Diageo brings a taste of ‘Rockshore’ to Tesco Taste Festival 2018

Diageo brings a taste of ‘Rockshore’ to Tesco Taste Festival 2018

Exciting new Irish lager ‘Rockshore’ was the star of the show on Diageo’s stand at this year’s Tesco Taste Festival 2018. From the brewers at St. James’s Gate, Rockshore is a light and refreshing tasting lager.  Visitors to the event had the chance to sample Rockshore Irish lager for themselves... View Article

Hospitality Ulster launches search for Northern Ireland’s Top 100 Hospitality Businesses awards

Hospitality Ulster launches search for Northern Ireland’s Top 100 Hospitality Businesses awards

The search to find Northern Ireland’s top hospitality hot spots is under way as Hospitality Ulster launches its second annual Top 100 Hospitality Businesses awards for 2019. Building on the success of the inaugural Top 100 Hospitality Businesses in February, the awards will shine the spotlight on Northern Ireland hospitality... View Article

Carl ‘tuk’ to the streets for Harp’s new look

Carl ‘tuk’ to the streets for Harp’s new look

Boxing hero Carl Frampton rolled into Belfast city centre in Harp’s eye-catching ‘Wee Wheels’ Tuk Tuk to celebrate the launch of the lager’s class new look. Fresh from his recent victory at Windsor Park, Frampton posed for selfies and chatted happily to fans before offering a taste of Harp to... View Article

Insomnia wakes up to Belfast’s coffee culture craze

Insomnia wakes up to Belfast’s coffee culture craze

Insomnia, Ireland’s leading independent coffee chain, has officially launched its brand-new Belfast city centre outlet at CastleCourt Shopping Centre, only its second in Northern Ireland. The new café occupies the unit formerly held by American Candy World and provides ten new jobs for the local workforce. Insomnia has more than... View Article

Belfast bartender to represent Ireland at Opihr world adventure cocktail competition in Istanbul

Belfast bartender to represent Ireland at Opihr world adventure cocktail competition in Istanbul

When The Opihr World Adventure Cocktail Competition called upon Ireland’s explorer bartenders to create the ultimate Opihr cocktail featuring local ingredients, the call was answered with aplomb! After skilful and stellar performances from each of the ten finalists at Dublin’s newly-opened Ukiyo bar, the winner was announced as industry legend... View Article

Belfast mixologist wins Caorunn Gin cocktail competition for Ireland

Belfast mixologist wins Caorunn Gin cocktail competition for Ireland

Mark Velasquez, of Belfast cocktail bar and restaurant Shu, has been named the Ireland winner of a prestigious Caorunn Gin cocktail competition run in partnership with the renowned Difford’s Guide. The ‘High Five To Gin’ concept of the competition saw a staggering number of mixologists from 24 countries submit their... View Article

Hospitality Ulster calls for economy reform at Westminster

Hospitality Ulster calls for economy reform at Westminster

The voice of the hospitality industry in Northern Ireland has led the call for a reboot of economic policy in Northern Ireland. Joining forces with Retail NI and Manufacturing NI, Hospitality Ulster co-hosted a Northern Ireland economy reception at the House of Commons, with over 200 MPs, Peers, Diplomats and... View Article

Whiskey and leather making workshop take places in Belfast

Whiskey and leather making workshop take places in Belfast

Radio Ulster’s Ralph Mclean hosted an interactive whiskey and leather making workshop last Thursday in the heart of Belfast at Blaklist. The evening opened with an educational tastings session on some of Bushmills’ best loved whiskeys, led by acclaimed bartender Paul Rocks. Belfast leatherworker Jason Karayiannis then shared his career... View Article

Bacardí Legacy 2018/19 is now live…

Bacardí Legacy 2018/19 is now live…

This year there will only be heats in 3 cities throughout the UK – Edinburgh, Manchester and London – so there is no Belfast heat. Travel will be provided to Manchester or Edinburgh for any successful entries from Belfast.  For the first time in the competition’s history, the most promising... View Article

Coors Light makes U.S. road trip a dream come true for NI photographer

Coors Light makes U.S. road trip a dream come true for NI photographer

Northern Ireland’s best-selling bottled beer* Coors Light has made a dream come true for local photographer, Danielle Whitehouse, who is set to embark on a trip of a lifetime after she was announced as the winner of a massive £10,000 ‘experiential’ competition organised by the Rocky Mountains beer company. Danielle,... View Article