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Comedian Jim Bowen to open northern version of El Bulli

Published:  01 April, 2010


Comedian Jim Bowen is to open his version of award- winng restaurant El Bulli in memory of his classic TV quiz Bullseye.

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Fairhills to launch new Fairtrade wine in Matthew Clark

Published:  31 March, 2010


Fairtrade wine producer, Fairhills, is to create a bespoke new range of wines for Matthew Clark and the on-trade sector.

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Comedian Jim Bowen opens northern version of El Bulli

Published:  31 March, 2010


Comedian Jim Bowen is to open his version of award- winng restaurant El Bulli in memory of his classic TV quiz Bullseye.

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UKVA to set out sustainability policies

Published:  31 March, 2010


A United Kingdom Vineyards Association (UKVA) industry-wide policy on sustainable viticulture and winemaking is expected to be announced by the end of 2010.

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Peek joins Sainsbury's wine buying team

Published:  30 March, 2010


David Peek is to join the Sainsbury's wine buying team from June.

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Collapse of entry level wines pushes Côtes du Rhône upmarket

Published:  30 March, 2010

Following a near 75% collapse in sales of its entry levels wines to the UK in 2009 Inter Rhône is looking to build on a healthy increase in its plus-£4 wines and move consumers to its more premium lines.

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Naked Wines offers customers cut price wine by paying producers upfront

Published:  29 March, 2010

Naked Wines has launched a new service that allows UK consumers to buy wines for less than they cost at the cellar door by paying for them upfront in the same way you might buy an airline ticket.

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Customs issues new rules on VAT and PAYE

Published:  29 March, 2010

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is urging businesses to get ready for major changes to VAT and PAYE being introduced this spring.

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Pétrus re-opens in London

Published:  29 March, 2010

London restaurant, Pétrus, re-opens today as Gordon Ramsay brings the Michelin-starred restaurant back under his control.

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Nicolas Feuillatte opens in Vinopolis

Published:  26 March, 2010

Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, has opened a dedicated space in London wine and spirit venue,  Vinopolis.

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McGuigan to take temporary charge at Australian Vintage

Published:  26 March, 2010


Australian winemaker, Neil McGuigan, is to take over temporarily as chief executive of Australian Vintage following the departure of Dane Hudson from the company in May.

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Dane Hudson to leave Australian Vintage

Published:  26 March, 2010

Australian Vintage Limited (AVL) has announced that its chief executive officer Dane Hudson, will be leaving the company in May.

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Oz Clarke to co-chair IWC

Published:  25 March, 2010

Oz Clarke is to join the 2010 International Wine Challenge (IWC) judging panel as co-chairman.

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Gastronomy Team and Future Star winners to receive £10,000 bursary

Published:  25 March, 2010

Winners of the Gastronomy Team of the Year and Future Stars of the Year competitions will now both receive £10,000 bursaries for the establishments where they are based.

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Wines of Chile earthquake fund to go direct to affected wineries

Published:  25 March, 2010

Wines of Chile UK, has confirmed that donations to the Wines of Chile Earthquake Appeal will be sent to a designated fund.

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Rise in National Minimum Wage rise is "irresponsible" says BRC

Published:  25 March, 2010

The increase in the national minimum wage announced on the back of yesterday's Budget has been described as "irresponsible" by the British Retail Consortium.

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Trade bodies have their say on 2010 Budget

Published:  24 March, 2010


The drinks trade associations have been quick to denounce today's Budget announcement of a 5.1% increase in duty on alcohol and 10% on cider.

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New TV series features Hertfordshire cocktail bar

Published:  24 March, 2010

A Hertfordshire cocktail bar will feature this evening in a new TV series "The Business Inspector".

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Diageo launches heat-activated Pimm's campaign

Published:  23 March, 2010

Diageo is to launch a heat-activated radio campaign which will see the Pimm's advertisement aired when the weather reaches 22°C or above.

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Portman ruling removes drinks brand from sale

Published:  23 March, 2010

A drinks brand has been removed from sale because it does not specify it contains alcohol.

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