beers, wines & spirits news
Cambridgeshire-based Elgood’s Brewery has won a listing in 21 Tesco stores in the East of England for its QE (Quintessentially English) Apple & Vanilla Wheat Beer (rsp: £1.89/330ml).
Diageo’s share price fell almost 3% today after the drinks giant reported declining sales in many regions.
SABMiller’s group net producer revenue (NPR) grew 4% in the financial year from April 2014 to March 2015, the company announced in a trading update today.
UK consumers have almost no interest in using lower-strength drinks to cut down on alcohol consumption, according to a major new study.
Concha y Toro sales have passed $1bn for the first time following a 22.6% hike.
Premium bottled ale (PBA) represents a £104m opportunity for the convenience channel, a brewer’s report has claimed.
Major European wine producers will be allowed to increase their wine growing areas by 1% annually from next January under new rules issued this week by the EC.
A Wimbledon-inspired Jacob’s Creek bottle and Havana Club Mojito tin cup are among a range of activity launched by Pernod Ricard to drive sales this summer
Carrying the message ‘Probably the best poster in the world,’ it featured a Carlsberg dispenser from which members of the public were able to pour themselves a half-pint of the lager
‘The Boldest Glass’ contains a device that turns the surface of the glass into a speaker. Bone conduction is then used to carry sound to the user’s ear.
UK grocery shoppers splashed out £181.8m on the Italian sparkling wine in 2014 - almost twice that of the previous year
York’s Rudgate Brewery has teamed up with Denver-based Hogshead Brewery to create Atlantic Crossing Best Bitter
The ex-Shooting Stars host will depict a new version of the Bombardier Bedford character in a TV ad that launches on 23 April – St George’s Day
The new division will incorporate Magners, Chaplin & Cork’s, Blackthorn, K, Ye Olde English, Natch, Woodchuck, Gaymers, Montano (cider) and others
The SWA said the decline – following flat value sales in 2013 – had in some areas been a result of political volatility and changes in stock levels
The redesigned bottle uses traditional brown glass used to package the beer – though in a slightly lighter ‘amber’ shade. The bottle has a contoured shape.
The ‘Trust Your Tastebuds’ push will centre on billboards advertising Carlsberg Export carrying the messages ‘7/10 prefer Export to Stella – 3/10 can still change their mind’
This morning’s PIRU report has caused an industry storm over the effectiveness of voluntary policy on alcohol consumption
Research by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine said measures on alcohol had been, at best, “ineffective” with actions “poorly reported” by suppliers
Claims that up to 870 million of the 1.3 billion units removed from the market were accounted for by changes to the way HMRC recorded beer data
Pimm’s Summer Crush and Gordon’s Frozen Cooler will be rolling out this month to join the brand’s existing Smirnoff and Parrot Bay pouched products
Brothers Cider is looking to tap the coconut water boom with the launch of a Coconut & Lime cider.
Diageo is further expanding its Guinness brand into the premium bottled beer market with the launch of a golden ale.
The company said it believed existing lack of information led to “confusion” among consumers who wanted to know more
After the Chancellor announced plans to cut duty on beer, spirits and cider in the Budget, we get reactions
The furore over Responsibility Deal reports is threatening to push alcohol back to the front of the election campaign
“Palcohol would be very divisive as many consumers would not want it to be available,” suggests Vhari Russell of The Food Marketing Expert
Wine and Champagne is in strong growth, with value and volumes up. Look no further than the astounding growth of Prosecco.
The latest Lineker-heavy crisp ad had to be pulled due to complaints
WKD is looking to shore up declining sales with a new look as it and other traditional RTDs continue to lose ground to newer products.
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