Wine

Suggesting the right wine to match with your dishes could help you sell more of both

Food and drink matching trends: Wine

By Emma Eversham

Of all the drinks categories, wine is the most traditional match to food. Wine lists are given out readily with food menus in the vast majority of restaurants and most diners will expect to see one at least integrated into the food menu if not given to...

Vinoteca Soho will offer a 300-strong wine list and a frequently changing menu of modern British and European dishes

Vinoteca to open third wine bar in Soho

By Luke Nicholls

Brett Woonton, Charlie Young and Elena Ares, the team behind Vinoteca with sites in Farringdon and Marylebone, will open their third wine bar, dining room and wine shop at 53 to 55 Beak Street Soho in mid April.

Training must be engaging, interactive and make wine approachable and simple for staff to understand

ASK THE EXPERTS

How to help staff sell wine with confidence

Lily Brierley, training manager at Enotria, explains how hospitality business owners can make their staff more aware of wine lists and encourage them to openly talk about wine with customers in a bid to maximise drinks sales.

Yohann Jousselin, last year's winner of the AFWS Sommelier of the Year competition pictured with judges

AFWS UK Sommelier of the Year competition open for entries

By Luke Nicholls

The Acadamy of Food and Wine service (AFWS) has this week launched its 2012 UK Sommelier of the Year competition and is calling for sommeliers and wine waiters nationwide to test their knowledge and skills by entering.

Altitude 360's Gospel Brunch is a New York-inspired singing and brunch event taking place every Sunday

IDEAS FROM YOUR PEERS

Gospel Brunch at Altitude 360 and Wednesday Wine at Playboy London

By Luke Nicholls

Restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars from across the UK including Altitude 360, Playboy London, Sandman Signature Hotel and The Beach Bistro tell BigHospitality about special events they're running to attract more customers.

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