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Martin Williams: Ex-Gaucho boss on theatre of dining at his new 'M Restaurants'

Published:  06 March, 2015

Martin Williams caused a stir in the restaurant world when he announced he was leaving his top job at Gaucho Grill to go it alone in a 300-seat destination dining venue in central London. But he could not be happier following the opening of his new venture "M".

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Mitchells & Butlers: what on-trade buyers are looking for from their suppliers

Published:  06 March, 2015

Former Somerfield wine buyer and restaurant consultant Angela Mount asks Henry Boyes, wine procurement manager for Mitchells & Butlers, what suppliers need to do to satisfy the largest on-trade group in the UK.

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Jascots launches own Italian sparkling wine on draught called 'Vino Vispo' for the on-trade

Published:  05 March, 2015

Jascots Wine Merchants launched its own brand Italian sparkling wine on draught called 'Vino Vispo' targeting the on-trade casual dining sector.

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M Restaurants to celebrate World Malbec Day with mini vineyard in the City of London

Published:  04 March, 2015

M Restaurants, set up by former Gaucho managing director, Martin Williams, at the end of last year, is to celebrate World Malbec Day next month by creating a mini Malbec vineyard outside its venue in the City of London.

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Wine Treasury to distribute US based Terlato Wines in the UK

Published:  03 March, 2015

Wine Treasury a London-based speciality wine importer has added Terlato Wine brands Rutherford Hill from Napa Valley and Grace Lane from Washington state to its portfolio.

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Bibendum launches wine keg range as demand grows in on-trade

Published:  02 March, 2015

On-trade supplier Bibendum Wine Ltd has launched a range of wines in kegs which it says will meet a growing demand.

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Douglas Blyde finds much to savour in the "lovingly" assembled wine list at Stoke Place

Published:  02 March, 2015

Stoke Place, a characterful Georgian pile unfairly tarred by its Slough postcode has retained the accolade of AA Notable Wine List year-on-year. While the hotel may be a little scuffed around the edges, the 30-page wine list authored by general manager, Terry McEvoy is lovingly put together.

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How to drive a wine brand in the UK on-trade by Wine Business Solutions

Published:  27 February, 2015

Peter McAtamney, principal at research body, Wine Business Solutions, gives his personal assessment on how best to drive and build a wine brand in the UK on-trade with a particular nod to Kleine Zalze, which has been named number one South African brand in its latest 2014 Wine On-Premise report,and Matthew Clark which is reaping the rewards of an astute wine listing strategy

 

 

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WSTA welcomes Home Office decision to scrap locally-set licensing fees

Published:  26 February, 2015

The WSTA has welcomed the government's decision to scrap proposals for locally set licensing fees.

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Soul Tree exceeds crowdfunding target to boost its Indian wine business

Published:  25 February, 2015

Indian wine producer Soul Tree has raised more than £388,000 through crowdfunding, which it says will help it put Indian wines on the map.

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Restaurant and bar owners confident about future says news CGA Peach study

Published:  25 February, 2015

Up to 90% of pub, bar and restaurant owners are optimistic about their businesses in the year ahead despite ongoing concerns about staff costs and finding a niche in the market, according to latest research from CGA Peach.

 

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Matthew Clark brings in 30 new producers to meet market and customer demands

Published:  24 February, 2015

 

 

Trade visitors to Matthew Clark's #WhyWeLoveWine event next week will have the chance to taste over 30 new producers that have been taken on by the wholesaler

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Hospitality and off-licence sectors throw weight behind Drop the Duty campaign

Published:  24 February, 2015

The hospitality and multiple off-licence sectors are throwing their support behind the trade's Drop The Duty campaign, as new research from CGA highlights the importance of wine and spirit sales to the UK on-trade.

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Coravin takes on Nespresso boss as new chief executive to lead expansion

Published:  24 February, 2015

Coravin, the pioneering wine access system which allows you to pour wine from a bottle without removing the cork, has appointed former Nespresso boss Frédéric Levy as its new chief executive to lead its ambitious expansion plans in to new markets.

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George Clooney hopes to make a star out of his Casamigos premium tequila in the UK

Published:  23 February, 2015

 

George Clooney is the latest A list star to launch his own drink in to the UK as he looks to make a name for his ultra-premium tequila, Casamigos.

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SITT tastings for independents come to Manchester and London

Published:  23 February, 2015

Independent wine merchants are flocking to Manchester's Old Trafford today for the start of the Specialist Independent Trade Tasting (SITT).

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Byron and Browns come out top in new customer poll for best on-trade chains

Published:  20 February, 2015

If you want to sell your wines and spirits to the happiest of customers then you need to get on the lists at Byron, the premium burger chain, and Browns, according to new research from CGA Peach BrandTrack.

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One week to go to enter the Harpers Awards 2015

Published:  20 February, 2015

The clock is ticking but there is still time to get your entries in for the Harpers Awards 2015.

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Monkey Shoulder sets off in search of the Ultimate Bartender

Published:  20 February, 2015

Scotch whisky brand, Monkey Shoulder, is launching a new competition to find the "Ulitmate Bartender" in the UK with a series of regional trials with the overall winner getting the chance to run their own pop up bar during London Cocktail Week.

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Pernod Ricard shakes up Havana Club rum's look and recipe

Published:  17 February, 2015
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