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aldi alcoholic popsicles

Aldi adds boozy ice popsicles duo in Peach Bellini and G&T Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Gianni’s Alcoholic Ice Popsicles – in Peach Bellini and Gin & Tonic – rolled out this week

bullards gin

Bullards Spirits adds strawberry & black pepper gin to range Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The 40% abv gin features strawberries, black pepper, cardamom and lemon peel

Brockmans Gin

Premium gin producer Brockmans reports "record" year Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Brockmans has benefited from new listings in 115 M&S branches, Wine Rack, Harvey Nichols and Punch Taverns…

wine

Fine wine prices soar as weak sterling attracts overseas buyers Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 Index closed at its highest level for five years last month

sheppy's

Sheppy's ploughs £100k into rebrand to cement premium status Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

“With the trend for premium cider in growth, it fuelled the need for a brand refresh”

brewdog lonewolf spirits

BrewDog looks to 'redefine' spirits with LoneWolf craft brand Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The brewer spent two years building LoneWolf’s new distillery near its Aberdeenshire HQ

Bodega Volcanes wines

Connoisseur wins distribution for Bodega Volcanes de Chile Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The brand’s core range comprises Reserva Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon

elements eight rum

Craft rum brand Elements Eight adds Cuba-Panama blend Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The NPD is aged for a minimum of five years in Bourbon barrels

fizz cider

Nordic cider brand Fizz to launch in UK in two flavours Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Packaging will feature an illustrated fruit design “to create shelf standout and appeal”

BrewDog trucks

BrewDog tightens grip on supply chain with chilled transport Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The move would ensure the supplier’s beers arrive to retailers “colder and fresher, and with no reduction in flavour”

POPS new ice pops

Pops adds Frosé and Watermelon Martini to popsicle lineup Subscription

26 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The duo is joined in the frozen aisle by new non-alcoholic lolly Chilly Mango

Waitrose new craft beers

Waitrose adds 25 new craft and speciality beers to its lineup Subscription

26 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

It comes as the supermarket has reported a 33% rise in speciality beer sales over the past year

Heineken new Sol SKU

Heineken releases two new SKUs for Sol lager Subscription

25 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The beer is now available in 330ml cans (rsp: £4.50/4) and 650ml bottles (rsp: £2.00)

craft beer

Crackdown on sexist and lewd beer labels in US craft scene

24 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The Brewers Association wants to stop use of sexually explicit names and packaging

Whitewater beer from Real Ale

Real Ale to supply craft beers into M&S stores across Ireland Subscription

24 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Own-label and brewery-branded beers supplied by the Twickenham-based company are available now

Tesco wine

Tesco sets out to capitalise on emerging Chinese wine trend Subscription

24 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Retailer believes newly listed £7 Cabernet Sauvignon could establish the market in Britain…

Chapel Down

Chapel Down reports 'excellent' growth despite EU uncertainty Subscription

24 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Producer left untouched by Brexit uncertainty, according to accounts

martell cognac

Martell to launch new entry-level VS cognac Subscription

21 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Martell VS Single Distillery (rsp: £27.19/70cl) will replace the existing VS expression in the brand’s lineup as its young

patron xo cafe tequila

Tequila sees sales boom as premium trend takes hold

21 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Volume sales of the spirit is up 7% while value sales are up 5%

mads mikkelsen carlsberg ad

Carlsberg plays up Danish heritage with Mads Mikkelsen advert Subscription

21 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The brewer is hoping to “revitalise” its Carlsberg and Carlsberg Export brands with The Danish Way campaign

Pernod Ricard range

Pernod Ricard reports 'dynamic' sales growth in the UK Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The company said performance was boosted by advance shipments linked to recent price increases…

marques de caceres wine

Marqués de Cáceres adds five new vintage wines to range Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The producer has added Gaudium 2012, Marqués de Cáceres Crianza 2013 and Marqués de Cáceres Verdejo 2016

Heineken rugby world cup promo packaging

Heineken in global growth despite UK sales dip Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The brewer’s global volumes were up 0.6% organically to 44 million hectolitres

Carling Premier 440ml can

Carling resurrects ‘premium’ lager brand Carling Premier Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The revival would create a “premium option” within the brewer’s portfolio

Berkmann Wine Cellars Morande cask

Berkmann Wine Cellars adds Morandé to Chilean portfolio Subscription

19 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Morandé will supply a variety of entry-level wines showcasing fruit varietals and One to One Estate wines

craft beer aisle

How the craft beer boom is shaking up the BWS aisles Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Sales are set to double again in a sector with sustainable premiums and the opportunity for differentiation

craft beer hops

Craft brewers hit by rising US hop prices Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The UK’s independent brewers look set to face a challenging year…

up yours cahors

Up yours Cahors! Wine & champagne category report 2017 Video Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Hannah Stodell

Brits are turning their back on classic Old World wines, plumping for Argentinian malbecs and Kiwi sauvignon blancs

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Cider

Jack Daniel’s entry to cider is a landmark move. As a long as it hasn’t done a Magners Subscription

05 Apr 2017 | By Rob Brown

Jack is back. And this time he’s dressed up as a cider.

heineken

Did reset or price row lead to Tesco's Heineken cull? Subscription

03 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Some Heineken brands axed by Tesco were doing well, and mainstream brands from rivals have gained more space

wine

Wine whiners find a way to cut out drips

30 Mar 2017

You might not think you have a problem pouring wine

dan jago berry bros & rudd

The Big Interview: Dan Jago, CEO of Berry Bros & Rudd Subscription

27 Mar 2017 | By James Halliwell

Two years ago, the oldest bottle shop in London was in trouble. It turned to former Tesco wine director Dan Jago

budweiser space

Budweiser's beer plan for the red planet

23 Mar 2017

Bud has come up with a way to make life on Mars fun: space beer

bud light

Can Bud Light win over UK drinkers this time round? Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Even in an age of obesity, the low-calorie message may misfire

drinking

Dry January is a challenge for industry as well as individuals Subscription

30 Jan 2017 | By Anthony Myers

New research has revealed that dry January campaigns are having a lasting effect on the nation’s drinking habits … but will it last?

Special Brew

Who should carry the can for super-strength ruling? Subscription

20 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Portman Group blames gaps in the CMO’s recommendations

friends in pub drinking beer

Revealed! Pubs make us happy

12 Jan 2017

It was good to have our suspicions confirmed this week by an Oxford University study



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