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Saturday 26 July 2014


Smugglers jailed over £2m alcohol fraud

Two men have been jailed for evading nearly £2 million in alcohol duty by “hijacking” the details of legitimate companies and faking paperwork.

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 No Comments »

Conviviality buys 26 stores in £1.7m deal

Conviviality Retail Plc has announced its acquisition of 26 Rhythm and Booze stores in a deal worth £1.7 million.

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 No Comments »

Champagne report 2014: Seizing the initiative

Champagne faces genuine pressure from rising costs, the popularity of sparkling wines and sur latte trading but Project 2030 aims to rectify the situation.

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 No Comments »

Parliament bans ale with ‘black-faced’ dancers on label

An ale featuring ‘black-faced’ Morris dancers on its label has been banned from the House of Commons amid fear it might cause offence.

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 2 Comments »

Winemakers’ Winemaker award 2014

The industry gathered to see Anne-Claude Leflaive become the new recipient of the Winemakers’ Winemaker award recently – a winemaker said to embody a combination of tradition and innovation.

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the UK press

Jamie Goode picks a selection of “sophisticated” sweet wines, while Suzy Atkins recommends some natural wines ahead of London’s RAW Wine Fair.

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 No Comments »

LWF to welcome Azerbaijan winemakers

Azerbaijan will be exhibiting at this year’s London Wine Fair for the first time this next month.

Friday, May 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

Importer moves warehouse after 80 years

UK-based Hallgarten Druitt & Novum Wines has signed a major contract which will see it transfer its in-house warehousing operations to Barking.

Friday, May 2nd, 2014 1 Comment »

Men fear ridicule over ordering wine

British men enjoy drinking wine at home but avoid ordering it in a pub in case their friends make fun of them, a recent survey has claimed.

Thursday, May 1st, 2014 1 Comment »

Wet weather blamed for drop in UK beer sales

Beer sales in the UK dropped by 3.1% in the first quarter of 2014 with a late Easter break and soggy weather blamed for weak sales.

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 No Comments »

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