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This month sees the launch of Mamounia Lounge (, Middle Eastern restaurant, cocktail bar and subterranean late-night den in the heart of Mayfair on Curzon Street. With an opulent décor of gold and bronze accented by deep jewel colours, twinkling chandeliers and rich textures, the venue is set over two floors and designed to transport clientele into a luxurious landscape of chic Middle Eastern drinking, dining and entertainment. On entering, guests will be greeted by the evocative scent of orange blossom and heady jasmine. Mosaicked floors, silver leaf ceilings and tables sprinkled with deep red Moroccan rose petals, blend traditional hospitality with modern design. The menu interprets classic Arabic dishes with Mayfair flair, showcasing Head Chef Ramdane Djebarri’s mastery of traditional cooking methods, using the very finest ingredients. His kitchen combines the best of Moroccan and Lebanese cuisines, from meltingly tender tagines in traditional clay pots to honeyed bites of Baklawa and pistachio-studded Arabic Pudding. Guests are encouraged to dine banquet-style, crowding tables with Mezze picked from a selection of the traditional, such as the freshly made Moutabel, a smoky aubergine dip blended with tahini, to the innovative, like the Mango Salad, golden in colour, sweet and powerfully flavoured with an Arabic lime dressing. A huge selection of pastries, grilled and charcoal-cooked meats and couscous dishes are to follow. The Meshoui, a slow roasted whole shoulder of lamb marinated in Moroccan spices and served with fresh dates, oranges and apricots, melts in the mouth and will make any meal unforgettable. Vegetarians have ample choice, with highlights including the Cheese Sambousek, a Lebanese light savoury pastry filled with halloumi, parsley and dried mint and Grilled King Prawns dressed with lime, garlic, chilli and garlic.

At night, the venue will come alive with beautiful bellydancers, and traditional Middle Eastern musicians, evoking the energetic buzz of Marrakech. Descending into the subterranean restaurant and bar, one is met by the colour, noise and excitement of an enchanted souk, lit by twinkling candles and scented with burning incense. Not just for dining, the electric atmosphere provides the perfect setting for late night drinking. Two bars, headed by Tony De Carvalho, serve an eclectic cocktail menu, with the restaurant’s mixologists incorporating the bold flavours of the region. Champagne cocktails include the Sheik Royal, which blends vodka infused Moroccan orange with elderflower, and there’s the Mamounia Lounge signature, Gold Digger: a combination of fresh passion fruit with vanilla vodka accompanied by a shot of champagne topped with gold leaf flakes. A snug outdoor terrace with full canopy and heated flooring, will offer an exciting Shisha Menu to be paired with innovative cocktails. Using the finest molasses every day, Mamounia Lounge shishas are prepared fresh upon request using ripe fruits including apples, baby pineapples and whole watermelons, or even custom blended to guests’ specific requirements. Mamounia Lounge Mayfair is available for private events, exclusive hire and corporate occasions. With a capacity of 230, two floors, a decadent décor and extensive menu, the venue is the ideal choice for weddings, launches and business events. A separate area with screens is perfect for meetings and presentations. 0207 629 2211 37a Curzon Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 7TX



Throughout the day, guests can enjoy fresh pressed exotic juices, Moroccan and Lebanese sweets and teas: the restaurant will be filled with the scent of fresh mint leaves as the traditional tea is poured theatrically, steaming from a great height from silver tea pots into vintage glasses.

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The Australian-born culinary maestro brings to The Truscott Arms a reputation for creating deceptively simple dishes that let the natural flavours of great quality ingredients shine. Having honed his craft at Queensland’s acclaimed Liquorish Bistro & Bar under head chef Peter Christensen, Barry spent three years working for award-winning catering company, Sustainable Catering Services. Arriving in the UK in 2012 he immediately secured a position at the Michelin star Chez Bruce.


Since his arrival in W9, Barry has been hard at work creating new dishes for both the fine dining restaurant and the downstairs pub. The newly introduced dinner menu is brimming with the local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients that have become the hallmark of the Truscott Arms’ offering. Many of dishes on the menu change regularly, dependent on what is in season, but sample starters include such standouts as Roast quail with confit leg, Jerusalem artichoke purée, pickled shallot & meat juice vinaigrette and Cornish mussels with razor clams, brown shrimps, cod brandade, bisque & samphire. Mains meanwhile are a continuation of the theme, spearheaded by exceptional creations like Wild sea bass with prawns, Lyonnaise potatoes, watercress purée, Brittany purple cauliflower & braised fennel; Roast Yorkshire grouse with creamed savoy cabbage, braised shallot, damsons, roasted Jerusalem artichoke & sauce grand-veneur and Smoked loin of fallow deer, confit & pickled beetroots, fennel & Cumberland sauce. To finish are a range of delectable desserts, among them Fig semi-freddo, lemon curd & pistachio cream and Sailor Jerry rum, orange & Valhrona chocolate tart with lovage ice cream. Barry arrives at The Truscott Arms at an exciting time for the restaurant. Although only opened in the spring, it has already received a Three Star Rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association, the organisation’s highest mark for global sustainability as well as being named by the Evening Standard as among the Top 10 places to eat in the capital alongside Claridge’s and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. Truscott Arms, 55 Shirland Road, Maida Vale, London, W9 2JD 020 7266 9198



The Truscott Arms, Maida Vale’s exciting new hybrid of fine food, drink and art, is delighted to unveil brilliant young chef Barry Snook as its new head chef.

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eat Say Je T’aime to Boulestin’s Valentine’s Menu Those looking for a little Valentine’s Day finesse should head to St James’ culinary landmark Boulestin where head chef Andrew Woodford has conjured up a deluxe menu packed with the finest aphrodisiac ingredients. A true feast for all the senses, these dishes are spearheaded, naturally enough, by oysters. And not just any old oysters. These Gillardeau Spéciales are reputed to be the fleshiest and finest of them all, thus packed with those rare amino acids that in turn trigger increased levels of sex hormones. Also destined to heighten the mood are delicacies such as champagne and truffle risotto; crêpe Parmentière, Aquitaine caviar with smoked salmon & crême fraîche and rich, creamy chocolate mousse.

Spicing up Valentine’s at Zumbura When it comes to boosting sexual prowess, the Kama Sutra reckoned you couldn’t go wrong with some ram's testicles boiled in sugared milk. Acclaimed new Clapham eatery Zumbura shares the same philosophy – if different ingredients – with a menu that’s similarly replete with nutrients and spices. Tailor-made to hit the spot are kofte, delicious beef meatballs stuffed with herbs in a rich velvety sauce, perhaps washed down with a Bloody Spicy cocktail, with its endorphins producing combo of chilli & coriander infused Stoli, cherry tomatoes and Chef Raju’s spicy sauce.

Seductive Staples on Offer at Truscott Arms £55 per head is a small price to show your loved one how much you care this February. Particularly when it buys you Truscott Arms’ gorgeously decadent Valentine’s feast. Maida Vales’ hybrid of food, drink and art is pulling out all the stops with five courses of flavoursome fare, each featuring some traditionally seductive staples. If the likes of oysters with champagne jelly & caviar; soft poached duck egg with salsify & celeriac velouté; beef short rib & croustillant, field mushroom, pickled walnut and hot chocolate pudding with praline parfait & almonds don’t reach the parts, then nothing will.

Casa di Fiori’s Rosé Champagne Menu Puts a Sparkle Into Valentine’s Night Die-hard romantics may prefer to whisk their beloved to a Venetian palazzo for Valentine’s night. For the more time-pressed unable to stray far from London’s West End, the glorious Casa di Fiori¸ with its Wedgwood-style blue and white walls, baroqueinspired furniture and huge glass chandeliers created by artists in Murano, will do very nicely. Enjoy a menu of specialties from the region whilst sipping on a choice from one of the capital’s most extensive selections of rosé champagnes and sparkling wines.

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Back to the King’s Road, Chelsea and from 13th until 15th February, new kid on the block The Imperial will be tempting customers with an array of Valentine’s specials.

Finally, with one in ten of all wedding proposals taking place on Valentine’s Day, how can you ensure yours will stand out? Well, popping the question on board a sleek and sexy private jet could be a good place to start.

Made with the finest local ingredients, it will be hard not to fall in love with the likes of Kent & Essex oysters with shallot vinegar, lemon & Tabasco; smoked venison, berries, red quinoa, toasted seeds & wild herbs or roast duck breast & heart, parsnip purée, charred leek & black pudding.


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At Hotelympia meet over 1,000 exhibitors displaying the latest new products and widest range of innovation in food & drink and catering equipment. In 2014 the event presents a new spring dateline, live food demonstrations at The Skillery for leading cost sector caterers and Salon Culinaire making Hotelympia a must attend for anyone involved in the food service industry.

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CUPID AT THE CASTLE… CUPID is calling at one of the North’s best-loved castles, with Valentine’s treats for couples. With turrets, log fires and sumptuous four poster beds, 600-year-old Lumley Castle, Chester-le-Street, County Durham, is the perfect romantic retreat. Now, the hotel, which sits in nine acres of historic parkland, has launched a Cupid at the Castle offer for those looking to enjoy fine dining and an overnight stay on 14 February 2014. Couples taking advantage of the offer will be welcomed with chocolates and a bottle of Champagne in their Courtyard room in the castle’s former stable block and given a small gift as a memento of the occasion. Not only have the en-suite rooms been stylishly converted to combine historical features with modern facilities, such as flat screen TVs and complimentary internet access, but they are just a short walk from the hotel’s renowned Black Knight restaurant. There, they will be served a candlelit four-course dinner, as well as a full English breakfast the following morning.

Alternatively, visitors wishing to celebrate with dinner alone can enjoy dishes from the Black Knight Restaurant’s à la carte menu from £49.50 per person or dine from a set menu in the Garter Suite from £39.50 each. The Cupid at the Castle offer, which costs from £125 per person, is based on two people sharing a Standard Courtyard bedroom, however, upgrades to Castle Rooms will be offered subject to availability and a supplement. For further information or to make a reservation, call 0191 389 1111, email or visit

What better way to demonstrate your feelings than by whisking your loved one away for a passionate interlude on the wild and rugged North Cornish coast? From 1st until 28th February, those St Moritz matchmakers are offering the ultimate love letter in the form of an overnight stay with dinner, breakfast, a bottle of champagne chilled in the room on arrival, homemade chocolate truffles and a ‘luxe love’ box of treats to be enjoyed at leisure. And with prices for this entire package starting from just £199, this is one token of devotion that won’t break the bank.

THE COAST IS CLEAR FOR ROMANCE AT THE ST MORITZ With its glorious setting and superb amenities, seriously stylish beach retreat St Moritz offers couples the perfect Valentine’s escape. So perfect in fact that it would be a waste to limit its romantic charms to 14th February alone. Accordingly, in the spirit of Cupid, this much lauded establishment is dedicating the entire month to the pursuit of love.

A stay at the St Moritz really does offer the perfect opportunity to reconnect and recharge. If you can bear to leave your room with its massive handmade beds and stylish velvet throws, why not head for the hotel’s sumptuous Cowshed Spa for a relaxing full body couples massage that’s sure to hit the spot? The more energetic may prefer to head for one of the long and sandy local beaches - tailor-made for walking hand in hand before heading back for an early evening cocktail and a long, lingering dinner lovingly prepared by head chef Jamie Porter. However you spend your stay, you won’t be able to resist the charms of the St Moritz. The St Moritz Month of Love offer is valid seven days a week throughout February.

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Oasis Graphic Co: Rebranding Today, Restoring Tomorrow Whatever the event, whether seasonal, corporate conferences, weddings, parties or shows, temporary branding experts Oasis Graphic Co has helped numerous hotels, bars and leisure clients create impactful branded and themed environments. They frequently produce graphics for one off events using materials that can be easily applied and seamlessly removed after the event, without causing damage to existing décor. Temporary graphics can be applied to any part of a space to create impact walls, floors, existing furniture, indoors and outdoors - and custom designed to meet your requirements. At Vinopolis, London’s premier wine tasting experience and visitor attraction, Bluedog commissioned Oasis to produce and install highquality graphics for the Proctor & Gamble (P&G) US Family Home for Team US, as part of the hospitality at


the London 2012 Olympic Games. Bluedog refurbished the venue to surround the US athletes and their families with familiar products and brands from home, and provide them with somewhere to meet and relax. Oasis provided high-quality images for nine rooms throughout the Family Home. In the P&G Beauty area, Oasis hung fantastic pictures of the athletes, as well as creating hanging banners from 120 m of dye-sub printed flag material. This area featured CoverGirl, Olay and other P&G beauty brands. There was also a Pampersbranded play area for toddlers and complimentary laundry services, sponsored by Ariel, Tide and Downy, The Family Home showcased around 15 of P&G’s brands in total. Another successful temporary rebranding project took place within Twickenham’s hospitality suite and

Adidas Interactive Zone for the Heineken Cup 2012, using ultraremovable vinyl graphics on top of the existing vinyl graphics. Outside, Oasis also rebranded Twickenham’s 6m England Rugby merchandising trailer, as well as a number of freestanding structures at approximately 6m x 3m, as the Adidas Interactive Zone. Oasis’ studio manager Chris BoydLeslie explained: “The biggest challenge we faced was that we were only rebranding these areas for the duration of that event, and needed to return each of them to their former state afterwards. This would normally be quite a simple project, however, both the suite and the trailer had existing graphics and we had to apply the Adidas vinyls over these and then remove them without leaving a trace.”


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To celebrate its 25th year in business, bespoke lighting designer and manufacturer Chantelle Lighting has launched a new range inspired by the 19th and 20th century architecture of New York’s industrial buildings.


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Rustic, vintage, industrial inspired lighting is a popular choice among designers and the District range of seven contemporary lights, each available in seven different colours, will inspire the industrial themed interiors of a wide range of hotel and restaurant design projects.


The Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Yonkers, Staten, Newark and Queens lights each have their own distinctive design features but all bring a taste of industrial architecture to your design projects. Highlights of the range include the tall Manhattan pendant which is typical of the themes seen in Manhattan’s chic bars and restaurants and the elongated Queens pendant which is reminiscent of the urban bars and restaurants in the commercial area of Queens. The seven lights look stunning alone or as part of a set and with the choice of jet green, petrol blue, chocolate, honey, smoke, washed out red and wine coloured glass frames to choose from, there is a shape and colour to match all hospitality design projects.

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Stalbridge meet consumer needs with new product lines As a leading linen supplier in the catering, hotel and leisure industry, Johnsons Stalbridge Linen Services are constantly looking for ways to meet customer needs through their products and service.

From white to buttermilk, red to dark green and black to gold we have all the angles covered. With large stock holdings, all colours are available on permanent and temporary hire, enabling us to always meet our customer’s needs. ”

David Hill, Sales & Marketing Director at Stalbridge says that, Within Stalbridge’s bed linen range, Stalbridge offer a cotton “We have noticed a significant shift towards a more relaxed rich premier range and a 100% Egyptian Cotton elite range. and casual dining experience, because of this and high David reported that: customer demand, Stalbridge have introduced a new rustic “The elite range is extremely popular with its styled napkin. luxurious look, quality and feel in both plain and micro stripe. Our cotton rich premier range looks great Within the first week of launching the product a number of and is versatile and durable. However our customers orders were signed. continued to ask for a product which combined the two, so at Stalbridge we have introduced the premier range with a wide stripe, this gives our customers durability and quality and even more choice.” The new premier stripe is available in our pillowcases and single to king size duvet covers. Johnsons Stalbridge Linen Services offers a wide range of kitchen linen: chefs wear, aprons, cloths, Bed linen and table linen. All products are supplied without a contract for complete ease of operation and flexibility, with a free exchange of table The in demand rustic napkin enhances our already extensive linen colours as required. For further information about the table linen range that we offer in a wide variety of colours. range of products and laundry services available.

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Tonteria The first launch of Do Not Disturb T*H*U*R*S*D*A*Y*S at what is now the number 1 hotspot in Kensington and Chelsea, Guy Pelly and Marc Burton's exclusive Mexicanthemed tequila-bar Tonteria, might be one of the most successful club night launches in the last 10 years in London. The humble Mexican hole in the wall Tonteria has attracted royalty, society, celebrity, and rock n' roll figures including Prince William, Prince Harry, Pippa Middleton, Axyl Rose of Guns n Roses, Ed Sheeran, Nicole Scherzinger, The Pussycat Dolls, James Blunt, Tyson Beckford, APL of the Black Eyed Peas and others. Not only was there the most deliciously sensational and controversial erotic video (directed, written, and cast by PR Director Jessica Patterson in just one day) "Do Not Disturb Tonteria" which was banned from YouTube after less than 8 minutes of being live (which was later put back onto Vimeo and went viral! It has now had an astounding 53,000 views in the last few weeks). You can check it out here: But there was also a queue for the launch party which went around the block of Rag and Bone and up Sloane Street. A shocking number of 600+ people were turned away at the door, including cast members of Made in Chelsea and some very important fashion personas (not be disclosed).


Elizabeth Murdoch and Ben Goldsmith even decided to pop by on the launch night to watch the racy burlesque duo The Sweet Harlots perform their hot wax lesbian-esque performance. Guy Pelly and his young society friends danced away with super hot catwalk models in Dolci Follie lingerie. Dancers were wearing neon latex outfits designed based on the film "The 5th Element". Even Bang & Olufsen sponsored the most talked about party with a massive flat screen which played the erotic art house style film on loop whilst guests dipped their fingers into Artisan du Chocolate chocolates topped o by a red Christian Loubotin chocolate shoe. Do Not Disturb T*H*U*R*S*D*A*Y*S has become a brand in itself and it's epic success has taken it global! In 2014, Do Not Disturb-themed nights at Tonteria are going to the likes of Paris, St Tropez, Monaco, and Cannes. TonteMania M*O*N*D*A*Y*S was launched thereafter in October 2013 with a WWF wrestling theme with Lucha Libra wrestlers putting on a wrestlemania show in the middle of the club with sta in wrestling and superhero outfits. In 2014, Tonteria partner Marc Burton has written a whole chapter about his business strategy on Tonteria in the upcoming Steve Forbes book with 30 key entrepreneurs. Royals, Wrestling, Latex, Porn, Celebrities, St Tropez, Rock Stars, Super Heros, Monaco and Jet Setting! We can't wait to see what Tonteria has planned next!

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hour to mull-over inventions and innovations. Six O’clock Gin is like no other. Its inspiration, flavour and balance are uniquely matched with Six O’clock Tonic. Tasting neat, 6 O’Clock starts with a soft, sweet juniper which evolves into a stinging bite of citrus and the harsher, turpentine qualities of juniper. Six O’clock Gin is a premium gin producing a smooth, subtle, juniper flavour with a delicate balance of botanicals including coriander, orange peel and elderflower

seeds, Asian lotus leaves, Italian juniper, Moroccan coriander, German angelica, Spanish lemon, Chinese liquorice, Italian orris, Spanish almonds, Asian cassia and French lavender The aroma of this gin is fairly creamy with a strong undertone of alcohol. The juniper is restrained. BULLDOG GIN Tasting it neat is rewarding. The BULLDOG is made from Norfolk wheat from the fertile creaminess of the smell follows East Anglia region of England, Britain's purest fresh water through into a creamy taste. There from Wales and a distinctive blend of 12 botanicals from 8 is a warm spiciness and a nicelycountries around the world. We source our botanicals from rounded sweet fruitiness to this gin. the same place every year to ensure consistency. BULLDOG Rather a good sipping gin all told. is vegan-friendly and certified Kosher BOTANICALS - Chinese dragon eye, Turkish white poppy

William Chase Gin A very different Gin. Distilled from vodka which was itself distilled from cider and not potatoes, it is full of flavour and wonderful aromas. A real treat. Unlike most other gins, where a neutral grain spirit is simply redistilled, the organically grown cider apples from the family farm are pressed, fermenting them into cider, then distillled into their Naked Chase/ The botanicals being juniper, coriander, angelica, liquorice, orrice, orange, lemon, hops, elderflower and Bramley apple.

London Distillery Gin The City of London Distillery is producing gin again in the heart of the City of London, after an absence of almost 200 years, using the same handmade artisan techniques. London Dry Gin is flavoured with a fine balance of juniper berries, angelica, liquorice and coriander seeds, with fresh orange, lemon and pink grapefruit added also to give the gin its distinctive zesty notes Botanicals include Juniper, Coriander Seed, Angelica, Root Liquorice, Root Fresh Orange, Fresh Lemon, Pink Grapefruit

Hernö Junier Cask Gin Hernö Gin has manufactured unique casks made of juniper wood only in cask size 39,25 litres. All bottles are dipped in real bee wax four times by hand. - It is the first distillery to use casks like this. Never before has gin been matured this way. The result is very fresh and intense gin, says Jon Hillgren, Founder and Master Distiller at Hernö Gin. Less than a year since the launch of Hernö Gin it is now time for a world premiere.


6 o’clock gin is the brain-child of Michael Kain, Director of Bramley & Gage (more renowned for their liqueurs than their gin). It was inspired by his Great Grandfather, Edward Kain, a Victorian engineer, inventor and gentleman. Edward’s motto was “balance, poise and precision” and he not only created many refinements of existing technologies but created blueprints for boilers and stills. Apparently, after retiring from the Merchant Navy, every day Edward would retire at 6 o’clock to his old armchair, with a G&T, to allow his mind to wander for an

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Hernö Juniper Cask Gin was released in London on the 9th of September 2013. With its potent unique flavours, this might not be a gin for everyone but if you like your gin dripping with juniper and are looking for something truly unique, then you should definitely give this a try. Organic botanicals include Juniper, Coriander, Meadowsweet, Cassia, Black Pepper, Vanilla, Lingon berries, Lemon peel


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mixology Antica Sambuca Raspberry

Name: Antica Fizz Ingredients: Antica Sambuca Raspberry flavour, soda water, lime, fresh raspberries and blue berries, mint Method: Add all the ingredients into a glass over ice. Stir and top with soda water. Glass: Highball

Buffalo Trace

Name: Forbidden Sour Ingredients: 25ml Buffalo Trace, 25ml Pama Pomegranate Liquor, 25ml Lemon Juice, 25ml Syrup (one part sugar, one part water) Method: Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Glass: Rocks

Brokers Gin

Name: A lover’s twist Ingredients: 25ml Brokers gin, 10ml Hibiscus syrup, topped with champagne Method: Place the gin and hibiscus syrup into the glass and top with champagne. Glass: Flute

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Seven Year Aged Golden Rum with Canary Island Honey- Arehucas Ron Miel Guanche Honey Rum The Arehucas Distillery was founded in 1884 in the village of Arucas on the island of Gran Canaria. With 130 years heritage, it is one of the oldest Rum distilleries in Europe, with a vast rum cellar containing over 6,000 American red oak barrels. Arehucas offer a wide range of over twenty different products from 1 year old white and gold mixing Rums, several different Liqueurs to their 7, 12 and 20 year old aged golden Rums. One of the most unique and popular lines is Arehucas Ron Miel Guanche Honey Rum. Arehucas take their 7 year Golden Rum and expertly blend it with local Canary Island honey. In the process it mellows from 40% to 20% ABV. With the addition of the honey and it’s natural sweetness, Arehucas Ron Miel Honey Rum has an almost liqueur quality, also benefiting from the smoothness and depth of flavour from the 7 year Golden Rum, resulting in a unique flavour profile like no other rum currently on the market. Traditionally drunk as a digestif, Arehucas Honey Rum works just as well sipped neat, over ice with an equal twist of lemon and lime, drizzled into the bottom of a flute then covered with Prosecco, Cava or Champagne for a delightful twist on a Bellini or included in a premium cocktail to add sweetness and the smooth flavour of an aged seven year golden rum. For those keen to avoid processed sugar, it is wonderful when used in a Mojito, though I suggest you’ll need to add some Arehucas Carta Oro or Arehucas Ron 7 to get a bit more of a ‘kick’.

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Brand New Drink Concept Set To Stimulate The Mixer Category Premium spirits and cocktails have been responsible for much of the recent growth & innovation in the ontrade industry, whilst mixers have remained traditional & limited… Until now. Introducing Gloworm drinks, a brand new range of four premium mixers, with an added helping of stimulation, designed to evolve the mixer category. Gloworm has been specifically blended to work seamlessly with selected spirits – encouraging consumers to try more interesting flavours, whilst allowing bars to enjoy increased high-margin spirit sales. What’s more, it is designed to make energy drinks work harder for the on-trade. It offers tasteful stimulating qualities that enhance, not overpower, the drinking occasion. The taurine-free, sugar-free recipe having over 30% less caffeine per 100ml than the market leader, and comes in the perfect-serve 150ml can – minimizing waste and providing an all-night glow rather than a super-charged experience. Raspberry & Orris is a lively fusion of fresh raspberry flavour, enhanced with notes of orris from the iris

flower, giving Gloworm a delicate floral twist that’s vibrant with vodka. Cucumber & Apple is a scintillating union of crisp, green apple flavour, balanced with essence of freshly-sliced cucumber. Delicious with gin. Pear, Spice & Lime is a spirited blend of sweet pear and ginger flavours, with a touch of warm spice. Rounded off with essence of lime. Rum is its rightful partner. Ginger & Lemongrass is a quirky mix of spicy ginger extract and the subtle flavour of lemongrass. Enchanted with essence of lime it’s a perfect companion with bourbon. Gloworm comes from the team that brought Boost Drinks to market just 12 years ago. Led by its founder and MD Simon Gray and his expert team, Boost is now a leading brand in the energy drink market, serving independent retailers in the UK along with exporting to a wide variety of countries worldwide and an annual turnover of £25 million. Gray is now set to turn his expert eye to the on-trade, launching Gloworm to the mixer market, where it is no secret bars are ready for some new stimulation, and Gloworm is serious about re-energising the mixer market, by offering a tasteful alternative to the current market leaders.

Gloworm: we’re rethinking energy drinks, we’re rethinking mixers, we’re rethinking drinking. Meet us at and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @GlowormDrinks.



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THIS YEAR, SO PURE BRINGS A NEW RANGE OF COFFEE MACHINES TO THE MARKET, SLEEK, STYLISH AND MINIMAL IN APPEARANCE AND AVAILABLE IN A RANGE OF TECHNOLOGIES WHICH WILL SEAMLESSLY FIT INTO YOUR BUSINESS INCLUDING BEAN TO CUP ESPRESSO, FRESH BREW AND INSTANT. 2013 introduced So Pure’s unique blend of superior design, craftsmanship and an unrivalled passion for producing the greatest in-cup experience to the UK market place. 2014 is the year of Platinum, our latest range of beverage technology, The Platinum Range, and we are very proud of it. As you would expect from a So Pure product range we guarantee an unrivalled taste and user experience delivered from over thirty years of design and manufacture experience.

an in cup experience endorsed by Alejandro Mendez, world champion barista! The Platinum range boasts features including glass front door, multicoloured door, bespoke branding area, LED display for customer information, stainless steel details on door, rotatable cup stand for jugs, in height adjustable cup stand for medium and large, optional selection buttons and custom branding on dispense cover. A full spec guide to our Platinum range is available from our website

We know that to you and your business first impressions count which is why the design and visual aesthetics of our Platinum range will give you and your clients the premium experience they deserve.

To help celebrate the launch of the Platinum range we will be sending out special information packs to our friends. If you would like to be added to our friends list please email

With sleek black and white design, glass front and integrated digital display which can be pre-loaded with branded messaging the Platinum range is more than just a drinks unit... it’s a new communications channel.

To see the Platinum range the rest of our product lineup visit our newly refurbished display studio, to book an appointment call us on 01902 79 86 06.

By investing in a platinum range product you will benefit from premium swiss components ensuring that the quality of your beverages are perfect time after time, every time and all delivered at a rate to suit your business. The Platinum range includes Instant drinks units, fresh brew units and the jewel in the crown... our bean to cup espresso unit delivering




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A uniquely smooth but strong, rich and nectarous coffee with a clean taste and medium body, Alma de Cuba is presented in 1kg bags (whole beans). Up until the 1950s, Cuba was the world's biggest coffee exporter, known for strong but smooth highend beans. The mountains of Cuba's oriente region are the ideal altitude for shade-grown mountain coffee, while breezes from the Caribbean cool the coffee 'cherries' slowing their development and allowing subtler flavours to mature. However, production tailed off after the revolution and the best beans have tended to be shipped to the quality conscious Japanese market, where demand for Cuban coffee is high.

Through a carefully built partnership with the Cubans, Alma de Cuba is working towards supplying Cuba’s




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mountain coffee farmers, providing $4m in support to provide them with the tools they need to help reestablish Cuba’s coffee crop. Alma de Cuba will obtain a steadily increasing supply of top quality Cuban coffee for sale globally. It will also develop micro-regional coffees to sell under the Alma de Cuba brand and as green beans to coffee roasters. What’s more, Alma de Cuba also breaks new ground by being the first single-origin coffee to be roasted, packed and branded for sale primarily through e-commerce. High-end coffees, such as Blue Mountain, are usually sold only as green beans to specialist roasters. Alma de Cuba MD and former Tory Treasury Minister, Phillip Oppenheim says: “The launch of our consumer e-commerce platform last November has generated strong interest from the foodservice sector. Gourmet coffee is rapidly growing globally and Cuba has an appeal all of its own, so we have a product and strategy very much in tune with the times – along with eye catching point of sale materials. Consumers are much more discerning when it comes to good quality coffee with provenance, and it is imperative that foodservice can deliver on this.”


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The Cuba Mountain Coffee Company

The Cuba Mountain Coffee Company has announced it will be launching Alma de Cuba (its recently launched e-commerce gourmet coffee brand) into the foodservice sector at the end of January for selected high-end hotels, coffee shops and restaurants in the UK and overseas.

February 2014

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Tbox teas are dedicated to quality products. 1883 de Philibert Routin Syrups are their most popular brand – these intensely concentrated syrups are ideal to flavour hot or cold drinks. Some chefs now use them to flavour creams because the flavour and aromas are authentic! Latest flavours are Cucumber (for cocktails) and Caramelised Peanut.

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Not cheap but amazing because it is possibly the freshest coffee you will ever drink. Literally selected by hand, picked, roasted and packed within about a week! It shows in the BIG taste. Has to be tried to be believed! Also offered are some exquisite fine leaf teas by Teahouse Exclusives available in large pouches for 3 cup tea pots or large mugs or individual cup tagged bags both beautifully wrapped offering a highly professional look and taste.

Tbox also offers high quality wrapped complimentary biscuits suitable for conferences and hotel rooms. 01233754548

New products; Ready to use liquid drinking chocolate perfect for paddle machines and fountains as well as for topping waffles and crepes!

Tbox teas also has a multitude of other items, chocolates and even mints and ginger sweets all lovingly selected just for you!

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New Casual Dining show to feature who’s who of the sector With exhibition space almost sold out and the free Keynote theatre programme now confirmed, Casual Dining – the new trade event for the UK’s £6.7bn casual dining sector – is all set for a successful launch later this month (26-27 February) at the Business Design Centre in London.

Electrolux Professional, Alan Nuttall, The Menu Shop, Catering Design Group, Halton, Gram UK, and Lynx Purchasing,, will be presenting their latest equipment and services – encompassing everything from space-saving appliances to workwear, linen, point-of-sale systems and more. Keynote highlights

Having enjoyed strong industry and association endorsement from its inception, Casual Dining’s exciting two day line-up takes in a host of well-known brands – including Fresh Direct, Reynolds, Southern Salads, Cheese Cellar, Essential Cuisine, Estrella Damm, Department 33 Wines of Bordeaux, Warner Edwards, Berryshka, Metro Drinks, and Kimbo UK – reflecting how seriously leading suppliers are taking the new show. Whilst Winterhalter, Catersave Europe,

Pizza Hut Restaurants’ Jens Hofma, Loungers’ Alex Reilley, Alan Kay, former CFO of The Fat Duck Group, David McHattie, chief executive of the ALMR, and leading design commentator David Worthington, are just some of the show’s big name speakers. To register for a free trade ticket, please visit: and quote priority code CDES3.


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John Robertson Ltd is a family run business unquestionable durability, pioneering technology based in Suffolk and specialise in supplying high quality outdoor furniture, fixtures and fittings to the UK’s leisure industry. Established over 30 years ago the company has built a solid reputation based on exceptional quality products and outstanding customer service.

and brilliant construction of the Bahama® Jumbrella. Along with the evolving range of Bahama® products, John Robertson Ltd specialise in offering bespoke awnings and custom made windbreaks and barriers to turn any outside seating area into an inviting and comfortable al fresco setting for your customers to enjoy.

For almost 10 years John Robertson Ltd has been the sole UK distributor for the world leading brand Bahama® Jumbrella. This beautifully engineered commercial parasol has become the company’s flagship product and a firm favourite with some of the country’s biggest pub groups and privately owned establishments. Although imitations are available, nothing else is able to rival the

With the complete range of manufactured and custom made products available John Robertson Ltd can offer any establishment regardless of size or location with a number of affordable and practical solutions to help extend outdoor revenue all year round. To find out more or request a brochure please get in touch


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Dealers is a one-stop warehouse which can provide a wide and eclectic variety of everything needed for all and any possible requirements. They stock over 7,000 constantly changing lines – with deliveries coming in nearly every day. Dealers can supply new re-production, decorative and useful items including metal signs - mirrors and pictures, plus furniture – including tables and chairs in a choice of wood or iron – soft furnishings – cabinets – bookcases – and pigeon hole cabinets - which appeal to many different types and styles of home and living. Many industrial styled items are stocked in re-production chairs and tables – and old original vintage trolleys and racks


to complement the look – can also be Dealers source items from far and found at Dealers. wide and some of the items found are statement architectural doors and gates Many features for the garden are also – teak and some with iron grills – plus stocked including composite stone columns and pillars. ornaments - classic statuary – fountains – troughs and urns, plus garden pergolas Much more is available and can be seen – arches – and trellis, wiry iron tables and by visiting Dealers extensive showroom / chairs – with a complimentary range of warehouse and acres of outside wonders. planters and hanging baskets. Dealers supply to a variety of businesses Dealers is well known for being able to including those in the retail sector for supply an enormously wide selection of both re-selling and for display purposes, old - antique – used and - vintage items. for the refurbishment and dressing of These items include kitchenalia – old restaurants – pubs - bars - and hotels – in sporting equipment – helicopter parts fact Dealers can provide the unique and – original old metal advertising / railway unusual – plus the furnishings - which / pub / London tube signs - bicycles – can make any type of design project just railway scales – furniture – right down that little bit special. to smaller pieces such as triang toys – enamelware – soda syphon’s – suitcases – crockery sets - and chamber pots

SEBO - the ultimate in professional vacuum cleaners SEBO’s range of professional vacuum cleaners has been developed with the hospitality environment in mind. The range includes the SEBO DART, BS 36 and BS 46 Comfort, Professional D8 cylinder and UHS polisher.

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The SEBO DART upright vacuum cleaner is easy to use and maintain, offers brilliant performance and is highly manoeuvrable, making it ideal for cleaning around furniture. With exceptional suction and powerful brush action, it offers a thorough, professional quality one pass pick-up. The DART features S-Class filtration, an onboard hose, a crevice nozzle, 4-level height adjustment and auto shut-off. Available in two brush widths – 31cm and 37cm – the DART weighs in at just 6.7kg and 6.9kg respectively. The machine’s “Flex” neck not only gives superb manoeuvrability for getting around furniture, its flat-to-floor design enables the DART to clean under hard-toreach places such as beds and sofas. What is more, when detached from the power head, the DART body is transformed into a lightweight, powerful suction machine which makes cleaning curtains, for example, very easy. SEBO’s UHS polisher is an essential add-on to the Dart vacuum cleaner; this can restore and keep hard floors looking super sleek. The polisher is embedded with 34

micro-diamonds in the pads. This polishes out imperfections in the floor creating a smooth gloss finish. Another option is the SEBO BS 36 and BS 46 Comfort upright vacuum cleaners which provide superior performance, outstanding reliability and are easy to maintain. The flatto-the-floor design and telescopic tube system add to the overall cleaning flexibility while the electronic guidance system advises the correct brush height, will warn when the brush strip is worn out and will switch off the brush motor in the case of an obstruction to the brush; the motor also turns off when the machines are upright. Finally, the Professional D8 cylinder machine has been superbly engineered and offers exceptional performance combined with an ergonomic design, large capacity and quiet, economic operation. The SEBO kombi multifloor cleaning head has a double-jointed neck for easy movement while the AirBelt bumper protects walls and furniture from marking and damage. SEBO’s range of professional vacuum cleaners has been developed with the hospitality environment in mind. The range includes the SEBO DART, BS 36 and BS 46 Comfort, Professional D8 cylinder and UHS polisher.

James Latham has added four innovative new surface materials to its stand at this year’s Surface Design Show which are bound to create plenty of interest among Architects and Interior Designers.

Dendrolight A unique three-layer composite material Dendrolight is already proving extremely popular within the interior design and set building/furniture making sectors, having been used extensively at the recent Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.

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The extensive Shinnoki 2.0 range is supplied in designs which are completely in tune with current design trends and includes matching real wood and ABS edge banding. The 17 designs are also supplied in separate three-ply veneer sheets, perfect for curved surfaces, doors or other interior requirements.

Mirror Gloss Lathams’ is now offering Kronospan’s Mirror Gloss range, which pushes the boundaries of depth and definition, colour and reflective gloss. Mirror Gloss is produced using first class particleboard and high quality melamine film, achieving a gloss level of 140 points for decorative use in the furniture industry and interior design. The new range comprises 20 highly durable, scratch resistant, light and colorfast decors that include 14 sparkling gloss colours, four wood grains and two fantasy decors. The perfect application for Mirror Gloss MFC is fine domestic spaces, home and office furnishings, kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as luxury retailing and shop fitting. Natural Touch Another Kronospan product, Natural Touch is the first ‘embossedin-register’ melamine board where the grain texture precisely matches the surface finish. Now, the authentic look and feel of real timber - the graining, the subtle variations of shade and tone - is accessible on almost any project. Natural Touch is pre-finished, extremely durable, easy to work with and offers consistency in both colour and grain. This means that architects, interior designers, contractors and furniture makers can now achieve an authentic rustic realism using melamine. With Natural Touch, the applications are almost limitless. It can be used for cladding walls, building furniture, creating fixtures as well as making striking punctuations to spaces and surfaces and the versatility of this product has made it particularly popular within the shop fitting and hospitality sectors. Shinnoki 2.0 Shinnoki 2.0 is a range of ‘ready-to-use’ veneered panels that are supplied already stained and lacquered, requiring no further finishing. With Shinnoki 2.0, the veneer is applied to an MDF base, rendering the panels sturdy and easy to use. In addition, the panels are produced in both a single or double sided finish, with the first having a melamine faced-reverse. Veneers are mismatched, but stained and textured to create a consistent finish that shows the natural aspects and beauty of the species.


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An innovative product - which is also incredibly easy to process - Dendrolight gives extra lightness and stability to natural solid wood and is manufactured entirely from renewable materials. The panels are produced to be combined with any surface layer, offering design possibilities that were previously unfeasible. The key feature of the product lies in the unique manufacturing process. Its middle-layer is made of Spruce or Pine which is glued together at perpendicular angles and sliced into layers that can be surfaced with solid wood, plywood and MDF. James Latham will also be showcasing some of its already established premium surface products including; Allure real stone laminate, Valchromat coloured fireboard, in which the colour runs through the entire board, Nevamar, high pressure laminate, Accoya, the world’s leading high technology, long life wood, UPM Lifecycle, a hard wearing, high friction and splinterfree composite decking, manufactured mainly from recycled materials. UPM GRADA, a new thermoformable wood material for the form pressing industry as well as HI-MACS® solid surface, a highly versatile and extremely durable material which can be easily machined and thermoformed to almost any 3D-shape imaginable. Chris Sutton, director of James Latham commented, “We are really looking forward to this year’s Surface Design Show as it’s a great platform to showcase what is one of the UK’s widest ranges of innovative surface solutions.” He added, “We have a history and expertise in bringing new and innovative products to the UK market and I’m certain that these latest additions will have a big impact within the A&D sector.”

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Today’s cloud and tablet-based POS systems with flexible printing solutions offer a wealth of new and exciting opportunities for the hospitality sector. When it comes to printing, a wellconnected printing solution has to be versatile enough to handle high quality front-of-house receipts and coupons, deal with instant table orders from portable and BYOD devices and print wireless kitchen orders on demand.

With connectivity key in today’s tablet world, Star’s WebPRNT™ offers a low cost hardware or software networking solution that effectively removes the issues usually associated with webbased printing to provide driverless printing capabilities for all receipt data, utilising HTML and JavaScript standards to provide consistent browser printing. In addition, this solution offers a number of receipt design marketing tools alongside a full range of printer functions Star is at the forefront of new mPOS and web- including cutter control, cash drawer support based POS hardware development with the and device status. largest range of printing solutions offering simple integration with all major operating From hardware and software solutions to a systems. With dedicated MFi (Made for iPad®, range of accessories including a unique WiFi iPhone® and iPod Touch®) Bluetooth mobile Power Pack for low cost WiFi printing directly printers and TSP654IIBI desktop printer as well as from tablets, PCs or any mobile device directly specialised SDKs to allow simple set-up with all to a Star LAN printer and DK-Aircash mobile cash major platforms including Apple iOS™, Android™, drawer accessory, Star provides reliable, low cost Windows™ and Linux, Star offers a wide range of printing solutions for today’s cloud and tabletoptions. based POS systems. 37

Star Pubs & Bars believes that based on its experience many other licensees may well be paying business rates that are too high. Adds Jowsey, “With business rates accounting for an increasing percentage of operating costs and affecting the bills faced by licensees in other areas such as the Late Night Levy and Sky charges, it is vital that licensees check if they have grounds for an appeal.”

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The Horseshoe, Sywell, Northampton Eve Jackson, licensee of the Horseshoe in Sywell for 15 years, was delighted to receive a 27% reduction in the rateable value of her pub saving her £5,500 a year thanks to Star Pubs & Bars’ business rates appeal scheme. Eve had been receiving transitional relief on her business rates to soften the impact of a big hike in her bills in 2010. When the relief came to an end earlier last year, she found her business rates had soared by around £10,000 a year. “I was shocked, they were astronomical and did not reflect our trade,” says Eve who decided to get them reviewed. A lovely traditional pub used by a wide range of the community from business people to families, the Horseshoe is known for its good quality home cooked food, excellent service and beautiful garden. Although the Horseshoe is a very popular pub, the opening of new food businesses nearby since Eve’s last business rate’s valuation had impacted on her trade.

STAR PUBS & BARS LODGES BUSINESS RATES APPEALS FOR A TENTH OF ITS ESTATE Star Pubs & Bars is lodging business rates appeals for 136 of the pub in its 1300 strong estate in the first quarter of 2014 on the basis of an external material change of circumstances.

“While we welcome the changes

announced by the Chancellor to business rates last year including the commitment to eliminate the backlog in outstanding reviews, we believe a root and branch Appeals will be made by chartered reform of the system is needed surveyors Gerald Eve who together with Star Pubs & Bars undertake a biannual review of the company’s pubs to see if lessees could be eligible for business rates cuts. Star Pubs & Bars has made 355 such appeals since 2010 with a success rate of over 40%, generating average savings of nearly £2,500 a year for lessees. The company has a further 196 appeals outstanding, a quarter of which have gone past their target date for review by valuation officers.


says Chris Jowsey, Star Pubs & Bars trading director. “Current rateable values are based on how pubs were performing in the boom time of April 2008 before the downturn. However, only those pubs which have seen an external material change of circumstances can appeal their rates, everyone else has to wait until 2017. This puts an unfair tax burden on pub operators who should be able to appeal when their turnover is materially reduced for any reason.”

Using the services of Gerald Eve, Eve was able to demonstrate the effect of the changes in the local area to secure a reduction in her business rates. “I’m thrilled. The Horseshoe is doing brilliantly but at the end of the day we are a small business and like any other small business we have to watch our overheads if we want to thrive.” Adds Eve, “ I take the same approach with other costs such as energy bills to ensure I am not paying over the odds, I would urge any other small business owner to do the same, it’s the only way to have a successful, sustainable business.”

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ANGELIC SEES SALES RISE FOLLOWING NELSON BACKBAR INSTALLATION With bar staff having to turn their backs to customers while accessing drinks, and with no defined workstations, the backbar serving Islington’s Angelic pub needed addressing. Shaun Orchard, the general manager, had already commissioned a bar carcass so, in line with the pub’s policy, he put the refit out to tender. The brief was clear – everything had to tie in with the new carcass, quality had to be good as the pub is very busy, as many workstations as possible needed to be created and, finally, the installation needed to be fast. Nelson Catering Equipment won the tender. “Quite simply, they were the only contender that quoted for what I’d asked for,” explains Shaun. “Everybody else, to varying degrees, used the tender as an opportunity to upsell!” Once the layout and the equipment specifications were agreed, Nelson set to work, meeting with the builders and architect responsible for the carcass and services so that all sensitive measurements and specifications could be checked and that installation could be co-ordinated. The various elements, including the IMC equipment that Shaun wanted, along with all the other equipment, accessories and shelving, were amassed by Nelson and held in their warehouse so that every last item could be checked prior to taking to site in one load.

Tel: 020 8993 6198 | Web: Installation took just two days (including disassembly of the old bar). There are now three workstations and two Nelson Advantage glasswashers but the clever design allows several people to work at once. Currently there are five but there is ample space for more. “This was a really good experience,” sums up Shaun. “I enjoyed every step of the planning and installation and am delighted that we found a company who genuinely listens to what their customers ask for. Amazingly, our sales and productivity saw a significant increase as soon as the work was completed!”


Soak your self

Perfect for luxury and boutique hotels, this entirely handmade, 100% natural, limited quantity bath ritual recipe kit from British brand SOAK Yourself, is the perfect gift to show you care. Each kit is designed to be an experience and a ritual. Finding time for relaxation is becoming increasingly difficult, and so SOAK Yourself bath ritual recipe kits contain permission to do just that Instructions guide the user not only though the ritual of drawing a bath, but towards a more relaxed, happy state of mind.. ‘The Little Box’ - which is a replica, just smaller. It is perfect for trips and weekends away. We are now available in the Four Seasons Hotel Mauritius gift shop and Spa.

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These Academy 500ml cylinders from Cream Supplies were used by Sherlock Holmes’ as part of a carefully calculated strategy to ensure that he and Watson consumed the precise amount of alcohol to induce manageable merriment, rather than outright drunkenness, on Watson’s stag night. Sherlock fans were alerted to their listing on Cream Supplies’ online shop through Wear Sherlock, dedicated to identifying and showcasing the clothes and props used in the current BBC series and linking fans to appropriate retailers. The 500ml Academy cylinders are from Cream Supplies’ Bar Labware section (used by high profile cocktail bars worldwide) and are priced at £2.93 (ex VAT) and £3.52 (inc VAT). However, a wide range of alternative sizes is available to accommodate all strategies and eventualities! They are available for next day delivery from

Story North chopping board This incredibly simple yet beautiful chopping board will look beautiful in any kitchen, hand-made and produced in small production runs in Germany. Product price: £13.00


Amazing Vaping Experience The Photon's vastly superior quality together with VIP's specially blended e-juice makes for a great vape. VIP's V5 Clearomizer is one of the best producers of vapour on the market. The best feature about the V5/CE5 is the smooth vapour hit. Most tank models burn the e-liquid so you are only left with a hint of the flavour, but the V5 leaves the flavour intact and delivers a consistent burst of vapour.



The Teroforma Ekke Sake Set builds on the notion of soapstone as an effective temperature regulator for drinks that are always best served “just so”.

The result is meticulously crafted products, tactile to touch and a perfect, sleek addition to every modern drinking cabinet. Available from Habitat stores throughout the UK (£60 per set)

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The UK is set to go sake silly with the launch of Teroforma Ekke Sake Set: a handcrafted soapstone carafe and four stackable cups (£60) designed to perfectly chill or warm your favourite sake or spirit from the outside in.


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Simply place the carafe and cups in the freezer for a few hours, pour in your favourite spirits, wait a few minutes for the chill to spread, and enjoy. In the winter months, the soapstone set can also be used to keep cold weather at bay. Simply heat the pieces in the microwave or oven for a warming cup of sake to keep you cosy and chill-free. With smooth, polished surfaces and hand-etched lines, the pieces are both aesthetically pleasing and functional as they provide a gripping surface. Teroforma works with a collective of designers and manufacturers: the set is designed by Dana D’Amico of New York in partnership with Amit Stoneworks of India. An inspiring partnership combining Dana’s effortless simplicity and respect for both material and form with Amit’s honestly derived stonework, originating in the central Indian city of Agre.

Moët & Chandon Launches 2004 Vintage Rosé Moët & Chandon has released its 2004 Grand Vintage Rosé, which Cellarmaster Benoît Gouez describes as “voluptuous and spirited, with black fruits, warm spice, a slightly tannic structure and subtle tanginess.” This is the 39th Grand Vintage Rosé to be released by Moët & Chandon since 1920. The Champagne is an assemblage of 45% Pinot Noir (of which 22% was red wine), 31% Chardonnay and 24% Pinot Meunier. Dosage is kept low at 5g/l, and the wine was aged on the lees in the House’s cellars for seven years, with a minimum of six months bottle age after disgorgement. “The 2004 harvest was characterized by plentiful, healthy and beautifully ripe grapes,” says Gouez. “The weather was unexpectedly mild throughout the growing season: after a somewhat dry spring the vines flourished in the early summer rains and subsequent hot sunny weather. Very warm temperatures later in the season created the ideal conditions for a harvest which was both extremely abundant and at the perfect stage of ripeness.” Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Rosé 2004: RRP £64.80



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LA QUINTINYE VERMOUTH ROYAL: LEADING THE RENAISSANCE OF VERMOUTH IN 2014 EWG Spirits & Wine, the world’s leading specialists of the creation, innovation and distribution of world-class spirits, is pleased to announce the global launch of La Quintinye Vermouth Royal. Born in the heart of the vineyards of Charente, France, and made using the finest ingredients including Pineau des Charentes, La Quintinye Vermouth Royal is an elegant and refined vermouth of impeccable quality and magnificent taste.

February 2014


news Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs buys premium tequila brand DeLeon with Diageo The rapper will own 50% of the brand with the British drinks giant holding the rest Diageo and Combs will each own 50% of the “ultra premium” tequila, which sells for up to $90 (£55) a shot. Both parties declined to state how much they paid for the brand, created by American former banker Brent Hocking in 2009. DREAMY FRUIT COCKTAIL MIXERS Dreamy Mixers have extended their range. New Flavours include: Watermelon, Raspberry, Blood Orange, Mojito, Pina Colada, SweetnSour Mix & Sugar Syrup. The current range includes flavours such as Strawberry, Passion fruit, Mango, Grenadine, Coconut, Melon, Apple & Banana. Created by Club Riche, Dreamy are produced for you to add the flavour to your bar. Dreamy is the highest quality, most essential range of Fruit based syrups around. Use to create Cocktails, Soft Drinks, Smoothies, Frappes, Milkshakes or even as toppings for food. Produced in attractive, Bar Ready bottles, with our easy pour cap, Dreamy Mixers contain real fruit pulp for you to create the most authentic cocktails. Zalowka Vodkas: Zalowka Vodkas are available in Standard & Flavoured versions. Zalowka Dry - 38% ABV - A Premium Quality Standard Vodka. Simple & Distinctive. Zalowka Flavoured - 21% ABV - The new standard in flavoured vodka. Current flavours include Strawberry, Blueberry, Toffee, Apple, Banana & Melon. We are always coming up with new flavours and the range will grow in 2014. All Vodkas currently available in slim, stylish 70cl bottles for retail & for licensed trade. Perfect for creating not just great tasting shots, but vibrant cocktails as well. Zalowka Vodkas are available now - Official Launch Party/Event coming soon!


Hi-Spirits to distribute Tito’s vodka in UK Tito’s Handmade Vodka will be available in the UK from this month (January 2014) when Hi-Spirits begins distribution of the brand in both the on- and off-trade. The Texas based company is one of the fastest growing micro distilleries in the US. The handcrafted 100% corn spirit earned a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and it was awarded a score of 95 by Wine Enthusiast for its purity and clean taste.

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