London restaurants are returning to the boom days before the 2008 global financial meltdown, with a number reporting a rise in Champagne sales.
Highland single malt producer Balblair has launched a limited edition vintage whisky available only to members of its mailing list in response to demand for exclusive bottlings.
The brand value of discount supermarket Aldi is now higher than Tesco after the UK’s largest retailer experienced a dramatic fall from market dominance.
Wine merchant Walker & Wodehouse has re-launched as a supplier to the off-trade with Gareth Groves as managing director.
Hampshire’s Hambledon Vineyard has successfully raised £2.75 million to expand its operation by offering investors “English Fizz” bonds through crowdfunding site CrowdBnk.
Over half of middle-aged Brits don’t want advice on how to moderate their drinking and typically drink more than their younger counterparts.
A Russian cooperage has joined forces with a UK firm to target the Scotch whisky industry with its barrels as “a quality alternative to traditional European sources.”
A bottle of 1875 vintage ale packed for a British Arctic Expedition to the North Pole is to go under the hammer.
A UK company claiming to be “one of the world’s leading wine brokers” has stopped answering its phones, leaving clients in the dark about their investments.
A man was charged £223,000 for six bottles of beer instead of £22.30 – a cautionary tale reminding us all to check the bill before punching in our pin.
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