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The nation now lives in the age of ‘brought-to-your-doorstep’ consumption.

Times have changed. Gone are the days people need to go out to buy food and drink. Where once we considered the internet an addition to existing businesses, it’s now a – if not the – legitimate retail marketplace. So much so, going out and having fun will soon be available at the App Store. So, what does this mean for the on-trade? The industry which is all about going out out and having fun.

Salaries have risen by 7.4% in the catering sector since November.

Catering salaries are soaring this Christmas while job listings have also risen since last year amidst a widening skills gap, according to new figures.

The move, which the competition says follows requests from entrants, will come into effect imemdiately, covering the forthcoming 2018 awards onwards.

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) has announced that for the first time producers and suppliers will now be able to source medals displaying the score of wines that achieve 90 points or more, translating as Silver, Gold and Trophy level awards.

Over 11,000 students had enrolled on WSET courses in the academic year that ended on 31 July 2017

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has appointed a dedicated team in the US, which is one of its fastest growing markets.

The winners will be presented at the Awards and Graduation ceremony at the Guildhall, City of London on 22 January 2018.

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has announced the nominees for two of its most prestigious awards – Educator of the Year and Outstanding Alumni.