Finalists Announced at Northern Restaurant & Bar Cocktail Competition with Whitley Neill Dry Gin

Finalists announced for the Northern Restaurant & Bar’s annual cocktail competition, sponsored by Whitley Neill Dry Gin, with the chance to win a once in a lifetime VIP visit to South Africa. Competitors have been asked to submit one unique drink, containing a minimum of 35 ml of any Whitley Neill Dry Gin expression, andContinue reading “Finalists Announced at Northern Restaurant & Bar Cocktail Competition with Whitley Neill Dry Gin”

The House Of Peroni Brings A Taste Of Italy To Manchester This Spring

Italians have always sought to push the boundaries to create something unique – from the pioneering Renaissance art movement that placed Italy as the capital of the world’s art scene, through to Carlo Peroni, who in 1963 was inspired to craft the first premium Italian beer. To celebrate the quality of craftsmanship that is soContinue reading “The House Of Peroni Brings A Taste Of Italy To Manchester This Spring”

St Lucia Distillers Set to Travel Around the UK

This March and April, UK distributor Emporia Brands have put together a calendar of events involving its award-winning St Lucia Distillers range, after the initial success of last year’s programme. Brand Ambassador Dave Marsland and the Emporia Brands team will be touring fifteen cities as they bring together the Chairman’s Reserve range, which includes Gold,Continue reading “St Lucia Distillers Set to Travel Around the UK”

Manchester’s Retro Retreat Club Tropicana Relaunched After Major Refurbishment

Club Tropicana, located on Manchester’s vibrant Canal Street, has undergone an impressive six-figure sum refurbishment. As Manchester’s only 80s themed nightclub, the venue enlisted the help of Warrington based interior design and architecture firm DV8 Designs to create a striking retro concept, which pays homage to the very best of yesteryear. In line with theContinue reading “Manchester’s Retro Retreat Club Tropicana Relaunched After Major Refurbishment”

El Gato Negro Turn A Blind Eye With Prohibition Event

El Gato Negro is to step back in time with an exclusive evening of social (and secret) drinking pleasure to toast Repeal Day on December 5. The day when Prohibition – a ban on the manufacture and sale of alcohol – came to an end in 1933. Food and wine aficionados are invited to takeContinue reading “El Gato Negro Turn A Blind Eye With Prohibition Event”

The BEAT Society Takes Refuge In Manchester

  The Pernod Ricard BEAT Society rolled into Manchester this week with its 6 strong team of some of the UK’s influential and engaging industry figures taking over the new Refuge bar and restaurant in the city centre. Concentrating on seven categories, the likes of Phil Huckle (UK Brand Ambassador Chivas Regal), Liam Sparks (IrishContinue reading “The BEAT Society Takes Refuge In Manchester”

El Gato Negro Celebrates International Sherry Week

El Gato Negro is to join the worldwide fiesta celebrating the unique Sherry Wines of southern Spain as it hosts the official launch of International Sherry Week on Monday 7th November, in conjunction with Sherry Wines UK. Food and wine aficionados are invited to take part in the event, which will be held in theContinue reading “El Gato Negro Celebrates International Sherry Week”

National Calvados Week Returns For 2016

The Père Magloire National Calvados Week, in association with UK creator Emporia Brands, returns Monday 17th October 2016 until the Sunday 23rd October 2016, taking place bars and retailers across the UK, including London, Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow and Edinburgh. For some, Normandy’s lush green pastures reach their ultimate expression in the region’s famed cheeses andContinue reading “National Calvados Week Returns For 2016”

Whisk Yourself Away To The Magic Of Speyside Apple Orchards In The Heart Of Manchester

On September 30th, Caorunn, the handcrafted Scottish gin, is transforming the Oast House, Spinningfields, into a vibrant urban apple orchard which will offer 500 passers-by a free Caorunn G&T for a truly beautiful crisp, fresh taste of the Highlands. The urban apple orchard will be brimming with trees for one day during the Manchester FoodContinue reading “Whisk Yourself Away To The Magic Of Speyside Apple Orchards In The Heart Of Manchester”

The Northern Patrón Perfectionist Is Found

The team at Patrón came around to Manchester this week to host the next round of the current programme, the Patrón Perfectionist! Hosted at Mr Cooper’s House and Garden, the competitors found their way to the northern heat by offering a unique Patrón serve, worthy of impressing the judging panel and ultimately winning a place in the final,Continue reading “The Northern Patrón Perfectionist Is Found”