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UK restaurants to offer deals via Facebook

Published:  31 January, 2011

UK restaurants, bars and shops willl now be able to showcase special offers through Facebook Deals, a new mobile phone discounting system.

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Greene King buys Cloverleaf for £56 million

Published:  31 January, 2011

Pub company Greene King has acquired the 12-strong pub restaurant chain Cloverleaf Restaurants for £56 million.

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Sterling steadied against euro after turbulent week

Published:  31 January, 2011

Sterling steadied against the euro at the end of a turbulent week for the UK economy and sterling's prospects.

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Analysis: Gloom lifts off the on-trade

Published:  28 January, 2011

Property agent Christies sees conditions improving for restaurants and pubs, whether they're staying in business or selling up.

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Blue Nun to relaunch in UK

Published:  28 January, 2011

Blue Nun wines is reaching out to 35-55 year-old women with its UK relaunch ? it aims to position the wines as "unpretentious".

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Wine drinkers trust merchants over bloggers

Published:  28 January, 2011

Independent bloggers are one of the least trusted sources for wine information in the UK, USA and France, according to research published by the Wine Intelligence.

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Hillebrand signs import contract with Waitrose

Published:  28 January, 2011

JF Hillebrand has signed a three-year contract to manage all wine imports for Waitrose.

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FindWine launches fine wine portfolio

Published:  28 January, 2011

Online merchant FindWine has launched a 50-strong fine wine portfolio following the success of its Australian Wendouree tasting.

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Sterling gains against US dollar after Bank comments

Published:  28 January, 2011

Sterling gained against the US dollar yesterday as the currency continued to gain support following Wednesday's Bank of England minutes, hitting a daily high of $1.5991/£1.

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Jameson celebrates St Patrick's Day

Published:  28 January, 2011

Jameson Irish whiskey is launching a limited-edition bottle conceived by designer Paul Daly to capitalise on St Patrick's Day.

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Heidsieck under starter's orders with Jockey Club

Published:  27 January, 2011

Piper-Heidsieck has been named as the official Champagne partner to Jockey Club racecourses.

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Alcohol deaths fall, official figures show

Published:  27 January, 2011

There were 8,664 alcohol-related deaths in 2009, 367 fewer than recorded in 2008, according to the Office for National Statistics. But the number of deaths is still up 26% on a decade ago.

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Trade bodies step up fight to protect smaller shops

Published:  26 January, 2011
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Diageo to buy stake in Vietnamese distiller

Published:  26 January, 2011

Diageo is to buy a 23.6% stake in Hanoi Liqour, the Vietnamese branded spirits producer.

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Restaurants 'don't maximise web opportunity'

Published:  26 January, 2011

Restaurants have been urged to do more to promote their restaurants online, and to use the web to allow bookings.

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WSET holds fourth annual Awards & Graduation Ceremony

Published:  26 January, 2011

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust held its fourth annual Awards & Graduation Ceremony to celebrate the success of the top performing 2009/10 WSET students and diploma graduates.

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Tiger Tiger operator 'to buy Balls Brothers'

Published:  26 January, 2011

Tiger Tiger operator Novus Leisure has been linked with a bid for Balls Bros, the London wine bar chain which went into administration last year.

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Sterling plummets on back of poor GDP figures

Published:  25 January, 2011

The rate of sterling plummeted earlier today, dropping by 1.3% against the US dollar and 1.1% against the euro, as the market reacted to worse than expected GDP figures, writes Nick Ryder of Smart Currency Exchange.

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Wines in the press - January 28-30

Published:  25 January, 2011

The Guardian
The Chinese may be buying up the world's best Bordeaux, but is hard to think of a wine that's less suited to Chinese food, says Fiona Beckett.

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Sterling falls back after a bumper week

Published:  25 January, 2011

Sterling fell against the US dollar and euro yesterday as investors took profits following last week's highs.

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