As reported by The Telegraph, the Bank of England splashed out £7,990 on 756 bottles of wine and Champagne in 2013, up from 444 bottles totaling £4,126 in 2012.

The bank’s 2010 spend meanwhile, was even lower, at £3,509, figures published last Friday under the Freedom of Information Act revealed.

With the British economy slowly cranks back into gear, much of last year’s fizz spend went towards leaving parties, such as one held for the bank’s outgoing governor, Mervyn King.

Reported by The Drinks Business. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.