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Monday 26 September 2016 loc: GB

UK

Waitrose rides the gin wave

Waitrose has seized on the UK’s current gin boom, almost doubling its range in the last 12 months and reporting a 7% year-on-year sales increase.

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Sotheby’s to host Massimo Bottura pop-up

Auction house Sotheby’s is to host a pop-up version of Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana, ranked the third best restaurant in the world, in London this month.

Monday, June 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Top tipping British cities revealed

Despite Brits having a reputation for being tight with their tips a recent survey has revealed that 87% always tip, contributing 9% of their bill and leaving on average £4.18.

Monday, June 1st, 2015 1 Comment »

Champagne popping again in London restos

London restaurants are returning to the boom days before the 2008 global financial meltdown, with a number reporting a rise in Champagne sales.

Monday, June 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Balblair feeds thirst for exclusivity

Highland single malt producer Balblair has launched a limited edition vintage whisky available only to members of its mailing list in response to demand for exclusive bottlings.

Monday, June 1st, 2015 No Comments »

‘Brand Aldi’ now worth more than Tesco

The brand value of discount supermarket Aldi is now higher than Tesco after the UK’s largest retailer experienced a dramatic fall from market dominance.

Monday, June 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Walker & Wodehouse re-launches

Wine merchant Walker & Wodehouse has re-launched as a supplier to the off-trade with Gareth Groves as managing director.

Monday, June 1st, 2015 No Comments »

English vineyard secures £2.75m investment

Hampshire’s Hambledon Vineyard has successfully raised £2.75 million to expand its operation by offering investors “English Fizz” bonds through crowdfunding site CrowdBnk.

Friday, May 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Middle-aged heavier drinkers than teens

Over half of middle-aged Brits don’t want advice on how to moderate their drinking and typically drink more than their younger counterparts.

Friday, May 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Russian cooper targets Scotch sector

A Russian cooperage has joined forces with a UK firm to target the Scotch whisky industry with its barrels as “a quality alternative to traditional European sources.”

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 No Comments »

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