Pernod Ricard is encouraging bars and pubs to do more to harness the power of social media, which it believes will be key to success during the 2015 Christmas season.
Consumer spending in pubs and restaurants has been accelerating in the first half of this year and is set to grow even more quickly in 2016, 2017 and beyond, experts predict.
Jackson Family Wines has announced its support for the European Court of Master Sommeliers by providing three annual scholarships.
A new business launches in London this September that claims to offer “the first ever Michelin-starred delivery service”, complete with in-house sommelier.
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.
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