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Friday 18 April 2014

UK

The week in pictures

It has been a bumper week in the drinks trade featuring whisky, Champagne and cocktails as well as supermodels, singers and some very energetic dancing.

Friday, December 6th, 2013 No Comments »

Autumn Statement could still see a huge rise in wine duty

While the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement brought some good news for the drinks industry, there was a sting in the tail with the wine and spirits duty escalator.

Friday, December 6th, 2013 No Comments »

Nightclub owner fined over fake vodka

A nightclub owner in Essex has been caught selling industrial alcohol that is often used in antifreeze and cleaning products.

Friday, December 6th, 2013 No Comments »

Autumn Statement offers ‘crumbs of comfort’

For once a Christmas present – of sorts – from the Chancellor of the Exchequer. No fresh impositions on the drinks sector in the Autumn Statement.

Thursday, December 5th, 2013 No Comments »

Sherry takes off at M&S

UK multiple retailer Marks & Spencer has reported a rise in Sherry sales this year, particularly for pale, dry styles.

Thursday, December 5th, 2013 No Comments »

Top 10 hybrid drinks

Pre-mix or “hybrid” drinks have been tipped to be the next big trend in the drinks industry, but which brands are at the front of this movement?

Thursday, December 5th, 2013 No Comments »

‘Find your dream’ beer ad banned

Just one week after having an advert cleared by the Advertising Standards Authority the Let There Be Beer campaign has had a different ad banned.

Thursday, December 5th, 2013 No Comments »

£250k vodka trailer is stolen

Police are appealing for witnesses after a lorry trailer containing around £250,000 worth of alcohol was stolen from a yard in southern Scotland.

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 No Comments »

London Wine Fair targets consumers with wine week

A seven day celebration of London’s restaurants, bars and wine merchants has been launched by the organisers of the London Wine Fair to coincide with the trade show.

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 No Comments »

Beer smuggler jailed

A lorry driver who smuggled over £130,000 worth of beer into the UK from France has been jailed.

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 No Comments »

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