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Tech crunch: Is technology in hospitality here to stay?

Covid-19 has accelerated the use of technology in the on-trade. But when life returns to normal, will consumers want to go back to a more traditional approach, asks Eleanor Dallaway.

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That shrinking feeling: What wine lists look like out of lockdown

Circumstances forced venues everywhere to slim down their wine lists, but many are enjoying the newfound simplicity. Jacopo Mazzeo asks if we are emerging from lockdown with leaner and fitter selections?

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Wellbeing packs from Speciality Drinks back in stock

Hospitality staff can once again apply for packs containing food and other essentials as second lockdown gets underway.

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The drinks podcasts to get you through Lockdown 2.0

As the second lockdown hits and many in hospitality find themselves furloughed once again, now is the perfect time to further educate yourself.

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Sales up in pubs pre-lockdown

Ordering system OrderPay reports an increase of 125% in sales on Wednesday 4 November, compared to previous week – but sales still down 30% due to curfew.

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Hospitality industry innovates as second lockdown begins

With the last lockdown proving the industry's ability to turn on a dime, this time around proves no different.

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Hospitality's last hurrah: On the ground for the eve of lockdown 2.0

As the country braced last night for lockdown 2.0, operators across the capital tried to remain optimistic about the tough month ahead. Jennie Milsom crawled the streets.

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Berkmann Wine Cellars relaunches Help 4 Hospitality scheme

The relaunch comes in the wake of England's second lockdown and has increased the share of revenue donated to the industry from 12.5% to 20%.

Podcasts

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.

SipAdvisor special: Natural wine podcast

Following the announcement earlier this year that ‘natural wine’ has been legally recognised in France as Vin méthode nature, our first  podcast special edition is entirely dedicated to the subject.

SipAdvisor: Episode 2

In the second episode of our podcast, we look at what re-opening might look like for the UK’s pubs bars and restaurants – including an interview with on-trade marketing legend Mark McCullough about the 100 Day Playbook, a muse on PPE for hospitality staff, all accompanied by a glass of English fizz for English Wine Week.

SipAdvisor: How to tackle no shows

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our monthly podcast. In this third episode, we remember some of the venues that have had to close during the Covid-19 crisis before taking a closer look at the problem of no shows

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Sales up in pubs pre-lockdown

Ordering system OrderPay reports an increase of 125% in sales on Wednesday 4 November, compared to previous week – but sales still down 30% due to curfew.

News |  People & Places

Hospitality industry innovates as second lockdown begins

With the last lockdown proving the industry's ability to turn on a dime, this time around proves no different.

News |  People & Places

Hospitality's last hurrah: On the ground for the eve of lockdown 2.0

As the country braced last night for lockdown 2.0, operators across the capital tried to remain optimistic about the tough month ahead. Jennie Milsom crawled the streets.

News |  Wine

Berkmann Wine Cellars relaunches Help 4 Hospitality scheme

The relaunch comes in the wake of England's second lockdown and has increased the share of revenue donated to the industry from 12.5% to 20%.

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Here to help: A roundup of help and advice for hospitality in lockdown 2

From advice on protecting business during lockdown, to wellbeing services and practical advice for hospitality staff, we've put all of our most helpful content in one handy place for you.

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Opinion: Jane Anson asks if the changes to this year's Bordeaux En Primeur campaign are here to stay

Bordeaux’s En Primeur institution was thrown into disarray this year, with chateaux and merchants forced to find new solutions. Jane Anson asks if the changes are here to stay?

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Pubs diversify to survive pandemic

When the going gets tough, the tough pivot. Two village pubs have started providing essential local services.

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Diageo relaunches its Learning for Life training programme

The new scheme is designed to give businesses the skills and support they need to meet the demands of trading during Covid-19

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Here to help: A roundup of help and advice for hospitality in lockdown 2

From advice on protecting business during lockdown, to wellbeing services and practical advice for hospitality staff, we've put all of our most helpful content in one handy place for you.

News |  Wine

Opinion: Jane Anson asks if the changes to this year's Bordeaux En Primeur campaign are here to stay

Bordeaux’s En Primeur institution was thrown into disarray this year, with chateaux and merchants forced to find new solutions. Jane Anson asks if the changes are here to stay?

News |  People & Places

Pubs diversify to survive pandemic

When the going gets tough, the tough pivot. Two village pubs have started providing essential local services.

News |  People & Places

Diageo relaunches its Learning for Life training programme

The new scheme is designed to give businesses the skills and support they need to meet the demands of trading during Covid-19