Plant viruses with the potential to cause widespread damage to the UK’s growing wine industry have been identified in England for the first time.
Thieves have escaped with 375 cases of wine worth more than £10,000 after a second raid at a warehouse in West Sussex this week.
Nearly 5,000 bottles of wine worth £80,000 have been stolen from Bolney Wine Estate in West Sussex overnight.
Ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup, English sparkling wine is taking on its Kiwi counterpart in a blind tasting dubbed the “Battle of the Bubbles”.
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.
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