“There is absolutely no reason why our gin trade can’t be as successful as whisky”, believes the UK’s environment secretary Elizabeth Truss, as it is revealed that the UK is the world’s biggest exporter of gin.
In celebration of International Beer Day, here is a selection of beer factoids from where to find the cheapest pint to the origin of the Red Lion.
A trend for pubs specialising in loose-leaf tea and tea-based cocktails has started brewing in London, with two due to open in the capital this year.
Pub goers in the west of England will soon be able to support the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity with a new beer.
Herefordshire-based Chase Distillery has signed a distribution deal to sell its potato vodka in Russia in the first deal of its kind for an English vodka brand.
An illegal alcohol factory containing 130,000 litres of “potentially toxic” fake vodka has been raided by UK police.
UK wine distributor Enotria has announced the acquisition of another UK merchant, Coe Vintners.
Fine wine merchant Woolf Sung is targeting private equity firms and big banks for contributions to a million-pound expansion fund, its founder has revealed.
Wines that are suited to summer snacking seem to be occupying the minds of UK wine writers this week, as barbecue-appropriate reds and picnic-perfect whites dominate our roundup.
The US is the world’s “most attractive” wine market while China has fallen out of the top five according to a new Wine Intelligence report.
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