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Dave White of Dead Parrot bar on competition and bartending success

SMALL TALK

Dave White of Dead Parrot bar on competition and bartending success

By Emma Eversham

Dave White, manager of the Dead Parrot bar in Horsham, West Sussex, beat over 120 contestants to win the Monkey Shoulder Ultimate Bartender competition in July for the second year running. He gives his top tips for bartending success ahead of London Cocktail...

£601m worth of gin was sold in the on-trade last year

Why the gin trend is showing no sign of drying up

By Emma Eversham

The popularity of gin in the UK is showing little sign of waning with sales of the spirit breaking the £1bn barrier six months earlier than predicted according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).

In Operation with... Drake & Morgan

In Operation with... Drake & Morgan

By Emma Eversham

The return of our popular video series In Operation with... sees us find out more about the inner workings of bar and restaurant group Drake & Morgan.

Cooler climate wines like Riesling and Gruner Veltliner are proving hits with customers

WINE TRENDS

Restaurants sell more cool climate wines

By Emma Eversham

Restaurants, hotels and pubs are stocking more wines from cool climate regions to help fuel diner demand for lighter, fresher and food-friendly styles.

Epic Pubs' senior management team L-R: Chef/director Mark Austin, managing director Andrew Coath, central services director Wendy Twiddy and group operations director Jonathan Taylor

Epic Pubs to open pub with rooms in Rutland

By Emma Eversham

Epic Pubs, the operator of the Golden Ball Pub & Kitchen in Berkshire and 185 Watling Street Pub & Kitchen in Northamptonshire, is to open its third site - a pub with rooms in Rutland next month. 

Harry Ramsden's at The Wingerworth is a pub first and foremost says Gavin Mansfield

Pub’s trade doubles with arrival of Harry Ramsden’s

By Emma Eversham

Trade at the first Punch Taverns pub to partner with Harry Ramsden’s has doubled since the iconic fish and chips brand took over its operations according to its head of pub operations Gavin Mansfield.