While London restaurants remain shuttered, we’ve rounded up 10 new openings we’re looking forward to this year, from seafood sanctum Manzi’s to the Batman-themed Park Row.
Balfour buys Kent pubs
Balfour Winery has bolstered its on-trade offering with the freehold purchase of two Kent pubs, despite a “tough” trading environment, operations director Lee Hart told WLC.
Will the revolving restaurant in London’s BT Tower return to its former glory?
With the ink dry on a £275m deal to sell the London landmark to a US-based hotel chain, Eloise Feilden takes a look back at the BT Tower’s revolving restaurant and cocktail bar to consider what could be in store for future guests.
Ketchup cocktail, anyone? Why bartenders are embracing alternative flavours
From Vegemite to Wagyu beef, are bartenders taking cocktail ingredients too far? Eloise Feilden finds out.
The Sideways effect: Brits break up with Merlot
British consumers have fallen out of love with Merlot as a single-varietal wine, new research shows, but which other grapes are winning market share in the on-trade?
The Drinks Trust calls on the trade for its annual industry survey
The Drinks Trust has launched its fourth annual industry survey aimed at better understanding the drinks and hospitality industry.
Which brand is a bright spot for Cognac in the US on-premise?
On-trade consumers in bars and restaurants across the US are spending less on Cognac, according to the latest on-premise ordering data from Union, but one brand is bucking the trend.
Pubs are the real Six Nations winners
Star Pubs, the on-trade arm of Heineken UK, reported that its total sales across the opening weekend of the Six Nations were up a staggering 42% as rugby fans flocked to their locals.
Guinness for girls: the stout shakes off its ‘rugby lad’ image
Get Kim Kardashian to drink it and you’re on to a winner; celebrity endorsements and the expansion into alcohol-free are driving demand for Diageo-owned Guinness among young women, says chief executive.
How to get Gen Z to care about wine
Berkmann Wine Cellars is on a mission to get this generation of on-trade staff buzzing about wine, enlisting the help of a behavioural scientist to do so. But how can we change our educational approach to fit the Gen Z mindset?
Latest train strikes to cost hospitality £350 million
Hospitality businesses have already lost more than £4 billion in sales from rail strikes, according to UKHospitality, with planned industrial action beginning on 30 January set to make traditionally quiet months for the on-trade “even more painful”.
Do robot bartenders put human jobs at risk?
Robot bartenders are a tale as old as, well, robots. But with new technological advancements being made every day, do we run the risk of making ourselves obsolete behind the bar?