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On-trade operators struggle to strike balance between wine quality and value

Published:  04 October, 2013

On-trade operators are facing tough choices on wine quality as they struggle to balance rising prices with discerning customers looking for value for money.

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Space-saving bag-in-box wines introduced for on-trade outlets

Published:  03 October, 2013

Pacta Connect has introduced a new 5-litre bag-in-box wine range for on-trade outlets, which is designed to sit behind the bar and dramatically cut back on storage.

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Funkin seeks Innovation Champion brand ambassador

Published:  27 September, 2013

Funkin has selected six UK bartenders to go head-to-head in the final of its competition to find an Innovation Champion brand ambassador and come up with a future concept for the range that they believe would shake up the cocktail industry.

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England rugby star opens innovative wine and coffee outlet

Published:  27 September, 2013

England rugby player and Harlequins captain Chris Robshaw has teamed up with school friend and entrepreneur Kevin Latouf to open innovative coffee shop and wine bar Black White Red in Winchester.

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Hawksmoor duo to open Foxlow restaurant in November

Published:  25 September, 2013

The team behind Hawksmoor is set to open a 100-cover restaurant and bar on St John Street in Clerkenwell, London.

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Indian restaurant offers intruder the chance of a job if he mends his ways

Published:  24 September, 2013

An Indian restaurant in Margate has come up with a novel way of dealing with a persistent intruder who keeps making off with wine and premium cooking ingredients - it is willing to offer them them a job if they can prove they can be a reformed character.

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Pubs celebrated at Great British Pub Awards 2013

Published:  20 September, 2013

The BT Sport Great British Pub Awards 2013 winners were celebrated on September 12 in London at the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane, where 18 winners were recognised from over 800 entries as some of the most respected pubs of 2013.

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Prosecco on tap a time saver and profits booster

Published:  19 September, 2013

Serving Prosecco on tap rather than by the bottle could help reduce serving time by up to 80% and enhance profits this Christmas, according to on-trade Prosecco supplier Frizzenti.

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Manicomio City to offer steak and wine dinner

Published:  19 September, 2013

Manicomio City is launching a dinner special for two, which will run from now until the end of November, and for £65 gets a longhorn T-bone steak for two and a bottle of Chianti Classico.

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Enotria looks to drive its by-the-glass initiative with new winter selection

Published:  19 September, 2013

Enotria's 'Discover' campaign that aims to encourage the on-trade to increase its by the glass offering is seeing "significant" growth, according to its on-trade sales director, Fraser McGuire.

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Bleeding Heart celebrates 30 years in business with food and wine at 1983 prices

Published:  17 September, 2013

It's time to dig out those old Wham T-shirts and head down to the Bleeding Heart Restaurant in London where you can help its owners, Robert and Robyn Wilson, celebrate 30 years in business with wine and food at 1983 prices, including wines by the glass at just 95p each.

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Carol Emmas reports back from Liverpool's Whisky Lounge Fest 2013

Published:  13 September, 2013
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Robinsons to spend £7m upgrading its north west pub estate over the next two years

Published:  13 September, 2013

Robinsons, the regional brewing business in Cheshire, is to invest £7 million on pub refurbishments during 2013 and 2014 as it looks to revamp and upgrade its offer across its 340 pub estate.

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Zuccardi comes out top in Gaucho's Argentine Winemaker awards

Published:  13 September, 2013

The Gaucho Group of premium Argentinian steak restaurants celebrated the very best in Argentinian wine making with their own wine awards ceremony earlier this week.

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Joel Kissin returns to London with the launch of Boulestin

Published:  12 September, 2013

Famed restaurateur Joel Kissin marked his return to London's restaurant scene last night with the official launch party of Boulestin on St James Street in London.

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Simon Rogan opens his second Manchester restaurant

Published:  10 September, 2013

Award-winning chef Simon Rogan is opening Mr Cooper's House & Garden, his second restaurant to launch this year at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, on September 12.

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Simon Rogan to open second restaurant in Manchester

Published:  10 September, 2013

Award-winning chef Simon Rogan is to open Mr Cooper's House & Garden, his second restaurant to launch this year at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, on September 12.

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Anna Greenhous looks in to the different types and styles of sake

Published:  10 September, 2013

Anna Greenhous continues her series looking in to the specialist Japanese drink: sake. This month she explores the many different styles of sake.

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Douglas Blyde enjoys fine dining courtesy of First Great Western's Pullman service

Published:  10 September, 2013

Douglas Blyde samples First Great Western's Pullman Service, the last train service in Europe to offer freshly prepared food paired with the finest wines.

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Q&A: Jacques Savary de Beauregard, head sommelier, Home House

Published:  09 September, 2013

Helen Arnold talks to Jacques Savary de Beauregard, head sommelier, at the member's only and achingly cool media hangout Home House in London's West End.

 

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