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Many Australian wine-makers still boast of their Caledonian heritage. Barry Shelby
Here’s a tour of Scotland via a sample of New World wines.
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An extra helping of news
I BEANSCENE CAFES have introduced a 'wireless hot spot' at the West End Glasgow unit. It allows laptop computer owners to connect to the internet without any wires. During an introductory period. one half-hour ‘connection' will be tree. ‘It is our intention to roll-out the “hot spots” throughout our other units in Scotland.’ says Beanscene founder Gordon Richardson.
I BLOODY MAIN (XJCKIAII bar Is planned for Vznlcomhe Street. Glasgow, opposne Gong. It \‘Jlll he run by tne same team that owns Vodka Wodka on nearby Ashton Lane. veteran restaurateur Alan lemksns I'Panlngot and 23 year‘oltl Fraser Mellwratth. Cale/bar food Wlll he serveo and art by members of WASPS ‘.‘-/I|l he featured, too. Expected opening Is June.
I AMARYLLIS. GORDON Ramsay’s Glasgow operation, has launched its a la carte menu under the direction of head chef Colin Buchan. It supplants the set-price daytime menu du jour with selections such as a starter of leek and potato tart with smoked haddock (£4.10), main course of roasted monkfish tail with creamed Scottish mussels (£12.75) and a chocolate mousse (£4.25). In the ‘drawing room', Amaryllis will continue with its £45 six- course ‘menu prestige’ as well as a variety of dishes from a fine-dining list at the set price of £35.
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