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Did you know?... 19 February, 2019

Published on Feb 19 2019 10:30 AM

Did you know?... 19 February, 2019

Did you know?... A study has revealed that people who drink gin are considered sexier than those who don't. The research, which studied 30,000 people between the ages of 18 and 34 in 21 different countries, found that people who drink spirits were found to be a little aggressive (fair), energetic, confident and sexy, while those who drink beer and wine were found to be more relaxed and tired.

Did you know?... Vegan wines and a focus on organic and sustainable winemaking will be highlighted at this year’s Wines from Spain annual tasting event. The event, which takes place on March 7 at London’s Sky Garden, will feature a selection of around 1,000 wines. This year’s event will focus on “some of the growing styles for environmentally and health-conscious consumer”.

Did you know?... 90 Tesco stores in the UK look set to close their meat and fish counters, it has been reported. The revelation comes just weeks after the UK’s largest retailer confirmed it would be axing thousands of jobs to cut costs. It was also disclosed that some stores would be reducing the opening hours of the deli counter. These changes are expected to happen around the end of March or the middle of April.

Did you know?... British lorry drivers could face a survey of nearly 40 questions each time they cross the Channel Sea from Calais to enter Britain in the event of a no-deal Brexit, it has been reported. Failure to answer the questions relating to the safety and security of their load could result in a fine of up to £1,000 per delivery.

Did you know?... Galaxy has released its own version of Nutella, with its new Galaxy chocolate spread with a slight hint of hazelnut. The 350-gram jar is available in Tesco stores for €3.69.

Did you know?... Renewable energy sources will be the world's main source of power within two decades and are establishing a foothold in the global energy system faster than any fuel in history, according to BP. The UK-based oil company said wind, solar and other renewables will account for about 30% of the world's electricity supplies by 2040, up from 25% in BP's 2040 estimates last year, and about 10% today. In regions such as Europe, the figure will be as high as 50% by 2040.

© 2019 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Aidan O’Sullivan. Click subscribe to sign up for the Checkout print edition. 

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