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Thursday 30 October 2014

UK

Trade thanks MPs for scrapping tax

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association gathered at Westminster yesterday to thank MPs for their support in abolishing the alcohol duty escalator.

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Alcohol abuse in armed forces ‘substantial’

“Urgent action” is needed to tackle rising levels of alcohol abuse within the UK’s armed forces, according to a House of Commons report published today.

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Pimm’s No.6 restored after outcry

Diageo has back-tracked on its plan to discontinue Pimm’s No.6 Vodka Cup after being “flooded” with customer requests.

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Glenlivet marks 1m case sales with new malt

The Glenlivet has launched a new expression to sit alongside its 12-year-old, as the brand continues in its aim to become the world’s biggest single malt whisky.

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C&B: Buyers need to sort ‘charlatans’ from the genuine

UK wine merchant Corney & Barrow’s recent rejection of a suspect case of 1947 Burgundy illustrates its on-going drive to shut out fakes and build consumer confidence in fine wine.

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Bibendum Wine merges with PLB Group

Bibendum Wine Limited has merged with drinks importer the PLB Group to create The Bibendum PLB Group.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 No Comments »

Serious Fraud Office to investigate Tesco

The Serious Fraud Office is to carry out a criminal investigation into the finances of UK supermarket Tesco.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 No Comments »

Tesco joins forces with army charity

Tesco has launched a beer created by injured war veterans to raise money for British armed forces charity Help for Heroes.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 No Comments »

Fine wine art to be auctioned for charity

An artist who made his name with a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II has produced the first in a series of fine wine paintings that is due to be auctioned for charity next year.

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 No Comments »

Experts debate oak use for Sauvignon Blanc

Complexity or a car crash? The use of oak when vinifying Sauvignon Blanc proved one of the most contentious areas of discussion in The Drinks Business Sauvignon Blanc Masters.

Monday, October 27th, 2014 No Comments »

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