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Wine News: Sale of Still Fall & Man Pleads Guilty to Christmas Wine Robbery

By Anna Spooner on 9/01/17 11:30 AM

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Wine News: Sale of Still Fall & Man Pleads Guilty to Christmas Wine Robbery

By Anna Spooner on 9/01/17 11:30 AM

Still Wine Falls Flat

Sales of still wine have continued to slow in the UK, whilst the popularity of bubbly stuff continues to rise.

Sparkling wine sales reached £101.9million which is a whopping 15.5% increase on last year – undoubtedly much of that being driven by affordable Prosecco. However, the fall of 1.5% in still wines did not take into account the discounters such as Lidl and Aldi which have been very popular with wine buyers this year. 

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Man Pleads Guilty to Christmas Wine Robbery

Davis Kiryakoz, 44, has admitted to plotting to steal around $1million worth of wine from a famous French restaurant called ‘The French Laundry’ on Christmas Day in 2014.

The first part of the less-than-festive heist saw the theft of 110 bottles of wine including famous favourites such as Screaming Eagle and Domaine de la Romanée Conti, whilst planning a second robbery at a wine merchant in San Francisco.

Kiryakoz pleaded guilty and will be sentenced in March 2017.

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