A “rich and exotic” Argentine Pinot Grigio, “super-charged” pink Cava and a smattering of German Rieslings were the pick of the bunch in the UK press this week.
When Ivan Menezes unveils Diageo’s results at the end of this month, investors and analysts will be more interested in what he has to say about the group’s direction than its achievements in the past 12 months.
The UK government splashed out over £70,000 on replenishing its wine cellar last year, with spending up 15% on 2013.
High end Prosecco and English sparkling wine have helped to drive a 40% year-on year uplift in fizz sales at Matthew Clark, one of the UK’s largest on-trade suppliers.
After Scotch whisky helped Lidl to achieve record UK sales of more than £4 billion in 2014, the discount retailer has signalled plans for further growth in this market.
Wine brands Stowells, Jack Rabbit and Hardys are the current top three most popular wines in the UK on-trade, according to the latest report by CGA Strategy.
A squirrel broke into a private members’ club, drank from its beer tap and proceeded to cause hundreds of pounds worth of damage.
Pub bosses have warned that the UK government’s plans to introduce a national living wage could force pub closures and job losses.
Boutinot has teamed up with Spanish producer Bodegas Murviedro to create a new entry level offering for the UK on-trade and independent sectors.
The Association of Wine Educators has launched an initiative designed to help consumers to get better value for money from their wine choices.
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