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News |  Wine

Takeaway alcohol sales up a third in lockdown, according to Just Eat data

And the 10pm curfew is fuelling yet more demand according to one UK bottler, which is reporting a spike in demand following the introduction of the curfew last week.

News |  People & Places

Trade bodies for hospitality and drinks industries call for more targeted support following Chancellor's announcement

Following the Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Covid-19 financial support announcement earlier today, a number of hospitality and drinks industry trade bodies have responded asking for more targeted help.

News |  People & Places

BREAKING: Chancellor announces Job Support Scheme and hospitality-specific VAT freeze

Rishi Sunak has today (24 September) outlined 'radical interventions' that will support workers on reduced hours and extend the reduced 5% VAT cut until 31 March 2021.

News |  People & Places

London on-trade reacts to impending nationwide 10pm curfew

As the hospitality industry readies for Thursday's curfew in the wake of Boris Johnson's announcement, that will also include implementing table service by law, London's on-trade voice their concerns.

News |  People & Places

Nationwide 10pm curfew to be imposed for England's hospitality venues as of Thursday

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce a 10pm curfew for all restaurants, pubs and bars in England.

News |  People & Places

Back to the Restaurant initiative will offer customers 50% off

The campaign has been created by restaurant booking site, The Fork, to mark its launch in the UK.

News |  People & Places

Furlough fraud – have you been affected?

The whistle blower-protection charity, Protect, says that 20% of calls in relation to furlough fraud have come from those in the hospitality sector, so we asked Michelle Sloane, partner at law firm RPC for some advice for employees and employers.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

'Soho Calling' cocktail initiative launched to help maintain alfresco dining

For the month of September, operators in Soho are offering customers a free cocktail to raise money for Save Our Soho campaing.

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

News |  People & Places

Nationwide 10pm curfew to be imposed for England's hospitality venues as of Thursday

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce a 10pm curfew for all restaurants, pubs and bars in England.

News |  People & Places

Back to the Restaurant initiative will offer customers 50% off

The campaign has been created by restaurant booking site, The Fork, to mark its launch in the UK.

News |  People & Places

Furlough fraud – have you been affected?

The whistle blower-protection charity, Protect, says that 20% of calls in relation to furlough fraud have come from those in the hospitality sector, so we asked Michelle Sloane, partner at law firm RPC for some advice for employees and employers.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

'Soho Calling' cocktail initiative launched to help maintain alfresco dining

For the month of September, operators in Soho are offering customers a free cocktail to raise money for Save Our Soho campaing.

News |  People & Places

London's hospitality businesses at risk from lack of tourists and office workers

A call for a campaign to support the capital's hospitality and tourism businesses has been made by over 90 business leaders and UKHospitality.

News |  Beer & Cider

Comfort zone: Has Covid-19 changed consumers' taste in beer?

Comfort food is having a moment, if empty baking aisles around the country are any indication. But what about comfort drinking? Claire Bullen asks if quarantine has inspired consumers to go for more familiar styles of beer or has boredom induced a fever for new and exciting brews?

News |  People & Places

Opinion: Eat Out To Help Out brings home the bacon

Despite scepticism in some parts of the hospitality industry and the media when it was announced, the Chancellor’s initiative has been proved itself a tasty treat.

News |  People & Places

Night-time hospitality industry launches report to save sector

Nightclub, late-night bar, music venue and event space operators are calling on the government to accept reopening plan that has been backed by Institute of Occupational Medicine.

News |  People & Places

London's hospitality businesses at risk from lack of tourists and office workers

A call for a campaign to support the capital's hospitality and tourism businesses has been made by over 90 business leaders and UKHospitality.

News |  Beer & Cider

Comfort zone: Has Covid-19 changed consumers' taste in beer?

Comfort food is having a moment, if empty baking aisles around the country are any indication. But what about comfort drinking? Claire Bullen asks if quarantine has inspired consumers to go for more familiar styles of beer or has boredom induced a fever for new and exciting brews?

News |  People & Places

Opinion: Eat Out To Help Out brings home the bacon

Despite scepticism in some parts of the hospitality industry and the media when it was announced, the Chancellor’s initiative has been proved itself a tasty treat.

News |  People & Places

Night-time hospitality industry launches report to save sector

Nightclub, late-night bar, music venue and event space operators are calling on the government to accept reopening plan that has been backed by Institute of Occupational Medicine.