World of Zing

Pre-batched cocktail specialist World of Zing is rolling out 18 new bottled cocktail flavours, as well as new packaging formats, to assist the on-trade with the return to business post Covid-19. Among other flavours, the range includes a Bordeaux Cask Aged Negroni, Salted Caramel Old Fashioned, Persian Lime & Nori Margarita and Rhubarb Cosmopolitan. New …

Edinburgh Cocktail Week

Edinburgh Cocktail Week has announced the cancellation of its 2020 festival, which was due to take place from 12-18 October, with the event now postponed until 11-17 October 2021. Gary Anderson, Edinburgh Cocktail Week’s managing director, said: “Before I get into the bad news, I would first like to personally thank you all for your …

Rémy Cointreau Flow Hospitality

The Rémy Cointreau Group has partnered with Flow Hospitality to offer free online training to hospitality workers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Rémy Cointreau, which is responsible for iconic brands such as Rémy Martin, Cointreau, Mount Gay rum and The Botanist, to name a few, recognises the unprecedent difficulties currently faced by the hospitality industry …

Save Summer Six

A group of ministers, dubbed the ‘Save Summer Six’, are working to reopen UK pubs ahead of schedule in a bid to save 3.5 million jobs in the hospitality sector. The group, which is said to include Chancellor Rishi Sunak, is believed to be investigating ways to help venues reopen by 22 June, using beer …

The Gin Guild Ginposium

Ginposium, the annual gin industry seminar organised by the Gin Guild, and one of the gin industry’s annual highlights, is to be held online due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of performing in front of an audience, this year’s keynote speakers have created a series of videos, which will be available on the Gin Guild’s …

Project Pint campaign

An investor from the BBC’s Million Pound Menu programme has launched a campaign that celebrates the nation’s love of pubs and pints, promoting a swift and safe return to UK hospitality venues. Serial bar entrepreneur and Draft House founder Charlie McVeigh is behind ‘Project Pint’, a positive campaign to promote the safe reopening of pubs, …

monin range

Monin has launched a new take on ‘Thirsty Thursdays’, to help bartenders and baristas alike challenge their creativity at home and inspire consumers. The brand is running a series of interactive Facebook Live masterclasses supporting bartenders and baristas in trying something new, featuring two respected industry creatives – Kenji Jesse and Dan Fellows – who …

Thatchers cider

Somerset cider maker Thatchers is helping the UK on-trade get back to business by offering every one of its free-trade customers a free 50 litre keg of cider. Thatchers is promising up to £1million of cider to make this happen. The company will be working closely with its wholesale suppliers to ensure venues receive their …

Heineken UK has expanded its on-trade support resource with a new series of webinars, offering expert advice to operators on navigating lockdown. The series, called ‘Keg Talks’, is hosted on Heineken’s wider support resource available through the newly-launched The Pub Collective pop-up site. Episodes feature interviews with independent speakers and operators, who share their advice …

Meister Hunter 2020

The top ten bartenders from Mast-Jaegermeister UK’s Meister Hunter competition are set to compete in a Zoom final on 18 June, with a highlight reel available to view on social media. This year’s Meister Hunter competition was developed in efforts to support bartenders who are currently out of work due to the Covid-19 pandemic, offering …