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Chancellor delivers "hammer blow" to wine

 Tax on wine willl rise alongside inflation, meaning punters will pay 7p more per bottle in 2019.


“The Chancellor to increase wine rates significantly is a hammer blow to this great British industry,” said Miles Beale, chief executive of the Wine & Spirits Trade Association (WSTA).

“It actively undermines a sector that has been hardest hit since the Brexit Referendum and will be thoroughly unwelcome for the 33 million consumers of the nation’s most popular alcoholic drink.”

He said the price hike next year will “stifle growth of our flourishing English wine industry; and raise prices


Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 14:15


It’s not everyday that royalty drops into Rathfinny, but this week Her Royal Highness Princess Anne came to officially open their new winery buildings: The ‘Cellar’, which will store all their wine whilst it matures in the bottle ‘on-lees’ and the ‘Bottling’ centre that will house all their bottling, riddling, disgorging, labelling and packaging equipment.


Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 08:45

UK wine industry to plant 1m vines

Wine producers in Britain will plant a record 1m vines over the next 12 months, allowing growers to produce 2m more bottles of wine a year in the south of a country not historically known for its viticulture.

The figures demonstrate that wine is one of the fastest-growing agricultural products in the UK. Over the last 10 years the number of acres planted with grapevines in England and Wales has grown by 135%, according to the English Wine Producers trade body.

Among those planting new rootstocks are two big French champagne houses, Taittinger and Vranken-Pommery Monopole, which have announced


Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 13:00

GBVG Visitor Demographics - Countries

New Visitor 19,465 Sessions  
Returning Visitor 3,885 Sessions  
  Country Sessions % Sessions  
1 United Kingdom 20754 88.88%  
2 United States 509 2.18%  
3 France 278 1.19%  
4 India 169 0.72%  
5 Australia 153 0.66%  
6 Germany 138 0.59%  
7 Italy 135 0.58%  
8 (not set) 114 0.49%  
9 Canada 108 0.46%  
10 Spain 62 0.27%  


Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 10:45

A Royal Welcome to West Sussex

With all sorts of excitement about a Royal wedding and a possible Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Wiston Estate Vineyard were delighted to have their Wiston Rosé NV on the menu for Her Majesty the Queen's visit to Chichester Festival Theatre last week. As gracious as ever, the Queen met with local dignitaries (including the Vice Lord Lieutenant - Harry Goring) before watching a performance of two songs from Fiddler on the Roof.


Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:00

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Monday, November 27, 2017 - 14:15


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