Scotch Whisky’s contribution to the UK economy has grown by 10% since 2016 to £5.5 billion, according to a new report by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).
Lindeman’s is extending into the low/ no alcohol category with a 0.5% abv range and it has partnered with the Mindful Drinking group Club Soda.
Amstel has launched a new TV commercial starring Hollywood legend Jeff Bridges in the lead role as a human bridge.
C&C’s minority stake in Jubel Beer will help reaffirm the start-up company’s mission to pioneer a new style of beer, according to co-founder Jesse Wilson.
Brighton Gin has launched a Navy Strength variant as consumers continue to seek out new styles and tastes in gin.
Emma Symington MW has been appointed as education development manager EMEA at Wine Australia.
The wine industry should learn from the “extraordinary innovation and growth” in beer and spirits, according to the managing director of Chapel Down, Mark Harvey.
Albourne Estate in Sussex claims to have launched “England’s first Frizzante”, as a result of last summer’s bumper harvest.
London urban winery Blackbook Winery claims its is releasing “the first London-grown London-made wine since Roman times”.
Campo Viejo is the latest producer to tap into the UK's love of Provence-style rosé wines.
Rum continues to be cited as “the next big trend” for the UK spirits market and a raft of activity this month indicates producers are backing this theory.
The Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA's) decision to block the merger of Sainsbury’s and Asda is short-sighted, according to a supply chain and logistics expert.
The Majestic Wine store in Wakefield has been transformed into a Naked Wines showroom as part of a trial from the group.
Diageo is working with a flavour house in Italy’s Piedmont hills area, with the aim of focusing on a raft of concepts and trends starting with the launch of a “very accessible gin”.
Aldi has relaunched some of the most popular Scottish craft gin and beer brands from the in-store festivals it hosted last year.
Badger beer has launched a digital competition that will send 54 winners on a camping weekend in Dorset.
Diageo is introducing Smirnoff Infusions, creating a range for the Smirnoff portfolio that is designed to be mixed with soda to create a lower calorie finished serve.
New Zealand Winegrowers, Loire Valley and Centre Loire Wines joined forces for a joint celebration of the myriad wonders of Sauvignon Blanc today.
Pernod Ricard has bought the Italian super premium gin brand Malfy.
“Our generation have trust issues because we were raised on those awesome adverts saying Carlsberg is the best lager in the world only to finally taste the shit and realise it’s like drinking the bath water that your nan died in,” wrote an enlightened gentleman called Roy on Twitter recently.
Cider has a “clear opportunity” to introduce more shoppers into the category and there is room for both apple and fruit cider to grow in tandem, according to Thatchers Cider.
Berkmann Wine Cellars is ready to bring Greek fine wines over to the UK following a new exclusive partnership with T-OINOS.
The UK’s Swedish whisky market is about to get a new player with the news that Fields, Morris & Verdin (FMV) is to add High Coast to its spirits portfolio.
Drinkly has appointed a Director of Business Operations and a Brand Partnership Manager to help drive its ambitious growth plans.
Waitrose has launched a new service allowing customers to try a variety of gins without leaving the house.
Minimum unit pricing has delivered a hammer blow to white cider in Scotland as sales have fallen off a cliff since it was introduced on May 1, 2018.
Borough Wines is embarking on a franchise scheme for its retail estate as the business continues to ramp up its focus on wholesale.
The off-trade cider category has enjoyed 5.3% value growth over the past year to reach £1.2 billion (IRI, year to February 2019).
Wine needs to boost its credentials as a refreshing beverage if it is to flourish going forward, according to Treasury Wine Estates.
A burst of summer-specific spirits has appeared as producers hope to tap into the craze for pink and seasonal variants.
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