Where is the UK fizz in the Government
A Freedom of Information Act enquiry has revealed that the UK Government spent a total of £275,221 on 25,205 bottles of sparkling wine between April 2010 and March 2014. The majority of this was Champagne. But English Sparkling wine was shunned only being ordered prior to the Queens Jubilee celebrations, when 18 bottles of Camel Valley Sparkling Rose and 30 bottles of Herbert Hall sparkling were ordered. The statistic emerged as a rumour circulated that the House of Lords had rejected the idea of merging the two parliamentary cellars on the grounds that it could lead to a drop in the quality of Champagne available.