Diageo Bar Academy to host cocktails to-go webinar

The Diageo Bar Academy will host an online masterclass next week on how venues can incorporate an effective cocktail delivery and takeaway service, which will be presented by Dutch bartender Tess Posthumus. Founded in 2011, educational platform Diageo Bar Academy (DBA) provides training, bar news, cocktails trends, and a global network of industry experts who deliver insights and expertise within the on-trade. The DBA will host a free masterclass next Wednesday (21 October) at 2pm…

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Presenting On & Off, Our New Beverage Industry Podcast

Cheers and Beverage Dynamics, part of The Beverage Information Group, are delighted to present the inaugural episode of the On & Off podcast. Hosted by Cheers editor Melissa Dowling and Beverage Dynamics editor Kyle Swartz, On & Off covers beverage alcohol industry trends, tips and news for both the on-premise and off-premise sectors. In the first episode we discuss some of the new technology for retailers and restaurant operators that’s been taking off since the…

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On-premise Tech For The New Normal

Technology has become more important in beverage alcohol in recent years, for both on- and off-premise operators. But the coronavirus pandemic accelerated the push to adopt new tech and tactics, especially as stay-at-home orders brought a surge in restaurant to-go and delivery business. Whereas restaurant technology previously focused more on business aspects such as point-of-sale and payments, digital menus and signage, full-service operators now seek solutions such as upgraded sanitization systems and products, delivery-route optimization…

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Ten retailers offering delivery for spirits fans

As drinkers are told to stay indoors across the globe, consumers can still stock up on spirits without stepping out of the house. SB presents 10 companies delivering top tipples during lockdown. Flour and eggs might be hard to come by these days, but there’s no need to let your spirits stocks dwindle. Spirits are still in good supply and accessible without the need for a trip to the supermarket. While disruption to delivery is…

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Matthew Clark creates Local delivery app

UK wholesaler Matthew Clark has launched an app to help bars, restaurants and drinks merchants offer delivery and click-and-collect services during the coronavirus pandemic. The Local app from Matthew Clark allows UK on- and off-trade drinks vendors to take orders from customers for either delivery or click-and-collect with no set-up costs or up-front charges. To get started on the app, businesses need to supply a logo, menu, contact details and Stripe Connect account. Once registered,…

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