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Brexit is a big plus: Wetherspoons' Tim Martin on cocktails, carpets and the future of pubs

We asked you what 10 questions you’d like to put to Tim Martin, outspoken MD of JD Wetherspoon.

Spirits & Cocktails

Michael Butt: a bar team is more than the sum of its parts

An effective modern bar team needs to contain several specialists and share its knowledge to succeedJonathan Downey once said, ‘A great bar team is li

Wine

Philip Duff: Have we won the Vermouth Wars?

'We fought the war for vermouth. And we God-damned won it,' was exclaimed dramatically at a recent tasting.And that set me thinking.

Beer & Cider

Beer prices: what’s the future?

Following the announcement of the autumn Budget last week, it appears the future of beer pricing is still far from certain, with factors such as Brexi

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Funkin launches Innovation Lab – a new bartender programme

Fancy taking part in a discussion led by industry experts? This month, Funkin is launching a new bartender programme, Funkin Innovation Lab.Funkin Inn

Wine

Opinion: Hamish Anderson on English and Welsh wine

The UK’s wine industry is hitting its stride. Time, perhaps, for producers to rethink a few thingsEnglish and Welsh wine is on a roll.

Spirits & Cocktails

Difficult flavours: Michael Butt on understanding our attraction

With amaros and bitters ever more common on the backbar, we need a better understanding of our attraction to these ‘difficult’ flavoursMy father was a

Spirits & Cocktails

Tales of the Cocktail controversy: the UK trade reacts

It’s been a terrible week for Tales of the Cocktail, which has seen a flurry of accusations and slew of resignations from Colin Asare-appiah, the co-c

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Funkin launches Innovation Lab – a new bartender programme

Fancy taking part in a discussion led by industry experts? This month, Funkin is launching a new bartender programme, Funkin Innovation Lab.Funkin Inn

Wine

Opinion: Hamish Anderson on English and Welsh wine

The UK’s wine industry is hitting its stride. Time, perhaps, for producers to rethink a few thingsEnglish and Welsh wine is on a roll.

Spirits & Cocktails

Difficult flavours: Michael Butt on understanding our attraction

With amaros and bitters ever more common on the backbar, we need a better understanding of our attraction to these ‘difficult’ flavoursMy father was a

Spirits & Cocktails

Tales of the Cocktail controversy: the UK trade reacts

It’s been a terrible week for Tales of the Cocktail, which has seen a flurry of accusations and slew of resignations from Colin Asare-appiah, the co-c

Spirits & Cocktails

What is going on at Tales of the Cocktail?

What is going on at Tales of the Cocktail? It seems like every ten minutes somebody resigns.First co-founder Paul Tuennerman was forced to quit earlie

Spirits & Cocktails

Philip Duff: Who can help you start your own craft liquor brand

In the third of five articles on starting craft liquor brands, Philip Duff  tackles the issue of who you will need on this journey. Ideas, I feel, are

Spirits & Cocktails

What is going on at Tales of the Cocktail?

What is going on at Tales of the Cocktail? It seems like every ten minutes somebody resigns.First co-founder Paul Tuennerman was forced to quit earlie

Spirits & Cocktails

Philip Duff: Who can help you start your own craft liquor brand

In the third of five articles on starting craft liquor brands, Philip Duff  tackles the issue of who you will need on this journey. Ideas, I feel, are