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New Age Discrimination Act: most important employment legislation

Published:  23 July, 2008

In potentially the greatest single change in employment law for a decade, controversial new legislation came into force last Sunday (1 October) prohibiting discrimination against employees and job applicants on the grounds of their age.

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Uvine into administration; MD declared bankrupt

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Stuart Peskett
Uvine, the wine exchange company that acts as an intermediary for the buying and selling of wine, went into administration on Tuesday - with its MD, Christopher Burr MW, declared bankrupt.

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IMW to auction 400 top wines at Christie's

Published:  23 July, 2008

Nearly 400 of the world's most expensive wines are being donated by members of the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) for two auctions.

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Life's a beach for relaunched Barramundi

Published:  23 July, 2008

Barramundi, the Australian winery owned by Evans & Tate, has been relaunched with totally new packaging and a refreshed' range of varietals.

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William Grant & Sons takes full control of First Drinks Brands

Published:  23 July, 2008

Bacardi Martini Ltd has sold its 50% share in distribution company First Drinks Brands to independent distiller William Grant & Sons.

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Diageo rapped by advert watchdog

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Stuart Peskett
Two alcopop manufacturers have been criticised by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), which ruled that their respective ad campaigns appealed to under-18s.

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Tagus Creek wins Poppy Appeal deal

Published:  23 July, 2008

Portuguese brand Tagus Creek is to bear The Royal British Legion's poppy logo until the end of 2007.

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Profile on Paul Henry of the AWBC: 'Henry bosses the Aussies' - by Tony Keys

Published:  23 July, 2008

Young family, new job, rising star within his chosen field. All of these are applicable to Paul Henry, who took over the role of general manager market development at the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation (AWBC) in April this year.

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New on-trade ambassador for the wines of Chile

Published:  23 July, 2008

As part of a new drive to increase shelf space for Chilean wines in the UK on-trade, Wines of Chile sponsored a 2006 Travel Award for the Academy of Food and Wine Services.

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News special: IWC's wine fault analysis

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Paul White - Anyone who has watched the wine closure debate closely over the past few years will have noticed the almost complete absence of objective statistics available to tell us how corks, synthetics and screwcaps actually behave in real-world conditions.

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Arbutus steals the show... twice

Published:  23 July, 2008

Arbutus in Soho has been voted London's Best New Restaurant by two separate sources in quick succession.

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Magners dumped by All Bar One

Published:  23 July, 2008

The 40-strong All Bar One chain, owned by Mitchell's and Butler, has announced that Magners has been dropped as its bottled cider brand from mid-September 2006 in favour of Aspall's bottled Draught Suffolk Cyder.

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Four new openings for Peyton

Published:  23 July, 2008

Following on from the successful launch of the National Dining Rooms at The National Gallery in London earlier this year, Oliver Peyton has launched three more London ventures this September, with a further opening planned for October.

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WSET supports Fifteen wine scholarship

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) contributed to the second year of Fifteen restaurant's wine scholarship by enabling Goliat Booysen, trainee winemaker at Cloof Wine Estate, to return to South Africa with an intermediate certificate.

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Wine and art at Tate

Published:  23 July, 2008

Tate Entertaining and Matthew Jukes are joining forces for the second year running to provide an evening of wine, art and food at the Tate Modern on Thursday 5 October.

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Pallini for everyone

Published:  23 July, 2008

Frankie's Italian Bar and Grill - the chain of restaurants from Marco Pierre White and Frankie Dettori - has started campaign to reward its customers by offering each diner a complimentary glass of Pallini Limoncello after their meal.

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Wine for hospital

Published:  23 July, 2008

Berry Bros & Rudd has branched out into hospital care and introduced a fine wine list to sit alongside the sophisticated' food menus at King Edward VII's Hospital in London.

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McGuigan Simeon denies takeover rumours

Published:  23 July, 2008

Australian winery McGuigan Simeon has denied takeover rumours, adding that it cannot explain why its share price has surged by more than 40% in the past two weeks.

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Drink pink

Published:  23 July, 2008

In the summer of 2006, the barbeques were fired up and bottles of the pink stuff flew off the shelves.

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'Turning up the heat' - by Anastasia Edwards

Published:  23 July, 2008

Although Cyrus Todiwala MBE, owner and executive chef of Caf Spice Namast in the City of London, has been a long-standing supporter of National Curry Week, which this year takes place from 22 to 28 October, he would like to set the record straight about a few things. For starters, he'll have you know, there is no such thing as curry.

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