Alcoholic Beverage

£601m worth of gin was sold in the on-trade last year

Why the gin trend is showing no sign of drying up

By Emma Eversham

The popularity of gin in the UK is showing little sign of waning with sales of the spirit breaking the £1bn barrier six months earlier than predicted according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).

Women are more likely to choose to drink beer in pubs, restaurants and hotels if there are beer lists and tasting notes

Beer lists and tasting notes attract female beer drinkers

By Emma Eversham

Pubs, restaurants and hotels offering beer lists with tasting notes would be more likely to sell beer to women than those trying different techniques, the results of a survey into the relationship between women and beer have revealed. 

Scottish pubs need more support, says SBPA

Scottish pubs need more support, says SBPA

By Sophie Witts

The Scottish Beer & Pub Association (SBPA) is challenging politicians to take on ‘the best job in Government’ by creating a new Scottish Pubs Minister role. 

Asia de Cuba's new re-focused bar now specialises in rum and ceviche

Asia de Cuba London launches Asia de Cuba Bar

By Emma Eversham

London restaurant Asia de Cuba has re-positioned its bar area as Asia de Cuba Bar, which will specialise in sugarcane-based cocktails and ceviche dishes.

73% of hospitality operators see soft drinks as growth area

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73% of hospitality operators see soft drinks as growth area

By Emma Eversham

More than half (60 per cent) of hospitality operators believe soft drinks have become a more important part of their offering over the last year, yet many are not paying enough attention to their range or doing enough to promote them, according to research...

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Boozy lunches make a return

By Liam Garrahan

The consumption of alcoholic beverages such as beer, cider and wine, at lunchtime is on the increase, according to a report by M&C Allegra Foodservice.