The perfect time to open a bottle of wine is at 6.52pm, according to a recent survey of British drinkers.
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”.
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.
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.
UK beer duty will be cut by one pence per pint, the chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne has announced.
A camel is not the most conventional gift for a teenage boy from Yorkshire. Nor is feeding said camel a pint of beer.
A 2,000 year-old irrigation system believed to have been used to cultivate an ancient Roman vineyard has been unearthed in the UK.
Prosecco sales may now outstrip Champagne, but the French sparkling wine stands to benefit from its rival’s success if it “positions itself carefully”.
An Oxford biophysicist and a psychiatrist have teamed up to publish a book designed to help wine lovers refine their blind tasting skills.
A charity ball, which saw the late Michael Cox’s 12-vintage Taittinger collection sold at auction, has raised more than £40,000.
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