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Wednesday 6 May 2015

UK

Survey defines 6.52pm as ‘wine o’clock’

The perfect time to open a bottle of wine is at 6.52pm, according to a recent survey of British drinkers.

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 1 Comment »

Latour releases 2004 to ‘deathly silence’

Château Latour has re-released its 2004 vintage and 2006 Forts de Latour with respective premiums of 23% and 6% – and the market has greeted it with “deathly silence”.

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 No Comments »

£200m boost for UK as ‘super tax’ is scrapped

Producers, retailers and trade bodies have welcomed the Chancellor’s decision to scrap the duty escalator on alcohol, cut beer taxes and freeze those on spirits and most ciders.

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 No Comments »

Victory as UK alcohol super tax is scrapped

Campaigners are toasting their success after it was announced that the “unfair” alcohol duty escalator on wines and spirits is to be scrapped and duty on all spirits frozen.

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 2 Comments »

Beer duty cut in UK Budget

UK beer duty will be cut by one pence per pint, the chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne has announced.

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 No Comments »

Pet camel named Jeffrey loves beer

A camel is not the most conventional gift for a teenage boy from Yorkshire. Nor is feeding said camel a pint of beer.

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 No Comments »

Ancient vineyard unearthed in Cambridge

A 2,000 year-old irrigation system believed to have been used to cultivate an ancient Roman vineyard has been unearthed in the UK.

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 No Comments »

Champagne to benefit from ‘unstoppable’ Prosecco

Prosecco sales may now outstrip Champagne, but the French sparkling wine stands to benefit from its rival’s success if it “positions itself carefully”.

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 No Comments »

New wine book guides blind tasters

An Oxford biophysicist and a psychiatrist have teamed up to publish a book designed to help wine lovers refine their blind tasting skills.

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Drinks trade charity ball raises £40k

A charity ball, which saw the late Michael Cox’s 12-vintage Taittinger collection sold at auction, has raised more than £40,000.

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 No Comments »

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