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Sunday 1 March 2015

UK Government

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 »

Cider sector clarifies minimum price issue

The National Association of Cider Makers has warned the trade to be alert to differences in how various types of cider are affected by the UK government’s new ban on selling alcoholic drinks below cost.

Monday, June 9th, 2014 No Comments »

New poll highlights anti-minimum pricing sentiment

A new nationwide poll has revealed minimum unit pricing for alcohol to be the least popular option for improving public health.

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 No Comments »

Government consultation document unveils plans for new code of practice

The government has unveiled plans for a code of practice for pub companies backed by a “powerful” adjudicator in new consultation documents released today.

Monday, April 22nd, 2013 No Comments »

Labour says the government is in ‘tatters’ over minimum alcohol pricing

The Labour Party claimed the government is in “tatters” amid reports that a Cabinet revolt has forced the prime minister to drop plans for minimum unit pricing for alcohol.

Thursday, March 14th, 2013 No Comments »

Government poised to drop minimum pricing

Government plans to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol look set to be dropped after David Cameron faced opposition to the measure from members of his Cabinet.

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 No Comments »

Trade disputes effect of UK alcohol policy

As new figures from HM Revenue & Customs show a further drop in UK alcohol consumption, trade bodies have stepped up their calls against minimum pricing and the duty escalator.

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 No Comments »

Christie’s to auction government cellar

Christie’s has said that it will be responsible for auctioning the wines from the UK government’s cellar.

Friday, March 1st, 2013 No Comments »

‘Soapy’ wine served to Obama on state visit

The release of tasting notes from the UK government’s cellar reveal that US President, Barack Obama, was served a “soapy” white Burgundy on his 2011 state visit.

Friday, February 8th, 2013 2 Comments »

Minimum pricing would “kill our business”

Government proposals for a minimum price per unit of alcohol would “kill” Direct Wines’ business, according to the company’s managing director.

Monday, January 28th, 2013 8 Comments »

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