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Wednesday 5 August 2015

UK

On this day 1970…the last rum ration

On this day in 1970 the Royal Navy served up its last rum ration in what became known as “Black Tot Day”.

Friday, July 31st, 2015 No Comments »

Diageo: The only way is up?

If Ivan Menezes wanted a theme song to accompany his presentation of Diageo’s latest annual results, he might have chosen the 1980s hit The Only Way is Up.

Friday, July 31st, 2015 No Comments »

Pub landlord told to tear down ‘Stonehenge’

A pub landlord who built his own “Stonehenge” using 35 tonnes of timber has been ordered to demolish his creation by the council.

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 No Comments »

Distillery shows off new mousing team

The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery has unveiled a major new visitor attraction: two kittens who have been employed as the site’s “Official Mousers”.

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 No Comments »

Kirsty’s Gin taps into local botanicals

A Scottish distillery has produced what it claims is the country’s first single estate gin, based on local ingredients in a “farm-to-bottle” approach.

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Majestic launches Naked ‘click & collect’ service

Majestic Wine is rolling out a Naked Wines’ click and collect service in all of its stores, cutting delivery costs for both the company and its 150,000 “Angels”.

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Bibendum PLB appoints new buyer

Jascots’ former head buyer Alastair Pyatt is to join the buying team of the Bibendum PLB Group this September.

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Treasury team takes up charity challenge

The Benevolent chairman Dan Townsend has invited the trade to raise funds for this charity by joining a Treasury Wine Estates team on the “Thames Path Challenge”.

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 No Comments »

The rise of the independent pub

It is hardly news that times are tough in the UK pub industry. With pubs closing at a rate of 29 a week, publicans are being forced to be ever more inventive to stay open for business and remain profitable.

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 2 Comments »

‘Napoleon’s wine’ sells for £25k

A bottle of wine believed to have belonged to Napoleon Bonaparte has sold for £25,000, while one of his hats made over £300,000.

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 No Comments »

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