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Liverpool Gin

Halewood adds Liverpool Gin to spirits portfolio Subscription

04 May 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The acquisition forms part of the company’s “continued expansion plans”

Premier League

Carling strikes three-year partnership with the Premier League Subscription

03 May 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The beer brand will be a co-sponsor along with Barclays, Nike, Electronic Arts and Barclays

magners new design

Magners gets 'more striking' new packs and adds rip tops Subscription

29 Apr 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The new look will be rolled out across all cans and bottles from this week

There's a beer for that co-op

There's A Beer For That hits Central England Co-op aisles Subscription

29 Apr 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Central England Co-operative has launched a new tie-up with the There’s A Beer For That campaign

SAB Miller beer brand Peroni

City snapshot: SABMiller to sell Central and Eastern European businesses Subscription

29 Apr 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

AB InBev to sell all of SABMiller’s Central and Eastern European businesses

Tennent's Lager

C&C Group signs deal to distribute Tennent's in India

29 Apr 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Brewer C&C Group has continued to ramp up its international expansion with the announcement of a partnership with Mahou India to distribute Tennent’s in the country.

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Interbev adds international and boutique drinks arm

28 Apr 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Its first partners include Barcelona beer Moritz and Karlsbrau UrPils lager from Germany

gin and tonic

British gin and wine drives boom in booze exports to the US Subscription

28 Apr 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The total amount of beer, wine and spirits shipped to the States was valued at £361m

rekorderlig cocktails

Rekorderlig rolls out canned Cider Cocktail trio Subscription

28 Apr 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The range comprises three variants: Passionfruit Gimlet, Wild Berries Bramble and Swedish Punch

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SABMiller investor sells half its shares for £1bn Subscription

26 Apr 2016 | By Edward Devlin

One of the largest shareholders in SABMiller has sold half its stake in the brewing giant for just more than £1bn.

Camden Brewery

Camden Town Brewery to open new facility in Enfield Subscription

25 Apr 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The £20m investment comes months after the craft brewer’s acquisition by AB InBev

Bestway

Bestway lines up summer promotion for wine brands Subscription

23 Apr 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Bestway is launching a wine festival promotion in time for the category’s summer sales spike

man on horse

BrewDog misses £25m crowdfunding target Subscription

22 Apr 2016 | By Edward Devlin

BrewDog has raised £19m from its latest crowdfunding round but fell £6m short of its £25m target.

filshill asda craft beer clan deal

Asda teams up with JW Filshill's Craft Beer Clan Subscription

22 Apr 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

JW Filshill has struck a deal with Asda to supply 61 stores with craft beer from Scottish microbreweries

Pernod Ricard range

Pernod Ricard growth declines in Q3 as Chinese new year comes early Subscription

21 Apr 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Pernod Ricard has increased organic sales 1% in the third quarter to €1.86bn but growth went backwards as a result of the earlier Chinese New Year.

campo viejo white rioja

Tempranillo expert Campo Viejo tries its hand at a white Rioja Subscription

21 Apr 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

A blend of wines made from viura and tempranillo blanco grapes is arriving in the multiples this month

babycham

Accolade Wines profit rises despite turnover fall Subscription

21 Apr 2016 | By Carina Perkins

The supplier this week reported pre-tax profits of £28.1m in the year to 30 June 2015, up from £18.8m in 2014

Warner Edwards gin

Warner Edwards wins £150k to ‘turbo-charge’ growth Subscription

20 Apr 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Craft gin producer secures £150k to invest in capacity after winning a national competition for small and medium-sized businesses.

Guinness

Guinness to back Brewers Project Hop House 13 with TV push

20 Apr 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The film traces the journey of the premium-crafted lager from its creation to people’s first sip

Asahi Super Big

Asahi agrees £2bn deal for Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime Subscription

19 Apr 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Exclusive talks between AB InBev and Asahi since February result in £2bn deal for premium lager brands Peroni and Grolsch, as well as London brewery Meantime.

Stock Spirits

Stock Spirits CEO steps down Subscription

18 Apr 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Stock Spirits CEO Chris Heath has bowed to shareholder pressure and announced he is stepping down

Fosters

Foster's airs 'Drycleaner' commercial 'For the Thirsty'

18 Apr 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Ad comes ahead of new on-pack promotion to win ‘Epic Experiences’

prosecco

Prosecco sales soar 40% but supply could soon run dry Subscription

15 Apr 2016 | By Rob Brown

Britain knocked back more than 40 million litres of supermarket Prosecco last year

Budweiser

Budweiser brings Twist-Offs easy-to-open bottles to the UK

13 Apr 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The format, familiar to US drinkers, is available now across all SKUs

Punk IPA Brew Dog beer will produce spirits

BrewDog profits slip as it invests in boosting capacity Subscription

11 Apr 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

The fastest-growing company in The Grocer’s Fast 50 reported another year of stellar growth, with revenues rising 51%

Lanchester Wines

Tipple tips from the London Wine Fair Subscription

04 May 2016 | By Amy North

We reveal the latest trends and innovations from the London Wine Fair

gin and tonic

Gin: from mother’s ruin to Britannia’s anti-a-Gin tonic Subscription

28 Apr 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Let’s raise two glasses – one of gin and one of scotch – to a prosperous future for the UK’s distillers

purple reign beer greene king

A purple pint fit for a Queen - and a Prince Subscription

28 Apr 2016

The good folk at Greene King had innocently been beavering away on a limited-edition ale to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday

fosters ad

Foster's new hero goes on the hunt for a new career Subscription

20 Apr 2016 | By Mark Dishman

Foster’s has a new hero: a ginger fella who works at a dry-cleaners

prosecco one use

Wine Category Report 2016

15 Apr 2016 Updated: 18 Apr 2016

So what has turned Britain into a nation of wine lovers? What’s driven overall wine prices up 0.5%?

prosecco one use

Wine Category Report 2016 Subscription

14 Apr 2016 | By Emma Sturgess

Britain has become a nation of fizz fanciers, having knocked back 40 million litres of Prosecco last year

beach sea rain

Seaside delight with added gin Subscription

13 Apr 2016

Edinburgh Gin Distillery has teamed up with the booze-loving boffins of Heriot-Watt University to create seaside gin

kuvee wine decanter

Wine tech's not for wine fans Subscription

07 Apr 2016

The $199 decanter, made by Kuvée, went on sale in the US this week

Aldi posh easter ad, bogof

Hot cross bun gin: an Easter treat for grown-ups Subscription

22 Mar 2016

Treat yourself to an adults-only hot cross bun: gin

BrewDog brewery

James Watt wasn't the real villain in BrewDog BBC debacle Subscription

14 Mar 2016 | By Gavin Cleaver

Watt was set up for a fall, and he took it

brew by numbers

Can craft brewing survive the influx of big brewers? Subscription

03 Mar 2016 | By Gavin Cleaver

At last week’s Craft Beer Rising festival, one didn’t have to look hard to find gutsy independents willing to let rip at the ‘big guys’

red wine

Wine market can gain strength from low abvs and counterintuitive thinking Subscription

03 Mar 2016 | By Simon Gwynn

Every corner of the wine industry should be celebrating the success of the fruit and light wine segment

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