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Aldi to sponsor inaugural Scottish Beer Awards

25 Jul 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The discounter will lend its name to the new event for two years

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Heineken renames beer in honour of new PM Theresa May

20 Jul 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The ale will be served by two pubs in May’s Maidenhead constituency

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Deliveroo launches 20-minute alcohol delivery Subscription

19 Jul 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Company hopes to broaden horizons beyond food through Majestic Wine and Brewdog partnership

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Jack Daniel's tops Scotch as nation's favourite whisky brand Subscription

15 Jul 2016 | By Rob Brown

Scotch on the rocks as Jack Daniel’s overtakes Famous Grouse in our survey of Britain’s Biggest Alcohol Brands 2016


Booths hosts craft beer evening

15 Jul 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Northern supermarket hopes to tap into growing appetite for traditional fare

blind pig ciders

Heineken splashes out on cider as Blind Pig enters off-trade Subscription

14 Jul 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The spirits-flavoured Blind Pig trio was launched as a pilot into the on-trade a year ago

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San Miguel partners with The Guardian and Discovery Channel

14 Jul 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The brand will focus on 20 people from around the globe with ‘unique, compelling, aspirational human stories’

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The Grocer Drink Awards entry deadline extended

12 Jul 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The deadline for The Grocer’s new set of awards for alcoholic drinks has been extended to 22 July meaning there is still plenty of time for entries.


Belgian sour beer brand Petrus Sours makes UK debut

11 Jul 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The three beers can be mixed to create original flavours says Belgian brewery De Brabandere

gallo spritz

E&J Gallo adds peach & nectarine flavour to Spritz wine range Subscription

07 Jul 2016 | By Lisa Riley

E&J Gallo has added a third flavour to its Spritz range

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'Food-centred' Rosemount Meal Matchers wines launched by TWE Subscription

07 Jul 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Treasury Wine Estate has launched a four-strong ‘food-centred’ range of wine under its Rosemount portfolio

Jagermeister Black Sprice

Jägermeister rolls out limited-edition Black Spice pack

07 Jul 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Jägermeister has launched a limited-edition Black Spice pack


Diageo confirms investment in a distilled non-alcoholic spirit Subscription

05 Jul 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Distill Ventures takes minority stake in Seedlip start-up


Morgenrot adds two Riojan brews to Spanish craft beer portfolio

05 Jul 2016 | By Lisa Riley

“Palax and Ceriux beers epitomise what is great about Spanish food and drink”…

Dave King

Gordon & MacPhail recruits international sales director Subscription

04 Jul 2016 | By Lisa Riley

David King has joined the business after more than 20 years in the drinks industry…

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Charles Wells hikes IPA sales forecast with digital offer Subscription

04 Jul 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Brewer said cashback offer had a 21% redemption rate

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Beefeater gives its London Dry Gin a 'capital' makeover Subscription

30 Jun 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The new packaging, rolling out now, features a hand-drawn map of London that captures the ‘rich tapestry’ of the city

jacobs creek double barrel wine

Jacob's Creek rolls out the Double Barrel premium wine range Subscription

30 Jun 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The newly launched wine is a premium red shiraz made with “high-quality fruits”

new amsterdam vodka

New Amsterdam vodka launched by E&J Gallo in 35cl bottle format

30 Jun 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The premium tipple is available in the smaller size from the impulse and convenience channels now

cranes cranberry cider

Cranes serves up 'healthier' trio of cranberry ciders Subscription

30 Jun 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The 4% abv drink is brewed with crushed cranberries, with added ‘real’ fruit juices

Tesco Finest wine bar

Tesco readies Finest pop-up wine bar in Soho

30 Jun 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The retailer will open the doors on 2 August in Wardour Street


Carlsberg UK to outsource porterage to DHL’s Tradeteam Subscription

30 Jun 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The brewer will no longer provide its own porterage services


Corona to host stages at Lovebox and Citadel music festivals

27 Jun 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The fast-selling brand promises ‘chilled beach tunes, upbeat melodic and deep house music’

McGuigan Borders

McGuigan launches Borders Aussie wine duo into the Co-op

27 Jun 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The Borders duo comprises a shiraz and a chardonnay


Kopparberg cider rolls out summer sharing 'Kopparkeg'

24 Jun 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The limited edition Kopparkeg will be available from Morrisons and Asda from mid-July

craft beer

The thirst for new craft beers may run its course Subscription

20 Jul 2016

Will there really be growing demand for as long as producers of all scales offer something ‘new’?

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Can big brands play the craft card? Subscription

18 Jul 2016 | By Rob Brown

Britain’s biggest alcohol brands are under attack. As a bold new generation of brands lure drinkers away from the mainstream, we examine the craft movement’s influence and explore how big brands are adapting to suit the craft-thirsty consumer. Plus, for the first time, we list the top 10 craft beer and spirits brands

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Big brewers aren't ruining craft beer - they're helping it Subscription

15 Jul 2016 | By Rob Brown

Recent craft sales include Camden Town Brewery’s to AB InBev and Meantime’s to Asahi

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Will there be Brexit blues for booze?

14 Jul 2016 | By Helen Stares

The value of the off-trade alcohol market continues to grow in the face of a slight downturn in consumer confidence

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World of wine gets edgy with cat drink and blue booze

11 Jul 2016

The world of wine is sometimes seen as a stuffy one, with dusty old bottles prized by dusty old snobs


Responsible work on antibiotics should be recognised Subscription

07 Jul 2016

Over the past five years the UK has reduced antibiotic use in the poultry meat sector by 44%


Diageo spots potential of ‘zero proof’ adult soft drinks Subscription

05 Jul 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Temperate readers will be pleased to learn ‘zero proof’ is set to be the next big thing in the booze aisle

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Euro 2016 footy gives short boost to alcohol promotions Subscription

01 Jul 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Alcohol saw the biggest growth in promotions of any category – up 1.09% to account for 22.26% of offers

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Drinking games: beer & lager category report 2016 Subscription

20 Jun 2016 | By Carina Perkins

With cider and lager sales falling fast, could this year’s summer ?of sport help give the sector the shot in the arm it needs?

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Drink and (fast) driving: Why Heineken's F1 deal makes sense Subscription

14 Jun 2016 | By Mark Dishman

Motor racing and booze have a long history together

red wine

Tesco wine range: what ditching Simply and Vineyards tells us Subscription

06 Jun 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Bargain basement supermarket wine brands simply don’t wash with many consumers anymore

the grocer drink awards

The Grocer launches Drink Awards to mark excellence in booze

01 Jun 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The Grocer Drink Awards 2016 is inviting entrants across categories from beer and cider to vodka and fruit wine

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