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D&D: Standing out from the crowd

Published:  18 October, 2017

D&D London’s Michael Patterson talks to Andrew Catchpole about evolving drinks trends on the London restaurant scene and how they affect the buyers’ role 

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Drinking trends: The stay-at-home generation

Published:  16 October, 2017

Exclusive data shows the rapid rate of change having an acute effect on the UK’s drinking landscape. Jo Gilbert reports

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Berlin bar show breaks records ahead of NYC launch

Published:  13 October, 2017

As a barometer of the spirits and cocktail world, this week’s edition of Bar Convent Berlin revealed a sector in rude health, with record numbers of visitor and exhibitors attending a heavily over-subscribed event.

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How consumer on-trade spend could top 2016 this Christmas

Published:  13 October, 2017

Forecasters are predicting that bars and pubs could be set to exceed last year's Christmas takings, despite continued “shaky” consumer confidence post-Brexit.

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Heineken launches “plug and pour” dispenser for casual diners

Published:  11 October, 2017

Heineken is releasing a new countertop draught beer dispenser, which it says could help to capture growth of on-tap in the unrepresented casual dining sector.

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The Botanist openings boost New World Trading Company

Published:  06 October, 2017

The New World Trading Company (NWTC), has reported soaring sales boosted by ‘successful’ new openings under its The Botanist brand.

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Drinking Clever

Published:  03 October, 2017

As the on-trade struggles with inflationary pressures, Darren Smith examines how suppliers and restaurants are adapting to meet the challenge

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Hallgarten launches online ordering for on-trade

Published:  02 October, 2017

Specialist wine importer Hallgarten Druitt and Novum Wines has introduced a new online ordering platform for it’s on-trade customers.

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Veeno continues rapid expansion with greater-london launch

Published:  29 September, 2017

Veeno, the Italian wine café, is bringing Italian Aperitivo to Greater London for the first time with the opening of its 16th site in Kingston-upon-Thames, next month.

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BrewDog launches in Oxford

Published:  28 September, 2017

BrewDog is continuing its craft beer crusade with the launch of its latest bar in Oxford.

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NWTC to debut The Florist in Bristol

Published:  20 September, 2017

Up-market pub operator New World Trading Company (NWTC) is launching a brand new concept, to sit alongside its growing portfolio of brands.

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Premium on-trade sales growth slows

Published:  19 September, 2017

The much-touted “less but better” trend towards higher-value, lower-volume drinking is slowing in pubs and bars as punters feel the pinch, as Andrew Catchpole reports

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Bartenders head to Morocco for finals of international gin competition

Published:  18 September, 2017

Ten bartenders are arriving in Marrakech today ready for the world finals of the Opihr World Adventure Cocktail Competition.

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Pubs and bars lose 611,000 regulars in two years

Published:  15 September, 2017

While consumers seem to be increasingly willing to head out for coffee, new figures show the number of Brits who are trading pubs and bars for the sofa as their favour place to kick back with a glass of alcohol.

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Bibendum to launch 100 Old World wines

Published:  05 September, 2017

Bibendum is gearing up to introduce 100 new European wines at its autumn tasting.

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Wine list innovation

Published:  04 September, 2017

Being presented with a lengthy country-ranged wine tome can be intimidating for any punter which is why the best and most engaging drinks offers have moved far beyond a static listing.

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Looking ahead: Muriel Chatel, MD, Borough Wines

Published:  26 August, 2017

With the autumn tasting season almost upon us, as the trade prepares for the run up to the all-important Christmas trading period, Harpers continues its web series asking leading voices in the trade what trends and challenges they’re expecting to face in the latter half of 2017.

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Diageo World Class panel reveals top cocktail trends

Published:  25 August, 2017

Leading mixologist and chefs have highlighted four trends that will change the way consumers drink cocktails in 2018.

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Molson Coors launches 2017 on-trade wine brochure

Published:  25 August, 2017

Molson Coors has launched its 2017 wine brochure to the on-trade to help outlets boost sales of wine.

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Looking ahead: Michael Patterson, D&D London

Published:  25 August, 2017

With the autumn tasting season soon upon us, as the trade prepares for the run up to the all-important Christmas trading period, Harpers is running a web series asking leading voices in the trade what trends and challenges they’re expecting to face in the latter half of 2017.

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