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Monday 24 November 2014

UK

Lidl defends underpricing wines

Lidl Spain has defended its decision to ignore retail regulations by selling wines at below cost price, saying that doing so “rarely ends up in disciplinary proceedings.”

Friday, October 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Young’s Brewery signs £10.4m deal

Young and Co.’s Brewery has closed a £10.4 million deal to acquire four London pubs.

Friday, October 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Gigondas to hold first PR tour to UK

Over 25 producers from the Rhône Valley’s Gigondas AOC are coming to London in November in a bid to boost awareness of the region’s wine.

Friday, October 17th, 2014 No Comments »

The week in pictures

This week featured a sleuthing fox, cricket talks, and a milestone for the Wine and Spirit Education Trust.

Friday, October 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Babycham goes (even more) retro

Babycham has announced the release of its first new flavours since it began in 1953.

Friday, October 17th, 2014 2 Comments »

Rioja set for allocation pressure

Berry Brothers & Rudd has strengthened its Rioja portfolio as the merchant’s Spain buyer Simon Field MW acknowledged growing demand.

Friday, October 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Sainsbury’s slashes abv on Prosecco

UK supermarket Sainsbury’s has cut the alcohol in its own-brand Prosecco from 11% abv to 10.5% as part of its ’20×20′ programme.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Landlord opens UK’s first iPad-operated pub

The UK’s first self-service “iPub”, where bar staff have been swapped for iPads, has opened in Wales.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 1 Comment »

Alcohol-related hospital admissions drop

While the number of people being admitted to hospital in England due to alcohol has fallen, treating alcohol-related illnesses is still costing the NHS £2.8 billion a year.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 No Comments »

IWSC hails ‘outstanding’ whisky figureheads

The International Wine & Spirit Competition has announced seven shortlisted candidates for this year’s Outstanding Achievement Award in the Scotch Whisky Industry.

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 No Comments »

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