The UK government splashed out over £70,000 on replenishing its wine cellar last year, with spending up 15% on 2013.
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.
A Tory MP has called for British embassies to serve more English and Welsh wine to foreign dignitaries rather than French.
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.
Conservative Party members have been bonding at their annual party conference by drinking a range of politically-themed beers.
Protesting students have interrupted a wine delivery to Australian government headquarters.
The UK government bought nearly four times as much Champagne last year compared to 2012, documents have revealed.
The UK government’s environment secretary, Owen Paterson, has flown to Moscow to help protect Scotch whisky from counterfeiting.
The latest figures have revealed that last year’s bill for subsidising the UK Parliament’s bars and restaurants was more than £7 million.
The UK government spent more than £45,000 on wine last year, according to a statement from Foreign Office minister Mark Simmonds.
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