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Govt extends pavement licences

Published:  09 March, 2021

The government has confirmed the automatic extension of pavement licences for a further 12 months to September 2022 as part of measures to support hospitality businesses in reopening safely. 

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Adam Handling promotes Gartenberg to executive director

Published:  08 March, 2021

The Adam Handling Restaurant Group (AHRG) has promoted Nicola Gartenberg to executive director for the group, appointing her to the board at the same time. 

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Jeroboams reveals plans to almost double estate

Published:  08 March, 2021

Jeroboams has revealed plans to open up to seven new shops in London during the next few years.

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Gin Masterclass for Independent Retailers

Published:  08 March, 2021

Does quality gin float your boat? And what difference does it make to the distilling process when the Master Distiller is also a Master of Wine (MW)? To find out more, read on and register for our exciting Gin Masterclass for Independent Retailers…

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Fine Wines Direct UK doubles bonded warehouse capacity

Published:  08 March, 2021

Fine Wines Direct UK has invested in a number of initiatives in preparation for the on-trade reopening, including purchasing more warehouse space next to its current site in Cardiff, Wales

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Jancis Robinson turns spotlight on International Women's Day

Published:  08 March, 2021

Jancis Robinson has turned the spotlight on International Women’s Day with a trio of initiatives including two articles and a ‘Wine, women and Covid-19’ webinar.

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Prosecco announces sustained production and sales

Published:  08 March, 2021

Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG has announced sustained production and sales in 2020 in spite of the challenges brought on by Covid-19.

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Technology key focus for investment and innovation

Published:  08 March, 2021

Technology is set to be a key focus for investment and innovation as hospitality opens up again, according to the latest CGA’s Business Leaders’ Survey. 

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Scotch whisky tariffs suspended

Published:  04 March, 2021

The US has lifted tariffs on Scotch whisky for four months as leaders enter into negotiations to put a long-term solution in place.

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New on-trade revenue streams likely to remain post-pandemic

Published:  04 March, 2021

Retail is likely to remain firmly in the mix for many hospitality operators, even once the pandemic recedes.

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Trailblazers event to raise funds for women in hospitality

Published:  04 March, 2021

A leading group of female creatives from across the drinks and art worlds are coming together for a panel discussion to share what makes them tick, while raising funds for Celebrate Her, an organisation run by The Artesian bar manager Anna Sebastian.

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Six new grape varieties approved in Bordeaux

Published:  04 March, 2021

The Institut National de l’Origine et de la Qualité (INAO) has formally approved the use of four new red and two new white grape varieties for official use in Bordeaux as the region makes strides to future proof itself against the effects of climate change.

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New September ‘cliff edge’ set for hospitality

Published:  04 March, 2021

The Chancellor has yet again set a date-based cliff edge for the hospitality industry with a new date for the end of furlough, analysts have said, predicting that this could hamper the sector’s chances of full recovery. 

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Basset legacy scholarships to tackle “shameful lack” of MW and MS diversity

Published:  03 March, 2021

Leading lights from the world of fine wine have announced plans to find the future BAME and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of colour) hospitality leaders, by launching two new MS and MW scholarships which will be funded via a new glittering awards ceremony at London hotspot Annabel’s.

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International expansion boosts I Heart sales

Published:  03 March, 2021

Freixenet Copestick has announced it sold over 23 million bottles of its I Heart wine in the UK in 2020 and doubled its international sales. 

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Pubs to reap rewards of outside trading over bars and restaurants

Published:  03 March, 2021

Fewer than half of England’s pubs, bars and restaurants will have any space to operate outside when the lockdown is relaxed—but pubs could be set to have a head start with 72% having outside space, CGA research has revealed. 

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New £30m support for Welsh hospitality and leisure

Published:  03 March, 2021

The Welsh government has unveiled a £30m support package for hospitality, leisure and tourism businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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Budget: Furlough extended until end of September

Published:  03 March, 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak will extend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), known as furlough, until the end of September in today’s Budget, but businesses will be asked contribute from July.  

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Budget: Chancellor freezes all alcohol duty

Published:  03 March, 2021

Duty on wines, spirits and beers is to be frozen, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced in today’s Budget. 

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Grocery BWS sales boom continues

Published:  02 March, 2021

Alcohol sales in the grocery sector continue to grow with sales up 33% in February boosted by the closure of the on-trade sector with the Covid-19 lockdown.  

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