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Timothy Taylor wins Best Beer in Britain award at Great British Beer Festival

Published:  13 August, 2014

 

Timothy Taylor's Botlmaker beer has been named the 'Best Beer' in Britain at the Great British Beer Festival, Olympia, London.

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James Steen takes trip down memory lane at St Bart's Brewery in Smithfield

Published:  12 August, 2014

There are several ways to reach Smithfield, home of the newly opened St Bart's Brewery. You can take the bus or a cab, or if you happen to be a side of beef or a carcass of lamb then a refrigerated van from the slaughterhouse to this ancient London meat market is the preferred option.

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For future growth Carlsberg must succeed in wine as well as beer, says James Lousada

Published:  08 August, 2014

As Carlsberg's specialist wine and spirits division, now called Crown Cellars, celebrates over 20 years, the brewer's UK chief executive, James Lousada, explains to Richard Siddle why wines and spirits are now so important to the group

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Final week to enter Harpers Global Design Awards

Published:  08 August, 2014

There is now a week to go to get your entries or nominations in for the 2014 Harpers Global Design Awards asa we look to celebrate the very best creative minds and talents in the drinks industry.

 

 

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Richard Clark: we're always looking for next "Crabbie's" breakthrough at Halewood

Published:  08 August, 2014

Halewood International's innovation programme has been the lifeblood of a £270m-plus turnover independent drinks manufacturer and distributor that has reinvigorated many of the markets in which it operates. Andrew Don speaks to Richard Clark, director of innovation, about the company's new product development (NPD) and the importance NPD plays in the life of a 30-year-old business that learns from both failure and success.

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On-trade losing thousands of pounds in wine sales says new Harpers consumer report

Published:  08 August, 2014

 

The UK on-trade is potentially losing out on thousands of pounds of trade a day because of its inability to sell wine effectively, according to a new exclusive report publsihed today by Harpers Wine & Spirit.

 

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Harpers new consumer report reveals key wine trends in the UK on-trade

Published:  08 August, 2014

In the second of our exclusive consumer reports, Harpers turns the spotlight on drinking trends in the UK on-trade and finds out what the average Brit thinks of the wine in their glass and what attracts them, or not, to ordering wine when out and out about compared to other drinks

 

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George Workman of Frizzenti on the huge opportunties for wine on-tap

Published:  07 August, 2014

We talk to George Workman, managing director of Frizzenti, the company behind the on-tap serve for Italian sparkling wine about how he sees the Prosecco and sparkling wine market growing and developing in the future.

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Your chance to vote in Harpers France Wine Awards and take part in France Summit

Published:  06 August, 2014

Harpers is once again looking to reward the very best retailers, restaurants, distributors and individuals that are leading the way in selling and promoting French wine in the UK in our second Harpers France Awards.

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Evuna looks to build on success of second Manchester Spanish wine bar concept

Published:  05 August, 2014

It's taken over a decade for Manchester's tapas and Spanish wine institution Evuna to get round to opening its second site, but now it has its sights set on opening more.

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Diageo names Charles Joly World's Best Bartender

Published:  05 August, 2014

Diageo's sixth annual global world's best bartender competition came to a close last week with Charles Joly from the US beating 47 other mixologists in a week long series of challenges held across London.

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Circle 360 plans to expand its shopping centre Champagne bar concept to up to 20 UK sites

Published:  05 August, 2014

Champagne and cocktail bar concept Circle 360 is planning to have 15 to 20 UK sites by the end of 2015, with its first international outlets also in the pipeline.

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Prosecco firm Frizzenti to open wine bar chain

Published:  04 August, 2014

Prosecco and sparkling wine supplier Frizzenti is to open a series of permanent and semi-permanent wine bars, with plans to open 10 within 12 months of an initial launch in October.

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Christine Parkinson on driving sake with customers and sommeliers at Hakkasan

Published:  01 August, 2014

Helen Arnold talks sake with Christine Parkinson, chief wine buyer at the 12-strong Hakkasan restaurant chain, the first company to put some of its sommeliers through a new WSET sake course.

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WSTA conference to focus on engaging consumers

Published:  31 July, 2014

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association's annual conference will focus on the role branding, innovation and digital communications play in engaging with consumers in today's wine and spirits world.

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Ethos to offer vegetarian wine list to London diners

Published:  29 July, 2014

A new vegetarian restaurant boasting not only a meat-free menu, but a vegan and vegetarian wine list is to open in London in September.

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Jayke Mangion on the story behind setting up a restaurant in an old Clapham public toilet

Published:  29 July, 2014

 

Douglas Blyde meets the co-founder of "WC", the new wine and charcuterie bar located in a Victorian former public toilet in Clapham.

 

 

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Vinoteca hand-picked to open its fifth site in new Kings Cross development

Published:  29 July, 2014

Vinoteca, the award winning London restaurant and wine bar chain, is working with property agents at the new Kings Cross retail development to open a tailor made site in February 2015.

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Vinoteca to offer Riesling by the glass straight from 20-litre kegs

Published:  25 July, 2014

Vinoteca, the London chain of wine bars and restaurants, is introducing what it claims will be the first Riesling to be sold by the keg in the capital.

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Hakkasan teams up with WSET to provide first dedicated sake training course

Published:  24 July, 2014

An increasing demand for sake amongst UK consumers is not being met by the trade, according to Christine Parkinson, head wine buyer at the Hakkasan restaurant group, which has recently put the sommeliers in its London branches through a new WSETdedicated sake course.

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