El Bandarra Al fresco

Barcelonan vermouth El Bandarra, distributed by Mangrove UK, has unveiled a new expression – El Bandarra Al Fresco. Developed by twins Alex and Albert Virgili, El Bandarra Al Fresco (15% ABV) combines high-quality garnacha wines with natural Mediterranean botanicals. Cherry red in colour, it offers notes of liquorice, fresh herbs and mint, with a bitter …

Dan Dove

Former Diageo World Class manager Dan Dove has launched a talent agency dedicated to bartenders, considered to be the first of its kind in the industry. The Global Bartending Talent Agency has been developed to connect drinks professionals with luxury brands, consumers and each other. Those who are part of the agency will offer services …

Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company

Carlsberg’s UK and Marston’s PLC have announced a proposed deal to form a joint venture beer company in the UK, valued at £780m. Both companies will inject their brewing and distribution assets into the new venture. At completion, Carlsberg will pay up to £273m to Marston’s PLC, £34m of which will be a deferred contingent …

Jack Daniel's whiskey

Brown-Forman United Kingdom has established its own distribution company with full control of its operations for the first time in its history in the UK. This marks the end of an 18-year relationship with Bacardi, and the closure of the Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands operation. For 150 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has built and nutrured alcohol brands, …

Food Matters Live

New innovations and game-changing ingredients are raising the bar at Food Matters Live, taking place on 19 and 20 November at ExCeL London. From increased sugar taxes to falling consumer demand for alcohol, the drinks industry is facing unprecedented change. Industry experts, innovators and market analysts will be offering unmissable insights into these latest drink …

Speciality & Fine Food Fair

The countdown is underway for this year’s special 20th anniversary edition of Speciality & Fine Food Fair (SFFF). As the leading showcase for the industry’s artisan producers, 2019 promises some unmissable highlights – making 1 to 3 September an essential diary date. Find your next best sellers At the heart of the fair, which is …

Imbibe Live

From understanding margins to the legal ramifications of setting up a new business, Imbibe Live takes attendees back to basics this July. For bar, restaurant and pub owners, there is a continual focus on what’s new and exciting, from keeping up with consumer favourites to finding ways to introduce popular ingredients into new recipes and …

Imbibe Live

Sustainability will top the agenda at Imbibe Live when it returns to Olympia London from 1-2 July 2019. Speakers including James Fowler, Heidi Bjerkan, Claire Warner and James Bowker will address the topic and demonstrate how on-trade professionals can contribute to a more efficient and socially responsible industry. Championing home grown talent At this year’s …

Imbibe Live

Imbibe Live, taking place at Olympia London on 1 and 2 July, has revealed an action-packed feature line-up to mark the show’s tenth anniversary. With invaluable insights from some of the most exciting names in the industry, attendees will also have the chance to take advantage of some unique interactive experiences and tastings throughout the …

Imbibe Live

Imbibe Live returns to London on 1 and 2 July to set the agenda for the on-trade Due to return to Olympia London on 1 and 2 July, Imbibe Live is celebrating its 10th anniversary with cutting-edge innovation for the on-trade. Attendees, ranging from sommeliers and buyers to owners, managers, publicans and bartenders, will converge …