Former Gordon Ramsay chef opens new Oxford Blue gastropub illuminated by Bright Goods LED filament lamps
They were installed throughout the premises in the restaurant, bar, wine attic, hallway, WC’s and outside dining area.Andy Goodwin of Fettle Design said, “Bright Goods LED lamps have that element of traditional about them which was key to the overall concept we had for the restaurant.
Software business, Touch2Success, has announced a multi-million pound acquisition of Big Foodie.However, Big Foodie’s customers will benefit from access to the 10,000+ takeaways registered with Foodhub, and Foodhub customers will have a greater choice of takeaways and restaurants.
Once opened, a pack can be easily resealed using RE:CLOSE Lite, increasing convenience for consumers and minimising the environmental impact of food waste caused by spillage or leaving a pack open.The improved performance ensures RE:CLOSE Lite effectively meets the demand for consumer choice in providing portion control functionality to multi-serving packs.
While there are, of course, many flow measurement and monitoring applications in the food and beverage industries that require continuous, permanently installed flow measurement, there are many more that need only temporary measurement or to be checked periodically.A system such as a hand-held Katronic KATflow 200 offers straightforward, easily installed flow measurement on filled pipes for CIP testing, verification of other flowmeters and leakage/blockage detection, while its big brother the KATflow 230, with its twin transducer inputs and temperature measurement, gives the user a direct method of measuring heat entering and leaving an area so heat usage can be directly surveyed.
The new labels, which are designed to reflect the “stunning location” of Yealands’ Seaview vineyard in the Awatere Valley of Marlborough, are now being rolled out worldwide.Nina Andrews, general manager for marketing for Yealands, said: “After in-depth consumer research in our key markets, we are thrilled to unveil to the UK trade our new Yealands branding across our whole Yealands range.
The joint venture, which gives both parties an equal stake in the business, will benefit from the international reach of wine and spirits fair Vinexpo and from Comexposium, the world’s third largest events organiser.The news follows the announcement back in May 2019 when Vinexpo Holding and Comexposium announced that their two events Vinexpo Paris and Wine Paris, would be held at the same venue in Paris.
Naked Wines has reported its Christmas trading was in line with expectations, up by 11% on the same period last year.Devlin said: “The team have worked hard over the Christmas period and delivered a good performance.
Nick Gillett, managing director, said: “I have had huge respect for the work Joel has done at Our/London building a disruptive brand that is focused on its sense of community.Anchored by its strong roots and local partnerships, the brand has grown to be stocked by over 400 accounts nationwide.
The Cava Designation of Origin has unanimously approved a “momentous and unprecedented” plan to overhaul its classification system.The idea is to provide a clearer differentiation between the various styles of cava and to establish a system of territorial classification.
A Baijiu made in the UK is launching in time for Chinese New Year.Founder, Pete Thompson, said: “We have created Thompson’s Baijiu to honour Chinese tradition and British science and distilling expertise.
Chris Yorke kicks of managing director role with new strategy for Austrian Wine - Drinks Retailing News
The Austrian Wine Marketing Board (AWMB) has created a new division in order to further strengthen the nation’s global reach.The news coincides with Chris Yorke’s official start in his role of AWMB managing director, following a familiarisation process, which began in October 2019.
8th January, 2020 by Edith Hancock Irish whiskey brand Powers has rejigged its branding ahead of launching its Gold Label range in the US this year.It also features a label using one of the first ever trademarks registered in Ireland and a link to the legacy of Powers; the Powers ‘diamond P’.
9th January, 2020 by Phoebe French Silicon Valley thermal engineering specialist Matrix Industries is development a drinks cooler called Juno that can chill a wine bottle in three minutes.The products was developed in order to rapidly chill white and red wine to “sommelier-recommended temperatures” using “reverse microwave technology”.
9th January, 2020 by Edith Hancock After sparking a cannabis rush among alcohol firms, drinks giant Constellation brands has marked down its investment in cannabis company Canopy Growth for a second time as the firm continues to burn through funds.At the same time, the company also wrote down its 38% stake in Canopy Growth, Canada’s largest grower, to by US$534m.
“It feels like a transition year,” Liv-ex co-director, Justin Gibbs, remarked at our annual review meeting in November.With more Burgundian labels joining the Power 100 there seems to be a little more liquidity appearing in the category – but only a little, and pricing is still an issue.
9th January, 2020 by Arabella Mileham UK wine supplier and brand owner Off-Piste Wines has secured £8m worth of investment to expand its business internationally – particularly in the US – after selling a minority stake in the business to investment firm, The Business Growth Fund (BGF).The Cheltenham-based wine company, which was founded in 2007, has spent the last year eyeing up potential partners to boost its international growth, which is plans to nearly treble within five years.
It also sources grapes from the Canberra, Hilltops and Tumbarumba regions in New South Wales.In addition to its wines, McWilliam’s is also the Australian distributor of brands including Champagne Taittinger, Mateus, Henkell and Mionetto.
9th January, 2020 by Rupert Millar Symington Family Estates has created a new fund worth €1 million to support social, cultural and environmental initiatives in the Douro and Alentejo.The family company has pledged an initial €1m to the fund which will support projects in the Douro – where the majority of its winemaking operations are based – and Alto Alentejo (where it has a small property).
The final stage of agreement will be detailed once the specifications have been approved, which will include better differentiation between the Cava styles and a territorial classification system.The agreement has the full support of representatives from both viticultural and wine production sectors within the northern Spanish region of Penedès, where the vast majority of Cava is produced.
9th January, 2020 by Edith Hancock Brewing giant AB InBev will convert to 100% renewable energy for its European production lines after signing a deal with energy firm BayWa r.The plan, which will power 14 European breweries run by AB InBev across 12 countries, marks the largest corporate solar power deal across Europe to date.