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Monday 20 February 2017 loc: GB

UK

UK sparkling wine industry takes off

Sales of sparkling wine produced in the UK have more than doubled since 2010, rising to £6 million in 2014 from £2.9m in 2010.

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Should pubs charge non-customers to use toilets?

A pub landlord has started charging non-customers £1 to use his toilet after being slapped with a £400 bill for blockages.

Monday, July 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Hot weather threatens craft beer hops

A drought in the US and a heatwave in Central Europe are threatening this year’s hop harvests, putting craft beer production in jeopardy.

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West Sussex vineyard now open for weddings

Highdown Vineyard has become the first vineyard in West Sussex where wine lovers can tie the knot after winning a licence from the local country council.

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Top 10 wines in the UK press

A “rich and exotic” Argentine Pinot Grigio, “super-charged” pink Cava and a smattering of German Rieslings were the pick of the bunch in the UK press this week.

Monday, July 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Diageo needs to ‘show direction’

When Ivan Menezes unveils Diageo’s results at the end of this month, investors and analysts will be more interested in what he has to say about the group’s direction than its achievements in the past 12 months.

Monday, July 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Government spent £70K on wine last year

The UK government splashed out over £70,000 on replenishing its wine cellar last year, with spending up 15% on 2013.

Friday, July 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Sales fizz at Matthew Clark

High end Prosecco and English sparkling wine have helped to drive a 40% year-on year uplift in fizz sales at Matthew Clark, one of the UK’s largest on-trade suppliers.

Friday, July 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Lidl sets sights on expansion

After Scotch whisky helped Lidl to achieve record UK sales of more than £4 billion in 2014, the discount retailer has signalled plans for further growth in this market.

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 1 Comment »

Accolade lists top three UK on-trade wines

Wine brands Stowells, Jack Rabbit and Hardys are the current top three most popular wines in the UK on-trade, according to the latest report by CGA Strategy.

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 1 Comment »

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