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Those present consumed a whopping 117 bottles of Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs 2014, which is sold for around £65 a bottle. / In total, the bill came to an unbelievable £7,897!
THE cost of a boozy Brexit party held at Number 10 as Covid was emerging has finally been revealed following a lengthy court fight.
South Wales-based wine importer Daniel Lambert challenged an MP to a radio debate on the benefits claimed for “pints of wine”. Will he do it?
English wine producers look set to pass up the chance to sell wine by the pint, despite a triumphant announcement from the government that it had given them the “Brexit freedom” to do so.
It’s tempting to ignore the government’s announcement, made in the doldrums between Christmas and the New Year, that it is to become legal to sell wine and champagne in pint bottles.
I thought it was a hoax. When The National ran a story in November saying that the Tory “Bullingdon boys” were set to reintroduce the pint measure for champagne, I’m ashamed to admit I had my doubts.
The poet Robert Burns imagined a man toasting his lover with a “pint o’ wine”, and Winston Churchill was perhaps the most famous proponent of the pint bottle for champagne. Now, Rishi Sunak’s government has spied a “Brexit opportunity” to legalise the sale of wine by the pint once more – if it can persuade anyone to make the bottles.
The Tories have been criticised for boasting about post-Brexit freedoms that mean the UK can sell pints of wine while the economy is "on its knees" and public services "at breaking point".
Industry experts are warning that wines are ‘up £3 a bottle’ since the UK’s departure from the bloc.
"The UK used to be one of the best places in the world to drink wine. Now it is fast becoming one of the worst."
Policymakers in the UK have to adjust to the reality of no longer setting international standards. The UK no longer offers markets of bulk. Nor does it have recognised high standards that others are keen to adopt.
Scotland's licensed trade sector has condemned sweeping alcohol tax changes brought in today under the Conservatives "Brexit Pub Guarantee" as "naive and fanciful".
New changes to alcohol duty in the UK take effect today, with some drinks set to see their biggest price increase in almost 50 years.
Most food companies feel leaving the European Union has affected operations while many said COVID-19 didn’t impact their ability to meet regulatory requirements, according to a survey.
Uncertain Brexit negotiations over a contested border, a troubled past, debates over sovereignty. It might sound familiar, but we're not talking about Northern Ireland.
Iain Overton examines the lack of consequences for the Brexiters that promised us sunny uplands.
The director of a wine merchant has eviscerated Jacob Rees Mogg on BBC Question Time, branding complications in importing and exporting wine due to Brexit red tape as a “joke”.
Leaving the EU has left the wine import/export business with a shocking hangover.
"Around half of the fiscal hole, and the political instability that comes with that, is down to Brexit," John Springford of the Centre for European Reform.
Food production in the UK is slowing down and some farms are shrinking. Many farmers say they’re struggling to cope.
This week I was contacted by a retired CEO of a major wine wholesaler. They, unbeknownst to me, had asked their local MP John Penrose (Weston-super-Mare, Somerset) if he thought it was acceptable that my wine business had been obliged to open a site in the EU to mitigate Brexit costs.
Jacob Rees-Mogg has admitted that cutting public services was a prime reason for Brexit.
'We are not the envy of the world anymore, we are the crackpot aunty in the corner that everyone laughs at.'
A British wholesaler who supplies the UK retail market is moving his business to the South of France in order to mitigate Brexit redtape, which he says has cost his business £150,000.
In just one week I will finally leave Brexitland for good. Let me know if anyone ever finds those sunlit uplands. Not expecting an answer anytime soon.