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European spirits body welcomes court statement on minimum pricing for alcohol

Published:  04 September, 2015

The body which represents spirits producers across the EU has welcomed yesterday's European Court of Justice statement that casts doubt on the legality of minimum unit pricing for alcohol.

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European Court says minimum unit pricing may be illegal

Published:  03 September, 2015
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Alcohol generates more in tax than it costs the government says think tank report

Published:  03 September, 2015

Free market think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs has produced a report which claims that alcohol revenue generates over twice as much tax revenue as it costs the country in health, policing, crime and welfare expenditure.

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Craft brewer hopes canning investment will persuade people to drink Moor Beer

Published:  28 August, 2015

Bristol-based Moor Beer is the latest leading light in the UK craft beer scene to invest in canning capacity for future growth.

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Greene King report shows 11% rise in eating out during July but on-trade drinking declines

Published:  27 August, 2015

The average family spend on eating out was 11% up on a year ago in July, according to the latest Leisure Spend Tracker Report from pub and brewing group Greene King.

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Tom Kitchin collaborates on beer with Isle of Skye Brewing

Published:  21 August, 2015
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Morgenrot imports two new brews from Spain's Alhambra

Published:  18 August, 2015

Spanish beer brand Alhambra has launched two new draught products in the UK.

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Thornbridge links with Finnish drinks company to open craft beer bar in Helsinki

Published:  18 August, 2015

Derbyshire-based craft brewer Thornbridge is planning to open a bar in the Finnish capital Helsinki.

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Bargain Booze waives franchise fees and offers free 24-hour refit for first 100 new recruits

Published:  13 August, 2015

Conviviality Retail is wooing potential new Bargain Booze franchisees with the promise of a free overnight refit.

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'Halves more popular than pints for beer' - Camra survey

Published:  12 August, 2015

The half has usurped the pint as the favourite measure for draught beer drinkers according to a survey commissioned by the Campaign for Real Ale.

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Euroboozer ships 'biggest range' of US craft beers to hit UK in one go

Published:  24 July, 2015

World beer importer Euroboozer has launched what it claims is the biggest range of American craft beers and ciders to ever land in the UK at one time.

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Retail volumes ahead by 4% over the year but price deflation holds revenue growth back says ONS

Published:  24 July, 2015

Retail sales volume grew in June on an annual basis for the 27th consecutive month according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

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Beer Academy launches first online course to equip on-trade staff with the basics

Published:  17 July, 2015

Training organisation the Beer Academy has launched an online Beer Steward qualification, which enables on-trade staff to gain a sound understanding of the basics of beer, from brewing to serving customers.

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Analysis: HMRC's crackdown on alcohol's black market

Published:  17 July, 2015

Tackling duty evasion and illicit activity within the drinks trade was a key message in last week's Budget, but what does it mean for the trade?

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Budvar looks to drive tank beer in bar trade with aim of giving outlets a point of difference

Published:  16 July, 2015

Czech brewer Budweiser Budvar is calling on progressive bar owners to create a point of difference in their outlets by adding fresh tank beer to their repertoire.

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Green & Pleasant lands cider and golden ale to expand craft range

Published:  15 July, 2015

A craft beer brand sold at the Ritz in London is branching out into cider.

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Forecast for the next six months at London's Borough Market: cloudy with a chance of Buckfast

Published:  15 July, 2015

Self-styled culinary researcher and contemporary food designer Bompas & Parr has created a walk-in cloud of breathable cocktail which will go on display to the public in London at the end of this month.

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Rosé up 43% and Champagne 'strong' as summer sun brings cheer to Waitrose drinks sales

Published:  13 July, 2015

Recent warm weather in parts of the UK has seen sales of some wines and spirits soar at Waitrose.

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Bottle Apostle blossoms with opening of Primrose Hill store

Published:  10 July, 2015

Independent London wine merchant Bottle Apostle opens its fifth store in the Primrose Hill area on July 18.

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American beer, whiskey and Space Invaders unleashed by Brewdog in latest bar concept

Published:  08 July, 2015

The innovation pipeline at Brewdog shows no sign of slowing down with the arrival of yet another on-trade concept.

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