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The Almeida reopens with new twist on a wine list - it does not have one

04 Sep 2014 | By Helen Arnold

One of London’s first restaurants without a wine list has just reopened after a mini refurbishment. The Almeida in Islington, north London, will instead rely on its waiting staff to make their own personal recommendations tailored to guests’ individual budgets, style preferences and food order.

Bristish Queen is latest pub opening from Brasserie Bar Company

Brasserie Bar Company to follow British Queen launch with up to 20 more pubs

03 Sep 2014 | By Helen Arnold

Brasserie Bar Company has just opened its fourth pub,  The British Queen, in Locksbottom, Orpintgon, Kent.

Boufgee steak and lobster restaurant to open

New "affordable" steak and lobster chain to launch in Southend

22 Aug 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Bourgee is a new chain of so-called affordable “luxury steak and lobster restaurants” which is opening the first of its new outlets in Southend in September.    

Living the high life

Myles Donneky on the high life at Hutong - 30 floors up in London's Shard

11 Sep 2014 | By Douglas Blyde

The 22 year-old bar manager of “Hutong” above Aqua on floor 31 of The Shard talks to Douglas Blyde about tea punches, pride in service, and competitive ping-pong…

Georg Riedel on its new Veritas range

Georg Riedel on Riedel's new Veritas range and working with Coca-Cola Subscription

02 Sep 2014 | By James Lawrence

Founded in 1756 by Johann Cristoph Riedel, the Riedel name is today synonymous with high-quality glassware; loved by the trade and consumers alike. With an impressive track-record of product innovation and savvy marketing, Riedel’s market breakthrough arguably came in 1979, when the firm opened a subsidiary in the US. Having collaborated with such iconic winemakers as Robert Mondavi, Angelo Gaja, and more recently soft drinks manufacturer Coca-Cola, Riedel is clearly not an old-world ...

"If Carlsberg did Wine & Spirits"

For future growth Carlsberg must succeed in wine as well as beer, says James Lousada Subscription

08 Aug 2014 | By Richard Siddle

As Carlsberg’s specialist wine and spirits division, now called Crown Cellars, celebrates over 20 years, the brewer’s UK chief executive, James Lousada, explains to Richard Siddle why wines and spirits are now so important to the group

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