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People & Places

Opinion: Could Sweden's response to covid-19 have saved British hospitality?

As Sweden's relaxed approach to the coronavirus pandemic attracts increasing lockdown critics' attention, news editor Jacopo Mazzeo wonders whether the Swedish system would have benefited the UK's hospitality industry.

Spirits & Cocktails

Opinion: What will cocktails look like post-coronavirus?

From modernising tiki and disco drinks, to streamlining costs and simplifying methods, Julian de Féral presents what he thinks bars and their drinks will look like post-lockdown.

Wine

European wine v covid-19: Problems and solutions

Declining sales, lack of workforce in the vineyard, and surplus wine are threatening the European wine industry. What are the proposed solutions to ensure it gets through the coronavirus crisis?

Wine

Lockdown supplies: Are we running out of wine?

As people stockpile on booze amid covid-19 lockdown and London City Bond announces the introduction of a revised delivery service, is there any risk we'll be running out of wine?

Spirits & Cocktails

Nate Brown: The bar industry needs to fight back

Social media, discerning customers and the accessibility of supermarkets are putting bars at risk. But if any industry can fight back, it’s ours, says Nate Brown

Wine

Opinion: 'Minerality' is a cluster of wine descriptors

'Minerality' should be used as a cluster of more specific descriptors, says news editor Jacopo Mazzeo.

Wine

Hamish Anderson: The rise of no abv calls for a new kind of somm

The growth of the no-abv category is radically changing your drinks take – and the people you should hire to manage your beverage offering, says Hamish Anderson.

Spirits & Cocktails

Nate Brown: Bartenders need to step up their product knowledge

In an era of unparalleled choice, writes opinion columnist Nate Brown, the one thing that’s unforgivable in a bartender is ignorance.

Spirits & Cocktails

Nate Brown: The bar industry needs to fight back

Social media, discerning customers and the accessibility of supermarkets are putting bars at risk. But if any industry can fight back, it’s ours, says Nate Brown

Wine

Opinion: 'Minerality' is a cluster of wine descriptors

'Minerality' should be used as a cluster of more specific descriptors, says news editor Jacopo Mazzeo.

Wine

Hamish Anderson: The rise of no abv calls for a new kind of somm

The growth of the no-abv category is radically changing your drinks take – and the people you should hire to manage your beverage offering, says Hamish Anderson.

Spirits & Cocktails

Nate Brown: Bartenders need to step up their product knowledge

In an era of unparalleled choice, writes opinion columnist Nate Brown, the one thing that’s unforgivable in a bartender is ignorance.

People & Places

Thinking about criticising your customers? Think again, says Chris Losh

Want to know the Number One Golden Rule in hospitality? Never criticise your guests. Ever.

Spirits & Cocktails

Calva chameleon: What calvados is bringing to the UK bar scene

The UK’s back bars aren’t exactly groaning under the weight of calvados, but that’s finally starting to change.

People & Places

Thinking about criticising your customers? Think again, says Chris Losh

Want to know the Number One Golden Rule in hospitality? Never criticise your guests. Ever.

Spirits & Cocktails

Calva chameleon: What calvados is bringing to the UK bar scene

The UK’s back bars aren’t exactly groaning under the weight of calvados, but that’s finally starting to change.