Britain's Booming Booze Sales
It seems that the British are developing a taste for fine wine; that is at least according to figures released, which show sales of fine wines are soaring.
Majestic Wines have reported a 43% rise in sales of wines costing more than £20, supermarkets have also revealed a surge in demand for their "top end" bottles.
The rise in high end consumption stems from an increased confidence of the British consumer, coupled with increased disposable income.
Needless to say, the fact that restaurants overcharge by up to 300% on their wines has encouraged people to stock their own cellars at home.
However, Wine Intelligence report that less than one in 1,000 of the 14.4 billion bottles sold each year cost more than £10.
There is still some way to go then, before Britain loses its taste for the "Blue Nuns" of this world!