Spirits & Cocktails

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Shuttered Manchester bar Marigot Bay makes a virtual comeback

After closing its doors in April 2019, Altrincham bar Marigot Bay Bar & Cafe has announced plans to relaunch as a virtual experience.

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New products: June's top spirit launches

From Mexican whiskey to limited-edition cognac, these are the latest launches in the spirits world.

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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.

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Pubs and restaurants can reopen from 4 July – but questions still remain

Restaurants and pubs are allowed to reopen from 4 July, social distancing has been reduced from two metres to ‘one metre plus’, and businesses will be encouraged to collect the contact details of customers.

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Anna Sebastian and Sam Ayling launch Skywalker cocktail initiative

The duo have partnered with No.3 London Dry Gin and Seedlip to raise funds for ex-hospitality staff sleeping rough due to Covid-19.

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Government unveils new support measures for on-trade

The UK government has announced its extension of the moratorium on lease forfeitures for commercial properties affected by covid-19, including pubs, cafes and restaurants.

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No-abv aperitif Mother Root releases limited edition batch for charity

Profits from the sale of 1,000 bottles of its Ginger Switchel will go to Kelly's Cause Foundation, a wellbeing and mental health charity for hospitality employees.

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Raise the Bar Glasgow and The Clan Brewing collaborate to create craft beer cocktails

Cocktail events and hospitality consultancy company Raise the Bar Glasgow has partnered with The Clan Brewing Co. to develop a range of eight craft beer cocktails.

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: 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 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.

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Anna Sebastian and Sam Ayling launch Skywalker cocktail initiative

The duo have partnered with No.3 London Dry Gin and Seedlip to raise funds for ex-hospitality staff sleeping rough due to Covid-19.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Government unveils new support measures for on-trade

The UK government has announced its extension of the moratorium on lease forfeitures for commercial properties affected by covid-19, including pubs, cafes and restaurants.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

No-abv aperitif Mother Root releases limited edition batch for charity

Profits from the sale of 1,000 bottles of its Ginger Switchel will go to Kelly's Cause Foundation, a wellbeing and mental health charity for hospitality employees.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Raise the Bar Glasgow and The Clan Brewing collaborate to create craft beer cocktails

Cocktail events and hospitality consultancy company Raise the Bar Glasgow has partnered with The Clan Brewing Co. to develop a range of eight craft beer cocktails.

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Matthew Clark opens e-commerce platform to on-trade for the first time

New customers can order from over 5,000 of the wholesaler's wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks without having to open an account.

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Let's Lunch global campaign launched to support restaurants post-lockdown

Non-profit initiative Amigo del Dia has launched a world-wide campaign to help restaurants and bars recover from the effects of the pandemic.

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Canned ‘short’ cocktail range launches to the on-trade

The company behind the new brand, Niche cocktails, promises to be ‘really considerate around supply processes and payment terms,’ to help hospitality businesses.

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Gnista Spirits launches no-abv Barreled Oak

The Swedish startup has followed its first no-abv spirit, Floral Wormwood, with its second expression designed to fill the no-abv whisky gap.

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Matthew Clark opens e-commerce platform to on-trade for the first time

New customers can order from over 5,000 of the wholesaler's wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks without having to open an account.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Let's Lunch global campaign launched to support restaurants post-lockdown

Non-profit initiative Amigo del Dia has launched a world-wide campaign to help restaurants and bars recover from the effects of the pandemic.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Canned ‘short’ cocktail range launches to the on-trade

The company behind the new brand, Niche cocktails, promises to be ‘really considerate around supply processes and payment terms,’ to help hospitality businesses.

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Gnista Spirits launches no-abv Barreled Oak

The Swedish startup has followed its first no-abv spirit, Floral Wormwood, with its second expression designed to fill the no-abv whisky gap.