WSET Spirits Classroom

Pernod Ricard UK has partnered with The Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) to offer the WSET Level 1 Spirits courses online for free. 2,000 hospitality professionals over the age of 18 have already signed up to the programme, which will be run online by the WSET and lasts approximately four weeks. The package also …

William Grant & Sons 1887 Collective

William Grant & Sons UK has invited 26 up-and-coming bartenders from around the UK to join its on-trade advocacy programme, the 1887 Collective. The twelve-month programme equips bartenders from the likes of The Artesian, Nocturnal Animals, Bar Swift, Panda & Sons and Callooh Callay with tailored career building opportunities, brand training and access to industry …

Funkin Innovation Lab team

Bartenders can sign up for Funkin’s Innovation Lab, taking place in Aberdeen on Tuesday 30 April. The cocktail training session will feature the latest and most cutting edge insights and techniques from Crucible. Attendees can learn the art of balancing acids and sugars, and watch the team demonstrate different carbonation techniques. Once guests have learnt …

Funkin Cocktails is once again partnering with Crucible to deliver Funkin Innovation Labs, a bespoke training programme for bartenders across the country. The sessions will be led by Rosey Mitchell, who runs Three Sheets in London, together with Romeo de Wit, the authority on kegged cocktails. Stuart Bale, the mastermind behind creative hub Crucible, will …

MyDiageo

Diageo has introduced a new online platform, designed to provide its on-trade partners with information, training and advice to help boost business growth. Available on mobile, tablet and desktop, MyDiageo offers customers a wealth of category, brand and training content. As customers log in to the website, they will be presented with five key, easy …

Flair bartending

National bar group Be At One has introduced the World Flair Association’s flair bartending grading system across their entire operation. Presenting a grading system with ten levels to progress through, the World Flair Association (WFA) is the most widely-adopted and recognised qualification for professional bartenders. This is the first time that WFA will be offering …

WSET spirits tasting

In August 2019, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) will be launching the new first-of-its-kind WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits. Candidates who have completed the WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits will be able to progress to the new qualification, which is designed to complement the global growth in spirits and the industry’s …

Learning for Life

Diageo and The Springboard Charity’s Learning for Life programme, designed to train the next generation of bartenders, has launched a new course in London. The scheme aims to help those from disadvantaged backgrounds find their way into the jobs in the hospitality industry, providing them with the skills they need to succeed. Kicking off this …

BII NITAs logo

The best in training at Britain’s bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants is being sought with the launch of the 2017 National Innovation in Training Awards competition by the BII. The BII is calling for entries from anyone who provides high-quality training in the licensed on-trade in the UK, whether individuals, training organisations, bar and club …

Louise Stewart Tank

When it comes to launching a new venue, the right promotion is essential if you want to create a buzz and generate footfall. But alongside the usual marketing tools, press releases and an opening party, your team also play a vital part in spreading the word and attracting customers. Here, Louise Stewart (pictured), account director …