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Diageo launches on-trade winter spirits campaign

Published:  28 October, 2014

Diageo is looking to help bartenders cash in on the 39% sales increase spirits enjoy in wintertime with a new campaign based on 'inspiring serves'.

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The Week That Was: Tescogate and other top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  24 October, 2014

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Master sommeliers Gerard Basset and Kathrine Larsen flag French wine potential in on-trade

Published:  23 October, 2014

Top sommeliers Gerard Basset and Kathrine Larsen say the on-trade needs to trust staff, not be afraid to have a French wine as the house offering, and tell compelling stories in order to boost sales in the category. 

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Warm September boosts on-trade sales, says Coffer Peach data

Published:  16 October, 2014

September's Indian summer boosted the fortunes of restaurant and pub groups as like for like sales increased 2.2% on the same month in 213, according to the Coffer Peach Business Tracker data.

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Former Gaucho boss, Martin Williams, promises London's best steaks at new "M" restaurant

Published:  13 October, 2014

The competition to have the best steaks in London will go up a notch next month when Martin Williams, formerly and famously of the Gaucho Group, opens his own highly ambitious steak themed restaurant in Threadneedle Street.

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Laine Pub Company takes on original Battersea Jongleurs site

Published:  13 October, 2014

The site of the original Jongleurs comedy club in Battersea, south London, where the likes of Graham Norton, Bill Bailey and Phil Jupitus first made their name, has been transformed in to a major pub operation.

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Kleine Zalze launches Cleefs wine range for independents

Published:  13 October, 2014

South African wine estate Kleine Zalze is targeting independents with a new range of wines under the Cleefs banner.

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Steve Manktelow on the fun, excitement and mystery of the GOAT in Chelsea

Published:  13 October, 2014

Douglas Blyde speaks to Steve Manktelow on a career in bars and cocktails that has seen him work with legends like Dick Bradsell to running his own operation at the GOAT in Chelsea.

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Crown Cellars boosts sales team as wine revenues grow 19% in past year

Published:  10 October, 2014

Carlsberg's wine and spirits on-trade arm Crown Cellars has boosted its sales team following a 19% increase in wine sales in the past 12 months.

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The Week That Was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  10 October, 2014

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Cocktail sales grow 10% in UK on-trade, says CGA

Published:  10 October, 2014

The popularity of cocktails has translated into a 10.8% sales growth spurt across the UK's bars and pubs in the past two years, with rum and mint drink Mojito coming out on top.

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Peter Borg-Neal on developing a regional chain with Oakman Inns

Published:  09 October, 2014

Fiona Griffiths talks to entrepreneur Peter Borg-Neal about his 10-strong (and growing) Hertfordshire-based group of pubs and restaurants, Oakman Inns.

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Ex Scott's team opens Verden restaurant and wine bar in east London

Published:  08 October, 2014

The former team behind renowned Mayfair restaurant Scott's have joined forces with a senior Ogilvy PR to open Verden, a new wine bar and restaurant in east London.

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Bibendum bets on spirits in on-trade during festive trading period

Published:  08 October, 2014

Bibendum expects spirits to perform strongly in the run-up to Christmas after rum and gin sales shot up in the past 12 weeks, and the number of on-trade venues selling cocktails has grown by one third in the past year.

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Proximo Spirits introduces TINCUP American whiskey in to the UK

Published:  07 October, 2014

 

Proximo Spirits UK is this week launching TINCUP, an 84% proof American whiskey, which is a tribute to the gold rush miners who drank their whiskey out of tin cups.

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Adnams adds Karen Hester as executive director

Published:  07 October, 2014

Suffolk brewer and distiller Adnams has added Karen Hester to its main board as an executive director.

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Barworks expands 5cc cocktail bar concept to fourth site

Published:  07 October, 2014

Barworks, the operator behind a host of London's trendiest drinking dens, has opened its fourth 5cc cocktail bar below its Electricity Showrooms venue in Hoxton Square.

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Mark Dally on driving wine across Fuller's 400 pubs and hotels

Published:  06 October, 2014

Think of Fuller's and you think of beer. The west London-based group owns nearly 400 pubs and hotels, and the guest beer and take-home market has made its London Pride one of the most popular ale brands in the UK, writes Nigel Huddleston.

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Gordon Ramsay to open Heddon Street Kitchen off London's Regent Street

Published:  06 October, 2014

Heddon Street Kitchen is to be the latest London opening from the ever expanding Gordon Ramsay Group taking its portfolio of restaurants to 13.

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No 3 Gin cocktail winner turns to Beatrix Potter's Mr Tod for inspiration

Published:  03 October, 2014

Let's be honest the average top bartender is not the kind of person who would admit turning to Beatrix Potter for inspiration. Let alone the kind of bartender who would be allowed to play along the back bar of the uber cool City Social in Old Broad Street in London.

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