Jay Rayner warms to English sparkling

Guardian columnist Jay Rayner has changed his views on the British sparkling wine industry, after previously slamming the category for offering poor value for money.

New on Wine List Confidential: Caractère

At Emily Roux and Diego Ferrari's debut venture in Notting Hill, sommelier Romeo Bisacchi sums up the wine list: “We’ve got no Pétrus or Romanée-Conti, but we do have stuff you couldn’t find elsewhere".

Pubs, bars and clubs face 130% hike in music license

Pubs, bars, clubs and cafes that host live djs and discos may be slapped with a 130% hike in the license to pay music, in a move described as a "potentially devastating" blow that will cost the hospitality sector millions.

Pub sales up in February, but restaurants decline

Pubs in the UK saw a boost last month as like-for-like sales grew on the back of strong booze sales, but restaurant chains suffered a 1.7% fall on the same time last year.

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