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Friday 29 May 2015

UK

Prosecco beats Champagne for UK growth

Sales of Prosecco continued to grow in the UK on- and off-trade in 2014, but not at the expense of Champagne, according to the fourth annual Lanson category report.

Friday, May 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

Young landlords lead UK pub growth

The UK pub industry looks like it could have a new lease of life, as research has shown that nearly half of the country’s bars have been opened in the last three years.

Friday, May 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

Ardbeg conjures up ‘drinkable cloud’

Ardbeg is transporting the Islay weather into a glass thanks to a new, hi-tech carafe that recreates the Scottish island’s thick coastal mists.

Friday, May 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

HMRC seize 68,000 litres of illegal booze

Over 68,000 litres of alcohol and three lorries have been seized by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers in the UK in an overnight operation to crackdown on excise fraud and smuggling.

Friday, May 22nd, 2015 1 Comment »

Budapest cheapest holiday spot for wine

Budget wine lovers should make a beeline for Budapest, home to the cheapest glass of wine according to a survey of the UK's most popular holiday destinations.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Indie retail: ‘consumers are coming back’

As Bibendum PLB’s independent retail and wholesale division prepares to start trading next month, Walker & Wodehouse Wines’ managing director Gareth Groves has highlighted the “positivity” in this sector.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 No Comments »

London Fields brewer ‘regrets’ cocaine dealing

The ex-convict owner of hip London brewery London Fields has said he regrets his role in a cocaine supply network and vows to pay his £3.2m debt.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Ventisquero explores coastal Chile

Viña Ventisquero has launched “Kalfu”, a range of wines designed to show off the different expressions that exist across Chile’s coastal regions.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Pub manager shot by lousy marksman

A man who accidentally shot a pub manager in Scotland while trying to hit a noisy pigeon that was keeping him awake has been jailed.

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Fighting Cocks pub is offensive to chickens

A group of animal rights activists is calling upon a historic UK pub to change its name from the Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, claiming it is offensive to chickens.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 3 Comments »

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