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Wednesday 1 July 2015

UK

Landlord ticked off over pub sign ‘banter’

A landlord has dismissed jokes posted on billboards outside his pub about obesity and the death of Orville entertainer Keith Harris as harmless banter.

Friday, June 19th, 2015 No Comments »

Champagne shines at London sale

Sotheby’s London fine wine sale saw strong bidding for Champagne and a case of Armand Rousseau beating Domaine de la Romanée-Conti into second place.

Friday, June 19th, 2015 No Comments »

Oddbins on hunt for ‘amateur palate’

High street wine merchant Oddbins is on the hunt for the UK’s “ultimate amateur palate”, as it launches its The Palate 2015 contest.

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Meantime offers ‘virtual reality’ tour

Craft beer brand Meantime has announced the launch of its ‘Virtual Reality Brewery Tour Experience’ at this year’s Taste of London food festival.

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Macallan plays host in marketing push

Scotch brand The Macallan has opened its doors to consumers at The Macallan Residence, the first UK event of its kind for the single malt whisky.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Majestic could scrap six-bottle minimum

UK retailer Majestic Wine is considering scrapping the minimum purchase rule in its stores in a bid to improve its performance after revealing plummeting profits.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 1 Comment »

Aldi Shmaldi! Bargain Booze fights back

Off-licence chain Bargain Booze is fighting back against discount supermarkets with an advertising campaign that takes aim at Aldi.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Gary Lineker’s cellar raided by thieves

Football pundit, Gary Lineker, has revealed that builders stole a large amount of wine from his cellar during refurbishment work.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Beer man Humphreys awarded MBE

Robert Humphreys, who served as honorary secretary of the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group for 21 years, has been awarded an MBE.

Monday, June 15th, 2015 1 Comment »

Prosecco recalled after bottles shatter

The Wine Society has issued a full recall of one of its Prosecco brands after reports of bottles spontaneously shattering in its members’ wine racks.

Monday, June 15th, 2015 No Comments »

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