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Friday 4 September 2015

Government

Government spent £70K on wine last year

The UK government splashed out over £70,000 on replenishing its wine cellar last year, with spending up 15% on 2013.

Friday, July 17th, 2015 No Comments »

5,000 grape growers protest in Argentina

Some 5,000 grape growers have taken to the streets in Mendoza to protest against the government’s lack of action over a bailout for the country’s troubled wine industry.

Friday, January 16th, 2015 No Comments »

British embassies ‘should serve English wine’

A Tory MP has called for British embassies to serve more English and Welsh wine to foreign dignitaries rather than French.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Government steps up pressure on Tesco

Business secretary Vince Cable has voiced his concerns about Tesco’s £263 million financial scandal, calling for a comprehensive review of the company’s practices.

Thursday, November 6th, 2014 No Comments »

Tories toast political beer range

Conservative Party members have been bonding at their annual party conference by drinking a range of politically-themed beers.

Monday, September 29th, 2014 No Comments »

Protests hold up Aussie gov wine delivery

Protesting students have interrupted a wine delivery to Australian government headquarters.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 No Comments »

Government spend on Champagne soars

The UK government bought nearly four times as much Champagne last year compared to 2012, documents have revealed.

Monday, January 27th, 2014 3 Comments »

UK govt in Moscow to fight whisky fraud

The UK government’s environment secretary, Owen Paterson, has flown to Moscow to help protect Scotch whisky from counterfeiting.

Monday, September 16th, 2013 No Comments »

£7m UK parliament bar costs revealed

The latest figures have revealed that last year’s bill for subsidising the UK Parliament’s bars and restaurants was more than £7 million.

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 No Comments »

UK government spends £45k on wine

The UK government spent more than £45,000 on wine last year, according to a statement from Foreign Office minister Mark Simmonds.

Thursday, July 11th, 2013 No Comments »

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