Sparkling wine sales down in 2020 but quick recovery forecasted
Total estimated sales of sparkling wine in 2020 were down due to the pandemic, but the decline was not as bad as feared, and a recovery is expected soon, driven by Prosecco’s performance.
Amuse-bouches: The latest restaurant news bites
This week in restaurant news: a study finds that many Deliveroo riders are paid below the minimum wage, millions book visits to pubs and restaurants in the UK, and we round-up the latest list of new restaurants.
‘Eau de Pub’ is a new perfume created to remind you of your local
Liberty Games has created a brand new, limited-edition perfume intended to transport us all back to fond memories of our favourite pubs.
Bartenders are revealing the stereotypes they give you based on your drinks order
If you’ve ever wondered what your bartender really thinks of your drinks order then prepare to hold onto your hat – because a viral Reddit thread is shedding a brutal light on their opinions of your drink of choice.
Pub vaccine passports are ‘reckless’, says GMB Union
GMB, the union for hospitality workers, has called reported plans for pub vaccine passports “reckless” and a “fast track to undo the gains of the present lockdown”.
Alain Ducasse to launch a sparkling saké
World-renowned chef Alain Ducasse has collaborated with Japanese saké brewery Shichiken in Yamanashi to create a sparkling saké to complement his cuisine.
Chaine’s young chef and somm awards are back
The Chaine des Rotisseurs GB have announced that they will definitely be holding their young professionals competition this year – though slightly later than normal.
Beer brand Miller Lite releases candle that smells like a bar
Beer brand Miller Lite has released three limited-edition candles with scents intended to replicate those found in a bar and a beer garden.
Over half UK jobs losses in hospitality sector
ONS statistics released yesterday have shown that over half the jobs lost last year in the UK were in the hospitality sector as lockdowns and restrictions forced closures.
Video highlights plight of those in UK hospitality
A video has been created to raise awareness and support for those working in the UK hospitality sector as the country approaches one year since the Covid-19 lockdowns began.
London Wine Fair launches preview day in April
This year’s mid-May, virtual London Wine Fair is to get an additional ‘preview’ day on 28 April with a particular focus on the UK hospitality sector.