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Wednesday 4 March 2015

UK

Labour pledges strong support for pubs

The Labour party has “out-Ukipped” UKIP, with five-times as many of its election candidates pledging support for community pubs than its famously beer-loving rivals.

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Bibendum pioneers wine on tap range

Bibendum has launched a nine-strong range of wines on tap designed for use in restaurants and bars due to increasing demand from consumers.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Champagne shipments rise 0.7% in 2014

Champagne shipments surpassed 307 million bottles in 2014, an increase of 0.7% on 2013, when the region sold 304m bottles worldwide.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Berry Bros in managerial shake-up

The managing director of drinks merchant Berry Bros & Rudd, Hugh Sturges, has left the company after 14 years, with chairman Simon Berry temporarily taking over his role on the wine side of the business.

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 California wine pioneers in the UK

The Californian wine offering in the UK has come a long way in the last decade thanks to these trailblazers championing top drops from the Golden State.

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Brewery takes on Magners in High Court

A UK brewery has launched legal action against Magners over claims the cider giant has infringed on its trademark for its Hazy Hog cider.

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Consumers ‘misled’ by wine-based drinks

Shoppers are being ‘misled’ by supermarkets selling “wine based” drinks, which only contain 75% wine but are marketed as wine and sold in the wine aisle.

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Less means more: Looking at global tax

When it comes to taxes on the drinks industry – both import/export tarrifs and duty – a lower rate doesn’t just mean more jobs and growth, but also less criminality and ill-health, writes Ron Emler.

Friday, February 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Thieves steal £80k worth of wine from Bolney

Nearly 5,000 bottles of wine worth £80,000 have been stolen from Bolney Wine Estate in West Sussex overnight.

Friday, February 27th, 2015 No Comments »

London Beer Week ‘smashes’ predictions

London Beer Week’s first festival attracted 8,500 attendees with more than 16,000 signature beers served, generating £50,000 for London bars.

Friday, February 27th, 2015 No Comments »

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