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A look ahead at what lies in store at this month’s London Wine Fair Dating back nearly 40 years, the London Wine Fair is back in May with a fresh new look, including tastings, masterclasses and new features. Bigger than last year, the trade-only show will bring together over 14,000 wines and other drinks from …

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London Wine Week is back, with more than 125 bars and restaurants due to take part from May 14 to 20. Alongside a packed programme of events, participating bars will be offering special menus to help people explore the world of wine including bespoke tasting flights with food pairings. These £5 flights will be available …

UberEats

Advice for operators looking to move into food delivery, by John Oakes, CEO of Revenue Management Solutions (RMS), specialist in science-based customer analytics for hospitality It’s no secret that consumers are seeking convenience, resulting in a drive towards on-demand delivery. Most pub and bar operators see the shift as a good thing for business, with …

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Bartenders from around the world came together for the first Balvenie Global Bartender Trip to celebrate the 25th year anniversary of The Balvenie DoubleWood whisky. Organised by ACA Live, it aimed to fully immerse the bartenders into The Balvenie’s past, present and future including a tour of the distillery in Dufftown for a first-hand education …

Tales of the Cocktail Edinburgh Pic Greg Macvean - 09/01/2017 - 07971 826 457 Tales of the Cocktail on Tour Tales of the Cocktail is a world-famous annual conference and festival which takes place in New Orleans every July. It also goes 'On Tour' once a year and after visiting Buenos Aires, Vancouver and Mexico City, it is heading to Europe for the first time in April 2017. Edinburgh has been selected due to its highly accomplished and sophisticated cocktail culture. The four-day extravaganza will see leading bartenders from all over the world head to Scotland's capital for a series of events designed to educate, illuminate and entertain bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts from the city and beyond.

A look ahead at the return of Tales on Tour to Edinburgh in April After a successful debut in 2017, Tales of the Cocktail on Tour returns to Edinburgh from April 7 to 10, with seminars featuring leading bar owners, bartenders and drinks industry figures. It is designed to educate, illuminate and entertain bartenders and …

Jamie Jones World Class

As Diageo Reserve’s World Class competition approaches its first stage of judging, we hear from last year’s GB Bartender of the Year, Jamie Jones, now director of drinks at consultancy Scotch+Limon In what ways has winning World Class GB Bartender of the Year affected your work and career? It’s an incredibly prestigious title, and one …

London Beer Week

Bars are ready for the return of London Beer Week this month, helping people to discover and explore beers from brewers both new and old. Returning for a fourth year from March 12 to 18, it will involve 75 of the capital’s bars which will be offering £5 beer flights or boilermakers to pass holders. …

Parsley in Time Eco Straw

The tide is turning on single-use plastic straws, writes Rob Blunderfield, marketing manager for leading supplier Parsley in Time You’ve read all about it. Sure you have. Plastic has taken over. It’s blighting our seas, killing our wildlife and devastating whole eco-systems. One strand of the plastic landscape that has become synonymous with this pollution …

casual dining 2017

Casual Dining show is back at the Business Design Centre in London on February 21 and 22 The bosses of some of Britain’s leading bar operators will be among speakers at this year’s Casual Dining show alongside over 200 exhibitors showcasing new products, equipment and services. It is returning to the Business Design Centre in …

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A look ahead at bar and pub industry show Pub18 in London on February 6 and 7 The only dedicated trade show for the UK’s pub and bar industry, Pub18, is set to return on February 6 and 7, bringing together over 200 exhibitors, a line-up of inspirational speakers and a host of ideas and …