A lorry driver who smuggled over £130,000 worth of beer into the UK from France has been jailed.
Two brothers have been jailed after they were caught by the HMRC attempting to dodge £6.4 million in excise duty by trying to sell tax-free beer, wine and spirits.
A fine wine investment broker has been given a suspended jail sentence after he conned clients out of £25,000.
French winemaker François Lurton’s former finance director is due in court for embezzling €50,000 of funds from the wine company between 2008 and 2011.
Wine investment fraudster Daniel Snelling has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison for cheating “elderly and retired” victims out of £4.5m.
A confidence trickster who posed as the brother of comedian Peter Kay in order to scam pub landlords in the East Midlands has been jailed for two years.
Instances of fake fine wines in China are on the rise, and could grow further following Beijing’s threat to impose anti-dumping tariffs on wines imported from the EU.
From celebrity wine to Star Trek and troublesome beer commercials, we reveal the most popular stories on the drinks business website over the last week.
Two brothers from the UK midlands have been jailed after they were discovered trying to avoid paying more than £4.7 million in alcohol duty.
Officers from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have seized nearly 5,700 litres of alcohol during a series of raids in Edinburgh.
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