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Monin opens specialist mixologist studio in London

Published:  18 November, 2013

Monin UK has opened its 54th global state-of-the-art mixologist studio, Monin Studio London enabling bartenders and baristas to experiment with its products and develop their drinks menus.

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Biercraft brings craft beers to independent on- and off-trade

Published:  15 November, 2013

Biercraft is a new drinks distributor that hopes to offer independent wine merchants and premium restaurants the same level of service they are used to receiving from specialist wine suppliers - but for the emerging craft-beer sector.

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Rajan Rengasamy picks up inaugural Sake Sommelier of the Year award outside Japan

Published:  15 November, 2013

The first Sake Sommelier of the Year competition to be held outside Japan has seen Rajan Rengasamy of wine suppliers, Spinney in the UAE, pick up the award.

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Biercraft to offer specialist craft beers to independent on and off-trades

Published:  15 November, 2013

Biercraft is a new drinks distributor that hopes to offer independent wine merchants and premium restaurants the same level of service they are used to receiving from specialist wine suppliers, but for the emerging craft beer sector.

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What makes British drinkers decide to go out to drink?

Published:  15 November, 2013

Businesses operating in the UK on-trade are facing many challenges in 2013, not least among which is the pressure on household income and the "cost of living" squeeze. Market data suggests downward pressure on volumes of three of the top-five core drinking categories, including standard lager and white wine.

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Consumer reasearch session: Champagne

Published:  14 November, 2013

The 21 attendees were asked to taste seven different Champagnes and then to fill in a questionnaire, which explored their attitudes and knowledge on fizz in more detail.

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Le Vin La Table expands into the corporate market

Published:  14 November, 2013

Hale-based wine and cookery school Le Vin La Table, is expanding into the corporate market to offer Le Vin La Boardroom Table.

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Living Ventures opens specialist Liverpool rum bar

Published:  14 November, 2013

Restaurant operator Living Ventures has opened a specialist rum bar The Smugglers Cove in Albert Dock, Liverpool, in a £1 million investment.

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How do our Champagne Occasions partners educate the consumer?

Published:  14 November, 2013
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Interview with: David Harker, owner, Newcastle wine school

Published:  14 November, 2013

I think the most surprising finding coming out of the workshop was how many respondents weren't fazed by the price of some of the Champagne - even up to £70 a bottle, which was a lot more than most of them said they would originally be prepared to pay...

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Heston Blumenthal to open restaurant in Heathrow's revamped Terminal 2

Published:  12 November, 2013

Celebrity chef, Heston Blumenthal, will be opening a new restaurant in Terminal 2: The Queen's Terminal at Heathrow Airport, which is set to open on June 4, 2014, with dishes showcasing traditional British fare.

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Specialist Champagne restaurant set to open in City of London

Published:  11 November, 2013

A new restaurant which claims to have one of the largest selections of Champagne and sparkling wine by the glass in London is set to open in the City at the end of November.

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Nightclub owners opening new venture called Mason House

Published:  08 November, 2013

Marc Merran, Eamonn Mulholland and Jean Philippe Kley, the team behind other nightclub ventures in London including Beat, Mo*Vida, Chinawhite, Aura and Fifity, are set to open a new venture, Mason House, on Argyll Street at the end of Novemeber, built in the vaults of the London Palladium.

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Sign of the Don brings quality drinks range and easy going dining to the City

Published:  08 November, 2013

The founders of London's Bleeding Heart and The Don restaurants, has launched a new bar and bistro The Sign of the Don, which features a heavily-weighted drink-focused menu.

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Condé Nast Johansens 2014 UK Wine List Awards Announced

Published:  06 November, 2013

The 32nd annual Condé Nast Johansens Champagne Taittinger UK Wine List Awards 2014 were announced on 5th November 2013 at a gala dinner at the The May Fair Hotel in London.

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Corney & Barrow unveils its first rebranding in 233 year history

Published:  06 November, 2013

Corney & Barrow has revealed the results of the first official rebranding in its 233 year history.

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Douglas Blyde explores Alsace wine with Etienne and Kaoru Hugel on their "working honeymoon"

Published:  05 November, 2013

I reflect, an hour afterwards, on the lightening that threatened to lash my City Jet's slim belly as it was hassled by turbulence heading back to London. Now, with every sip of soothing Alsace wine savoured in Hakkasan's dining room of ebony and Chinoiserie, tension steadily slips away.

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Bristol restaurant creates Moët Champagne bar

Published:  28 October, 2013

Bristol restaurant Casamia has teamed up with Moët & Chandon to create a Grand Vintage Champagne bar. The bar is made from solid French oak and it is to serve the 2004, 1999 rosé, 1990 Brut, 1952 and 1972 in Magnum - all of which will be available by the glass.

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Negociants UK to help widen distribution for Sam Neill's Two Paddocks wines in the UK

Published:  24 October, 2013

Negociants UK has taken on the widespread distribution for the premium Two Paddocks range of wines from Central Otago, New Zealand, produced by actor Sam Neill.

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Indian restaurant Zumbura to open in London

Published:  22 October, 2013

Aamir Ahmad, Sean Galligan and David Garrett, co-founders of the furniture retailer Dwell, are starting a new venture in Clapham, London, with the opening of an Indian restaurant Zumbura on November 6.

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