Diageo news

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Diageo agrees deal to buy Chase Distillery

The purchase of the Herefordshire distillery is set to complete in early 2021.

News |  Wine

Christmas 2020 – what does it hold for UK bars?

The Christmas trading period has never been so important – or unpredictable. Kate Malczewski explores the measures to make the 2020 festive season both safe and prosperous behind the bar.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Diageo World Class returns for 2020 with a bang

The global bartending competition announces first three competitors in GB Top 15, as well as new ambassadors, partnerships and competitor challenges.

News |  Beer & Cider

First female renter warden of the Worshipful Company of Brewers appointed

The honour goes to Katherine Smart, global technical director at Guinness brewer Diageo.

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Join the Diageo Bar Academy to get your bar back on its feet

Sign-up now and access the expert training, tips and tools you need to help your bar and staff succeed during re-opening.

News |  People & Places

Interview: Black Rock’s Tristan Stephenson on how his empire is surviving Covid-19

We caught up with the bar and restaurant owner to talk about the health of his London and Bristol bars, podcasting with the Diageo Bar Academy and the future of bartending.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Ryan Reynolds’ Aviation American Gin sold to Diageo

Reynolds will retain an ongoing ownership interest in the gin.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Diageo announces 'world's first' 100% plastic-free spirits bottle

The drinks giant has formed Pulpex Limited to launch a paper-based bottle which will debut with Johnnie Walker in early 2021.

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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Join the Diageo Bar Academy to get your bar back on its feet

Sign-up now and access the expert training, tips and tools you need to help your bar and staff succeed during re-opening.

News |  People & Places

Interview: Black Rock’s Tristan Stephenson on how his empire is surviving Covid-19

We caught up with the bar and restaurant owner to talk about the health of his London and Bristol bars, podcasting with the Diageo Bar Academy and the future of bartending.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Ryan Reynolds’ Aviation American Gin sold to Diageo

Reynolds will retain an ongoing ownership interest in the gin.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Diageo announces 'world's first' 100% plastic-free spirits bottle

The drinks giant has formed Pulpex Limited to launch a paper-based bottle which will debut with Johnnie Walker in early 2021.

News |  Beer & Cider

Diageo recovery fund goes live in the UK today

The fund is part of the $100m global ‘Raising the Bar’ campaign. In the UK, the move includes support in the form of permanent sanitiser dispense units, medical grade hand sanitiser and a range of PPE for outlets.

News |  People & Places

Diageo funds £80m Covid-19 recovery programme for on-trade

Diageo has launched Raising the Bar, a global initiative to aid pubs and bars as they reopen after lockdown.

News |  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.

News |  Wine

Diageo Learning for Life launches Virtual Academy

Created and developed by The Springboard Charity, the programme helps hospitality workers continue training during the covid-19 pandemic.

News |  Beer & Cider

Diageo recovery fund goes live in the UK today

The fund is part of the $100m global ‘Raising the Bar’ campaign. In the UK, the move includes support in the form of permanent sanitiser dispense units, medical grade hand sanitiser and a range of PPE for outlets.

News |  People & Places

Diageo funds £80m Covid-19 recovery programme for on-trade

Diageo has launched Raising the Bar, a global initiative to aid pubs and bars as they reopen after lockdown.

News |  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.

News |  Wine

Diageo Learning for Life launches Virtual Academy

Created and developed by The Springboard Charity, the programme helps hospitality workers continue training during the covid-19 pandemic.