Justin Knock MW has hailed the independent retail sector as “one of the biggest success areas” for the UK wine trade in recent years.
Sales of magnums are up 122% at Waitrose with consumers splashing out on larger bottles in the run up to Christmas.
The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has launched a campaign calling for a 2% cut in duty on wine and spirits, which it says would result in a £1.5 billion boost to public finances in 2015.
Tesco is offering 26% off cases of Château Léoville Las Cases 2009 via a social selling campaign targeting fine wine lovers with “co-buying” service Buyapowa.
A UK health minister has called for greater flexibility in tax arrangements to allow for an escalation in the cost of wine based on alcoholic strength.
UK on-trade sales rose again in November, but it was food rather than drink driving this growth, with London considerably more buoyant than the rest of the country.
The UK wine trade’s top musical talent has joined forces with Côtes du Rhône Wines to host a one-off charity gig next year.
Pub chain JD Wetherspoon has pulled all Heineken products from its 926 pubs in the UK after a row over supply to a single pub in Ireland.
The alcohol industry’s ability to shape alcohol policy nationally and globally needs to be “curtailed” because of a fundamental conflict of interest.
Molson Coors UK has announced the closure of its brewery in Hampshire, putting 100 jobs at risk.
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