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Welsh food and drink products the “golden ticket” for hospitality businesses

Hospitality businesses across Wales are losing sales and customers if they don’t use Welsh food and drink products on their menu. That’s the wake-up call from Arwyn Watkins, OBE, president of the Culinary Association of Wales (CAW), an organisation representing…

How do you take your tea? Stirred, not Shaken!

A new real-world survey just analysed by the Tea Advisory Panel [1]has discovered that the British public love to take their tea ‘strong and straightforward’ just like Rachel Weisz, wife of James Bond star, Daniel Craig, also himself a massive…

Tourism and hospitality venues clawing back business after lockdowns

HOSPITALITY firms and accommodation providers have made significant changes to their premises in a bid to claw back business lost during the Coronavirus lockdowns. The region’s hotels, B&Bs, cafés, pubs and restaurants have endured a torrid time since the onset…

Scramble for eggs during lockdown led to sales surge for Welsh farmer

CUSTOMERS scrambled to buy eggs and local produce when Coronavirus took hold in the UK. Demand surged due to panic buying and a rise in the number of people home baking, which is when David Sharples saw a major increase…

Flintshire villagers unite behind community shop to support vulnerable and elderly

KIND-HEARTED volunteers and local producers helped a picturesque village through the first Coronavirus lockdown. As the cold weather and dark nights descend – and tighter safety restrictions return – the team at Cilcain Community Shop hope residents continue to support…

Food festival goes online for taster sessions and events due to Covid

A SERIES of virtual events and tasting sessions will take place over the coming weeks to celebrate local food and drink producers. Taste North East Wales is to be held online this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, with a…

First lockdown and heatwave led to a surge in sports activities and outdoor hospitality

THE initial Coronavirus lockdown and a Spring heatwave led to many people taking up new sports and adrenaline-fuelled activities. And that in turn sparked support of local venues and destinations combining food and drink with the delights of the great…

Gin maker in high spirits after surge in home deliveries during lockdown

POURING her efforts into home deliveries was just the tonic for the owner of an independent real fruit spirits company during the Coronavirus lockdown. Katharine Wilding, founder and director of Angel Feathers on Moel Famau, Denbighshire, was forced to rethink…