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Saturday 21 January 2017 loc: GB

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Lidl takes aim at craft beer market

It has already taken a swipe at rival supermarket wine retailers, and now Lidl is taking aim at craft beer by launching a range of ales.

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2014: What next for en primeur?

The 2014 campaign has been neither a roaring success nor an unmitigated disaster but some merchants are now questioning their approach to future campaigns with one major merchant announcing a review.

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Alleged million-pound wine fraudster in court

A man who was banned from running a company has swindled £1m out of investors in a fraudulent fine wine scheme, a London court has heard.

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 2 Comments »

BBR in grower Champagne push

Fine wine merchant Berry Bros & Rudd aimed to introduce more customers to its grower Champagne portfolio with a dedicated tasting last week.

Monday, June 1st, 2015 No Comments »

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.

Monday, June 1st, 2015 No Comments »

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 »

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