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Monday 31 August 2015

UK

‘Champenois’ beat England at cricket

England’s cricketers may have regained the Ashes but the country’s sparkling wine producers tasted defeat at the hands of their Champagne counterparts this week.

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 No Comments »

Bancroft bolsters Californian offer

California wine is closing the gap in its UK mid-range offer a step further as Castle Rock Winery joins the portfolio of importer Bancroft Wines.

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 No Comments »

Wolf stolen in drunken prank

A stuffed Arctic wolf worth over £30,000 has been stolen from a Chelsea house in what is thought to be a “drunken prank”.

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 No Comments »

Asda sales see record slide

Asda has become the latest victim of the UK supermarket price war and rise of the discounters, posting its worst ever quarterly sales fall.

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 No Comments »

Butcher puts the ‘bang’ into bangers

A UK butcher may soon be selling sausages flavoured with vodka and Red Bull or Jack Daniel’s after it invited customers to suggest new additions to the range.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Sail-powered ‘ale run’ makes UK landfall

A shipment of French wine, cider and honey has made landfall in Cornwall in what is now a regular “ale run” between France and the UK.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 1 Comment »

UK beer trademarks up by 12% in a year

The number of beer-related trademarks being registered in the UK has jumped by 12% in the last year alone, evidence of the seemingly unstoppable rise of craft beer.

Monday, August 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Alcohol banned on UK train line

British Transport Police have temporarily banned the sale of alcohol on certain trains operating in the Tyne and Teesside area of northern England.

Monday, August 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Liberty strengthens operations

UK importer Liberty Wines has bolstered its customer service, logistics and distribution arm with the appointment of a new head of operations.

Monday, August 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Close early during Rugby World Cup, pubs told

Pub landlords in Twickenham, home to England’s national rugby stadium, are up in arms at police urging them to close early after evening matches in the upcoming World Cup.

Monday, August 17th, 2015 3 Comments »

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