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Wednesday 1 July 2015

UK

Asia comes down off its auction high

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.

Monday, February 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Trading Standards bust fake vodka distillery

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.

Monday, February 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Vin de France celebrates star additions

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.

Monday, February 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Wine trade figures join calls to cut duty

UK winemakers, independent retailers and TV personalities have lent their support to the campaign calling on the Chancellor to cut alcohol duty.

Monday, February 16th, 2015 No Comments »

UK brewers call on Chancellor to ease tax

The Society of Independent Brewers has called on the Chancellor to further cut taxes for the beer industry to “secure growth, investment and jobs”.

Friday, February 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Rioja toasts record sales

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.

Friday, February 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Tim Mondavi’s Continuum joins Flint

UK wine merchant Flint Wines has announced itself as the exclusive UK agent for Tim Mondavi’s Napa estate, Continuum.

Friday, February 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 beers in the world press

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.

Friday, February 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Alcohol death rates at lowest in 15 years

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.

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 No Comments »

UK on-trade sees premium wine boost

Spending on cheaper wine in restaurants has dropped almost 10% in the last year, while high-end sparkling wine sales are soaring.

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 No Comments »

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