All news articles for June 24, 2013

Tax now accounts for 57 per cent of the cost of a bottle of wine, which the WSTA says is driving down its sales.

High alcohol tax blamed for continual drop in UK wine and spirit sales

By Emma Eversham

The Government’s alcohol duty escalator is being blamed for a continual drop in sales of wine and spirits in the UK’s restaurants, pubs and hotels as research shows that British drinkers now pay 43 per cent more for alcohol than their European counterparts. 

Andy Murray's latest purchase - Cromlix House hotel near Dunblane - will re-open its doors next spring under the control of Inverlochy Castle Management International

Andy Murray serves up foie gras-free menu at Cromlix House

By Luke Nicholls

As Andy Murray embarks on his quest for a first Wimbledon title today (24 June), the tennis star has already been labeled a champion by animal rights charity PETA, as his newly acquired hotel has confirmed that foie gras will be strictly off the menu.

Turtle Bay plans to open a further 20 outlets over the next three to five years

Turtle Bay secures more expansion funds

By Luke Nicholls

Turtle Bay, the four-strong Caribbean restaurant concept developed by one of the founders of Las Iguanas, has secured yet more funding to aid its expansion plans to open a further 20 outlets over the next three to five years.

Cream Supplies’ bubble tea range comprises a milkshake laced with fruit juice bubbles, consumed with an oversized straw

Cream Supplies launches Bubble Tea range

By Luke Nicholls

Kitchen equipment and ingredients provider Cream Supplies has added bubble tea to its range, with a variety of mixed and juice-based ‘bubbles’ available to chefs this summer.


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