A craft beer specialist claiming to be “the smallest pub in London” has opened close to Piccadilly.
Jascots Wine Merchants has appointed MW student Adam Porter as its head of wine buying with a mission to raise its wine range to a “new level of excitement and innovation”.
Bartenders, waiting staff and sommeliers could be called upon to help communicate key messages on public health, a government-funded report has suggested.
As British people’s taste for high-end wine continues to grow, the new wave of gastropubs sweeping through the country are their preferred place for drinking it, according to a leading distributor.
The Pound Pub concept, where half-pints are £1 and a pint is just £1.50, has signalled its intention to expand across the UK.
Wines of South Africa has announced plans for a new UK trade tasting later this year, which will target independent merchants, on-trade buyers and media.
It has already taken a swipe at rival supermarket wine retailers, and now Lidl is taking aim at craft beer by launching a range of ales.
Criticising restaurants for the amount they charge for wine is a “cheap shot” according to one leading London restaurateur.
The UK pub industry looks like it could have a new lease of life, as research has shown that nearly half of the country’s bars have been opened in the last three years.
The 12 finalists who will compete for the title Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2015 have been announced ahead of the final stage of the competition next month.
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