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There may be trouble ahead…

Published:  17 January, 2019

The number of leaders with confidence in the future of their own company within the eating and drinking-out market took a knock in the three months to November 2018, according to the latest CGA Business Confidence Survey.

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Vagabond launches urban wine school

Published:  02 January, 2019

Vagabond Wines is adding official wine educator to its ever-growing list of services.

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Joe Fattorini: Wine, bottle, decanter, ZOMBIES, corkscrew

Published:  02 January, 2019

Joe Fattorini contemplates the Hedwig von Restorff effect and how contextual isolation can become a money-spinner

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Maverick's Jerry among several new on-trade training initiatives

Published:  12 December, 2018

It’s been a good year for education in the on-trade, with a number of new initiatives being launched in the UK recently.

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Parlez-vous Français?

Published:  12 December, 2018

Authentique Epicerie & Bar has launched its new 700 bin-strong Francophile wine list on north London this month, bringing a flavour of France and its former colonies to Tufnal Park.

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Miller and Masso open Fam

Published:  07 December, 2018

Fam Bar & Kitchen

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Q&A: Xavier Rousset, restaurateur and master sommelier, Trade

Published:  07 December, 2018

Xavier Rousset talks to Harpers about Trade, a new Soho-based private members’ club for the restaurant and bar world

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New dawn for on-trade training

Published:  07 December, 2018

It’s been a good year for education in the on-trade, with a number of new initiatives being launched in the UK recently.

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On-trade wine trends for 2019

Published:  07 December, 2018

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Sager and Dzelzainis concoct category-breaking Mexican spirits

Published:  07 December, 2018

A partnership between Michael Sager and Marcis Dzelzainis of London venues Sager + Wilde, together with East London Liquor Company’s Alex Wolpert, has resulted in a range of category-defying Mexican spirits entitled El Destilado.

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Marston’s team create bespoke Boutique-y gin

Published:  06 December, 2018

Teams at Marston’s Rotisserie outlets throughout the UK were called on recently to submit their ideas for a bespoke gin for the pub group.

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Restaurant numbers fall 2% in a year

Published:  06 December, 2018

UK restaurants are on the slide, according to the new edition of the Market Growth Monitor from CGA and AlixPartners.

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Joe Fattorini: Is your wine list upside down?

Published:  19 November, 2018

Not only is your wine list upside down, but you haven’t dropped your anchor. Joe Fattorini shares more wacky wisdom on the psychology of sales

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NZ Sommelier Scholarship participants announced

Published:  14 November, 2018

New Zealand Winegrowers has confirmed 18 recipients of its 2019 International Sommelier Scholarship, designed to encourage on-trade ambassadors for the country’s wines.

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Rigging the game

Published:  06 November, 2018

Less is often more when it comes to turning a profit says consultant Sean Finter, a master at optimising returns from on-trade businesses. Harpers tuned in to his message at Bar Convent in Berlin. 

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UK hospitality sector continues to grow despite Brexit concerns

Published:  26 October, 2018

The UK hospitality sector has turned over in excess of £100bn for the first time and now employs 2.35 million people.

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William Grant & Sons offers bartender training

Published:  26 October, 2018

William Grant & Sons’ UK Brand Ambassador team is offering training to bartenders at its first ever Unwrapped: The Other Side of Bartending event in Edinburgh on 29 October.

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Pied à Terre leads petition for business rates to be abolished

Published:  25 October, 2018

Philip Hammond is being urged to abolish ‘debilitating’ business by some of the UK’s leading restaurateurs.

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Big interview: Charlie Stein, wine buyer, The Vintner and Rick Stein Restaurants

Published:  24 October, 2018

Straddling both on and off-trade and with a famous family restaurant group behind him, Charlie Stein chats to Andrew Catchpole about life in the wine trade

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Tipping point

Published:  17 October, 2018

The government has revealed plans to help ensure hospitality workers get all the tips left for them, but reactions to the news were mixed, reports Michelle Perrett.

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