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Beyond bubbles: a guide to English still wines

English still wines have famously lagged behind their fizzy counterparts, but Joe Wadsack says things are on the cusp of change.

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Does size matter? Growth and acquisitions in craft beer

Should craft breweries be vilified for selling out to established players? Pete Brown thinks not.

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The other fortified: Madeira wine explained

In researching Madeira, Joe Wadsack debunks some of the myths to find a rich, fresh wine that complements many cocktails.

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How to use a centrifuge

Up next in Professor Shane Eaton's white-coat lab tour is the centrifuge – an expensive piece of kit, but one that produces compelling results, he says.

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The science of flavour pairing

Prof Charles Spence delves into the mysterious world of food and drink matching.

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The sweet tooth of the bitter stuff

Amaro and vermouth have positioned themselves as low abv and mindful drinking stalwarts. But how long will that last, asks François Monti.

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How to No & Lo like a pro

Camille Vidal, creator of Mindful Cocktails and founder of La Maison Wellness, knows a thing or two about no & low drinks – here are her suggestions for how to make the most of the least amount of alcohol.

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American Single Malt - the birth of a new category?

It looks like American Single Malt Whiskey is about to become a legal definition. But is this a good thing? Dave Broom sifts through the perceived pros and cons.

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Old Spice: is spiced rum finally maturing?

Rum ambassador Ian Burrell says the spiced rum sector is finally coming of age. 

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Green wash: the spirits made from waste ingredients

Creating infusions from waste ingredients is an established practice in bars, but what about in spirits production? Clinton Cawood reports.

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Natural wine - is it a must?

Joe Wadsack offers a definition of what ‘natural’ really means when it comes to wine – and debunks a few myths along the way.

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Grain to glass? The first stop is vodka

Vodka is the perfect spirit to introduce consumers to the concept of grain to glass spirits. Laura Foster has the inside story.

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Why traditional ingredients are our history and future

Respect for ingredients is of paramount importance, especially those that are indigenous and traditional. Monica Berg has some sage advice on protecting precious cultures.

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Analysis: Hospitality's Long Covid

Hamish Smith reflects on what the combined effect of restriction lifting and the challenges posed by Brexit will likely have on bars’ ability to flourish in the future.

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Mindset Mondays: happier relationship for a happier life

Today in Mindset Mondays, Adam Smith, from A-Game Consultancy and Hospitality Wellness, turns to your home life – a happy, fulfilled  relationship makes for a happier, more productive person he says.

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When life gives you lemons: The history of lemonade

A humble drink, lemonade nonetheless has a history as fascinating as any spirit. Clinton Cawood reports.

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Mindset Mondays: Impostor Syndrome

Today in Mindset Mondays, Adam Smith - from A-Game Consultancy and Hospitality Wellness – turns his attention to Impostor Syndrome and how it can manifest

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Mindset Mondays: the six human needs

Next up in Mindset Mondays, Adam Smith - from A-Game Consultancy and Hospitality Wellness - outlines the six needs we should look to fulfil to achieve satisfaction in our lives. 

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Supertasters - do they actually exist?

Professor Charles Spence tackles the uncomfortable question of how well tastemakers actually taste.

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Blanc canvas: why cognac is now looking beyond Ugni Blanc

Cognac’s grape varieties don’t get much attention – the spotlight is usually taken by terroir and ageing. But as consumer curiosity and global warming take hold, are things about to change for the grape, asks Lucy Britner

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Creating a pandemic-era wine list

Joe Wadsack revisits some early advice on how to compile a wine list and finds his approach has changed substantially.

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Has aperitif culture finally taken hold?

UK drinkers have been braving the elements as bars have been allowed to open outside. Will this lead to a boom in aperitif- style drinks, Amy Hopkins asks.

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Changing government perception

Covid-19 has brought the strained relationship between the bar industry and the government to the surface. Millie Milliken asks what needs to change post-pandemic.

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Mindset Mondays: self-love and internal dialogue

Adam Smith from A-Game Consultancy and Hospitality Wellness turns his attention to the way you view yourself in the latest edition of Mindset Mondays. 

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Mindset Mondays: How to improve your morning routine

For this edition of Mindset Mondays, Adam Smith - from A-Game Consultancy and Hospitality Wellness - has tips on improving your morning routine.

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Mindset Mondays: 5 steps to lasting change

Adam Smith from A-Game Consultancy and Hospitality Wellness brings us the second instalment of Mindset Mondays - the five key steps to making lasting change in your life. 

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Mindset Mondays: 5 steps to better sleep

Adam Smith from A-Game Consultancy and Hospitality Wellness is back with Mindset Mondays. This week he has tips on how to sleep better. 

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The other side of Cognac

As a category dominated by big brands, does cognac exhibit that oh-so French term ‘terroir’? Edward Bates digs deep for the answers.

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How the cocktail bitters market has changed

You might not see as many encyclopaedic bitters selections in bars nowadays, but the category has plenty of life in it, says Clinton Cawood

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Mindset Mondays: How to build momentum

Adam Smith from A-Game Consultancy and Hospitality Wellness brings us Mindset Mondays - start-of-the-week tips to improve our mindset and enhance our productivity.