The fine wine auction market is shifting depending on where the wine is sourced, where it’s sold and which corner of the world has the deepest pockets.
An illegal distillery that made fake vodka from windscreen wash that would have “posed a real threat to public safety” has been shut down by UK Trading Standards.
This year’s Vin de France tasting showed the growing uptake of this category by major producers, as well as an ongoing diversification of top quality styles.
UK winemakers, independent retailers and TV personalities have lent their support to the campaign calling on the Chancellor to cut alcohol duty.
The Society of Independent Brewers has called on the Chancellor to further cut taxes for the beer industry to “secure growth, investment and jobs”.
The UK played a major role in helping Rioja to achieve record sales of 281 million litres in 2014, according to the region’s Consejo Regulador.
UK wine merchant Flint Wines has announced itself as the exclusive UK agent for Tim Mondavi’s Napa estate, Continuum.
This week’s roundup sees a strong contingent from the craft beer hotspot of San Diego among some variations of the ever-popular IPA style.
Deaths related to alcohol abuse in the UK are at their lowest level in 15 years, new figures from the Office of National Statistics show.
Spending on cheaper wine in restaurants has dropped almost 10% in the last year, while high-end sparkling wine sales are soaring.
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