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New initiative to tackle skills gap in hospitality industry launches

Published:  15 February, 2019

D&D London will launch My Hospitality World, which it describes as a “pioneering two-week group-wide initiative encouraging young adults into hospitality” on 25 February.

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Deflecting the Brexit bomb

Published:  06 February, 2019

Counting Daphne’s, Scott’s, Sexy Fish, Caprice, the fast-growing Ivy Collection, J. Sheeky and Harry’s Bar among its swish restaurants and watering holes, Caprice Holdings can be seen as something of a barometer for trends sweeping through the premium on-trade. And the same can be said of the drinks offer, which morphs from cool cocktails to fine wines – and everything in between – across the various brands and estates.

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Google searches for Dry January up 35% on last year as Gen Z knuckles down with no and low

Published:  31 January, 2019

Low and no alcohol serves can no longer be seen as “the poor cousin at the back of the bar” a number of industry experts agreed when faced with the question of what to do about the most teetotal generation in living memory.

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Mr Lyan announces big plans

Published:  28 January, 2019

The team behind venues such as White Lyan, Cub, and current World’s Best Bar, Dandelyan, have revealed even more ambitious plans for 2019.

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Hospitality and health

Published:  28 January, 2019

As Healthy Hospo marks its first anniversary, the movement for a healthier on-trade continues to grow apace.

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UK still ‘litmus test’ as global benchmark for wine brands

Published:  28 January, 2019

The UK market continues to be the shop window for the world of wine, with the on-trade driving premium sales. 

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Ruinart offers once in a lifetime trip to top UK sommelier

Published:  23 January, 2019

Time is running out to sign up for the Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2019, which will result in one young UK-based sommelier heading on an all-expenses paid trip to Champagne.

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There may be trouble ahead…

Published:  17 January, 2019

The number of leaders with confidence in the future of their own company within the eating and drinking-out market took a knock in the three months to November 2018, according to the latest CGA Business Confidence Survey.

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Vagabond launches urban wine school

Published:  02 January, 2019

Vagabond Wines is adding official wine educator to its ever-growing list of services.

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Joe Fattorini: Wine, bottle, decanter, ZOMBIES, corkscrew

Published:  02 January, 2019

Joe Fattorini contemplates the Hedwig von Restorff effect and how contextual isolation can become a money-spinner

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Maverick's Jerry among several new on-trade training initiatives

Published:  12 December, 2018

It’s been a good year for education in the on-trade, with a number of new initiatives being launched in the UK recently.

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Parlez-vous Français?

Published:  12 December, 2018

Authentique Epicerie & Bar has launched its new 700 bin-strong Francophile wine list on north London this month, bringing a flavour of France and its former colonies to Tufnal Park.

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Miller and Masso open Fam

Published:  07 December, 2018

Fam Bar & Kitchen

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Q&A: Xavier Rousset, restaurateur and master sommelier, Trade

Published:  07 December, 2018

Xavier Rousset talks to Harpers about Trade, a new Soho-based private members’ club for the restaurant and bar world

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New dawn for on-trade training

Published:  07 December, 2018

It’s been a good year for education in the on-trade, with a number of new initiatives being launched in the UK recently.

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On-trade wine trends for 2019

Published:  07 December, 2018

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Sager and Dzelzainis concoct category-breaking Mexican spirits

Published:  07 December, 2018

A partnership between Michael Sager and Marcis Dzelzainis of London venues Sager + Wilde, together with East London Liquor Company’s Alex Wolpert, has resulted in a range of category-defying Mexican spirits entitled El Destilado.

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Marston’s team create bespoke Boutique-y gin

Published:  06 December, 2018

Teams at Marston’s Rotisserie outlets throughout the UK were called on recently to submit their ideas for a bespoke gin for the pub group.

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Restaurant numbers fall 2% in a year

Published:  06 December, 2018

UK restaurants are on the slide, according to the new edition of the Market Growth Monitor from CGA and AlixPartners.

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Joe Fattorini: Is your wine list upside down?

Published:  19 November, 2018

Not only is your wine list upside down, but you haven’t dropped your anchor. Joe Fattorini shares more wacky wisdom on the psychology of sales

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