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Miguel Cruz Liljegren: Why sommeliers need to raise their PR online

Published:  17 May, 2013

Why sommeliers need to raise their PR online

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Restaurant review: Brasserie Chavot

Published:  17 May, 2013
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Restaurant openings

Published:  17 May, 2013

The Elgin, 225 Elgin Avenue, London W9 1NJ

A new venue, offering the best in British pub fare and designed to attract everyone from familes and locals to out-of-towners, has opened in Maida Vale.

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Opinion: Why sommeliers need to raise their PR online

Published:  17 May, 2013

The sommelier must evolve. As birds who happen to live by a noisy road develop a stronger tone of voice, a sommelier who happens to serve wine in 2013 must speak up to get back that authority they used to have pre-internet.

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Restaurant review ? Brasserie Chavot

Published:  17 May, 2013

BRASSERIE CHAVOT
41 Conduit Street, London W1S 2YQ 020 7078 9577
brasseriechavot.com

"Life - you've got one shot," says Éric Chavot. The fast-talking, Vespa-riding, Gascon chef says he wanted to captain a grand brasserie since spending every July admiring them in Paris as a young teenager.

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On-trade analysis: That was then, this is now

Published:  17 May, 2013

Matt Crompton of on-trade analyst CGA assesses the key trends within the on-trade

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Restaurant review - Sweet Thursday, London

Published:  25 April, 2013
Biochemist-turned-pastry-chef Bethany Chellingworth realised her love for cooking when her IVF doctor mother, Kay, gifted her a place on an Acton cookery class.

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Tasting Diary

Published:  24 April, 2013

A look at the key tastings taking place over the next month

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Restaurant openings

Published:  24 April, 2013

VOLTAIRE
19 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6DB
020 7438 8059

A new restaurant that offers private dining, an outdoor terrace and a Champagne bar has opened in London's Square Mile.

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Largest rosé list launches at Franco's

Published:  24 April, 2013

The largest rosé wine list of any restaurant in London was launched this week at Franco's in Jermyn Street, which also claims to the be the first Italian restaurant in the capital.

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Restaurant review: Sweet Thursday

Published:  19 April, 2013

Biochemist-turned-pastry-chef Bethany Chellingworth realised her love for cooking when her IVF doctor mother, Kay, gifted her a place on an Acton cookery class. "The tutor, Angela Malik, a former accountant, was the first change-of-lifer chef I'd met," she recalls. Inspired by the experience, Chellingworth swapped science - "a brutal and competitive business " - for a year at Leith's School of Food and Wine. There, she gained the WSET Intermediate and award for best theory mark.

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Openings: Pearson Room

Published:  19 April, 2013

A new opening in Canada Square is the 120-cover Pearson Room, which is due to open next week (April 24 ). Serving eclectic all-day fare, the dining room will showcase a menu of sharing plates, while the bar will be open for drinks until late.

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Openings: Voltaire

Published:  19 April, 2013

A new restaurant that offers private dining, an outdoor terrace and a Champagne bar has opened in London's Square Mile. Housed in a building that was once both a palace and a prison, Voltaire boasts the capital's largest collection of Pommery Champagne, as well as an al fresco cigar terrace, and a series of spacious vault rooms where guests can dine in private with their own dedicated waiter.

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The List: The Providores

Published:  05 April, 2013

Anne Krebiehl navigates the 99% Kiwi wine list at London's Providores and Tapa Room

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Openings: The Truscott Arms

Published:  05 April, 2013

A newly reopened London pub is bringing a taste of culture to its customers. The Truscott Arms in Maida Vale not only serves up food and drink, but also offers punters the opportunity to browse its third-floor gallery, where exhibitions by some of the country's most talented young artists will be held.

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Sommelier's view: Cedric Beaumond, Bo

Published:  05 April, 2013

The newest addition to Bo London's team is Cedric Beaumond, previously head sommelier and wine manager at what he describes as the "relatively comfortable" Savoy Grill.

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Alvin Cheung: searching for perfection at Bo London

Published:  05 April, 2013

The self-dubbed 'Demon Chef', Alvin Leung does not do anything by halves, as Douglas Blyde discovers while delving...

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The List: Enoteca Turi

Published:  15 March, 2013

Owner Guiseppe Turi tells Bernadette John why Italian wines triumph over all on the list at Puglia specialist Enoteca Turi

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Openings: The Port House

Published:  15 March, 2013

The Port House, a Dublin-based-chain of restaurants inspired by Spanish and Portuguese cuisine, matched with a selection of speciality gins and Spanish and Portuguese wines, has opened in London's Covent Garden.

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Openings: Salvador & Amanda Bloomsbury

Published:  15 March, 2013

Spanish tapas bar and restaurant Salvador & Amanda has now opened a second venue in Bloomsbury, offering a combination of traditional Spanish eats, as well as quirky takes on some old favourites.

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