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Samba for the weekend

March 5, 2013 | by Alastair Gilmour

Brazil is very much on the map through sport, culture and a booming economy, so do its wines match up?


Fruit to the fore in new products

March 5, 2013 | by Alastair Gilmour

Among the new and innovative products to be experienced at the Licensed Trade International exhibition at The Sage, Gateshead (April


It’s show time

March 5, 2013 | by Alastair Gilmour

A huge business and network event for the drinks sector is about to descend on the North East. Licensed Trade


Feel the force of nature

March 5, 2013 | by Alastair Gilmour

The chance to combine beer, whisky and chocolate was one that Alastair Gilmour could simply not turn down. Visiting Harviestoun


Spirit of adventure

March 5, 2013 | by Alastair Gilmour

The local drinks we try abroad don’t often travel well, as Stan Abbott reports. Some friends of ours, poised to


Bath to the future

March 5, 2013 | by Alastair Gilmour

Our special reporter Libor Vojacek, also known as CzechBeerMan, takes us on a tour of Microbrewery Novosad in Harrachov, near


Take-overs tap into demand

March 5, 2013 | by Alastair Gilmour

The Bacchus in Newcastle may have relinquished its long run of Tyneside Pub of the Year titles to The Free


Beer wi’ nowt taken out

March 5, 2013 | by Alastair Gilmour

Budweiser Budvar’s unpasteurised yeast beer has been a terrific success since its launch in the UK. However, a comment by


Jarrow at home – in Jarrow

March 5, 2013 | by Alastair Gilmour

The long search for Jarrow Brewery to find a new home is over. A high-specification, 5,180sq ft unit on Bede


No minister, let’s be fair

March 5, 2013 | by Alastair Gilmour

Houghton le Spring-based Maxim brewery is preparingy for a visit from a Government minister – and no doubt he’ll be



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