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Sunday 14 February 2016

Parliament

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 »

Scottish secretary backs UK duty cut

The Secretary of State for Scotland has lent his support to the SWA’s Drop The Duty campaign, which is pushing for a 2% drop in UK alcohol tax.

Thursday, February 5th, 2015 No Comments »

UK Lords reject Champagne budget cut

Peers in the House of Lords rejected a budget cut because they feared being forced to drink inferior Champagne, a parliamentary insider has revealed.

Monday, December 8th, 2014 1 Comment »

NZ gov slammed for wine tasting

The NZ government has been criticised for spending NZ$7200 of public money treating oil executives to a wine tasting in 2011.

Monday, August 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Irish whiskey tax ‘more than bottle in US’

Ireland is reputedly one of the most expensive places to buy Irish whiskey, with the tax there claimed to be more than the total cost of a bottle in the U.S.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 No Comments »

MPs made ‘beer champions’

100 MPs were presented with a ‘beer champion’ award yesterday in recognition of their support for the beer industry.

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

MPs urged to protect pubs from closure

An opposition day debate on UK pub companies will today be held in the House of Commons following mounting pressure to prevent continued closures.

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Government buys £49,000 worth of wine

The government spent almost £50,000 on wine to replenish its cellars but also sold off £44,000 worth of wine to fund the purchases.

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 1 Comment »

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