Champagne dreams

Champagne dreams

Many would list low dosage, lesser-known grape varieties, organic culture and sustainability when referencing champagne trends. While these matter, however, they are individual, niche points of interests. Champagne consultant Carl Edmund Sherman walks us through the vineyards and uncovers the secrets of what’s fizzing in the champagne bubble.

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Wine auction trends of 2022

Wine auction trends of 2022

The fine wine auction market has performed exceptionally well in 2022. Tim Triptree, master of wine and international director of Christie’s wine and spirits department, shares his insights on the wine trends shaping the market and what’s in demand.

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The hotel industry’s F&B scene

The hotel industry’s F&B scene

Food and beverage represents a large sector of services within the hospitality industry, whether in hotel cafes and restaurants or off-premises takeaway, catering and food delivery services. Christian Salloum, founder and managing director of BrandPortunity Hospitality Consultancy, addresses the numerous benefits of having attractive F&B venues within hotels and what to consider when launching on-site concepts.

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Spirits on the rise

Spirits on the rise

The popularity of non-alcoholic and low-alcohol drinks continues to grow, as consumers demand a greater number of options. Daniel During, principal and managing director of Thomas Klein International, explores the latest developments in the market and forecasts future trends.

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All about arak

All about arak

Arak is well on its way to becoming the spirit of choice behind countless bars in Lebanon and even farther afield. Salim Heleiwa, general manager of The Malt Gallery, gives us the lowdown on why the milk of lions is gaining popularity and what needs to be done to help nurture this growing market.

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Lifting the lid on food and beverage trends

Lifting the lid on food and beverage trends

While restaurants were still reeling from the pandemic in 2021, this year has witnessed fresh flavors and renewed energy on the food scene. Nagi Morkos, founder and managing partner at Hodema consulting services, explores several key trends that are shaping the future of food and beverage.

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Behind the bar scene

Behind the bar scene

We asked a group of bartenders, bar managers and beverage experts to share their insights on the latest bar trends, which spirits are in demand, which new accessories are making waves and the key ingredients a bartender needs to succeed in the industry.

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Soulful food and a squeeze of “Dirty Lemon” with Ruba Khoury

Soulful food and a squeeze of “Dirty Lemon” with Ruba Khoury

Palestinian native turned Paris-trained chef Ruba Khoury combines her refined technical skills with the rustic essence of her ancestral palate to create an elevated form of Middle Eastern soul food that she serves at Dirty Lemon Bar. Here, she tells us how she blends her unique style with her Palestinian heritage in ever dish.

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Alcohol-free sparkling wine French Bloom debuts in the Middle East

Alcohol-free sparkling wine French Bloom debuts in the Middle East

Launched at the end of 2021, French Bloom has managed to position itself as a market leader in the super premium 0.0 percent alcohol sparkling wine category.

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10 coffee trends to watch in 2022

10 coffee trends to watch in 2022

Over 2.5 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide daily, with volumes second only to water consumption. Christian Salloum, founder and managing director of BrandPortunity Hospitality Consultancy, outlines the trends disrupting the coffee industry and what consumers are looking for.

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