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Saturday 23 May 2015

Prosecco beats Champagne for UK growth

Sales of Prosecco continued to grow in the UK on- and off-trade in 2014, but not at the expense of Champagne, according to the fourth annual Lanson category report.

Impending Prosecco shortage sparks lookalikes

Producers are looking to capitalise on an impending Prosecco shortfall with lookalike sparkling wines from Spain and Australia.

Beer secret to a long life, says 110-year-old

A 110-year-old man, thought to be the oldest living person in the US, says drinking a can of beer everyday is the secret to living a long life.

Uruguayan wine sees UK sales boost

The overall value of Uruguayan exports to the UK has grown by almost 300% in the last three years to 2014, proving the country’s growing taste for its wines.

Young landlords lead UK pub growth

The UK pub industry looks like it could have a new lease of life, as research has shown that nearly half of the country’s bars have been opened in the last three years.

Bordeaux 2014: ‘Seriously beautiful’ Comtesse turns heads

Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande set hearts aflutter this morning with its release, one merchant calling it “brilliant, brilliant, brilliant wine.”

The week in pictures

Welly wanging, cocktail foraging, a gin-filled horticultural oasis and all the fun of the fair – it’s been quite a week for the drinks trade.

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