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Wine follows natural course

Is technological intervention in wine-making a good thing? The jury’s still out, as Guy Chatfield explains IF I said to you that modern winemaking involved...

Cook school aims to curry favour

Ashoka chain set to offer culinary classes at Motherwell College THE husband and wife team behind the Ashoka restaurant chain have launched a new cook...

Your licensed trade charity needs you

Every year, The Ben provides much-needed financial support to former members of the trade who have fallen into difficult times. New president Gordon Bell outlines the charity’s goals and how you, operators and bar staff, can help it continue to help those in need.

SBPA lays down the age gauntlet

Trade group the Scottish Beer & Pub Association today launches a major campaign to help pubs prepare for a major change in licensing law. On October 1 it becomes a mandatory condition for the holders of all premises and occasional licences to have an age verification policy in place. Part of the drive to combat underage sales, the policy must instruct staff to ask for a customer’s identification (in the form of a passport, European photocard driving licence or other prescribed document) if they appear under 25 when attempting to buy alcohol.

Morton man moves to Tennent’s

WM Morton director John Gilligan has been confirmed as the new sales boss of Tennent Caledonian Breweries. The industry veteran will head the sales team for Tennent’s, Scotland’s biggest alcohol brand, after being headhunted by C&C chief operating officer Stephen Glancey. The move reunites Gilligan, who joins on September 12, with several former Scottish & Newcastle execs now in senior roles at C&C, including Glancey and John Dunsmore, CEO of the Dublin-based firm.

Trade urged to fight music fee hikes

BAR and nightclub operators have been urged to join forces and oppose a proposed hike in music licence fees. Donald MacLeod, whose company, CPL, operates The Garage, Tunnel and Cathouse nightclubs in Glasgow, has called on the trade to mount a robust defence against the proposals, which could see operators charged significantly more for ‘specially featured entertainment’, in other words DJs in bars, clubs and hotels.

Chef has designs on new steak

A GLASGOW restaurant has launched a ‘designer’ steak. Inspired by esteemed British luxury handbag manufacturer Mulberry, the Mulberry Steak has been added to the menu...

Andrew notches up gin win

EDINBURGH bartender Andrew Kearns was crowned the winner of a Caorunn gin cocktail competition earlier this month. Held in capital venue The Voodoo Rooms, in...

Resort in touch with new menus

Turnberry launches iPad drinks lists in its three bars AYRSHIRE resort Turnberry has taken its drinks menu to the next level, making it available on...

Living well with San Miguel

SPANISH beer returned to TV and cinema screens this month with a campaign titled una vida bien vivida - a life well lived. The ad,...

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