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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

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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

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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%

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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

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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

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Bolney Wine Estate and Kew Gardens link for sparkling wines Subscription

19 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Bolney Kew Sparkling White and Bolney Kew Sparkling Rosé are available now in high-end retailers

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Remy Cointreau reports 'strong' growth in sales Subscription

19 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Total sales reached €1.2bn in the year ending 3 March, up from €1.1bn in the previous year, its latest accounts revealed

Gin & tonic

Craft gin brings surge in distillery numbers Subscription

18 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The total number of distilleries in the UK has risen to around 273, according to new HMRC data

Highland Park Rebus30 single malt whisky

Highland Park single malt celebrates 30 years of Rebus Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

A collaboration with author Ian Rankin, the 10-year-old whisky is 40% abv with an rsp of £30

Gordon's gin & tonic RTD in £1.50 PMP

Diageo relaunches RTD lineup in price-marked pack Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The six-strong range is available now for £1.50 per 250ml can

lyme bay jack ratt cider box

Lyme Bay offers Jack Ratt cider sharing box Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Devon’s Lyme Bay Winery has unveiled its rebranded Jack Ratt cider range in a sharing box format

Barefoot Shiraz Cabernet

Barefoot adds Shiraz Cabernet to red wine range Subscription

11 Apr 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The NPD promises flavours of “jammy blackberry and toasty vanilla”

Aldi French Discoveries range

Aldi aims to demystify French wine with 11-strong lineup Subscription

10 Apr 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The “easy-to-understand” collection is in three sub-ranges: Pardon My French, The Forgotten One and Jean Claude Mas

aldi ecological wines

Aldi launches range of ecological wines Subscription

06 Apr 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Each SKU in the eight-strong range has either organic, carbon neutral or no added sulphur credentials

Jagermeister Craft the Moment ad

Jägermeister brings back Craft the Moment ad for summer Subscription

05 Apr 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The TV commercial will be part of a £2m campaign

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Cider

Jack Daniel’s debuts in cider with Tennessee Cider Subscription

05 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Set to appear in Morrisons and Asda next month, the sparkling NPD is a crisp apple cider blended with JD whiskey

Johnnie Walker Aged 18 Years

Diageo gives Johnnie Walker 18-year-old blend a new name Subscription

05 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Platinum Label is to relaunch in the summer as Aged 18 Years

New Westons Wyld Wood organic cider label, 2017

Westons targets new-look Wyld Wood cider at younger drinkers Subscription

04 Apr 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The Herefordshire brewer will roll out ‘brighter and simpler’ labels in May

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

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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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Lager must tell its story Subscription

09 Dec 2016

The truth is that lager is not connecting with 20 to 34-year-olds as a category in a way it once did

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James Lousada: the can-do caretaker of Conviviality's crown jewels Subscription

08 Dec 2016 | By Edward Devlin

You would think James Lousada would want to steer clear of selling booze to the supermarkets…



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