New labelling laws must not suppress creativity

As lawmakers debate the addition of greater product information on spirits, the Portman Group has warned that producers must “strike a balance” to prevent brands from becoming indistinguishable from one another. Interested consumers have encouraged a debate around labelling, with producers and legislators now investigating the addition of information such as calories, vegan-friendly labels and recommended drinking guidelines on spirits. However, as distillers seek to better inform drinkers with such information, industry watchdog the Portman…

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What’s on this weekend

Joy at Portobello Dock London bar and restaurant Joy has opened on the site of the former Dock Kitchen in Portobello Dock. The 70-cover pop-up bar and restaurant has been filled with hundreds of dahlia flowers and also boasts a honey store, bottle shop and farm-to-fork grocers. At its bar and restaurant, Joy will offer a daily changing menu of dishes and drinks, which have been created with hyper-seasonal British ingredients.

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