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Wednesday 22 October 2014

UK

Rioja set for allocation pressure

Berry Brothers & Rudd has strengthened its Rioja portfolio as the merchant’s Spain buyer Simon Field MW acknowledged growing demand.

Friday, October 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Sainsbury’s slashes abv on Prosecco

UK supermarket Sainsbury’s has cut the alcohol in its own-brand Prosecco from 11% abv to 10.5% as part of its ’20×20′ programme.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Landlord opens UK’s first iPad-operated pub

The UK’s first self-service “iPub”, where bar staff have been swapped for iPads, has opened in Wales.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 1 Comment »

Alcohol-related hospital admissions drop

While the number of people being admitted to hospital in England due to alcohol has fallen, treating alcohol-related illnesses is still costing the NHS £2.8 billion a year.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 No Comments »

IWSC hails ‘outstanding’ whisky figureheads

The International Wine & Spirit Competition has announced seven shortlisted candidates for this year’s Outstanding Achievement Award in the Scotch Whisky Industry.

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Tesco’s Dan Jago suspended

Tesco has suspended three executives – including its director for beer, wine and spirits – as part of an investigation into a £250 million profit overestimation.

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 2 Comments »

CAMRA pulls ‘sexist’ student leaflet

The Campaign for Real Ale has been accused of ‘beer sexism’ after a leaflet featuring corset-clad models was distributed around UK universities.

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 1 Comment »

Pub chain fined £33k over toddler fall

A UK pub chain has been fined £33,000 after a toddler fell through railings and into its basement.

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Oddbins bolsters German wine selection

Oddbins has increased its focus on German wines to raise awareness of the country’s more interesting styles, emphasising it’s “not all about Riesling”.

Monday, October 13th, 2014 1 Comment »

Prosecco drives soaring UK fizz sales

UK sparkling wine sales shot up by £70 million last year, making it the country’s fastest growing alcoholic drink category.

Monday, October 13th, 2014 No Comments »

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