahead of March 8, Zoe Fryday catches up with some of the leading ladies in drinks and hospitality to discuss entrepreneurship, success and the powerful subject of gender equality. Joyce and …

Casual Dining

Many of Britain’s biggest pub and bar operators will be heading to London later this month for Casual Dining, the definitive trade show for the UK’s bar, pub and restaurant sector. 2019’s visitors include Ei Group, Marston’s, Mitchells & Butlers, Greene King, Stonegate Pub Company, Punch Taverns, Star Pubs & Bars, Shepherd Neame, Young & …

PUB19

A look ahead to bar and pub industry show Pub19, returning to Olympia London on 5 and 6 February Pub19 is a key calendar date for the industry, presenting an exciting arena for networking with likeminded individuals, discovering upcoming trends and sharing information to help drive businesses forward. 2019’s highly anticipated show will feature a …

On and leading up to January 25, bars around the UK honour the life and work of Scotland’s immortal poet Robert Burns. Burns Night marks the anniversary of legendary Scottish poet Robert Burns’ birthday. Whisky, haggis, and poetry combine in abundance every year as people come together to celebrate this national treasure and his enduring …

Daniel Warren

Zoe Fryday catches up with Diageo Reserve GB World Class Bartender of the Year 2018 Daniel Warren to discuss life since the competition and hot drinks and cocktail trends for the year ahead. Coming second place in the World Class global final – what an achievement. How does it feel? “Coming in second place at …

Monin

To help bar managers ensure they get their offering right, Monin has identified what January’s consumer wants from their no-ABV or vegan cocktails. A recent survey by Monin revealed that more than 20 million Brits are considering going vegan for the month of January, while two thirds of the population are considering giving up alcohol …

With just a week to go before Halloween on 31 October, we look at what drinks brands and UK bars are doing to spook things up. To kick things off on Thursday 24 October, Kraken Black Spiced Rum is collaborating with immersive theatre group Les Enfants Terribles for ‘Screamfest: The Ocean of Souls’. Upon arrival …

The Spirit Show 2018

The Spirit Show is opening up a world of drinks innovation on 22 and 23 November at London’s Business Design Centre. The history of The Spirit Show is brief but its rise as a must-attend event for the bar industry has been rapid. Originally launched in 2016 as a tasting event for the general public, …

RumFest 2017

RumFest is back for 2018 on 20 and 21 October, and what’s more, London Rum Week has been launched to prolong the celebrations. More than 400 rums from around the world will be brought together for RumFest when it returns on October 20 and 21 to London’s Earl’s Court. Dedicated mixologists, master blenders and rum …

WSET spirits tasting

In August 2019, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) will be launching the new first-of-its-kind WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits. Candidates who have completed the WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits will be able to progress to the new qualification, which is designed to complement the global growth in spirits and the industry’s …