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Vin-X's Peter Shakeshaft

En primeur risks "exodus" unless it rebalances, Vin-X boss warns

17 Mar 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

A fine wine investment expert has warned that the en primeur system risks seeing an exodus of châteaux from the system and negociants going to the wall, unless it gets its pricing “right”.

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Coravin appoints Frederic Levy last month to head up expansion

Q&A: Coravin’s new boss Frederic Levy on changing the way people access wine at home Subscription

30 Mar 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Coravin’s new boss Frédéric Levy talks about the gadget that is causing a stir in the on-trade and his plans to change the way people access and drink wine at home.

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UK Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Young Sommelier of the Year

Mathias Camilleri named UK's Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Young Sommelier of the Year

23 Mar 2015 | By Erin Smith

Last week Mathias Camilleri from the Medlar was named UK’s Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Young Sommelier of the Year.

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Ash crushed loin of venision at The Chancery

Douglas Blyde enjoys a trip to Dickensian London and the delights of The Chancery

01 Apr 2015 | By Douglas Blyde

Referencing the area’s law firms, “The Chancery” comes into focus halfway down Cursitor Street. It is a slice of London immortalised in arguably Charles Dickens’ greatest work, “Bleak House”, featuring: “Sol’s Arms Tavern”, “Krook’s Rag and Bottle Shop”, and, perhaps most evocatively, “Coavinses Sponging House” (a temporary debtor’s prison).

Ed and Tom Martin

Tom and Ed Martin head to Suffolk to open their first pub outside London

20 Mar 2015 | By Richard Siddle

Tom and Ed Martin, who have been building up an impressive range of pubs across London as part of their privately-owned ETM Group, are now set to venture outside the capital and head to Lavenham in Suffolk to open their first rural pub, The Six Bells.

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Nathan Evans is to join Smith & Wollensky for its first non US restaurant launch in London

Smith & Wollensky hires Boisdale's Nathan Evans to spearhead its London launch

09 Mar 2015 | By Richard Siddle

Nathan Evans has been recruited from the Boisdale Group to help oversee the launch of the famous US steakhouse chain, Smith & Wollensky in to the UK

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