Headline Partner - Budweiser Budvar
One thing we take real pleasure in at Budweiser Budvar is looking out for our friends at the premium end of the on trade. That's why we are sponsoring the Publican Morning Advertiser's Top 50 Gastro Pubs programme for the third year running. It's an event that suits us down to the ground and what better synergy could you have than between our lovingly brewed beer and the lovingly prepared food that is at the centre of the whole gastro pub concept?
Just as good food takes time to prepare so does our Budvar with its 100 day brewing cycle, 90 of them spent in secondary fermentation. We take the same pride in sourcing our ingredients . We use only whole Bohemian hops, female and virgin, Moravian malt made only from the fabled lager barley grown in the Hana Valley, spring water from an ice-age lake 300 meters under our brewery and a strain of yeast resident since 1895, when our present brewery started.
We also know a bit about the agony and the ecstasy of running a gastro-pub as we own six of them in the Czech Republic where they have built a formidable reputation with tourists and locals alike for great food and good service , so what better sponsors could the UK's leading Gastro Pub event have? So if you don't already do so you may wish to show your approval and appreciation of our sponsorship role by stocking our beer!
Sponsoring Highest New Entrant 2015
The Appletiser journey began in 1966 when Edmond Lombardi, a passionate French - Italian immigrant from the Elgin Valley near Cape Town South Africa, perfected a blending method to transform the apples he farmed into the world's most tempting drink. True to his legacy of skill and care our master blenders have sustained the magic of this seductive fruit drink.
Appletiser has been refreshing people in the UK for over 30 years. The gently sparkling 100% apple juice contains no added sugar, preservatives or colourants and officially counts as one of your recommended 5 A Day portions of fruit and veg. Launched to the licensed trade in July, is new 275ml Appletiser Apple & Pomegranate. A captivating blend of our original apple, with the addition of exotic Pomegranate juice. A rewarding treat for any moment, it is also 100% fruit juice and one of your recommended 5 A Day!
Jen Hudson, Appletiser Brand Manager commented
‘Appletiser are really excited to be supporting the Top 50 Gastro Pub awards 2014. As the number one adult soft drink, we're passionate about our brand and understand our customers passion and the importance for them to be recognised for their achievements from within the industry.'
Berkmann Wine Cellars
Sponsoring Wine List of the Year 2015
Berkmann Wine Cellars is excited to sponsor the best wine list at this year's ‘Top 50 Gastropub Awards', this dynamic area within the UK's dining scene is built around the same ethos as our own; to offer great quality wine at a fair price. It should come as no surprise that for the fourth year in a row, we have been named ‘Great Value Wine Merchant' by the prestigious Sommelier Wine Awards. As the UK's leading family owned national wine distributor, we pride ourselves in our unrivalled selection of wines. Our extensive portfolio ranges from familiar household names to quirky and undiscovered gems allowing our experienced team to craft an engaging wine list that perfectly fits the needs of our Gastropub customers. Berkmann is not just another wine merchant but a trusted partner who will bring demonstrable value to your business.
Sponsoring the Front of House Manager of the Year 2015
Established in 1798 on Orkney, Highland Park is one of the most remote Scotch whisky distilleries in the world. For over 200 years, the distillery has combined time old tradition and the very best craftsmanship to achieve perfection. Its award winning range of 12, 18, 21, 25, 30 and 40 year old single malts is consistently acclaimed by connoisseurs and experts.
Highland Park forged a partnership with Slow Food to create a new initiative, the Slow Food UK Chef Alliance, which encourages chefs to support the aims of Slow Food UK. Sharing similar values to those which Slow Food prides itself by, Highland Park promotes a passion for whisky and the importance of taste and flavour. Made using only the finest ingredients, which are responsibly sourced and managed, Highland Park is made for people who understand and respect whisky and are ‘fans of flavour'.
Helen Plank, Highland Park brand manager, Maxxium UK commented:
"The Top 50 Gastropub Awards, now in its seventh year, is the leading event for the premium end of the UK food-led pub trade and our continued support further cements our unwavering commitment to quality. Made using only the finest ingredients, which are responsibly sourced and managed, Highland Park shares similar values to the first-class gastropubs across the UK who are dedicated to offering consumers the best food and drink.
"The ‘Front of House Manager of the Year' award recognises gastropub managers who are a vital part of their pub's business success, they play a pivotal role in the drinks offering and as an award winning single malt whisky, we are excited to be sponsoring this category for the second year. Last year we saw some great entries and we were delighted to award Holly Eggleton of the Pony & Trap the winner. We look forward to reviewing the entries for this year and ultimately crowning the winner for 2015."
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