Stuart Coetzee TISSL

Stuart Coetzee (pictured) from leading epos specialist TISSL argues that a hospitality epos solution can be a good tool for creating happier staff and building a better business Managing staff is one of the toughest jobs for bar operators and is certainly one of the industry’s largest controllable expenses. Yet, when it comes to managing …

TLT Stephen MGowan

Stephen McGowan (pictured), partner and head of licensing (Scotland) at law firm TLT, urges licensees in Scotland to book training now to avoid their licences being revoked Under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005, anyone who holds a personal licence, which authorises a person to sell alcohol and that was issued on or before September 1, …

gentleman's wager

Diageo GB has released a short film starring Jude Law that tells the story of two Johnnie Walker whisky drinkers and their quest for rare experiences. The five-minute film, The Gentleman’s Wager, was shot in the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean and London and follows Jude Law’s character as he seeks to win something …

frescobaldi harrods

The Frescobaldi family, one of Italy’s oldest and most respected wine dynasties, are to open their first stand-alone restaurant and wine bar in the UK. Called Frescobaldi, it is due to launch this autumn in the former premises of 1940s-inspired Italian restaurant Downtown Mayfair in New Burlington Place in London’s Mayfair. It is the first …

Cameo Nightclub Eastbourne

The Luminar Group is investing £300,000 in converting a club in Guildford, Surrey, into a “luxurious, aspirational” new nightclub. The former Dusk in North Street is to be relaunched as Cameo on August 16, aimed at the over-21s and creating 35 new jobs. Luminar also operates Cameo clubs in Bournemouth in Dorset and Eastbourne in …

caorunn gin

Bartenders are being taken foraging for ingredients for cocktails in a new initiative launched for Caorunn Gin. “Forage to Glass” events brief bartenders on sustainable foraging and foraging laws before harvesting a variety of herbs and other botanicals such as rowan berry and bog myrtle which are used to make Caorunn. Launched in Manchester with …

meatliquor brighton

The team behind Meatliquor restaurants have announced plans to open what will be their eighth site next summer. Yianni Papoutsis and Scott Collins hope to open the new business in what is currently an abandoned Citroen garage in Upper Street, Islington, which has played host to many pop-ups in recent years. It will be spread …

lcw seminar

Bartenders and drinks brands are being invited to present in a new theatre space being run as part of London Cocktail Week this October. New for 2014, The Bartenders’ Centre will offer back-to-back seminars to members of the drinks and bar trade throughout the festival which runs from October 6 to 12. Designed as a …

Hornsby's Blueberry Cider

A new blueberry flavour has been added to the range of American-style cider Hornsby’s because of the berries’ popularity with British consumers. C&C Group is launching Hornsby’s Blueberry Cider, with ABV of 4%, in the UK this month after launching the brand into the UK on-trade a year ago. Capitalising on the popularity of fruit-flavoured …

The Duppy Share

A premium golden Caribbean rum has been launched to challenge perceptions about the spirit and to attract a new generation of drinkers. The Duppy Share is a blend of oak-aged rums from Jamaica and Barbados, distilled in the Caribbean by fourth-generation rum masters and then bottled in London. The Duppy Share has been launched by …