beers, wines & spirits news
Halewood adds Liverpool Gin to spirits portfolio Subscription
The acquisition forms part of the company’s “continued expansion plans”
The beer brand will be a co-sponsor along with Barclays, Nike, Electronic Arts and Barclays
The new look will be rolled out across all cans and bottles from this week
Central England Co-operative has launched a new tie-up with the There’s A Beer For That campaign
AB InBev to sell all of SABMiller’s Central and Eastern European businesses
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.
Its first partners include Barcelona beer Moritz and Karlsbrau UrPils lager from Germany
The total amount of beer, wine and spirits shipped to the States was valued at £361m
Rekorderlig rolls out canned Cider Cocktail trio Subscription
The range comprises three variants: Passionfruit Gimlet, Wild Berries Bramble and Swedish Punch
SABMiller investor sells half its shares for £1bn Subscription
One of the largest shareholders in SABMiller has sold half its stake in the brewing giant for just more than £1bn.
Camden Town Brewery to open new facility in Enfield Subscription
The £20m investment comes months after the craft brewer’s acquisition by AB InBev
Bestway lines up summer promotion for wine brands Subscription
Bestway is launching a wine festival promotion in time for the category’s summer sales spike
BrewDog misses £25m crowdfunding target Subscription
BrewDog has raised £19m from its latest crowdfunding round but fell £6m short of its £25m target.
Asda teams up with JW Filshill's Craft Beer Clan Subscription
JW Filshill has struck a deal with Asda to supply 61 stores with craft beer from Scottish microbreweries
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.
A blend of wines made from viura and tempranillo blanco grapes is arriving in the multiples this month
Accolade Wines profit rises despite turnover fall Subscription
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 wins £150k to ‘turbo-charge’ growth Subscription
Craft gin producer secures £150k to invest in capacity after winning a national competition for small and medium-sized businesses.
The film traces the journey of the premium-crafted lager from its creation to people’s first sip
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 CEO steps down Subscription
Stock Spirits CEO Chris Heath has bowed to shareholder pressure and announced he is stepping down
Ad comes ahead of new on-pack promotion to win ‘Epic Experiences’
Britain knocked back more than 40 million litres of supermarket Prosecco last year
The format, familiar to US drinkers, is available now across all SKUs
The fastest-growing company in The Grocer’s Fast 50 reported another year of stellar growth, with revenues rising 51%
Tipple tips from the London Wine Fair Subscription
We reveal the latest trends and innovations from the London Wine Fair
Let’s raise two glasses – one of gin and one of scotch – to a prosperous future for the UK’s distillers
A purple pint fit for a Queen - and a Prince Subscription
The good folk at Greene King had innocently been beavering away on a limited-edition ale to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday
Foster's new hero goes on the hunt for a new career Subscription
Foster’s has a new hero: a ginger fella who works at a dry-cleaners
So what has turned Britain into a nation of wine lovers? What’s driven overall wine prices up 0.5%?
Wine Category Report 2016 Subscription
Britain has become a nation of fizz fanciers, having knocked back 40 million litres of Prosecco last year
Seaside delight with added gin Subscription
Edinburgh Gin Distillery has teamed up with the booze-loving boffins of Heriot-Watt University to create seaside gin
Wine tech's not for wine fans Subscription
The $199 decanter, made by Kuvée, went on sale in the US this week
Hot cross bun gin: an Easter treat for grown-ups Subscription
Treat yourself to an adults-only hot cross bun: gin
Watt was set up for a fall, and he took it
Can craft brewing survive the influx of big brewers? Subscription
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’
Every corner of the wine industry should be celebrating the success of the fruit and light wine segment