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Taking all of the WSET courses back to back while working full time can be achievable

Why should you do the WSET Level 2 Award?

By Jessica Mason

If you imagine that the WSET Level 1 award is your Scout badge for being able to identify different types of knots, Level 2 teaches you to tie them correctly.

Chefs on the top 50 list create dishes that are second to none

Top 50 Gastropubs Awards 2016

Win a Top 50 Gastropubs Award

You and your pub could be immortalised as a winner of one of the three specialist awards categories open to entry at next year’s Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs Awards.

Life is too short to not indulge yourself in great drinks

Less isn't always more

By Jessica Mason

Honesty and transparency in drinks creation is important, but so is the skill of a good blend. It is something that has been overlooked for some time. Why? Because, these days, we’re a bit suspicious of anything rogue. Is there horse meat in it? Nuts?...

Truscott Cellar opens for business

New Opening

Truscott Cellar opens for business

By Daniel Woolfson

The Truscott Cellar, the latest venture from award-winning operators Andrew and Mary-Jane Fishwick, opened its doors to the public on Saturday, 12 September.

WSTA chief Miles Beale:

Wine

79% of wine drinkers don't have any brand loyalty

By Michelle Perrett

Four-fifths of wine drinkers (79%) admitted to changing brands or having no brand loyalty, the latest market report from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has revealed.

Recommended career path for sommeliers outlined

Wine

Recommended career path for sommeliers outlined

By Michelle Perrett

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and the Court of Master Sommeliers Europe (CMS) have joined forces to publish a recommended career path for aspiring sommeliers in the UK.

How to create the perfect festive bar

Christmas Advice

How to create the perfect festive bar

By Laurie Macdonald

Christmas may seem to be in the distance, but planning is everything when approaching this critical time of year. Laurie MacDonald learns how to create the perfect festive bar.

Only 5% expect to drink more over the next year

One in five British drinkers expect to drinks less next year

By M&C Allegra

While alcoholic drinks remain a core part of many adults’ food and drink repertoires, new research from Mintel reveals almost one in five (17%) British drinkers expect to reduce their consumption over the next year, with saving money being the number...

Doing the WSET

Doing the WSET

By Jessica Mason

I’m learning about wine. It felt like time. It’s something I have resisted for ages. I’m on a quest to find out the business merits for people thinking of taking the WSET exams. So, I’m sitting them. All of them. From start to finish. Until my brain gives...

Back bar bulletin

Back bar bulletin

By Laurie Macdonald

Spirits to softs and cocktails to cider, your essential round-up of what's happened on the back bar.

Enotria snaps up Coe Vintners

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Enotria snaps up Coe Vintners

By Laurie Macdonald

The wine distribution company Enotria has announced the acquisition of Coe Vintners.

The International Wine Challenge 2015 was held in the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane on July 16

Supermarket brands sweep the board at IWC

By Laurie Macdonald

The licensed trade is facing increased opposition from the off-trade sector when it comes to wine, results from the 2015 International Wine Challenge (IWC) indicate.

Prosecco shortage sparks industry fears

Prosecco shortage sparks industry fears

By Laurie Macdonald

Rumours of a possible summer prosecco shortage have sparked frenzied speculation in the industry and national media over whether the world will face a shortage of the Italian tipple, and for the trade, if will prices increase.

Wine and food matching guide released

Wine and food matching guide released

By Daniel Woolfson

Pernod Ricard-owned wine brand Jacob’s Creek has released a new guide to snack and wine pairing as research suggests increasing customer interest.

How to do a wine list

Want to know what "menu engineering" is?

By Robyn Black

I touched upon the growing popularity of wine at the top end of the pub market last month – with a whopping 47% increase in wine sales in gastropubs according to CGA figures.

Spicier flavours will be in demand

What will we be drinking in 2020?

By Robyn Black

If kale, coconut water and craft beer were the tastes of 2014, what will we be drinking five years from now?

Premium on-trade wine sales figures

Wine sales up 47% in Gastropubs

By Robyn Black

Gastropubs are leading the charge in on-trade wine sales at the top end of the market - posting wine sales up a whopping 47% by volume, according to new figures from CGA.

Wine and spirits sales are increasingly vital to pubs

Pub wine and spirit sales at a high

By Mike Berry

Wine and spirits sales are becoming increasingly important to the on-trade and now account for almost half of the value of all drinks sales in new openings, exclusive figures have revealed.

The winery claims its biodynamic methods bring out the umami flavours

"Umami" champagne launched

By Robyn Black

Champagne house Maison De Sousa has released what it is calling an umami Champagne.

Prosecco: As protected as Champagne?

Prosecco makers attack pubs and wine bars

By James Wallin

Italian makers of Prosecco are threatening to fine UK pubs and bars up to 20,000 euros for selling the sparkling wine on tap instead of by the bottle, The Telegraph reports.

Try January: Promoting the trade (pic: twitter.com/thecraftbeerco)

More operators sign up to Try January

By Jessica Mason

Try January, the campaign that calls on pubs and bars to reclaim January and challenge people to try new drinks and dishes and make the month more inspiring and experimental, has gathered further momentum with more operators, including Punch Taverns,...

Try January: PMA is launching a hashtag

PMA launches Try January campaign

By Jessica Mason

The Publican’s Morning Advertiser today launches a campaign for pubs and bars to reclaim January and challenge people to try new drinks and dishes and make the month more inspiring and experimental.

Chambord: Aiming to 'add decadence to a girls' night out'

TV campaign for Chambord liqueur

By Robyn Black

Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands is upping investment in Chambord by 30% next year, following a successful 12 months for the brand.

Castaway relaunched

Castaway makes a comeback

By Robyn Black

First Take That made a comeback, then the SpiceGirls, and now ’90s favourite wine spritzer, Castaway, is making a return as well.

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