Drinks

Plenty of options: cider can be served ice cold or warm, and on draught, bag-in-box and bottle

What role can cider play in winter trading?

By Nikkie Sutton

Cider is often seen as a must-have for when it’s hot but, as the temperature drops and the festive season approaches, operators need to be aware that the drink still has a big role to play in wintertime drinking

Changing times: could serving drinks in a glass be something of the past?

7 ways not to serve cocktails

By Nikkie Sutton

Drinkers have taken to social media to air their frustration at being served drinks, including cocktails, in vessels other than glasses.

Gin protest: the WSTA voices concern ahead of the Budget

Gin boom to be affected by tax increase

By Robert Mann

Britain’s booming £2bn gin industry shows no signs of slowing down and now gin makers across the country have united to call on the Chancellor to freeze spirit duty.

Less tax: trade bodies including the British Beer & Pub Association and UKHospitality are calling on the Government to freeze beer duty in the November Budget

Beer tax to add extra £125m on beer spend

By Nikkie Sutton

A 2% rise in beer duty at next month’s November Budget would mean an additional £125m on what consumers are already spending annually on pints of beer.