Beer & Cider

Lallemand Brewing releases revolutionary new yeast

The Canadian yeast developer and supplier has announced a new yeast strain capable of producing both lactic acid and ethanol during primary fermentation.

Wine

Gosset Champagne to release Brut 12 Ans de Cave a Minima

Champagne producer Gosset has revealed plans to launch a 12-year-aged non-vintage cuvée.

Beer & Cider

BBPA launches cross-industry initiative to destroy 70 million pints of spoilt beer and reclaim millions in duty

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) said the platform would be free to use for pubs, bars, restaurants and hotels.

Beer & Cider

Innis & Gunn launches new limited editions with some profits going to The Care Workers’ Charity

The Scottish brewery has unveiled its latest special releases, Scrubs Lager Beer, and Rye Whiskey Cask.

Spirits & Cocktails

'How investing in whisky has saved me during coronavirus'

Unable to work in the current climate, bartender Alex Williams has used his whisky collection to fund himself through the coronavirus pandemic. He explains how you can too.

People & Places

Campari virtually reopening three of the world's best bars

Edinburgh's Panda & Sons, New York City's Dante, and Rome's Drink Kong have partnered with Campari to create at-home experience.

People & Places

Insurance holders in hospitality sector have just days to check their policies

UKHospitality has partnered with law firm Taylor Wessing to assist the FCA in its move to file a business interruption high court action and seek clarification in policy wording.

Wine

Familia Torres' 30% carbon emissions reduction target smashed a year ahead of schedule

According to Familia Torres' 2019 carbon footprint inventory, the company's carbon emissions have gone down by 30% since 2008.

Spirits & Cocktails

Empirical Spirits to release new bottled cocktail with Scout's Matt Whiley

ES x Scout will be available from 3 June 2020, with a percentage of profits going towards Hospitality Action and Marie Curie.

Spirits & Cocktails

Glen Moray unveils Madeira Cask whisky

Speyside distillery Glen Moray has launched Glen Moray Madeira Cask Project, the latest addition to its Elgin Curiosity Range.

Spirits & Cocktails

Patrón Perfectionists postponed

The sixth annual Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition will take place in 2021, ‘in light of the current situation’​.

Spirits & Cocktails

#CointreauGratitude launched to raise funds for The Drinks Trust

The new initiative asks Instagram users to get involved in the Instagram campaign, as well as Cointreau donating an initial £30,000 to the drinks industry charity.

People & Places

On lockdown: William Lowe, master distiller

We caught up (virtually) with Cambridge Distillery master distiller William Lowe, to talk online onboarding, studying to become master of wine, and RTD Negronis.

Spirits & Cocktails

UK hard seltzer movement grows with launch of Sparkl

The new brand, currently stocked in Morrisons, is ready to launch in bars, pubs and restaurants when they reopen.

Spirits & Cocktails

New spiced golden rum from Southwestern Distillery

Twin Fin has been created by the makers of Tarquin's Gin to showcase both the Caribbean and the wild Cornish coast.

Spirits & Cocktails

Long read: A cool cocktail is more than the sum of its liquid parts

With bars and bartenders still in the swing of innovating their cocktail offerings, Ben Reed, global cocktail ambassador at Cocktail Credentials, asks how they can make sure their drinks are a true reflection of themselves.

Instagram

We are delighted to announce that the @sommelierwineawards Gold Book is now available to read online! Link in their bio 👆 .
The Gold Book is the ultimate wine list for the UK on-trade, inside you will find the full list of medal winners from this year’s Sommelier Wine Awards, tasting notes from their industry professional judges as well as product pricing and supplier contact details – everything you need to start curating the perfect wine list.
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#goldbook #SWA2020 #wine #winecompetition #wineawards #tasting #winery #vineyard #SWA #sommelier #sommeliers #sommelierlife #winemerchant #winebuyer #winelist #ontrade #winelover #winelovers #wineglass #redwine #whitewine #rosé #orangewine #champagne #bubbles #imbibe #imbibeuk
Canadian #yeast developer and supplier @lallemandbrewing has announced the release of a revolutionary new yeast strain capable of producing both lactic acid and ethanol during the primary #fermentation 🍺 [link in bio] #sourbeer #craftbeer #beer
#camparireopens will see @pandaandsons , @dantenewyorkcity and @drinkkongbar reopen for a #virtual experience 🙌🧡 [link in bio] #covid19 #hospitality #virtualevents @campariuk
@petebrownbeer on ‘bill shock’ - an extract from our brand new #SipAdvisor #podcast 🎧💬Available now via the link in bio, and everywhere you usually get your podcasts (inc. @spotify @itunes and more)
‘The common refrain ‘#whisky is there to be drunk’ simply doesn’t cut it in the current economic climate’ . 
When #bartender @walliams.whisky found himself out of work during the #coronavirus crisis, he bit the bullet and sold his whisky collection. He explains how seeing spirits as commodities can help you do the same. 🥃➡️ [link in bio] #hospitality
⏰ Reach our to your #insurer now to check your policy wording! ⏰ [details via link in bio] #Fair4Hospitality #hospitality #coronavirus @ukhospitality @TheFCA @TaylorWessingUK
‘In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be antiracist.’ Angela Davies
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We stand in solidarity with Black communities today and every day. We will continue working to make sure we do more than just stating we are allies. If you would like help, please reach out. #blackouttuesday
Described as an #rum for the beach’, @twinfinrum is a new #spicedrum from gin-maker Southwestern Distillery 🌊🆕🥃 [link in bio] #productlaunch #UKbars
#Onlockdown - @jacopo.mazzeo catches up (virtually!) with @cambridgegin master distiller Will Lowe, to talk online onboarding, studying to become master of #wine and #RTD #Negronis 💬 [link in bio] #lockdown #distillery #covid19 #coronavirus #MW
With #bars and #bartenders still in the swing of innovating their #cocktails offerings, Ben Reed, global ambassador at @cocktail_credentials, asks how they can make sure their drinks are a true reflection of themselves. 🍹🍸🥃 [link in bio] #longread
Join @cointreau for its #CointreauGratitude initiative to raise funds for @drinks_trust. All you need is an orange and an Instagram account... 🍊🧡 [link in bio] #hospitality #covid19 #coronavirus #lockdown
Touted as the ‘short sighted #beer for tall stories’ @brewdogofficial launches Barnard Castle Eye Test Hazy IPA 🍺🤣 [link in bio] 
#BarnardCastle #DominicCummings #StayAtHomeSaveLives
Wine

New ‘flexi furlough’ scheme announced by UK government

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced this afternoon changes to the current Job Retention Scheme for workers and employers.

Spirits & Cocktails

Cap Gin launched for World Gin Day (13 June)

The London Dry Gin is made in France with botanicals sourced in Provence.

Wine

Flint Wines completes purchase of Domaine Direct

The fine wine importer has bought the Burgundy specialist after three years of significant growth.

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Wine

Flint Wines completes purchase of Domaine Direct

The fine wine importer has bought the Burgundy specialist after three years of significant growth.

Wine

The Uncommon launches range of English wine spritzers

The new canned spritzers are Alfie, an English white and Peggy, an English rosé 5.5.% abv.

People & Places

How to ensure your insurer pays out over coronavirus-related claims

Following our interview with the owner of Hide restaurant, Tatiana Fokina, who is having to fight her insurers for a payout, legal firm Capital Law advises how other hospitality businesses can win business interruption claims.

Wine

SipAdvisor: Listen to our first Imbibe podcast

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our new monthly podcast and our first episode features all-star line-up: the Artesian’s Anna Sebastian; sommelier Jan Konetzki; beer writer Pete Brown; Club Soda’s Laura Willoughby, and ciderologist Gabe Cook.

Beer & Cider

Low-abv brewery Big Drop launches two summer specials

Poolside and Kodama (both 0.5% abv) are two hop-forward limited-edition beers.