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UKHospitality urges backing for Hospitality Apprenticeships Week

Published:  18 October, 2021

UKHospitality (UKH) has urged the sector to use Hospitality Apprenticeships Week 2021 as a platform to champion the diverse and exciting careers on offer.

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Managed hospitality venues see September sales bounce

Published:  18 October, 2021

Managed restaurant, pub and bar groups achieved a ‘significant bounce’ in sales in September, the latest edition of the Coffer CGA Business Tracker has revealed.

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Coravin opens first pop-up wine bar and retail outlet

Published:  14 October, 2021

Coravin, the wine preservation system, is to open its very first pop-up wine bar and retail outlet in London.

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Carson & Carnevale Wines becomes UK distributor for Tuscany’s San Giusto a Rentennano

Published:  14 October, 2021

London-based wine importer and wholesaler Carson & Carnevale Wines (C&C Wines) has been appointed as the UK importer and distributor for Tuscany’s San Giusto a Rentennano.

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Long Read: Who do you think you are talking to?

Published:  14 October, 2021

Simon Huntington, former head of ecommerce at trade merchant and retailer Roberson Wine, looks at some of the difficulties faced by companies who have diversified into online retail and outlines how by trying to talk to everyone, they risk being heard by no one.

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Ferovinum gets capital backing to support wine and spirits sector

Published:  14 October, 2021

Ferovinum, the company that provides capital against wine and spirits inventories, has unveiled a new funding facility with BCI Finance that will enable it to increase the scale of its support.

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Soho Street Cocktails signs exclusive distribution deal with Vindependents

Published:  13 October, 2021

Soho Street Cocktails, the ready-to-drink premium cocktail brand, has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Vindependents, the independent merchant buying group.

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WineGB Wessex appoints Jacob Leadley as new chair

Published:  13 October, 2021

WineGB Wessex has appointed Black Chalk winemaker and CEO Jacob Leadley as its new chair from 9 November.

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Limited edition ALESSANDRO M. corkscrew in promotion with MSI

Published:  13 October, 2021

MSI, the computer and gaming company, has launched a new promotion called Live in Everyday Passion, offering a free limited edition corkscrew.

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Licensed sector shrinks by 10,000 sites

Published:  13 October, 2021

The licensed sector has shrunk by nearly 10,000 sites from pre-Covid levels, the new Market Recovery Monitor from CGA and AlixPartners has revealed.

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Late-night sector loses 86,000 jobs due to pandemic

Published:  13 October, 2021

The UK’s night-time cultural economy (NTCE) sector has been ravaged by the pandemic, with around 86,000 jobs lost in the sector since the 2019 high, a new report has found.

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BWS sales continue to fall in grocery sector

Published:  12 October, 2021

Grocery alcohol sales fell by 6% for the 12 weeks to 3 October due to the impact of the reopening of the on-trade, the latest data from Kantar has revealed.

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The Drinks Trust launches first ever charity auction

Published:  12 October, 2021

The Drinks Trust has launched ‘Cream of the Crop’, its first ever charity auction aiming to raise £75k to support the people who produce and pour drinks across the UK.

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Accolade Wines supports upskilling and education with new training programme

Published:  12 October, 2021

Accolade Wines has launched its Vinspire programme to encourage the upskilling of individuals and recruitment for the on-trade and wider wine industry.  

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SME distillers call for duty freeze to prevent the British gin bubble from bursting

Published:  12 October, 2021

Britain’s gin makers are calling on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to freeze spirit duty and extend hospitality’s VAT cut to alcoholic drinks to help boost British business.

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Trade groups call for PM to keep VAT at 12.5% to help economic recovery

Published:  12 October, 2021

A coalition of the country’s hospitality, tourism trade and membership bodies has called on the Prime Minister to keep VAT low for businesses to help them play their part in the Government’s levelling-up and job creation agenda.

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Nyetimber unveiled as wine producer of the year

Published:  11 October, 2021

Nyetimber was unveiled as Wine Producer of the Year in the first-ever Tim Atkin MW England Special Wine Report.

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Enotria & Coe expands further into no and low with Sprigster

Published:  11 October, 2021

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When in Rome implements climate footprint labels

Published:  11 October, 2021

When in Rome, the Stroud-based wine company, has revealed that it has become the first wine brand in the UK to implement a climate footprint label on its packaging.

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New double bill sparkling launch for Graham Beck

Published:  11 October, 2021

South Africa’s leading sparkling wine brand in the UK market Graham Beck has launched a new ‘double bill’ named Yin & Yang, as part of its artisan collection.

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