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Friday 3 July 2015

UK

Champagne popping again in London restos

London restaurants are returning to the boom days before the 2008 global financial meltdown, with a number reporting a rise in Champagne sales.

Monday, June 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Balblair feeds thirst for exclusivity

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.

Monday, June 1st, 2015 No Comments »

‘Brand Aldi’ now worth more than Tesco

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.

Monday, June 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Walker & Wodehouse re-launches

Wine merchant Walker & Wodehouse has re-launched as a supplier to the off-trade with Gareth Groves as managing director.

Monday, June 1st, 2015 No Comments »

English vineyard secures £2.75m investment

Hampshire’s Hambledon Vineyard has successfully raised £2.75 million to expand its operation by offering investors “English Fizz” bonds through crowdfunding site CrowdBnk.

Friday, May 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Middle-aged heavier drinkers than teens

Over half of middle-aged Brits don’t want advice on how to moderate their drinking and typically drink more than their younger counterparts.

Friday, May 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Russian cooper targets Scotch sector

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.”

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 No Comments »

Arctic ale from 1875 found in garage

A bottle of 1875 vintage ale packed for a British Arctic Expedition to the North Pole is to go under the hammer.

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 No Comments »

Wine broker Finite Futures deserts clients

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.

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 No Comments »

Man charged £223k for six craft beers

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.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 No Comments »

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