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Friday 19 December 2014

UK

MPs vote to scrap forced ‘beer-tie’ pubs

MPs have voted in favour of scrapping the UK’s forced ‘beer tie’ pub model, effectively ending landlords’ obligation to buy beer from their owners.

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 5 Comments »

English sparkling wine to name ship

Champagne will be shunned for English sparkling wine next year when Britain’s biggest cruise ship is officially named.

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Exhibitors rally early for LWF 2015

London Wine Fair’s organisers have reported strong exhibitor support for its revamped format as stand bookings fill up well ahead of the 2015 show.

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 No Comments »

BBPA fears closures from beer-tie vote

Ahead of a vote by MPs today, the British Beer & Pub Association has claimed the “beer-tie” arrangement with landlords is positive.

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Craft beer and spirits fuel Majestic growth

Rather than fine wine, craft beers and spirits are driving growth at Majestic, with sales of small batch beers and spirits up 164% on last year at the UK retailer.

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 No Comments »

UK independent wine sector ‘thriving’

Despite significant challenges the future of the UK’s independent wine retail sector looks bright, according to a recent report that described it as “thriving”.

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Fat Duck Australia ballot scammed

The ballot system for securing tables at the Fat Duck when it opens in Melbourne next year has been hacked, with computer programmes grabbing dozens of reservations.

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Aussie Shiraz shift is not critic-driven

Producers rather than critics are driving the stylistic shift in Australia’s flagship Shiraz, maintains one expert on the country’s wines.

Monday, November 17th, 2014 1 Comment »

MPs to vote on scrapping ‘unfair’ pub law

The UK pub industry could be set for massive reform this week, as MPs will vote on ending the obligation of pubs to buy beer from their owners.

Monday, November 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Italy’s ‘other’ Ferrari steps up a gear

A Trentino producer is confident that it can carve an export niche in the growing sparkling wine category, even at prices to rival prestige cuvée Champagne.

Monday, November 17th, 2014 No Comments »

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