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M&B sees sales growth of 4.4%

Published:  26 January, 2012

Mitchells & Butlers, the 1,600 strong bar group, has reported a sales increase of 4.4% in the last 17 weeks.

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Sterling falls after UK figures show economy contracted by 0.2%

Published:  26 January, 2012

Sterling fell against the US dollar yesterday, coming under pressure after figures showed that the UK economy contracted by 0.2% against an expected drop of 0.1%.

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Brighton alcohol debate to inform policy

Published:  25 January, 2012

A prominent Brighton licensee is disappointed that a debate on alcohol policy in the city failed to recognise the role supermarkets play in contributing to drunken behaviour.

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HMRC urged to step up fight on duty fraud

Published:  25 January, 2012

HM Revenue & Customs needs to do more to fight alcohol duty fraud, which is depriving the UK exchequer of more than £1bn a year, according to The National Audit Office.

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Adnams Cellar & Kitchen closes Richmond store

Published:  25 January, 2012

Adnams Cellar & Kitchen has closed its Richmond store and moved its Holt shop following a review, but is still looking to expand its retail estate.

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Vivek Singh to open Cinnamon Soho

Published:  25 January, 2012

Vivek Singh, executive chef of The Cinnamon Club and Cinnamon Kitchen, is to open his third restaurant, Cinnamon Soho which aims to offer a more casual and affordable take on Indian cuisine.

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Sterling regains ground against euro

Published:  25 January, 2012

Sterling regained ground against the euro yesterday after hitting a four week low against the single currency.

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Harveys teams up to open sherry bar

Published:  24 January, 2012

Harveys Cellars in Bristol is to re-open as an upmarket, contemporary sherry and tapas bar in collaboration with Maxxium owned, sherry brand, Harveys.

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Kingsland Wines and Spirits launches Legacy Wines

Published:  24 January, 2012

Kingsland Wines and Spirits has launched a new division, Legacy Wines which aims to focus on the impulse, on-trade and European export sectors of the company's operations.

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Business experts and masterclass line up for SITT tasting

Published:  24 January, 2012


Visitors to next month's SITT tasting in London on February 29 can look forward to a masterclass on Long Island wine and a seminar offering a "Blueprint for Success" for independent on and off-trade businesses as well as the chance to meet an international line up of independent wine producers.

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The Portman Group calls for final responses to alcohol consultation

Published:  24 January, 2012

The Portman Group urges people to submit their final responses regarding changes to the Code of Practice for responsible alcohol marketing, before January 31.

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Wines in the press, January 19 -22

Published:  24 January, 2012

The Guardian
Fiona Becektt is looking at Australian Shiraz.

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The euro makes short term gains between sterling and US dollar

Published:  24 January, 2012

The euro has had a good few days gaining against sterling and the US dollar.

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Spar launches instore responsible drinking radio ad

Published:  24 January, 2012

Spar UK is urging its retailers to show their commitment to responsible alcohol sales, by promoting government initiatives with an instore radio advert.

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TWIF predicts Liv-ex 100 to rise in 2012

Published:  24 January, 2012

Fine wine investment specialist, The Wine Investment Fund (TWIF) predicts that the main wine index (the Liv-ex 100) will finish 2012 10% above its 2011 year-end level.

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JK Marketing teams up with Wines of Brazil

Published:  24 January, 2012

JK Marketing is to team up with Wines of Brazil to organise UK events throughout 2012.

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WSET awards: 30% more students in 2011

Published:  24 January, 2012

Last night's glittering WSET awards ceremony at London's Guildhall saw Majestic Wines once again take home a huge haul of gongs.

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Consumers eating out less often, says Horizons

Published:  23 January, 2012

Eating out is becoming a treat reserved for special occasions, as the number of times consumers dine out is falling given the squeeze on spending.

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Wine writer Matthew Jukes wins top Australian award

Published:  23 January, 2012

Wine journalist Matthew Jukes has been crowned Honorary Australian of the Year for his contribution to the Australian wine industry.

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Last chance to register for Bibendum annual tasting

Published:  23 January, 2012

Bibendum is calling for last chance to register for its annual tasting 'Just Add... Bibendum: Ingredients for Success in 2012'.

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