The UK government splashed out over £70,000 on replenishing its wine cellar last year, with spending up 15% on 2013.
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.
Peers in the House of Lords rejected a budget cut because they feared being forced to drink inferior Champagne, a parliamentary insider has revealed.
The NZ government has been criticised for spending NZ$7200 of public money treating oil executives to a wine tasting in 2011.
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.
100 MPs were presented with a ‘beer champion’ award yesterday in recognition of their support for the beer industry.
An opposition day debate on UK pub companies will today be held in the House of Commons following mounting pressure to prevent continued closures.
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.
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