All news articles for May 2009

English Wine Week: The producers

English Wine Week: The producers

By Emma Eversham

As English Wine Week comes to a close, BigHospitality finds out what the wine producers have on offer and why they think restaurants, hotels and pubs are the perfect places to stock English wine

Laura Rhys’s BigTalent

Laura Rhys’s BigTalent

By Becky Paskin

Just weeks after winning the 2009 UK Sommelier of the Year, Hotel Terravina’s head sommelier Laura Rhys tells Becky Paskin how having Gerard Basset as a mentor has helped her career take off

London debut for Samarqand

London debut for Samarqand

By Joe Lutrario

Russian restaurant group Samarqand is to make its UK debut, following the acquisition of a site in Marylebone, London

Dualit launches mini-kettle

Dualit launches mini-kettle

By Emma Eversham

Dualit has launched a cordless 1 litre mini-kettle that is ideal for use in style-led hotel rooms

Greene King drinks promotion 'not irresponsible'

Greene King drinks promotion 'not irresponsible'

By Emma Eversham

A buy three pints get one free promotion run in Greene King pubs is cleared of any wrongdoing by the Portman Group following a complaint that it encouraged irresponsible drinking

Charity hotel awaits buyer

Charity hotel awaits buyer

By Emma Eversham

Brian Burnie, the man who has lovingly converted Doxford Hall in Northumberland into a luxury hotel and spa, waits for a buyer for it so he can donate all the proceeds from its sale to charity