It has been a devastating 18 months for the hospitality sector. Hundreds of venues have closed. Thousands of live events and festivals have been cancelled. Artists and creatives have had nowhere to perform. Because of this, leading craft beer specialists Pistonhead are throwing their considerable weight and support behind grassroots venues and the reopening on …

Back in 2020, Nordic Spirit launched a competition giving one venue the chance to win a £50,000 transformation, and we are delighted to announce the winning entry as… The Courtyard @ Piper! The team at The Piper in Hull flipped their business model from nightclub to summer-ready social hub, by converting their idle outdoor space …

The Isle of Wight Distillery Steps Up Its Environmental Efforts Mermaid Gin, from The Isle of Wight Distillery, has committed to support the restoration and protection of the Solent strait’s internationally important seagrass meadows. Part of the ‘#WilderSolent’ initiative run by Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, the activity will see the Distillery positioned …

With summer just around the corner the high season for limoncello fans around the world is getting under way! The limoncello category has lately been skyrocketing and is still growing at rates of over 200% in markets like Australia, according to IWSR 2020 data. Fiorito Limoncello outperforms the category with 50% growth in mature markets …

Award-winning, millennial canned wine brand, HUN, is set to expand its core product range with the launch of the UK’s first alcohol-free wine in a can.  Launching from June 11th, HUN Alcohol Free (AF) (0.5% ABV, 200ml) is a vegan sparkling white wine made from single origin South African Chenin Blanc grapes, presented in striking gold cans. The …

As the sun starts to shine, Havana Club is calling on bartenders to show us their spiced vibes and tell us what we should be sipping on this summer. The Cuban rum brand is challenging mixologists to create a cocktail using the brand new Havana Club Cuban Spiced which showcases the versatility of the spirit …

Reopening the doors to venues comes for most with a joyous sigh of relief. For some however, this joy is outweighed by a feeling of dread and anxiety about returning to work after such a long time. Here at Bar Magazine we are here to help you and provide you with some much-needed advice, with …

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 …

The reopening of pubs, bars and restaurants on 12th April and 17th May respectively is a lifeline for the licenced trade and drinks industries and cause for celebration. However, it is widely recognised that the impact on the drinks and hospitality industry businesses and workforce has been profound. The future for millions of people is …

As the UK cautiously begins to emerge from lockdown, new research indicates that there is an epidemic of ‘green guilt’ as 53 per cent of the nation have felt guilt for not always doing ‘their bit’ to help the planet – with large amounts of food waste the most common thing to feel bad about. …