HarpersHarpers’ Jo Gilbert recently reported on findings from Wine Intelligence’s UK On-trade Trends 2018 report.
“UK On-trade Trends data from Wine Intelligence, shows that UK restaurants are having to reassess their business model due to poor commercial conditions, partly driven by increased tax burdens and wage legislation. …
“Richard Halstead, COO of Wine Intelligence, said: ‘It’s hard to find a good news story in the UK on-trade at the moment, and wine is not immune from the cold winds sweeping through the sector. The message from this report seems to be that lazy or out-dated wine offers are going to be punished, and rewards will accrue to those who are using the wine list as an opportunity to bring new knowledge and understanding to consumers.'”
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