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Scrap duty escalator to help save 4,000 pubs at risk, says WSTA

Published:  29 August, 2013

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association has seized on today's prediction by the Good Pub Guide that up to 4,000 pubs could close in the next 12 months to call on the government to do its bit and scrap the duty escalator on alcohol and help save more pubs from closure.

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Manchester ups its fine-dining focus

Published:  20 August, 2013

Manchester is to add to its developing fine-dining ethos with a new venture from celebrity chef James Martin and an announcement from Allied London that the Spinningfields area is to become a bespoke high-end dining, leisure and cultural destination.

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Restaurant review: Pruno, Liverpool

Published:  16 August, 2013

Sheila Benson and Sean Millar could be considered stalwarts of the Liverpool restaurant scene having been in the business for over 20 years and built up a steady quality reputation.

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The Earl of Derby to open in Kilburn

Published:  16 August, 2013

The Earl of Derby - "a proper pub serving honest food" - is due to open in Kilburn, north London, next month.

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AFWS seeks out UK Sake Sommelier of the Year

Published:  08 August, 2013

The Academy of Food & Wine Service (AFWS) together with the London-based Sake Sommelier Association is on the search for the UK Sake Sommelier of the Year.

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Entries open for UK Sake Sommelier of the Year 2013

Published:  07 August, 2013
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New gadget allows you to taste wine without opening bottle

Published:  06 August, 2013

Wine can now be tasted without opening the bottle, thanks to a new gadget.

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Pizza Pilgrims lays down roots in Soho

Published:  05 August, 2013

Pizza Pilgrims founders Thom and James Elliot travelled to Italy in September 2011 to discover the art...

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Rosa's Thai Café to open fourth London site

Published:  05 August, 2013

Family-owned London Thai café group Rosa's is planning to open a fourth site in September with a revitalised menu.

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Sommelier Association unveils improved CSC

Published:  05 August, 2013

The UK Sommelier Association has announced an improved Certified Sommelier Course beginning this September, which includes a selection of new wines in the curriculum.

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Tate Britain wine cellar to reopen after £45m refurb

Published:  05 August, 2013

Tate Britain's Whistler Restaurant, renowned for its extensive wine cellar, is due to reopen this autumn after a £45 million refurbishment.

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Joel Kissin to open Boulestin in London

Published:  31 July, 2013

Restaurateur Joel Kissin is set to open luxury French bistro Boulestin in London's St James's next month.

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Bottle Green looks to the on-trade with Nuba Cocktails

Published:  31 July, 2013

Wine distributor, Bottle Green, has signed up its first non alcoholic agency business by taking on ready-to-drink, pre-mixed bottled cocktail brand Nuba Cocktails as it looks to widen its profile in the on-trade.

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AFWS launches entry-level training course online

Published:  30 July, 2013

The Academy of Food & Wine Service has announced the launch of its popular entry-level training course in an online format.

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Ceviche to open pop-up restaurant at Heathrow

Published:  26 July, 2013

Martin Morales of Peruvian restaurant Ceviche and Virgin Atlantic are joining forces to open the airline's first ever...

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Bobby Chinn to bring Vietnamese cuisine to Soho

Published:  26 July, 2013

Bobby Chinn will bring his acclaimed Vietnamese cuisine to London's Soho this autumn as he opens House of...

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Douglas Blyde tries a Twenty Two at the Four Seasons, Hampshire

Published:  25 July, 2013

"I think of myself as a junior mixologist, steering drinks," says James Edwards.

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Brixton's Courtesan Dim Sum re-launches its menu and cocktails

Published:  24 July, 2013

If you are in the mood for some exotic food and libations in a more exclusive...

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Fabre Montmayou releases UK on-trade exclusive

Published:  19 July, 2013

Fabre Montmayou is releasing Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, produced in Mendoza, Argentina, exclusively to the UK on-trade.

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Raymond Blanc: Blanc on Blanc

Published:  19 July, 2013

Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc is world famous for his skills in the kitchen. But here, in his own words, he talks about the equal passion he has for the wine ? particularly from his adopted shores of the UK ? that he chooses to go with his award-winning food

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