The head of Public Health England has said that drinking a glass of wine is as harmful as downing three shots of vodka.
A pill that promises to reduce the desire to drink alcohol is now available on prescription from the NHS.
Champagne will be shunned for English sparkling wine next year when Britain’s biggest cruise ship is officially named.
Consumers around the world have developed an insatiable thirst for sparkling wine with global sales having surged by 30% in the last decade.
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.
The positive impacts of pubs in rural communities have been shown to be worth around £100K to local economies, according to a recent study.
Champagne houses will soon be seeking to acquire some of England’s top sparkling wine estates, according to one producer in the UK.
Former England rugby player Andrew Sheridan has announced he is retiring from the sport with plans to “forge a new career” in the wine trade.
The English wine industry is revelling in the prospect of a second consecutive record year as this summer’s warm, dry conditions continue to hold out during harvest.
English wine and beer producer Chapel Down has smashed its original crowdfunding target by raising £2.9 million from investors in just 10 days.
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