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Thursday 26 November 2015


Supermarket wine ranges ‘like baked beans’

Majestic boss Rowan Gormley has blasted the commoditisation of wine ranges, saying they are becoming “more like baked beans and less like wine”.

Thursday, November 19th, 2015 4 Comments »

Chapel Down trebles beer funding drive

Chapel Down is trebling the fundraising target of its beer and cider business to £3.65m, after smashing the original £1m target in less than two months.

Thursday, November 19th, 2015 No Comments »

UK wholesaler scheme is ‘potentially deadly’

New British legislation to end alcohol tax fraud could lead to an explosion of underground bootleggers, job losses in the industry and even deaths, according to legal experts.

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Failed wine investment firm owes £400k

A wine investment director who didn’t purchase any wine on behalf of his clients, duping them out of £400,000, has been banned from running a company for 11 years.

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Alcohol drives fall in consumer inflation

Alcohol is the main driver behind another fall in consumer inflation, with prices of wine and beer falling for three consecutive months to October 2015, according to the Wilson Drinks Report.

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Roads closed after chemical spill at brewery

A 150m cordon was put in place around a UK brewery, the home of Bombardier beer, this morning, following a chemical spill at the site.

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Aldi and Lidl reach record share of UK market

Discount retailers Aldi and Lidl now own a 10% combined share of the British grocery market, double their share of only three years ago, new figures have revealed.

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the UK press

British wine writers went all-out in search of good value wines this week, with discount retailers and Asda’s celebrated Wine Atlas range making a strong showing.

Monday, November 16th, 2015 No Comments »

‘Fabled’ Rhône wines lead Sotheby’s sale

Sotheby’s next London sale will feature Hermitage La Chapelle dating back to 1961 and other rare wines sourced from a Bavarian castle.

Sunday, November 15th, 2015 No Comments »

Wiltshire gastro-pub to open new wine shop

The team behind successful Wiltshire gastro-pub The Beckford Arms is set to open a wine shop in Tisbury next month.

Friday, November 13th, 2015 No Comments »

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