Starbucks, McDonalds and Wetherspoon all slash food prices

A $4bn cut in VAT has come into force, allowing firms in the food, drink and hospitality sectors to slash prices. Starbucks and McDonald’s are the latest firms to promise reductions after the chancellor ordered a temporary VAT cut from 20  per cent to 5 per cent. The treasury estimates households could save £160 a…

Sommelier’s view of succeeding in the toxic world of fine dining

  When Sommelier Victoria James (13) spilled a drop of wine on the tablecloth of a Michelin –starred restaurant in New York, she was publicly punished and  warned her next mistake  would cost her, her job. From then on her hands would tremble every time she poured.   Aged nineteen, Victoria was serving sugary Cosmopolitans…

Kenya governor puts Hennessy bottles in coronavirus care packages.

   Mike Sonko, Kenya’s Nairobi Governor’s COVID-19  essential care packages include a few small bottles of the cognac, Hennessy and typical food staples. The governor justified the inclusion of alcohol as a very good “throat sanitizer”.  Sonko said in a video “I think from the research conducted by the World Health Organisation and various organisations…

Productivity-enhancing wonder drug

Would you believe coffee, the world’s most popular drug is an indispensable part of daily life for billions of people around the world – one of the most valuable commodities in the history of global capitalism? In1896 March, an American graduate did a strange contraption – “ glass cage” in fact a copper chamber, seven…

Frozen concentrated orange jui ces trading up 25 per cent

Consumers who were worried about contracting COVID-19 have been boosting their immune system by drinking orange juices. Frozen concentrated orange juice, traded in New York, rising 25 per cent to $1.214 a pound since the start of January. US shoppers were stockpiling on the staple, as fears over labour shortage in factories and transportation have…

Trendsetting soda inspiring by parsis in India

In India Parsis from Persia  were instrumental for popularising and producing carbonated beverages in India two centuries ago, which is now a £7bn industry.   A bottle of Pallonji’s Raspberry soda come with a disclaimer “Contains no fruit”Electric red in colour syrupy drink sold in the Irani cafes in Western city of Bombay. Soda had…

UK’s accelerated shutdown to stem spread of coronavirus

Social Shutdown pubs, Restaurants,  Cinemas, Theatres, Gyms, Spa ordered to close Mr. Johnson urged the public to stay at home as far as possible and think very carefully before visiting relatives on Mothering Sunday tomorrow .and said “bit by bit, day by day, your actions, your restraint, and your sacrifice, we are putting his country…

Bring a dog for the bar staff to play with

  Dog of all sizes are welcome at the ground floor bar in   where they will be given a bowl of water on arrival and looked after by bar staff while you sup up your favourite cocktails or spirits with 20 per cent off the generous portion of meals prices. Located off City Road, East…