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Tuesday 3 March 2015

UK

JD Wetherspoon calls for tax change

As JD Wetherspoon reports a like-for-like sales drop, its chairman has called for supermarket alcohol to be taxed at the same rate as pubs.

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Brancott pushes NZ Sauvignon upmarket

With vineyard area near capacity, Marlborough must focus on building value rather than volume growth, insists Brancott Estate’s chief winemaker.

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Brewery fined £30k over broken foot

A brewery has been fined nearly £30,000 after an employee broke his foot when it got trapped in a rotating stirrer, known as a mash tun.

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 1 Comment »

Gordon Ramsay loses £1.6m pub rent battle

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has lost a High Court battle over rent payments on a pub in London, landing him with an estimated bill of £1.6 million.

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 2 Comments »

Wine consumption to rebound in 2015

Declining wine consumption in the UK is set to reverse this year, led by the continued rise of sparkling and a slow recovery in still wine demand.

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Study: ‘Drink a day keeps doctor away’

A single serving of wine or beer per day in middle age massively reduces the risk of heart failure, a study of around 15,000 drinkers suggests.

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 1 Comment »

Matthew Clark hails sparkling end to ’14

Sparkling wine and an online ordering platform helped one of the UK’s largest on-trade drink suppliers to enjoy a record-breaking Christmas.

Monday, January 19th, 2015 No Comments »

Copestick to distribute Sir Hegarty wines

Copestick Murray has signed a distribution deal with Hegarty Chamans – the Minervois-based winery co-owned by advertising mogul Sir John Hegarty.

Monday, January 19th, 2015 No Comments »

AB InBev under fire over payment contracts

AB InBev has been blasted by the UK’s business minister for making suppliers wait up to four months for payment, branding its terms “entirely unacceptable”.

Monday, January 19th, 2015 1 Comment »

Cockburn’s celebrates 200th birthday

Cockburn’s Port is preparing to mark its bicentenary, having first been established by Scotsman Robert Cockburn and his brother John in 1815.

Monday, January 19th, 2015 1 Comment »

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