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.
Champagne will be shunned for English sparkling wine next year when Britain’s biggest cruise ship is officially named.
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.
Ahead of a vote by MPs today, the British Beer & Pub Association has claimed the “beer-tie” arrangement with landlords is positive.
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.
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”.
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.
Producers rather than critics are driving the stylistic shift in Australia’s flagship Shiraz, maintains one expert on the country’s wines.
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.
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.
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