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Morgenrot launches bee-saving wine at M&B

Published:  03 April, 2014

Manchester-based importer Morgenrot has teamed up with Mitchells & Butlers to launch Planetbee, a South African Chenin Blanc, which is donating money from each sale to safeguard the bee population.

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Get your five a day with new vegetable cocktail range

Published:  02 April, 2014

Those struggling to get through their five or seven fresh vegetables a day might want to try a new range of vegetable cocktails from mixologist Thomas Weinberger of Barschule München.

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Heston Blumenthal to take Fat Duck and Dinner to Melbourne

Published:  31 March, 2014

Heston Blumenthal is to close his three Michelin star restaurant, the Fat Duck, and re-open it in Melbourne, Australia as part of a six-month deal with the Crown Melbourne Resort. When it returns to the UK it will be replaced by his other UK Michelin restaurant, Dinner.

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Over 200 restaurants, bars and merchants back natural wine in April for Real Wine Fair

Published:  31 March, 2014

Natural and biodynamic wines are being included on over 200 wine lists and shelves of independent merchants throughout April as part of a nationwide promotion to bring attention to the Real Wine Fair that takes place in London on April 13-14.

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Wines of Brazil hopes official World Cup wine will help boost its wines sales in the UK

Published:  28 March, 2014

Wines of Brazil hopes the release of a new limited edition official licensed wine for the FIFA World Cup will bring added attention to all the country's wines in the UK and all its key export markets around the world.

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Wine sales down 2% in on and off-trade, says WSTA report

Published:  27 March, 2014

Wine is still struggling in both the on and off-trade, with sales down 2% over the last year, says the latest WSTA market report.

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Q&A with James Marvin, winner of BBC's Michel Roux's Service programme, three years on

Published:  26 March, 2014

The BBC programme Michel Roux's Service focused on recruiting young people to consider the hospitality industry and in particular front-of-house as a career. It first screened in 2011, and has just been repeated on BBC Two. 

The series, hosted by Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux, trained the young recruits alongside some of the top names in the trade, including Master Sommelier Ronan Sayburn and Galvin at Windows restaurant manager Fred Sirieix. There was one winner, but three of the recruits in total were offered a scholarship at the end of the programme, including one for sommellerie, provided by the Academy of Food and Wine Service.

Harpers.co.uk catches up with winner James Marvin three years on to find out where his career has taken him.

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Busaba Eathai's first bar opens

Published:  25 March, 2014

Thai restaurant group, Busaba Eathai, has launched its first bar - a cocktail lounge - inside its Old Street site in London.

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Caution urged as eating-out sector returns to growth

Published:  19 March, 2014

The restaurant sector is returning to growth, but operators are urged not to take the recovery for granted, hears Horizons annual conference.

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Discover the Origin to hold two masterclasses with Gerard Basset

Published:  14 March, 2014

Discover the Origin, a campaign focused on Bourgogne Wines, Parma Ham, Douro Wines, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and Port, is set to host two mastercalsses in May featuring award winning sommelier Gerard Basset.

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Richard Foster: the first 20 pubs I visited with my daughter

Published:  12 March, 2014

Looking back 19 years later, this project appears to be something of an exercise in vanity with a gentle hint of depravity folded into the mix. When our first child, Jessica, was born on February 13, 1995 amidst the common feelings of euphoria and elation, there was this little devil on my shoulder who wanted to break through the overwhelming sensation of joy to hatch a dastardly plan. This particular Beelzebub was a cunning so-and-so and knew exactly how to lure me into his evil lair.

 

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Alliance Wine aims to create 'iconic' rosé brand

Published:  11 March, 2014

Alliance Wine has high hopes that its new French rosé wine La Vie en Rose will become an iconic brand.

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Over 100 buyers head to Windsor to take part in first Wine Buyers' Forum

Published:  10 March, 2014

Over 100 buyers from across all channels of the trade are heading to Windsor today to take part in the first Wine Buyers Forum where they will get the chance to have in-depth discussions with over 30 suppliers and take part in a series of targeted business workshops.

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Q&A: Bruce Perry, sales director, Eaux de Vie

Published:  07 March, 2014

Bruce Perry is in good spirits as he talks frankly to Douglas Blyde about Cognac's place in the spirits market

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Restaurant review: Bar Tozino

Published:  07 March, 2014

Tucked into one of the stall shops found on the Ropewalk as part of the Maltby Street Market in London, is Bar Tozino, a hidden gem that has quietly found a following - especially for those who love great tapas and sherry.

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Q&A: Isabelle Kanaan and Sébastien du Boullay, Sud de France

Published:  07 March, 2014

The pair from Sud de France talk to Richard Siddle about how it hopes to use its Top 100 programme to highlight the very best wines from the Languedoc-Roussillon

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Q&A: Agustin Trapero, head sommelier, Launceston Place

Published:  07 March, 2014

Harpers caught up with the head sommelier of Michelin-starred Launceston Place

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Q&A: Agustin Trapero, head sommelier at Michelin-starred Launceston Place

Published:  07 March, 2014
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Q&A: Bruce Perry, sales director, Eaux de Vie

Published:  07 March, 2014
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Jason Atherton to open restaurant in London's Tower 42

Published:  05 March, 2014
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