Each year we exclusively reveal the top 100 ranking of booze brands in the UK and take a closer look at the emerging forces that are shaping the landscape of the alcohol industry.

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10 biggest alcohol brands in the UK 2019

2019-07-12T13:29:00+01:00By The Grocer

Together, the top 10 alcohol brands have racked up an extra £3.4bn. So who’s up, who’s down, and what’s behind their performance?

Alcohol news

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Freixenet Copestick to support Care For Wild rhino charity with new wine brand

2020-04-08T10:41:00+01:00By

Former England cricketer and longstanding supporter of the charity Darren Gough will serve as a brand ambassador for the wines in the UK

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Freixenet makes major still wine play with upmarket trio

2020-04-06T08:32:00+01:00By

The Italian still wine segment was “declining ahead of the total still wine category and there is a strong opportunity to bring some excitement and innovation to this sector”

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Berkmann Wine Cellars launches online store to support hospitality outlets

2020-04-03T09:37:00+01:00By

The hospitality industry was ‘suffering immeasurably’, said Berkmann CEO Rupert Berkmann

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Pubs to trade as local food shops with new trade initiative

2020-04-02T14:05:00+01:00By

Admiral Taverns, Greene King Pub Partners, Trust Inns and St Austell Brewery have already signed up

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I Heart Wines asks shoppers to nominate ‘Superheroes’ for prosecco gift

2020-04-02T11:44:00+01:00By

The Freixenet Copestick-owned brand partnered with personalised gifting firm Intervino to produce 2,500 bottles of the drink

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City snapshot: Chapel Down sees booming retail and online wine sales but suspends brewing business

2020-04-01T07:53:00+01:00By

English winemaker Chapel Down has experienced “substantial” growth in supermarket, off license and online sales, but has shuttered its beer and cider brewing arm due to the closure of on-trade outlets. Plus, UK shop prices fall 0.8% in March and all the rest of the latest news from the City.

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BrewDog bosses give up 2020 salary to prevent job losses

2020-03-31T12:19:00+01:00By

They revealed the move on Twitter this week, adding that many of BrewDog’s senior team had also taken salary cuts

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Matthew Clark looks to open up new routes to market with delivery app

2020-03-31T11:14:00+01:00By

It comes as on-trade drinks wholesalers were blindsided when the nation’s pubs, bars and restaurants were ordered to close their premises

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Coronavirus: crisis drives £160m additional spend on supermarket booze

2020-03-30T14:44:00+01:00By

Off-trade alcohol sales hit £356.5m over the week to 21 March, rising from £252.5m the prior week

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Manchester Gin switches bottles to predominantly recycled glass

2020-03-26T11:40:00+00:00By

The new packaging features an average of 55% reclaimed material

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Coronavirus: booze retailers and brands allowed to stay open

2020-03-25T14:10:00+00:00By

The government has updated its list of premises that are allowed to remain open