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Finding the best bank account for your business

Published:  30 January, 2014

Opening a business bank account should be quite easy. However, banks seem to deliberately muddy the waters so as to make choosing harder than it really should be.

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Major shake-up at Drinkaware after audit criticism

Published:  23 January, 2014
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BrewDog kicks off 2014 openings with São Paulo bar

Published:  22 January, 2014
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?Esporão winery boosts eco-friendly credentials

Published:  22 January, 2014
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D&D London sees festive sales uplift as City starts spending again

Published:  21 January, 2014
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Windsor 2014 attracts key players with collective buying power of over £222m

Published:  17 January, 2014

Up to two thirds of the buyers signed up for the Windsor 2014 Wine Buyers' Forum are from the independent on and off-trade sectors whilst the collective buying power of all the buyers attending is now over £222m.

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D&D London to open dining complex at Kings Cross

Published:  16 January, 2014
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Festive fillip for on-trade

Published:  16 January, 2014

Festive celebrations saw like-for-like sales at 27 of the UK's pub and bar groups up 3.3% on last year, with experts predicting strong first quarter sales for 2014.

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Dirty Bones brings premium hot dog dining to London's Kensington

Published:  14 January, 2014

The premium hot dog craze that hit the streets of London in 2013 looks set to continue into 2014 with the opening today of Dirty Bones in Kensington that offers street food with a difference - a "secret" restaurant inside offering high quality cocktails and wines to accompany a traditional hot dog stand during the day.

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Douglas Blyde talks to Benoît Liébus about life as sommelier at Crillon le Brave, Provence

Published:  14 January, 2014

Benoît Liébus, chess fan and fast driver, is sommelier at Crillon le Brave, Provence. Crouching at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains among the Ventoux's vineyards, the Relais & Châteaux property opened 25 years ago, a cluster of derelict buildings converted into bedrooms.

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Review: Beard to Tail, Shoreditch, London

Published:  10 January, 2014

The Beard to Tail in Shoreditch is a new favourite, as a lover of all things grilled and whisky. The restaurant, which opened in late 2012, boasts a great selection of grilled meats, including some of the best ribs around, and an impressive list of rare whiskies and ryes.

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Place your bets on Ascot wines

Published:  10 January, 2014

Known as the sport of kings, horse racing has long been the chosen pastime of the British monarchy. While Ascot hosts more than 10 race meetings every year, the vast majority of people associate the renowned Berkshire course with Royal Ascot, the blue-ribbon event which attracts over 300,000 people.

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Richard Foster on why we should all work to save the great British pub

Published:  09 January, 2014

The inexorable decline of pubs throughout the UK is a much-covered story in both the trade press and in the wider media. But despite the efforts of the likes of CAMRA's Save Our Pubs campaign there seems to be very little that can be done to halt the erosion of an institution that is so admired elsewhere but generally neglected at home. And whilst 4,000 pubs will close this year, the number of new restaurants / gastropubs is still rising. Some would argue that this sharp dichotomy is a reflection of changing consumer habits, which to a certain extent it is, but there is a need to draw breath and consider the future of the pub before it becomes a quirky, old-fashioned rarity.

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'Greatest wine list in London' for Bob Bob Ricard owner's new restaurant

Published:  08 January, 2014
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Rolling update: On-trade reports strong Christmas

Published:  08 January, 2014
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New premium Australian wine importer launches

Published:  07 January, 2014
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New premium Australian wine importer launches

Published:  07 January, 2014
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Champagne Taittinger appoints ex-Moet Hennessy executive to lead UK business

Published:  07 January, 2014
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Upmarket Searcys parent firm sees profits grow

Published:  06 January, 2014
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Beer lobby steps up campaign to see beer duty rates frozen in 2014 Budget

Published:  20 December, 2013

The UK pub and brewing sector has stepped up its efforts to see another freeze in beer duty rates in the 2014 Budget just days after the wine and spirits sector has called for the same treatment by the Chancellor.

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