Wetherspoon calls time on champagne over Brexit

Wetherspoon calls time on champagne over Brexit
Wetherspoon's Brexit drinks shift. Pic: Getty

Champagne is to be replaced with sparkling wines from Britain and Australia, while the chain will serve wheat beers from Britain and the US

British pub chain JD Wetherspoon has announced a shift from EU drink products – including champagne from France and German wheat beers – in the run-up to Brexit.

Wetherspoon was founded by chairman Tim Martin, who was a strong Leave supporter in the Brexit referendum campaign. He believes Britain’s economic prospects will improve outside the EU and has regularly attacked what he described as "unprecedented and irresponsible doom-mongering" by supporters of the Remain side....

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