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Friday 25 July 2014

UK

Majestic employee stabbed in violent robbery

A Majestic Wine employee was beaten and stabbed with a wine bottle before being locked in a toilet during a violent robbery.

Friday, July 18th, 2014 12 Comments »

Pernod slams ‘sledgehammer’ ruling

Pernod Ricard has hit out at a decision by the Portman Group that the label of its Pernod brand is in breach of UK alcohol marketing rules.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 2 Comments »

Provence rosé magnum sales to double

UK sales of Provençal rosé magnums are predicted to “double” this year with total exports of the region’s signature style rising 22% in volume last year.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Tongue-in-cheek beer packaging banned

The packaging of a colourfully named range of beers including Cat’s Piss, Arse Liquor, Puke and Shitfaced have been banned in the UK following complaints.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 No Comments »

db team shortlisted for Roederer awards

Two members of the drinks business editorial team and several contributors have been shortlisted for the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2014.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 beers in the world media

A stout boasting hints of “buttery fudge and vanilla marzipan” and an “intriguing” AC/DC inspired black pale ale are just two beers featured in this week’s round up.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 London restaurants

There has always been stiff competition in London for the attention of diners and opinions on the capital’s top restaurants tend to differ, but this list is a good place to start.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Halfwine sets sights on expansion

Halfwine, a new UK wine operation specialising in half bottles, has launched a crowdfunding project to help it expand and build on this growing trend.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Lidl plots ‘claret offensive’

Discount supermarket chain Lidl is plotting a £12 million autumn “claret offensive” against its rivals in a bid to expand into affluent central London postcodes.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 2 Comments »

Mutant worm could help alcoholics

Scientists in the US have created a “James Bond” style mutant worm that is resistant to the intoxicating effects of alcohol, potentially revolutionising drug treatment for alcoholics.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 No Comments »

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