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Monday 27 April 2015

UK

Broken corkscrew makes £40k at auction

A broken Victorian corkscrew made from pieces of old London Bridge has been bought for £40,000 at an auction in Essex, over 100 times its asking price.

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Bourgogne Week comes to London

Next month will see the UK’s first official “Bourgogne Week”, with Burgundy-themed events in London to coincide with the region’s 2013 vintage launch.

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Bar charged over liquid nitrogen cocktail

A wine bar has been charged after a teenager had to have her stomach removed having drunk a freezing liquid nitrogen cocktail.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Champagne and gin top-talking tipples

Champagne and gin have taken over Sherry and brandy to become the UK’s favourite Christmas tipples, a study on language suggests.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 No Comments »

UK leaders shun English fizz

English sparkling wine accounted for just 48 of over 25,000 bottles of fizz bought for the House of Commons’ cellar in the last four years.

Monday, December 15th, 2014 1 Comment »

Berry warns Bordeaux over 2014 prices

Bordeaux producers have only “one more vintage to get it right” in terms of pricing and reviving demand, according to Simon Berry of Berry Bros. & Rudd.

Monday, December 15th, 2014 No Comments »

£5 Prosecco a thing of the past

Rising bulk Prosecco prices will make £5 Prosecco a thing of the past, believes Paolo Lasagni, MD, Bosco Viticultori.

Monday, December 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Knock sets out Philglas & Swiggot future

Justin Knock MW has hailed the independent retail sector as “one of the biggest success areas” for the UK wine trade in recent years.

Monday, December 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Magnum sales up 122% at Waitrose

Sales of magnums are up 122% at Waitrose with consumers splashing out on larger bottles in the run up to Christmas.

Monday, December 15th, 2014 No Comments »

WSTA launches campaign to cut duty by 2%

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has launched a campaign calling for a 2% cut in duty on wine and spirits, which it says would result in a £1.5 billion boost to public finances in 2015.

Monday, December 15th, 2014 No Comments »

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