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Monday 24 October 2016 loc: GB


Steven Spurrier ‘angry’ about 2016 harvest in UK

Leading wine authority, Steven Spurrier, who grows Champagne grapes in Dorset, told db yesterday that he was angry about claims that this year’s harvest in the UK is “fantastic”.

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 5 Comments »

Government publishes post-Brexit export plans

The government has sought to calm fears over UK trade following Brexit by publishing a template to boost exports of British booze globally.

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 No Comments »

1066 and all that: a fateful taste for ale

Did the Anglo-Saxon taste for over-indulging in ale contribute to their defeat at the Battle of Hastings?

Friday, October 14th, 2016 No Comments »

Beer and cider boosts Chapel Down results

English winery Chapel Down has announced positive sales in the first half of the year with its beer and cider arm soaring.

Friday, September 30th, 2016 No Comments »

Romano-British elite enjoyed Mediterranean wines

Excavations at a Dark Age palace at Tintagel in Cornwall have shed further light on the fine dining tastes of the Romano-British aristocracy.

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 No Comments »

On this day 1613…the Globe burns down

The Globe Theatre burned down on this day in 1613 and one poor theatre-goer had to put out his flaming trousers with a pot of ale.

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 No Comments »

Alcohol ban ahead of England Euro 2016 match

Authorities in France have decided to limit the sale of alcohol ahead of England and Russia’s next Euro 2016 matches.

Thursday, June 16th, 2016 No Comments »

Strange tales: The barmaid eaten by a tiger

According to her gravestone and local legend, Hannah Twynnoy, a barmaid in Malmesbury, was the first person in Britain to be eaten by a tiger.

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 No Comments »

Top 10 things to do during English Wine Week

We’ve cherry picked the top 10 things to do during English Wine Week this week, so clear your diary, dig out your wellies and head to the country for a taste of England’s finest.

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 No Comments »

English wine gets 37 new producers

No less than 37 new English wine producers entered the industry last year to meet growing consumer demand for English sparkling wine.

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 No Comments »

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