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Saturday 25 October 2014

UK

Muslims baffled by KFC hand wipe ban

Customers at a UK branch of KFC were refused alcohol-based hand wipes over fears their use could offend Muslim customers.

Monday, September 29th, 2014 No Comments »

Grace Jones cocktail launches at £9k

A cocktail with a £9,000 price tag created in honour of the James Bond actress Grace Jones has gone on sale at a London restaurant.

Monday, September 29th, 2014 No Comments »

Tories toast political beer range

Conservative Party members have been bonding at their annual party conference by drinking a range of politically-themed beers.

Monday, September 29th, 2014 No Comments »

English winemakers hail ‘near perfect’ 2014

The English wine industry is revelling in the prospect of a second consecutive record year as this summer’s warm, dry conditions continue to hold out during harvest.

Monday, September 29th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the UK press

An Italian red made from the “quirky” Negroamaro grape, a “buttery” white Rioja and a “beguiling” Viognier make it into this week’s UK wine writers’ recommendations.

Monday, September 29th, 2014 No Comments »

Glenfarclas unveils Sherry twist

Speyside whisky producer Glenfarclas has confirmed plans to introduce a 1966 fino Sherry cask expression as the first part of a new series.

Friday, September 26th, 2014 No Comments »

Chilean charm offensive

To understand how to crack the +£10 wine barrier, Chilean producer Concha y Toro hosted a blind tasting and discussion with key members from across the UK trade

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 No Comments »

Uncorked: David Gleave MW

David Gleave MW founded Liberty Wines in 1997 with a staff of just four. Today it has over 100 staff and a global portfolio of more than 1,200 wines.

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 No Comments »

Illegal booze seized by UK customs

UK customs officials have seized 137,000 litres of alcohol following a European-wide crackdown on alcohol smuggling.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 No Comments »

UK on-trade slashes prices by 7.5%

Up to 15,000 UK pubs, bars and restaurants will today slash their food and drink prices by 7.5% as part of a campaign to persuade the government to cut VAT.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 No Comments »

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