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Essentially Catering Magazine - June 2017

        Industry News

        Water loses its bottle

        New research has revealed that over half of UK diners
        (53%) would be more likely to return to a restaurant if
        they were offered the establishment’s own filtered water
        rather than branded varieties.
          The survey - undertaken by Eau de Vie with YouGov –
        also reveals that 72% of consumers believe branded water in
        plastic bottles is a waste of money, demonstrating a definite
        shift away from bottled water as diners are becoming more
        sustainably minded.
          Nearly half of respondents (48%) said they prefer to drink
        an establishment’s own filtered water compared to just 10%
        who would opt for well-known, branded bottled water. These
        findings come alongside the fact that 79% of people consider
        plastic bottles to be bad for the environment and 55% are
        concerned about the potential chemicals that may be present
        within the bottled water.
          Eau de Vie manufactures filtered water systems,
        supplying a range of sectors with freshly filtered still,
        sparkling and boiling water on tap.

          New Forest restaurant offers

          broadest range of English wines

          With increasing demand for English wines -
          annual retail sales are in excess of £100 million
          - Cambium restaurant, based at Careys Manor
          in Brockenhurst, New Forest restaurant has
          launched one of the UK’s biggest English wine
          lists comprising 15 different varieties from
          several different vineyards.
             Michael Driscoll, sommelier at Cambium,
          said: “We are seeing a surge in the
          popularity of the English wine we serve.
          Sparkling wine is the absolute strength of
          the English wine industry and our guests
          are always delighted by it. We are featuring
          five sparkling varieties - including Camel
          Valley’s Pinot Noir Brut Rosé, Ridgeview’s
          Bloomsbury and Chapeldown’s Three
          Graces - as well as a range of excellent still
          white, red and rosé wines.”
             There are around 500 vineyards in
          England and Wales, covering an area of
          4500 acres - including seven acres
          belonging to The Queen.

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