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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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Pernod fails to impress

Published:  23 July, 2008

Pernod Ricard's sales for the year to 30 June increased 68%to 6 billion and its net profit rose 32% to 639 million, both figures beating analysts' expectations.

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Glenmorangie is a sea of tranquillity

Published:  23 July, 2008

Scotch whisky producer Glenmorangie is to launch a new press and outdoor campaign extolling the virtues of peace and tranquillity.

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Bushmills' new look

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo has created a new look for Bushmills Irish whiskey, and is also investing 500,000 in a marketing campaign.

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Courvoisier: earn it

Published:  23 July, 2008

A total of 1 million is being spent on a Christmas campaign to attract younger consumers to Courvoisier Cognac by Beam Global Spirits and Wine.

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Absolut for sale

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Ron Emler
The election of a new centre-right government in Sweden has
prompted speculation about the future of Absolut, the world's third biggest-selling vodka brand.

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An eco-friendly acorn

Published:  23 July, 2008

Acorn House will be opening its doors to the public on 14 November and claims to be London's first truly eco-friendly training restaurant'.

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Lower-alcohol wine from Banrock Station

Published:  23 July, 2008

Banrock Station, the Constellation-owned Australian brand, has launched Crimson Cabernet Sauvignon, a lower-alcohol red wine, to the UK market, following a successful launch in its homeland.

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Paris in Farringdon

Published:  23 July, 2008

A Parisian-style brasserie, complete with black-and-white tiled floors and large mirrors, will be launched in London's Farringdon in October.

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New Scotch distillery looking for members

Published:  23 July, 2008

A new whisky distillery in Fife, due to open next year, is looking for members to sign up and receive bottlings for the next 50 years.

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Toptable expands

Published:  23 July, 2008

Toptable, the restaurant search and booking website, has bought the City eating group for an undisclosed sum.

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Bowmore to release 30 year old

Published:  23 July, 2008

Islay-based Scotch producer Bowmore is to launch a 30 year-old whisky exclusively for the travel retail market.

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