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Aldi

Aldi recalls Brasserie gluten-free ale over allergy concerns Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

No other Aldi of Brasserie brand products are known to be affected

Liverpool Gin

Asda rolls 'ultra-premium' Liverpool Gin into northern stores Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The launch was a “major milestone” for the brand, said owner Halewood Wines & Spirits

Beer

AB InBev applies to register Uproot Brewing brand Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The brewing giant said its move was “an initial step in a longer journey”

bargain booze

Conviviality sees sales almost double thanks to 'wider reach' Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The company has hailed a year of “unprecedented change”

landmark wholesale summer drinks promo

Landmark Wholesale launches 'high demand' summer drinks push

25 May 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

All you Need summer campaign features Landmark’s 12 bestselling seasonal soft and alcoholic drinks

Aldi beer festival

Aldi launches 2017 Beer Festival range of British craft beers Subscription

24 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The range features beers from the likes of Butcombe, Box Steam, Robinsons, Hepworth, Oakham Ales and Wychwood breweries…

Old Peculier

Yorkshire brewer Theakston seeks trademark for ‘Lunatic’s Broth’ Subscription

24 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The move relates “only to a piece of internal IP housekeeping” according to the business

Chilled section

Iceland ramps up booze offer with premium world beers and ales Subscription

24 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

  Refitted East Finchley store features brands such as San Miguel, Brooklyn Lager, Birra Moretti and Corona…

BM Regionalia

Birra Moretti adds Tuscan and Sicilian 'Le Regionali' beers Subscription

23 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The new beers “paid tribute to the typical flavours and aromas” of Tuscany and Sicily, Heineken said

berry bros web

Berry Bros & Rudd opens new outlet on Pall Mall Subscription

22 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The store sits just around the corner from its original No 3 St James’s Street store…

Lidl Hortus Summer Gin

Lidl adds seasonal Hortus Summer Gin to own-label spirits range Subscription

19 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The tipple is available now across the discounter’s estate (rsp: £15.99/70cl)

Tesco craft beer aisle

Craft brews stocked in mults ‘risk being delisted by indies’ Subscription

19 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Craft beer distributor Sparetap says cheaper prices could lead to bottle shops avoiding brands found in supermarkets

wine aisle

Wine prices could rise by nearly 25% post Brexit Subscription

19 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The UK Trade Policy Observatory claims the impact of the UK leaving the EU customs union would see prices spike by 22%

McEwan's Export

CAMRA concern over Marston’s takeover of Charles Wells Subscription

18 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The consumer group said it was wary of one company increasingly controlling a larger share of the market

magners

Magners Cider teams with easyJet in holiday giveaway Subscription

18 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The push will see 400 holidays given out through an on-pack offer from July

charles wells

Marston’s buys Charles Wells’ Bedford brewery in £55m deal Subscription

18 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The sale sees ownership of Bombadier, Young’s and McEwan’s go to Marston’s

brewdog brazil 3

BrewDog eyes launch of 'Hazy Jane' beer Subscription

18 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The Scottish craft brewer is seeking a class 32 trademark from the Intellectual Property Office

Halewood Lamb & Watt tonic water range

Halewood revives Lamb & Watt with tonic range to take on Fever-Tree Subscription

18 May 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Founded in 1847 as a cordial brand, Lamb & Watt was brought into the Halewood portfolio in 1987

Fourpure Juicebox Citra IPA

Fourpure brewery invests £2m in production expansion plan

18 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The move will allow the London business to install a four-vessel Craft-Star brewing system

Friels First Press Vintage Cider mini-keg

Aston Manor launches Friels Vintage Cider in a mini-keg Subscription

17 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The new format has achieved a listing in Morrisons, which has revamped its BWS aisles

nisa cider festival

Nisa reports £2m boost from Cider Festival sales

17 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Three-week price promotion event surpassed last year’s by over £1m

Morrisons craft beer range

Morrisons swaps out lager and fruit cider for craft and premium lines Subscription

16 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Beers from brands such as BrewDog, Guinness Hop House, Sierra Nevada, Heineken-owned Lagunitas and Butcombe gained shelf space

Cointreau Blood Orange

La Maison Cointreau launches blood orange triple sec variant Subscription

16 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The 30% abv NPD has ‘all the versatility of Cointreau’…

This Feeling TV

Red Stripe launches This Feeling TV digital music show Video Subscription

16 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The first episode has so far racked up more than 23,000 views on YouTube…

SHERRY WEB

Waitrose sherry lineup gets a refresh and a Manzanilla Subscription

16 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The range has been renamed ‘In Partnership With’ in reference to producer Emilio Lustau

wine thumb

Why is Britain saying ‘up yours’ to European wine? - video Video

25 May 2017 | By Rob Brown

It has little to do with Brexit (for a change). IRI’s head of alcohol Toby Magill explains why old world wine has become old news in Britain…

captain morgan ad

Captain Morgan and pals don't let rank spoil the fun Video

18 May 2017 | By Mark Dishman

Basically, it’s a lot of people in a bar saying the word ‘captain’

Lonewolf craft gin

Does craft gin have what it takes to follow the success of craft beer? Subscription

10 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Inspired by indie brewers’ aesthetics and ethics, a number of spirits brands are jumping on the ’craft’ bandwagon, what next? ’Craft wine’?

craft beer aisle

Craft beer can connect in new and meaningful ways

04 May 2017

Sir, It was interesting to read ‘How the craft beer boom is shaking up the BWS aisles’

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Heineken’s new ad proves a talking point – but playing identity politics is a risky game Subscription

02 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The concept of bringing together people with opposing views so they can find common ground is wonderful, so why is the Heineken ad being slammed in some quarters?

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

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