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English wine beats Spanish for quality, say British drinkers

29 Jul 2016 | By Amy North

Consumer research by Harris Interactive found English wine was favoured by 11% of 2,091 consumers polled

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Prosecco sales rise despite supply fears Subscription

29 Jul 2016 | By Amy North

Value sales of the Italian fizz have risen 29.5%, adding £66.3m to category value over the past year alone

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Euros football and duty cuts aid British beer revival Subscription

28 Jul 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Brits supped an extra 31 million pints bewteen April to June compared against last year


Kopparberg considers extending sales of limited-edition Kopparkeg

28 Jul 2016 | By Beth Gault

The format’s current rate of sale is 20 units per store per week

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Fever-Tree relaxed about potential tonic war as sales and profits continue to fizz Subscription

26 Jul 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Fever-Tree’s founders are relaxed about the impending entry of Britvic in the premium mixers category after its revenues soared 69% to £40.6m in first half.

Bon Accord

Revival for Scottish soft drinks brand Bon Accord

26 Jul 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Karen Knowles, a great-great granddaughter of the founders, has launched three lines for health-conscious adults

Famous Grouse

The Famous Grouse owner Edrington profits hit by ‘fierce’ competition Subscription

26 Jul 2016 | By Edward Devlin

The Famous Grouse and Cutty Sark brands suffered double-digit falls in sales, offsetting growth for single malts The Macallan and Highland Park.

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Alcohol suppliers increase responsible drinking commitments Subscription

26 Jul 2016 | By Beth Gault

There is still work to be done in the five-year global initiative, says Diageo

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Refresco enters US with $129m Whitlock Packaging deal Subscription

26 Jul 2016 | By Edward Devlin

The deal is Refresco’s first step towards expansion beyond Europe, with a ”strong” second platform for further growth in North America.

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AB InBev ups offer for SABMiller after investor pressure Subscription

26 Jul 2016 Updated: 26 Jul 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

AB InBev that it has made a revised and “final” offer for SABMiller after the post-Brexit slump in the pound had led to investors questioning the value of its original offer.

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Halewood continues expansion drive with West Cork investment Subscription

26 Jul 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The deal is a move to capitalise on increased consumer interest in imported Irish whiskies

Highland Spring

Highland Spring kicks off extension work at Perthshire site

25 Jul 2016 | By Beth Gault

An investment of £16m has been made to double the production capacity of the business

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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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Ban energy drinks for under 16s, new report says

21 Jul 2016 | By Carina Perkins

UK policy makers should ban the sale of energy drinks to under-16s, a new report has urged

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Red Bull promotional four-packs to push 5G gaming tournament Subscription

20 Jul 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Red Bull is preparing to roll out a promotional four-pack aimed at gamers

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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

Lucozade Energy

Lucozade Energy backs slimline can with ‘Crack Open’ push Subscription

18 Jul 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The new format comes amid growing consumer demand for ‘drink now’ cans


Vimto opens pop-up ‘factories’ in Selfridges stores

18 Jul 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The six-month trial aims to showcase the brand’s licensed portfolio of soft drinks and confectionery


Carabao energy drink brand sponsors Chelsea FC training wear Subscription

18 Jul 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The three-season tie up includes first, women’s and under-21s teams

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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

tonic water

Britvic premium mixers set to escalate tonic water war Subscription

14 Jul 2016 | By Adam Leyland, Daniel Selwood

The drinks giant is expected to launch the new range of mixers in September

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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


Climate change, Defra, and Andrea Leadsom Subscription

28 Jul 2016

Sir, Defra is one organisation that could really benefit from a Brexiteer at its helm

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Marketers have not been listening to consumers Subscription

20 Jul 2016

Sir; Brexit is a statement from the people who buy our products and our brands that we are not listening to them

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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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Brazil heat drives up juicing orange prices Subscription

20 Jul 2016 | By Liliana Minton

A spike in prices for Brazilian processing oranges is threatening to push up the cost of juice

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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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Cawston Press Cucumber & Mint: Acid Test Subscription

07 Jul 2016 | By Beth Gault

Pop for grown-ups is getting increasingly fashionable


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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Butterworth & Son Suffolk Special Blend: acid test Subscription

30 Jun 2016

The tea category is at risk of going off the boil, with value sales cooling by 3.5% to £579.8m

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