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Archive for 2009

Rising temperatures require new techniques in Champagne

Last night (25.11.09), at a London tasting of Lanson vintage Champagne back to 1976, host Tom Stevenson said that the famed French sparkling wine region was getting warmer, while the extreme 2003 harvest was “a wake up call” for producers.

Thursday, November 26th, 2009 No Comments »

Dip in earnings at Remy Cointreau

Rising sales of high-end Cognac in China boosted operating profits at Rémy Cointreau but failed to prevent the company reporting a fall in half-year earnings.

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 No Comments »

National Brewery Centre saved from closure

UK beer lovers from Burton and beyond are celebrating the news that the brewing museum and visitor centre in Burton-on-Trent has been saved and will reopen in 2010.

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 No Comments »

Baile confirms Oddbins interest in FQR stores

The managing director of off-licence group Oddbins has confirmed the company is interested in snapping up some of the stores belonging to failed rival operator First Quench Retail.

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 No Comments »

Issues still to be resolved in Australian Vintage merger

Australian Vintage chairman Ian Ferrier told the company’s annual general meeting that there are still several issues to resolve with Constellation Brands before they can move forward with the merger of their Australian and UK wine operations.

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 No Comments »

Live webcast: Whisky Gold, today, 3pm

Join whisky aficionado Charles MacLean for an investigation into the flavours and nuances of Scotch in a live WebTV show in association with World of Whiskies.

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 No Comments »

Restaurant tells Turkey to cluck off

Forget cold turkey, London restaurant High Timber is banning the bird altogether from its Christmas menu.

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 No Comments »

The Wahoo factor

Cavendish Bars are injecting some West Coast cool into Oldham. The group chose the Lancashire town as the location for its third Wahoo Bar, taking over the site formerly occupied by a Walkabout Inn.

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 No Comments »

Cobra spices up National Curry Week

As true devotees are no doubt already aware, it’s National Curry Week in the UK.

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 No Comments »

Barrica taps into tapas trend

London’s army of tapas fans can welcome a new member to the fold with the opening of Barrica on Goodge Street.

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 No Comments »

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