covid19 news

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.

People & Places

How can venues sell alcoholic drinks under lockdown?

As British drinkers' thirst for a pint at the pub escalates, we ask specialist law firm Licencing Lawyers to provide some clarity on how venues can sell alcohol under lockdown.

Wine

On lockdown: Matteo Bernardi, sommelier

We virtually caught up with Matteo Bernardi, sommelier of three-Michelin-starred restaurant Le Calandre near Padua, Italy, to talk smiles as uniforms, dusty books, and special-occasion wines.

Beer & Cider

Carlsberg launches Love My Local

The brewer has unveiled a new free platform to help pubs, bars and restaurants keep trading during lockdown.

People & Places

Some of Britain's bars, pubs and restaurants could reopen this July

Speaking yesterday evening (10 May), the UK's Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the nation that the hospitality industry may partially reopen in July.

Beer & Cider

Greene King launches support fund for staff affected by covid-19

The pub company has partnered with the Licensed Trade Charity to create the Team Member Support Fund, with an initial donation of £300k.

People & Places

On lockdown: Pierre-Marie Faure, sommelier

We virtually caught up with Pierre-Marie Faure, head sommelier at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, to talk spending time with family, missing the floor, and Gamay.

Wine

South African wine exports to resume as of tomorrow

The South African government has announced yesterday evening that all wine exports may resume as of tomorrow, 1 May 2020.

People & Places

Some of Britain's bars, pubs and restaurants could reopen this July

Speaking yesterday evening (10 May), the UK's Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the nation that the hospitality industry may partially reopen in July.

Beer & Cider

Greene King launches support fund for staff affected by covid-19

The pub company has partnered with the Licensed Trade Charity to create the Team Member Support Fund, with an initial donation of £300k.

People & Places

On lockdown: Pierre-Marie Faure, sommelier

We virtually caught up with Pierre-Marie Faure, head sommelier at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, to talk spending time with family, missing the floor, and Gamay.

Wine

South African wine exports to resume as of tomorrow

The South African government has announced yesterday evening that all wine exports may resume as of tomorrow, 1 May 2020.

People & Places

New hospitality action group to help businesses receive insurance cover over covid-19

Hospitality Insurance Group Action has launched today with the aim to help businesses against insurers who refuse to cover losses due to the covid-19 lockdown.

People & Places

London's 67 Pall Mall launches virtual membership

The club has announced the launch of a virtual membership aimed at enhancing members' experience of its rich online events programme.

People & Places

New hospitality action group to help businesses receive insurance cover over covid-19

Hospitality Insurance Group Action has launched today with the aim to help businesses against insurers who refuse to cover losses due to the covid-19 lockdown.

People & Places

London's 67 Pall Mall launches virtual membership

The club has announced the launch of a virtual membership aimed at enhancing members' experience of its rich online events programme.