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PM urges public to avoid pubs, clubs and social venues

Published:  16 March, 2020

Socialising in groups and travelling for non-essential reasons is no officially a no-no the government has said as it introduces stricter measures for dealing with the spread of coronavirus (Covid–19).

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Desperate times for bars and restaurants facing “short-term cashflow catastrophe” as footfall plummets 50%

Published:  16 March, 2020

Pressure is being piled on chancellor Rishi Sunak to introduce emergency measures to stem the knock on effect of coronavirus (Covid-19) as footfall to UK businesses fell by almost 50% over the weekend.

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Q&A: Christopher Delalonde MS, The Dorchester

Published:  16 March, 2020

Jo Gilbert catches up with the straight-talking former Sommelier of the Year about The Dorchester’s new wine vault, keeping abreast of five wine lists and why Gordon Ramsay is the best boss he ever had

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Michel Roux Snr passes away

Published:  13 March, 2020

Legendary chef Michel Roux Sr OBE, who set a new bar for British gastronomy through his restaurants Le Gavroche and the Waterside Inn and inspired a generation of chefs, has passed away.

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Mid-week on-trade spend in major Northern cities booms

Published:  12 March, 2020

Northern cities have started to shed their ‘weekend party image’ with ‘seven day socialising’ taking hold, according to new research.

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Floods and coronavirus take their toll on on-trade

Published:  12 March, 2020

Trading in Britain's pub, restaurant and bar sector fell 3.3% in February as the developing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis and the severe floods took their toll on eating and drinking out.

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New Kitemark could be the tipping point in the fight against staff churn, says co-founder

Published:  11 March, 2020

Transparency around tipping and being seen to be a ‘fair’ industry is essential to recruiting and retaining staff ahead of the introduction of the government’s new points-based migration policy, a founding member of a new tipping Kitemark has said.

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Bill’s taps CBD drinks trend with ‘mindful drinking' section

Published:  06 March, 2020

Bill's Restaurant & Bar has added a ‘mindful drinking’ section to its menu that features CBD-infused drinks.

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Rum sales leap 7% in the on-trade

Published:  03 March, 2020

Sales of rum in the UK on-trade rose 7% year-on-year in 2019, according to the latest data from food-and-drink research analysts CGA.

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One year of Trade, with Xavier Rousset

Published:  28 February, 2020

As the Soho hospitality hub hits its first birthday, Andrew Catchpole catches up with Trade’s leading light Xavier Rousset

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Winner of UK Ruinart Sommelier Challenge revealed

Published:  26 February, 2020

Paul Fauvel, head sommelier at The Lanesborough, has won the UK Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2020.

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Govt immigration plans to disrupt hospitality sector

Published:  24 February, 2020

The hospitality sector fears damage from the government’s new point-based immigration plan, a new survey has revealed.

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UK winner of Bacardí cocktail competition revealed

Published:  21 February, 2020

Scottish bartender Nicole Sykes won the Bacardí Legacy Cocktail Competition at an event in London last night.

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Friday Read: Hospitality is in for a rough ride

Published:  21 February, 2020

Wine duty hikes, currency devaluation, Brexit uncertainty – the Conservative government has been no friend of the wine trade. When the previous budget was unveiled in 2019, wine was the only drinks category to be hit with a duty rise. It was another ill-timed kick in the teeth for the trade, at a time when businesses were already coping with escalating overheads and staff shortages.

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Master of Malt turns focus on trade sales

Published:  04 February, 2020

Online spirits retailer Master of Malt is looking to increase trade sales as a primary area of growth for the business in 2020.

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First winner of Gérard Basset Travel Bursary revealed

Published:  03 February, 2020

Lise Donier-Meroz, a sommelier at Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume restaurant, has won the inaugural Gérard Basset Travel Bursary.

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The Art of the Sommelier

Published:  23 January, 2020

Vincent Bouin is head sommelier at The Rubens English Grill in Victoria, London. Having studied catering and hospitality in France he has worked in the wine trade as a sommelier for 15 years at Coq D'Argent, Thyme Restaurant and Hong Kong Jockey Club.

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Q&A: Christopher Lecoufle, Les 110 de Taillevent

Published:  21 January, 2020

Andrew Catchpole shares a glass or two with one of London’s youngest rising stars, Christopher Lecoufle, GM and head sommelier at Les 110 de Taillevent, London

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Harpers looks at the on-trade trends CGA predicts for 2020

Published:  17 January, 2020

On the brink of the new decade, leading out-of-home food and drink expert CGA looks at the trends it predicts for the year ahead across GB pubs, bars and restaurants

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One in three drinkers cutting back on consumption

Published:  15 January, 2020

One-third of UK drinkers are consuming less alcohol than they were 12 months ago, according to new research.

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