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Thursday 28 May 2015

UK

HMRC seize 68,000 litres of illegal booze

Over 68,000 litres of alcohol and three lorries have been seized by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers in the UK in an overnight operation to crackdown on excise fraud and smuggling.

Friday, May 22nd, 2015 1 Comment »

Budapest cheapest holiday spot for wine

Budget wine lovers should make a beeline for Budapest, home to the cheapest glass of wine according to a survey of the UK's most popular holiday destinations.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Indie retail: ‘consumers are coming back’

As Bibendum PLB’s independent retail and wholesale division prepares to start trading next month, Walker & Wodehouse Wines’ managing director Gareth Groves has highlighted the “positivity” in this sector.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 No Comments »

London Fields brewer ‘regrets’ cocaine dealing

The ex-convict owner of hip London brewery London Fields has said he regrets his role in a cocaine supply network and vows to pay his £3.2m debt.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Ventisquero explores coastal Chile

Viña Ventisquero has launched “Kalfu”, a range of wines designed to show off the different expressions that exist across Chile’s coastal regions.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Pub manager shot by lousy marksman

A man who accidentally shot a pub manager in Scotland while trying to hit a noisy pigeon that was keeping him awake has been jailed.

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Fighting Cocks pub is offensive to chickens

A group of animal rights activists is calling upon a historic UK pub to change its name from the Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, claiming it is offensive to chickens.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 3 Comments »

Travellers win pub ban discrimination case

A group of Irish travellers have been awarded £24,000 in compensation after they were banned from entering a Wetherspoon pub in north London.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 No Comments »

Cocktail chain’s £13m buyout signals expansion

Cocktail chain The Alchemist is set to open more sites across the UK after the completion of a £13 million management buyout.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 No Comments »

D’Issan celebrates UK-Bordeaux links

Château d’Issan invited prominent members of the UK trade to Westminster Abbey last night to commemorate the days when Bordeaux was English.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 No Comments »

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