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Government publishes re-opening guide

Published:  24 June, 2020

The government has this morning published the re-opening guide for the hospitality industry.

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Naked Wines reports 81% sales surge during lockdown

Published:  24 June, 2020

Naked Wines has reported an 81% surge in sales during April and May, making up the first two months of fiscal 2021.  

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Quarterly rent day dampens relief over 2 metre relaxation

Published:  23 June, 2020

The quarterly rent due 24 June, just a day after PM Boris Johnson relaxed the 2 metre rule while confirming 4 July reopening for hospitality, comes as a sobering reminder that the on-trade’s woes are far from over.

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PM confirms on-trade reopening as 4 July and reduces ‘distancing’ to 1 metre

Published:  23 June, 2020

PM Boris Johnson has confirmed the reopening date for the hospitality sector as 4 July, while also reducing the current social distancing rule from 2 metres to 1 metre. 

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Initiative to help homeless ex-hospitality workers launches

Published:  23 June, 2020

Seedlip and No.3 London Dry Gin have partnered with a couple of furloughed hospitality workers to launch a fundraising initiative in support of the growing number of homeless people caused by Covid-19. 

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Chaîne des Rôtisseurs 2020 award winners to be announced in November

Published:  23 June, 2020

Winners of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs GB Young Chef and Young Sommelier 2020 competitions will be announced at an awards dinner on 20 November. 

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Primum Familiae Vini launches €100,000 annual prize

Published:  23 June, 2020

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BWS sales through grocers continue to boom

Published:  23 June, 2020

Alcohol sales through grocery stores continued to boom in the past four weeks, up 43% year-on-year, as the on-trade stayed shuttered.

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New app and bar as Soho’s Trade embraces post-pandemic landscape

Published:  22 June, 2020

Hospitality members’ club Trade is to shift to a “virtual version” of the club’s benefits post-lockdown, looking to evolve its industry support ethos with the launch of a resource-based app.

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Amazon online drinks boom sustained by ‘grey pound’

Published:  22 June, 2020

Driven by the lockdown to online purchasing, some 3.3 million UK shoppers bought drinks via Amazon for the first time, with older shoppers predicted to uphold the trend.

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Cointreau steps up Drinks Trust support

Published:  22 June, 2020

Cointreau has teamed up with a London floral designer to launch a fundraising initiative in support of The Drinks Trust.

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Pre-registration and ordering apps considered for on-trade reopening

Published:  22 June, 2020

On-trade visitors may have to register before going to pub, bars and restaurants, health secretary Matt Hancock has suggested.

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On-trade groups take initiative on reopening

Published:  22 June, 2020

Many UK pub, restaurant and café operators have set a 4 July reopening in motion despite there still being no announcement from government confirming either the date or possible easing of the 2 metre rule.

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Cramele Recas secures Waitrose listing

Published:  22 June, 2020

Cramele Recas has secured its first listing with Waitrose.

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Research confirms protracted on-trade recovery

Published:  22 June, 2020

A new survey of UK Hospitality (UKH) members has confirmed that hospitality businesses are expecting a lengthy and painful recovery, with levels of trade expected to be significantly supressed for many months to come.

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Friday read: English Chardonnay hits its stride

Published:  19 June, 2020

With a raft of new releases in the run-up to English Wine Week, producers are championing the potential of cool-climate Chardonnay, writes Barnaby Eales.

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English Wine Week set to fizz

Published:  19 June, 2020

Picnics, quizzes, virtual tours, tastings and winemaker webinars are among the myriad events set to fly the flag during English Wine Week on 20-28 June.

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Government extends lease forfeiture and debt enforcement moratorium

Published:  19 June, 2020

The government has extended the lease forfeiture and debt enforcement moratorium to the 30 September, giving hospitality businesses crucial breathing space. 

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Bourgogne less impacted by Covid-19 than feared

Published:  19 June, 2020

The Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) has recorded an overall dip in exports of 1.8% by volume for the first four months of 2020.

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Ehrmanns pours Beefsteak into cans

Published:  19 June, 2020

Ehrmanns Wines has launched its Beefsteak Club Mendoza Malbec in 250ml can format (rrp: £2.99).

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