KIRIN LAUNCHES LIMITED EDITION AUTUMNAL BRANDING, FOLLOWING SPRING CAMPAIGN SUCCESS

Premium Japanese lager, Kirin Ichiban, has launched a limited-edition bottle and glass design, featuring the koyo autumn leaves closely associated with the season in Japan.

The new design will be available on 330ml and 500ml bottles for two months as the koyo campaign strengthens Kirin’s positioning as the trusted Japanese beer of choice.

A wave of change: Brewgooder unites global craft beer community in mission to bring clean water to 100,000 people

New campaign from social enterprise will ask craft brewers to create new brews to support its clean water mission

Glasgow-based Brewgooder, the ‘clean water’ brewer, is calling on hundreds of craft breweries from around the world to join its ‘Global Gathering’, a collaborative brewing project on a mission to provide clean water for 100,000 people in developing countries.

Launching on November 11th, Brewgooder is aiming to partner with 500 international breweries to brew unique, small-batch beers which will be released on World Water Day in March 2020.

Facebook beats Instagram as restaurant owners’ preferred social media marketing platform

Despite the ‘foodstagramming’ phenomenon, new research has found that UK restaurant owners see a better return on investment (ROI) from Facebook (63 percent) than Instagram (35 percent).

Givex, the cloud-based customer engagement solution that helps to streamline business operations from end to end, spoke to restaurant owners in the UK to understand their business priorities. When asked what their restaurant business will invest in next year, a third (33 percent) said sales and marketing activities, and a further third (33 percent) said developing loyalty programmes.

Park Plaza Cardiff is pioneering the plastic-free future

Park Plaza Cardiff has become the first hotel in Cardiff to replace its traditional Christmas crackers with eco-friendly paper alternatives. The four-star city centre hotel is leading the way in the fight against single-use plastic, already becoming one of the first adopters of paper straws and replacing all plastic spoons used in the service of Afternoon Teas.

Gen Z and Millennials Flock to Restaurants Weekly, Data from New Lightspeed UK Dining Habits Survey Reveals

Global point of sale software provider shares key UK consumer insights on dining habits and preferences.

Lightspeed, a leading provider of omnichannel point of sale software, solutions and support systems for over 51,000 independent retailers and restaurants, today revealed several key discoveries regarding dining habits and preferences in the UK.

Lightspeed developed the 2019 UK Dining Habits Survey with key findings including:

Classic Fine Foods launches premium Westholme Wagyu beef to UK market

Gourmet food specialists, Classic Fine Foods, has launched Australian Wagyu beef brand, Westholme, to the UK market.

Launched at TheTasteLab at Classic Fine Foods London headquarters, a select group of chefs and industry tastemakers experienced a culinary extravaganza of a Wagyu menu cooked live by industry heavyweight chef Paul Greening. Greening said:

SPENCER MATTHEWS LAUNCHES THE CLEAN LIQUOR COMPANY WITH THE WORLD’S FIRST CLEANGIN, WITH A 1.2% ABV

British entrepreneur and TV personality, Spencer Matthews, has launched The Clean Liquor Company, a business created to redefine the low and no alcohol category. The company’s flagship product is the world’s first CleanGin with a 1.2% ABV an ultra-low alcohol replacement to gin, with 30 times less alcohol than a standard gin and only 2 calories per 25ml serving.

New Plant-Based Living Festival to Launch in London 2020 @PlantPoweredXpo.

As the newest Lifestyle festival to hit the capital, Plant-Powered Expo will be storming Olympia London February 01st/02nd 2020 as the ultimate fiesta for sumptuous plant-based food, sustainable entertainment and ethically-conscious living; the perfect place to maintain your healthy, fitness-focussed New Year’s resolutions.

Once Veganuary 2020 is complete, the feel-good festival’s debut will continue to bring enjoying whole, minimally-processed foods that avoid animal products, with a focus on vegetables, fruits, whole-grains, legumes, seeds and nuts to the forefront.

CELEBRATE THE FESTIVE PERIOD & NEW YEAR’S EVE AT MAMOUNIA LOUNGE

MAYFAIR RESTAURANT UNVEILS MIDDLE EASTERN DINING EXTRAVAGANZA

Christmas

From the 1st of December, Mamounia Lounge, the Middle Eastern restaurant, cocktail bar and subterranean late-night den in the heart of Mayfair on Curzon Street, will be serving its Christmas menu. A selection of Moroccan and Lebanese classics are featured for the ultimate festive Middle Eastern dining extravaganza.

Available for groups of four and over, the Christmas menu has been designed for any festive event, from office parties to dinner with friends and family. Priced at £60 per person, it includes a champagne reception, followed by a three-course meal. Friday and Saturday nights come alive with an Arabic flair – with DJ sets on Fridays, live music on Saturdays and belly dancing performances across both days.

FOR CHAMPAGNE FANS EVERYWHERE – LANSON HAS IT ALL WRAPPED UP THIS CHRISTMAS!

There is no better brand of Champagne than the exquisite House of Lanson. With their 259- year heritage, a Royal Warrant (uniquely held since 1901) and their vast range of multi-award-winning Champagnes – they are bound to come to your rescue when searching for that elusive gift solution.

So, whether it’s for your office ‘Secret Santa’ – or that precious gift for a loved one – or even that boss you hope to impress, you are bound to find something special from this Champagne House.