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Gin Guild survey: Six out of 10 on-trade customers ask for a gin by brand name

Published:  23 July, 2015

A survey conducted for The Gin Guild by One Poll showed that almost two-thirds of on-trade customers (62%) ask for a specific gin by name rather than settling for the generic house gin when ordering a G&T. The results suggest half request tonic by name too.

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Champagne & Fromage bistro and shop concept expands with third London site

Published:  22 July, 2015

Bistro and retail deli concept Champagne & Fromage has opened its third site in London.

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Multi-vintage Lallier Champagne makes UK debut through Boutinot

Published:  21 July, 2015

Champagne Lallier has released the first cuvée in its Série R collection of multi-vintage NV Champagnes through Boutinot in the UK.

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Edinburgh gin revamped with bartender-friendly slimline bottle

Published:  21 July, 2015

Spencerfield Spirit has bought out a new slimline bottle for its Edinburgh Gin brand which it says makes it easier to handle for bartenders.

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Interview: Robinsons Brewery doubles turnover with five-year plan

Published:  17 July, 2015

How does a traditional drinks business double turnover, margin and cash profit in the space of five years? Angela Mount meets Paul Robinson and Noel Reid of Robinsons Brewery to find out

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Beer Academy launches first online course to equip on-trade staff with the basics

Published:  17 July, 2015

Training organisation the Beer Academy has launched an online Beer Steward qualification, which enables on-trade staff to gain a sound understanding of the basics of beer, from brewing to serving customers.

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Boutinot releases entry-level Spanish wine pair for independents

Published:  17 July, 2015

Boutinot has worked with Spanish producer Bodegas Murviedro to produce a red and a white entry level wine aimed at the on-trade and independent retailers.

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Budvar looks to drive tank beer in bar trade with aim of giving outlets a point of difference

Published:  16 July, 2015

Czech brewer Budweiser Budvar is calling on progressive bar owners to create a point of difference in their outlets by adding fresh tank beer to their repertoire.

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German wine promotion gives venues and stores Rieslings to be cheerful

Published:  16 July, 2015

Germany's favourite wine grape is in the spotlight with leading restaurants and retailers taking part in the 31 Days of German Riesling campaign.

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Green & Pleasant lands cider and golden ale to expand craft range

Published:  15 July, 2015

A craft beer brand sold at the Ritz in London is branching out into cider.

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Forecast for the next six months at London's Borough Market: cloudy with a chance of Buckfast

Published:  15 July, 2015

Self-styled culinary researcher and contemporary food designer Bompas & Parr has created a walk-in cloud of breathable cocktail which will go on display to the public in London at the end of this month.

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Ten is the magic number for Rioja in autumn tasting and awards initiatives

Published:  13 July, 2015

Wines From Rioja is introducing two new initiatives to raise the profile of the region in the UK market.

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Wine sales leap 10% as Bargain Booze operator improves revenue and profit

Published:  13 July, 2015
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Roberson Wines' Kensington Shop Closing: Top facts to know about what is behind the change

Published:  10 July, 2015

The closing of Roberson Wines Kensington shop took many in the trade by surprise.  Although some may see the change as dramatic shift for the company, we pulled together top questions and answers about what this means for one of London's most iconic businesses.

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Bordeaux lines up dinner dates to showcase affordable wines

Published:  10 July, 2015

Bordeaux wines are getting a push in restaurants and independent wine merchants, backed by the region's governing body.

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Hendrick's takes perfect serve training mainstream with online programme

Published:  10 July, 2015

Hendrick's gin has launched an online training tool in a bid to get mainstream on-trade outlets producing perfect serves of the gin with tonic.

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Wholesalers welcome plans for taskforce to tackle alcohol diversion fraud

Published:  09 July, 2015

The government plans to set up a new national "alcohol control room" and establish a mobile taskforce to tackle alcohol diversion fraud at duty-suspended warehouses and cash and carries.

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American beer, whiskey and Space Invaders unleashed by Brewdog in latest bar concept

Published:  08 July, 2015

The innovation pipeline at Brewdog shows no sign of slowing down with the arrival of yet another on-trade concept.

 

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Craft beer trend brings sharp rise in demand for staff training says Beer Academy

Published:  07 July, 2015

The Beer Academy training group has seen a sharp uplift in interest from pub and bar operators on the back of the craft beer boom.

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Roberson Wine to close Kensington shop to focus future on more 'dynamic' channels

Published:  06 July, 2015

Roberson Wine is set to close its flagship Kensington High Street shop on August 30, 2015 to focus its future growth on "sectors that are really showing the most dynamic growth."

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