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Welcome to Day 3, Session 1 of the Interpreting Wine Hospitality Summit 2020. Today is all about the cocktail and bar sector and features Hannah Sharman-Cox and Siobhan Payne co-Founders of London Cocktail Week. Having already appeared on the podcast almost a year ago I was keen to revisit and this time with two mics to capture the conversation between them. The pair look back on London Cocktail Week 2019 in which they extended the fair to 10 days in honour of their 10 year anniversary. They talk about the early days of the pandemic and when it became a reality for them. We then go deep into the planning for London Cocktail Week 2020 and their massive adaptation to make sure the event went ahead. They discuss Eat Out to Help Out and its impact on their bar partners. They discuss the scale of LCW including bars and outdoor venues partnering for the first time this year. We talk about how the pandemic has affected the mix of bars taking part this year.
Looking back on London Cocktail Week 2019
The early days of the pandemic
London Cocktail Week 2020 build up
Reflections on Eat Out to Help Out
Brands, bars and partnering opportunities
Neighbourhood bars vs Zone 1
The Interpreting Wine Hospitality Summit was recorded in September 2020, with the world recovering from the global pandemic and the hospitality sector still particularly challenged. This series of seven episodes features some of the UK’s most respected voices discussing the impacts on wine, food, cocktails, bars, retail and events. Listen, share ideas and reconnect during this four day virtual summit held across web, podcast and social media. Please do share using the hashtag IW Summit and encourage anyone who might be interested to sign up at www.interpretingwine.com/summit
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Welcome to the Show Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
Guest: Hannah Sharman-Cox and Siobhan Payne, London Cocktail Week
Date recorded: 7 September 2020
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