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Bars need to start preparing for the arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May, writes Paula Tighe, information governance director at leading law firm Wright Hassall Businesses must get ready for the arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and allow themselves enough time to fully understand the changes. Key decision …

millesme organic wine

Cendrine Vimont from Sudvinbio, organisers of organic wine trade fair Millésime Bio, looks ahead to more attention on organic wines in the on-trade in 2018 As we approach the turn of the year, all eyes are on the food and drink trends to watch for 2018. This year, it seems organic wines are set to …

smart meter

Claire Maugham, director of policy and communications at Smart Energy GB, explains how you can take control of your energy bills by upgrading to a smart meter in your bar or pub Staying warm and cosy this winter is on everyone’s mind, especially those in the hospitality industry. Around this time of year, guests pile …

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The Licensed Trade Charity, which provides a free support helpline for pub and bar staff, is offering tips for people managing teams in bars and pubs over Christmas With this time of year often stressful and busy, these tips will help ensure staff, as well as customers, can make the most of the festive period. …

Spirit Show 2016 tasting theatre

A preview of The Spirit Show which returns to London at the start of December, with a session for the trade The Spirit Show is back this December, offering all kinds of categories to explore from whisky, gin, vodka and rum through to the more unusual. Originally launched as an event for consumers, it features …

funkin innovation lab

Funkin’s first Innovation Lab explored the nuances of low- and no-ABV cocktails The idea of having no alcohol in what should be an alcoholic drink – take alcohol-free beers for example – isn’t new. But in the cocktail world, this concept is beginning to take off and has become a “hot” topic in recent months. …

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Registration for the only dedicated trade show in the UK for the pub and bar industry, Pub18, officially opens today. To register to attend the show for free, visitors are invited to sign up at www.thepubshow.co.uk/register. On Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 February 2018, Pub18 at London’s Olympia will bring together over 200 exhibitors, a …

Old Fashioned Week

Bars around the UK are getting ready to join a global celebration of a classic cocktail with the return of Old Fashioned Week from November 2 to 11. After the success of its first year, it has recruited even more bars in the UK for 2017 as part of its ambition to have more than …

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The digital revolution is upon us, says Matt Graywood, chief operating officer of Preoday, the specialist in mobile and online ordering and promotions technology New trends across the hospitality industry are drastically changing the way customers interact with businesses. That includes bars, restaurants, theatres, gig venues and, really, anywhere that customers make food or drink …

rumfest ian burrell

More than 400 rums from around the world will be brought together for UK RumFest when it returns on October 14 and 15 at the ILEC Conference Centre in Earl’s Court, London. Alongside sampling, guests can enjoy a series of seminars from world-leading experts including Don Q’s master blender Jaiker Soto Bravo, tiki specialist Jeff …