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Our Favorite Easy Shaken Cocktails

PUNCH

The best easy shaken cocktail recipes, from a low-proof Margarita to a Daiquiri made with Chartreuse and more.

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Drink of the Week: Champagne Jeeper Blanc de Blancs

Imbibe Magazine

There are all sorts of high-minded reasons to love Champagne. Maybe you’re deeply invested in terroir expression or 16th-century European trade economies. But there’s also the simple truth that Champagne is generally a lot of fun. Pop a bottle of bubbles and watch the vibe change. Suddenly, it’s a party, and everyone wants to raise a glass. At least, that’s how it felt when I tasted Champagne Jeeper ’s Blanc de Blancs on a recent Monday evening.

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A Pimm’s Cup, Hold the Pimm’s 

PUNCH

The best Pimm’s Cup is made with this DIY version of the gin-based liqueur. Here's a cocktail recipe for the Wimbledon staple.

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Sofitel Mumbai BKC celebrates brand’s diamond jubilee

Spiritz

Sofitel Mumbai BKC marked the 60th anniversary of the global Sofitel brand with a dazzling Moulin Rouge-themed soirée on June 28, 2024. The event, held in collaboration with Travel + Leisure India and Lifestyle Asia India, saw a gathering of prominent guests, media figures, and leading influencers at Mumbai's BKC district. Manish Dayya, General Manager of Sofitel Mumbai BKC, commenced the celebration with a heartfelt speech, reflecting on Sofitel’s 60-year journey and its 12-year pres

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Top 5 Ways to Optimize Your Loyalty Strategy

Speaker: Lauren Barash, Vice President, Brand Marketing

In an ever-evolving industry, building and retaining loyal customers is critical to the success of any restaurant business. Join Lauren Barash, VP of Brand Marketing at Full Course, as she delves into the world of restaurant loyalty programs, and reveals the top five essential strategies to optimize your approach! This webinar will explore: Loyalty trends and what you should be focusing on 📊 Actionable insights and ideas to help you develop the most powerful and effective loyalty program

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Review: Rhum J.M Fumee Volcanique, Epices Creoles, and Jardin Fruite

Drinkhacker

Martinique’s Rhum J.M started exploring new styles with the release of its Terroir Volcanique expression in 2023. It’s now returning to that concept with a new series of rums called the Atelier Range (aka “L’Atelier des Rhums”), a trio of products designed by Master Blender Karine Lassalle “to identify three characteristics inherently present and specific to the terroir of Rhum J.M, and cleverly highlight them through cask manipulation.” Thanks to an on-site cooperage, th

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Laphroaig 18 Year Old Is Back

The Whiskey Wash

Eight years since the beloved Laphroaig 18 Year Old was discontinued the distillery has announced that the iconic expression will be making a return to its core range, selling for £180 (~$230). The Laphroaig 18 Year Old was, for a long time, the flagship expression from the Islay distillery. Its removal from the distillery’s lineup in 2016 was a loss to the many fans who appreciated the malt’s depth of character and sweet smoke.

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Chhattisgarh HC questions liquor transport tender

Spiritz

The Chhattisgarh High Court has asked the Chhattisgarh State Marketing Corporation Limited (CSMCL) to respond to a case about the tender for transporting liquor in the state. A plea filed by the Singh & Company before the HC to cancel the tender awarded to the ineligible company under the eligibility provision of liquor transport tender. Earlier this year, CSMCL issued a tender to transport both domestic and imported liquor from warehouses to retail stores in Chhattisgarh.

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UK spirits business Drylaw eyes low-alcohol category and EU expansion

Just Drinks

Drylaw, a UK producer of grape-based spirits, is set to launch a low-alcohol product as part of expansion plans that also involve targeting markets in the EU.

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Travel Photography Tips From A Professional Photographer

PubClub

Go off the beaten path and see what catches your eye. Photo: Steve Schwartz Taking photos of your travels is more important than ever because there are so many plaaces to show them. After all, you want to preserve your memories and also post pictures to social media to show off where you are, what you are doing and, in a lighthearted way, make your friends and followers a bit jealous.

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Whisky Review: Loch Dhu 10 Year Old The Black Whisky

The Whiskey Wash

The Loch Dhu 10 Year Old The Black Whisky from Mannochmore is a polarising dram. Its deep black color, which is caused by extremely large amounts of spirit caramel, has made this bottle something of a collector’s item. The tasting reviews for this bottle vary widely online, with some hailing the whisky as “caramel smooth” and some distinctly commenting on the flavor of burnt caramel.

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NEW GOVT MUST PRIORITISE BUSINESS RATES AND APPRENTICESHIP LEVY REFORM

Bar Magazine

UKHospitality is urging the Labour Party to deliver on its manifesto commitments to replace business rates and reform the Apprenticeship Levy in the first 100 days of government. In its manifesto, the Labour Party committed to: Replacing the business rates system in England and level the playing field between high street businesses and online giants.

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High levels of PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ found in food and drink products – study

Just Drinks

A study conducted on a group of pregnant women in the US has found high levels of PFAS in those who ate more eggs, rice, coffee and seafood.

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A Culinary Exploration of the US

Spiritz

Embark on a culinary journey through the USA, tasting everything from Kentucky bourbon to Texas BBQ and South Carolina's seafood. Highlighting regional specialties and iconic dishes, this exploration showcases the rich diversity of American cuisine, promising a flavorful experience in each distinct region.

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Consumers ‘unlikely’ to benefit from delay to EU deforestation rules and potential price hikes

Just Drinks

Concerns about the EU’s deforestation regulation on some sectors have raised the prospect of a delay to the introduction of the new rules.

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Greene King predicts that it will sell 1,100,000 pints during this weekend’s Euros quarter-finals.

Bar Magazine

Greene King predicts that it will sell 1,100,000 pints during this weekend’s Euros quarter-finals. Unsurprisingly, England’s match against Switzerland is expected to be the most popular, with 425,000 pints sold throughout the ninety minutes, averaging out at more than 4,500 pints sold a minute. Greene King CEO, Nick Mackenzie, said : “The Euros have provided a great boost to the hospitality sector as communities have come together in their local pub to cheer on their national team.

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Wemyss Family Spirits invests in Scotch production, storage at Kingsbarns Distillery

Just Drinks

Scotland’s Wemyss Family Spirits is making a “multi-million-pound” investment in Scotch production and storage at Kingsbarns Distillery.

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The Chilcano

VinePair

The Chilcano is a refreshing blend of Pisco, ginger ale, and lime juice that has been compared to a Moscow Mule. Check out the recipe here!

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Diageo offloads Safari liqueur to Portugal’s Casa Redondo

Just Drinks

Diageo has sold its fruit-flavoured liqueur Safari to Portuguese beverage group Casa Redondo, a family business founded in 1940.

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Discover the Rich Wines of Paso Robles

Advanced Mixology

As a Certified Wine Maker with years of experience in the industry, I'm excited to share my expert insights on the renowned wines of Paso Robles. This region is celebrated for its diverse range of grapes and exceptional wines. Let's dive into what makes Paso Robles a standout wine destination and highlight some of the most notable wines you can enjoy.

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Brüggen and Frischli to set up oat-based drinks joint venture

Just Drinks

Brüggen and Frischli are looking to develop a new company together to meet the growing demand for plant-based milks in Germany.

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SERVED LAUNCHES NEW PERFECT SERVE COCKTAILS IN THE ON-TRADE

Bar Magazine

SERVED , Ellie Goulding’s award-winning RTD brand, has launched its newest innovation: its ‘Perfect Serve’ range of bar-quality cocktails. Designed specifically for the on-trade, SERVED’s new range delivers a genuine, freshly made cocktail experience in under 10 seconds. The full-strength ‘Perfect Serve’ range features a double measure of SERVED Founders Reserve Vodka/Rum/Tequila, unique nitro-technology, and the finest natural, sustainably sourced ingredients.

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Champagne Billecart-Salmon to distribute for alcohol-free brand Jukes

Just Drinks

Founded by wine writer Matthew Jukes in 2020, Jukes produces a range of alcohol-free organic apple cider vinegar-based drinks.

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The “Best In Show” Whiskies From The 2024 Global Whisky Challenge

The Whiskey Wash

In June 2024, the first annual Global Whisky Challenge was held. Founded by Wine Country Network, Inc. , and its Whisky Mogul Media division, the competition recognized some of the best whiskies from across the globe. The Global Whisky Challenge 2024 The Global Whisky Challenge consisted of three regionalized competitions: UK & Europe, Asia and Oceania, and America, Mexico, Canada, and South America.

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Can UK Labour live up to drinks-industry expectations?

Just Drinks

The drinks industry responds to the UK Labour Party's landslide victory at the country's General Election today (5 July).

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DRINKAWARE LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO CHECK YOUR DRINKING

Bar Magazine

Two-thirds of adult drinkers (66%), an estimated 30 million people, have never been asked to check their drinking Drinkaware launches a nationwide campaign to get people to check their drinking Alcohol Awareness Week runs from 1 – 7 July 2024 Drinkaware has joined forces with industry leaders like HEINEKEN – using the power of the brand to help reach millions of consumers Drinkaware is kicking off a nationwide campaign today (Thursday 4 July) during Alcohol Awareness Week, to encourage people to

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