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Rousset and Pineau extend partnership with new bar

Published:  08 June, 2021

Xavier Rousset MS and bar owner Steve Pineau have teamed up again, this time to open a new prohibition style bar named Nocturne. 

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Investment in hospitality sector slumps 14%

Published:  08 June, 2021

Business investment in the hospitality sector slumped 13.7% last year, trailing UK industry as a whole, according to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) data.

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UKH: ‘DRS must be workable for hospitality'

Published:  07 June, 2021

Safety and space concerns, increased business costs and bureaucracy caused by the Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) would place a disproportionate burden on many hospitality businesses, UK Hospitality (UKH) has said in response to the government’s proposal on the scheme.

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Hallgarten expands Greek portfolio

Published:  07 June, 2021

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has expanded its Greek portfolio with new additions from Ios and Kefalonia.

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Golden Vines BAME/BIPOC scholarship winners unveiled

Published:  07 June, 2021

Liquid Icons, the fine wine research and content production company founded by the late Gerard Basset OBE MW MS and his friend Lewis Chester, has announced the winners of its Golden Vines scholarships for BAME/BIPOC students.

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Cava DO limits production for second year

Published:  07 June, 2021

The Regulatory Council of the Cava DO has approved placing temporary limits on production for the second year in a row to help rebalance the market.

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Report finds racism in hospitality, but appetite for change

Published:  03 June, 2021

More than half of black, Asian and ethnic minority hospitality professionals have experienced or witnessed racism at work, according to a new Inside Hospitality Report from Be Inclusive Hospitality.

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Vivino names new CEO

Published:  03 June, 2021

Vivino has named Olivier Grémillon as the company’s new CEO, taking over from co-founder Heini Zachariassen.  

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LWC eyes expansion

Published:  03 June, 2021

LWC Drinks has revealed it is on the acquisition trail while also unveiling ambitious plans for the DTC (direct to consumer) side of the business. 

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Global alcohol consumption to return to pre-Covid levels by 2023

Published:  03 June, 2021

The global beverage alcohol market is showing positive signs of recovery and is projected to grow 2.9% in volume by the end of 2021, according IWSR research.

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Recruitment and retention ‘huge’ concerns for hospitality

Published:  03 June, 2021

Fears of staff shortages after the pandemic and Brexit, plus challenges in keeping post-furlough teams productive have come out as key concerns for hospitality business leaders. 

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Long Read: Talking terroir in Spain

Published:  03 June, 2021

Priorat has taken a bold step in committing itself to a hierarchical classification of terroir.

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UKH launches Jobcentre Plus initiative

Published:  03 June, 2021

UK Hospitality (UKH) has joined forces with the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) to launch a Jobcentre Plus initiative to promote sector opportunities to jobseekers.

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Shortlist unveiled for Vintners’ Company Awards

Published:  02 June, 2021

The Vintners’ Company has announced its awards shortlist with over £12,000 in funding going to prize winners.

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BWS retail sales drop as consumers return to hospitality

Published:  02 June, 2021

Beer, wine and spirits (BWS) sales in the grocery sector fell by 6.7%, for the four weeks ending 22 May 2021, as consumers returned to visiting pubs, bars and restaurants, the latest data from NielsenIQ has revealed. 

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Hollywood star Pedro Pascal becomes Casillero del Diablo ambassador

Published:  02 June, 2021

Hollywood movie star Pedro Pascal has been unveiled as the first global brand ambassador for Chile wine brand, Casillero del Diablo.

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Nightcap appoints new MD as it looks to expand

Published:  02 June, 2021

Hospitality group Nightcap has appointed Dawn Donohoe as its new MD to lead the growth of the London Cocktail Club (LCC) business that it acquired earlier this year.

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Glasgow restrictions eased as Scottish opening paused

Published:  02 June, 2021

Pubs and restaurants in Scotland are facing a transition phase as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon revealed a cautious easing of restrictions with Glasgow to move to level 2.

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UKH: ‘Delay on further relaxation of restrictions will have devastating effect’

Published:  02 June, 2021

Any potential delay on further relaxation of restrictions this month would have a “devastating effect on an already-fragile hospitality sector”, Kate Nicholls, CEO of UK Hospitality (UKH) has said.

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Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2021 to focus on ‘Bouncing Back’ with digital format

Published:  01 June, 2021

Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2021 will be providing live sessions focusing on the upturn of the wine and spirits industry called Bouncing Back after the year long pandemic. 

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