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From ‘demonised’ White Lyan to international entrepreneur – how Ryan Chet grew an empire

Published:  28 February, 2022

Ryan Chetiyawardana, better known by alias Mr Lyan, says his first launch, White Lyan, was branded as a heretical concept by his peers and ‘demonised’ when it launched back in 2013 for its left-field approach to cocktails. Fast forward nine years, and the British entrepreneur is on the cusp of launching Seed Library, which sees him come full circle to where it all began in East London.


Vodka: Back to basics

Published:  21 June, 2021

With the on-trade revving its engine post-lockdown, Aleesha Hansel delves into the bar world to find out where this enduringly popular spirit is heading next


First CBD-infused wines out of South America land in UK

Published:  06 May, 2021

New CBD-infused wines from South America are to make their debut in the UK this month, adding the first Latin American flavour to this nascent category.


Hallgarten hosts ‘minerality’ summit and tasting

Published:  09 January, 2020

Importer Hallgarten hosted a multi-media event in London yesterday to explore the subject of 'minerality' in wine. The wide-ranging discussion took place between Hallgarten's head of buying Steve Daniel and journalist Dr Jamie Goode.


Accolade Wines launches first Echo Falls Malbec

Published:  17 July, 2019

Accolade Wines is to extend its Echo Falls range with a Malbec variant.


Cocktail-drinking Brits are flavour-phobic, research suggests

Published:  10 July, 2019

British cocktail lovers are afraid to experiment with new flavours, research has revealed.


Diageo backs new gin flavour guide

Published:  08 June, 2018

Industry body The Gin Guild has proposed a new initiative to end consumer confusion over the flavour properties of different kinds of gin.


Hendrick’s bolsters brand with Orbium

Published:  05 May, 2017

Hendrick’s gin has released a brand extension which combines quinine, wormwood and blue lotus.