We are delighted to launch the online edition of this year’s Wine List Confidential guide, profiling London’s top 100 wine-focused eateries you need to visit when restrictions are lifted.
Scottish government to closes pubs and enforce 6pm curfew
The Scottish First Minister has announced that pubs are to close across central Scotland, including Glasgow and Edinburgh, and a 6pm curfew will take effect in other areas from today to suppress the second wave of Covid-19 infections.
Quarter of UK pubs ‘not sustainable’ beyond next March, BBPA warns
A quarter of UK pubs could fold by April next year the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has warned, as around 25% of its members reported that their business was “not sustainable” beyond the end of the financial year.
Matthew Clark launches new app for businesses hit by Covid-19
On-trade supplier Matthew Clark has launched a new app that will allow pubs, restaurants and bars to deliver orders and offer click and collect services without any up-front costs.
Carluccio’s collapses with potentially 2,000 job losses
UK high street Italian restaurant chain Carluccio’s, founded by the late Antonio Carluccio, has collapsed into administration, putting around 2,000 jobs at risk.
London wine shop expands with fourth shop and bar
London wine shop, The Good Wine Shop, is set to open its fourth site, a shop and wine bar in Teddington later this month.
Bodega Argento launches ‘pioneering’ organic single vineyard wine
Bodega Argento, one of Argentina’s largest organic producers, has extended its range with the launch of a ‘pioneering’ organic single vineyard Malbec, targeting the UK on-trade and independent retail market.
Decision to deny visas for low skilled workers creates ‘huge challenge’ for UK on-trade
The UK government’s decision to deny visas to low-skilled workers is set to create a “huge challenge” to the UK’s pub, bar and restaurant sector, the drinks trade has warned.
Christmas retail roundup: Christmas booze sales push Lidl into double digits
Alcohol helped to push Lidl’s sales into double digit growth, the retailer has reported, with beer, wine and spirits up 13%, its highest growth recorded in the category.
Naked Wines: Christmas boost and Gormley steps down
CEO Rowan Gormley has stepped down at Naked Wines as the online wine subscription service reported Christmas sales in line with expectations.
Amazon quietly rolls out an own brand wine range
Ecommerce giant Amazon has quietly rolled out an own brand range of “affordable” wines, called Compass Road, which launched onto the German market earlier this month.
WSET announces three-year partnership with The Wine Show
The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is to become the official wine education partner for Amazon Prime’s popular TV show, The Wine Show, as part of a new three-year deal.