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Monday 25 May 2015

UK

One thousand pubs saved by beer tax cuts

CAMRA has strengthened its calls for a beer tax cut “hat-trick” as new research reveals that more than 1,000 pubs have been saved by two previous cuts.

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the UK press

Hamish Anderson flags up a “stone-cold bargain” of a 2009 Rioja, while David Williams showcases Mencía – a Spanish red grape that he said is taking the UK by storm.

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 1 Comment »

Wine scammer gets maximum work ban

Kenneth Gundlach, director of the recently liquidated Bordeaux Fine Wines Limited, has been disqualified from running a limited company until 2030.

Friday, February 20th, 2015 2 Comments »

APW update: UK Agora and liquidation

The wine investment firm with links to APW Asset Management, which stands accused of draining millions from clients, has shut down its website and its employees have disappeared from social media.

Friday, February 20th, 2015 1 Comment »

UK’s first ‘hip hop’ wine shop launched

Last week, the UK’s first “hip hop” wine shop popped up in Liverpool. Keen to find out more, db caught up with its co-founder, Jake Crimmin.

Friday, February 20th, 2015 No Comments »

En primeur prices will ‘not be like 2008′

The mood in Bordeaux is indignant, and the châteaux are laughing at the idea that this year’s en primeur campaign will see prices close to 2008, writes Jean-Marc Quarin.

Friday, February 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Starbucks to serve alcohol at UK outlets

Starbucks has launched its “evenings” programme in the UK, which will see the coffee chain offer a range of wine and craft beers to customers after 4pm.

Friday, February 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Rare whisky investment soaring

A record number of bottles of Scotch were sold at auction in the UK last year, though market leader The Macallan saw its value weaken by 7.5%.

Thursday, February 19th, 2015 1 Comment »

Gallo offers Twitter psychoanalysis

E&J Gallo Winery is inviting customers to have their Twitter activity assessed by a psychoanalyst as part of a campaign for its Apothic Red brand.

Thursday, February 19th, 2015 No Comments »

Majestic Wine CEO steps down

Majestic Wine CEO Steve Lewis has stepped down with “immediate effect” as the company moves into a “crucial stage” in its development, it has been announced.

Thursday, February 19th, 2015 1 Comment »

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