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All time low: high times for low-alcohol drinks

26 August 2022 by

Sales of low- and no-alcohol drinks are higher than ever. John Porter looks at the options for beverages without the buzz

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Westminster Kingsway hosts Brewers Association beer and food matching lunch

12 August 2022 by

Chef Adam Dulye promised to take food pairing “where no grape has gone before” when US trade body the Brewers Association held a beer and food matching lunch at Westminster Kingsway College.

The lowdown on the latest premium alcohol-free drinks Products

The lowdown on the latest premium alcohol-free drinks

25 June 2021 by

For customers returning to hospitality after lockdown, any occasion can be a celebration. But don’t pop[...]

Soft drinks to make a splash on your pub or restaurant menu Products

Soft drinks to make a splash on your pub or restaurant menu

11 June 2021 by

As lockdown fades away, consumers are hungry for hospitality – but they’ll be thirsty, too. We[...]

Onwards and pubwards: the latest products for publicans Products

Onwards and pubwards: the latest products for publicans

21 May 2021 by

The return to the pub is finally under way in all four regions of the UK,[...]

The latest gin, vodka and rum releases to shake up your cocktail offering Products

The latest gin, vodka and rum releases to shake up your cocktail offering

23 April 2021 by

It’s the white spirits – gin, vodka and rum – that have become customer favourites throughout[...]

A global tour of the latest flavours to add instant pizazz to smaller menus Products

A global tour of the latest flavours to add instant pizazz to smaller menus

13 November 2020

Today’s diners expect a whole world of flavour on their plates. John Porter discovers which cuisines are on-trend and how they can be implemented in menus.

The toast of the town: how to create a drinks menu worth celebrating Products

The toast of the town: how to create a drinks menu worth celebrating

11 September 2020

As we near the end of the year, people will be looking to throw off the problems of 2020 and cautiously drink to a return to normality.

The soft touch: how to win over guests with alcohol-free drinks Products

The soft touch: how to win over guests with alcohol-free drinks

27 March 2020 by

With consumers reportedly turning away from alcohol in droves, the soft drinks market should be booming.[...]

New products: British heather honey; Belvoir apple juice, Sous Vide Tools thermometer Products

New products: British heather honey; Belvoir apple juice, Sous Vide Tools thermometer

31 January 2020 by

The latest products from FEM, Black Bee Honey, Hobart, Belvoir Fruit Farms, Sous Vide Tools, Thompson's[...]

How pubs can get ahead in 2020, from drinks to food and entertainment Products

How pubs can get ahead in 2020, from drinks to food and entertainment

31 January 2020 by

Today’s pub can no longer rely on the humble pint, with consumers looking for more exciting,[...]

Low- and no-alcohol drinks that are as good as the real thing Products

Low- and no-alcohol drinks that are as good as the real thing

24 January 2020 by

Low-alcohol isn’t just a post-Christmas penance, it’s a way of life for the modern drinker. John[...]

How to refresh your summer drinks menu Products

How to refresh your summer drinks menu

08 June 2019

With temperatures heating up, it's time to switch focus from lattes to lemonade. John Porter explains the latest trends in cold drinks

Think global, act local: The latest pub trends Food & Drink

Think global, act local: The latest pub trends

23 May 2019

For a long time pubs weren't expected to offer more than scampi fries and burgers, but the gastropub boom has brought in world flavours, plant-based dishes and more adventurous diners. John Porter reports

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.

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