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SPECIALITY BRANDS INTRODUCES THE CUVÉE, WATERFORD DISTILLERY’S FLAGSHIP SINGLE MALT WHISKY

Terroir-driven, Irish whisky producer Waterford Distillery has launched its flagship single malt, The Cuvée, which is distributed exclusively in the UK by premium agency Speciality Brands.

The Restaurant Show, featuring Catering Equipment Expo, returns to Olympia London next week (27th – 29th September)

The Restaurant Show, featuring Catering Equipment Expo, has revealed its full programme of free-to-attend live events, set to take place on the BigHospitality Live Stage when the show returns to Olympia London next week (27th – 29th September). 

Turkey Removed from Red List on 22nd September: Three Must-Visit Luxury Hotels for Those Long-Awaited 2021 Trips

For Adventure and Ancient History: Argos in Cappadocia

From the ruins of an ancient, 2,000-year-old monastery with interconnecting caves and underground tunnels, Argos in Cappadocia hotel is rich in history and the perfect retreat for travellers visiting this bucket list destination in central Turkey. Nestled on the ancient hilltop village of Uçhisar, Argos in Cappadocia boasts 51 rooms and suites carved from volcanic rock, an organic restaurant, spa therapy room, outdoor infinity pool and the region’s largest wine cellar.

ABERFELDY® RELEASES 18 YEAR OLD LIMITED-EDITION BOTTLING – THIRD EDITION IN FRENCH RED WINE CASK COLLECTION

John Dewar & Sons unveils its latest limited expression from The Golden Dram – ABERFELDY 18 Years Old, finished in French Red Wine Casks from the Côte Rôtie appellation.

Sauce Communications – Sober October 2021

With Sober October on the horizon, we want to ensure that you are kitted out with the both the best no or low alcoholic alternatives. According to a new poll by the IWSR, alcohol consumption has had a gradual decline since 2020 and the low-no alcohol market is continuing to expand, with consumption expected to grow 31% by 2024. Taking this into account, we’ve pulled together our clients’ best Sober October offerings to ensure those who are looking to be more mindful this season are aware of the numerous alternatives available to alcohol. Whether this is splurging on a non-alcoholic cocktail from The Bar at The Dorchester, crafting your own signature serve at home with Pentire non-alcoholic botanical spirits, or simply cutting consumption back slightly with Hayman’s Small Gin. There’s something to suit all lifestyles.

Entertain Virginia-Style with this Hot Sauce & Rye ‘Just Add Meat’ Kit 🔥

Announcing the launch of the Virginia-Style BBQ ‘Just Add Meat’ Kit, perfect for lovers of hot sauce and rye whisky this kit contains everything you need to recreate an authentic Virginia-style party at home.

IDRIS ELBA AND DAVID FARBER TO LAUNCH PORTE NOIRE BAR AND SHOP IN KING’S CROSS ON 18TH OCTOBER

Porte Noire will be home to around 800 wine bins, and one of the largest fine wine tasting rooms in London

World renowned actor, producer and DJ, Idris Elba, and founder of Connaught Wine Cellars, David Farber, are delighted to announce the launch of their first bar and shop from the wine and Champagne brand Porte Noire on Monday, 18th October. Located at the foot of the stunning Gasholders, opposite Regent’s Canal Towpath at Coal Drops Yard, the vibrant shopping and restaurant district in London’s King’s Cross, the new bar and shop will be a celebration of the brand itself as well as an extensive selection of exceptional international wines, accompanied by artisanal cheese and charcuterie, and an earthy brasserie-style menu.

THE ALCHEMIST SET TO OPEN FIRST SCOTTISH SITE REPRESENTING £1.5M INVESTMENT

  • The Alchemist set to open its first site north of the border in October
  • The new bar and restaurant located in Edinburgh’s St. James Quarter represents a seven-figure investment and will create 60 jobs

JÄGERMEISTER LAUNCHES GLOBAL CAMPAIGN “NIGHT LIGHTS” WITH POST MALONE

A tribute to nightlife for Jägermeister’s #SAVETHENIGHT initiative

Whether it’s bartenders, artists or creatives: Restrictions weigh heavily on those who make nightlife possible. International superstar Post Malone and Jägermeister continue to support nightlife communities worldwide by raising awareness for the #SAVETHENIGHT initiative and continuing financial support for artists worldwide via “Meister Fund”. Both Post Malone and the brand are united by their passion for music and together they amplify the cause of the initiative introduced by Jägermeister.

PRINCES GROUP LAUNCHES PLOT9 – ITS FIRST EVER FULLY PLANT-BASED BRAND

PLOT9 LAUNCHES WITH A RANGE OF HIGH-QUALITY AMBIENT PLANT-BASED MEAL POTS, AND PROMISES FURTHER INNOVATION

Princes Group has launched new disruptor brand Plot9, its first ever dedicated plant-based proposition, with ‘no nonsense’ meat-free meals to connect with younger flexitarian audiences. Plot9 hits shelves in Morrison’s and McColl’s in August, as well as Sainsbury’s from October this year.

TRENDS IN HOSPITALITY FOR 2022 from JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER

The Morris Project, with clients in London & New York, forecasts 5 big trends in Interior Design for 2022

Mid Century Modern will continue to influence design but now with more focus on the chrome accents from chairs to lighting. Art Deco will provide fresh inspiration, connected to the jubilant feeling coming out of the pandemic and a desire to re-engage with art and culture. The importance of thinking sustainably will continue to grow as a younger generations demands more from their employees and community.

Catering business driven to expansion after accessing funding through Business Gateway

Business Gateway support has helped a mobile catering business access £4,500 and open its first shop, after the owners experienced phenomenal demand for their home-made and local products.   

PUTTSHACK WATFORD SITE TO TEE OFF THIS WINTER

Puttshack, the world’s first and only upscale, tech-infused mini golf experience, has confirmed plans to open its newest UK site in Watford, just in time for Christmas 2021.

JACK LINK’S MEAT SNACK RANGE

25g and 70g Jack Link’s Beef Jerky

In 2019, Jack Link’s launched an improved recipe for its delicious Beef Jerky range, delivering a juicier and even more tender bite, responding to consumer demands following rigorous taste tests.

New Cocktail Menu Launch – Callooh Callay / Duchess Of Dalston

Big news coming out of the Callooh Callay venues this week, from their self named Chelsea location and their very newly launched Duchess of Dalston.

ELLERS FARM DISTILLERY WELCOMES TWO NEW HIRES AS PART OF PLANS TO GROW CLIMATE-POSITIVE BRAND WITH A SUSTAINABILITY TEAM

Tabatha Hurst joins from Quorn as Head of Sustainability, with Rosalin Brolly appointed Sustainability Analyst

Ellers Farm Distillery, a brand-new state-of-the-art facility currently being built in North Yorkshire, has announced two new appointments to its rapidly growing leadership team. Tabatha Hurst will take on the role of Head of Sustainability, while Rosalin Brolly will start an intern position, funded by the University of York and Santander Bank.

Caskshare Launches New Signature Series in collaboration with Mark Reynier

Online cask spirit platform Caskshare is set to launch its new Signature Series, an extended collaboration with prominent industry figures and cask owners, which enables privately owned casks to be shared and sold amongst a community of fellow whisky lovers.

OPENING ALERT | HACKNEY BRIDGE KITCHENS: EAST LONDON’S NEW INDOOR CULINARY DESTINATION IN HACKNEY WICK

Following its launch earlier this summer, cultural venue Hackney Bridge has announced the opening of its giant indoor dining hall, Hackney Bridge Kitchens

Social dining goes underground at London’s most unique supperclub

Now that England’s social restrictions have lifted, friends, family and colleagues can reunite for an unforgettable social dining experience at Supperclub.tube, where guests can enjoy eclectic Latin American food in the extraordinary setting of a refurbished 1967 tube carriage. 

Devon family-friendly pub that was former Wetherspoons to go up for auction

The Isaac Merritt pub in Paignton, which is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and good food, is to be put up for auction this month by Pugh.

The pub, which has been given a £450,000 guide price, is let on a seven-year lease which runs until 2027, at a rent of £67,600 a year. It was one of 16 pubs put up for sale by Wetherspoons in 2019 and has been refurbished during lockdown.

‘PIECE’ OF THE ACTION: BOUTIQUE SANDWICH JOINT EARLS BRINGS BIG FLAVOURS OF BROOKLYN TO THE CAPITAL

  • Brooklyn-inspired sandwich shop, Earls Sandwich Co., has officially opened its doors in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge
  • A must-visit, Earls signature serve sees its gourmet sandwiches crafted to satisfy every taste and texture sensation
  • The enticing menu features huge filled focaccias and challah buns alongside local beers, cold brew coffee and homemade ice tea

HERE WE PHO…!

BREWERY QUARTER ADDS THIRD NEW ARRIVAL TO THE LINE UP: VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT PHO

THE Brewery Quarter is delighted to announce an exciting new name to add to its expanding tenant line up. Serving up healthy Vietnamese street food, Pho will be welcoming customers early in 2022 and arrives hot on the heels of Mowgli which opened last month and award-winning Cornish street food revolutionaries, Hub Box, which is due to open its doors on 21 September.

Gluten-Free Cocktail Recipes to Drink Guilt-Free

If you have been diagnosed with coeliac disease, a wheat allergy, or feel generally unwell when you consume gluten, removing it from your diet will help ease symptoms and reduce inflammation. Today, there are more options than ever for those avoiding gluten in their food and drink – however, sometimes we have to figure out for ourselves what we can and can’t have.