The UK’S off-trade saw value sales rise by 0.7% this summer, boosted by strong sales of sparkling wine and spirits, as beer and cider sees a 12% decline.
Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn is tapping into one of the hottest drinks trends right now with the launch of a Bourbon-infused beer.
Pernod Ricard is encouraging bars and pubs to do more to harness the power of social media, which it believes will be key to success during the 2015 Christmas season.
One in five people over the age of 65 drink to “unsafe levels”, according to a study by King’s College London.
Punch Taverns has agreed the sale of 158 pubs to a retail estate group as it attempts to tackle its “debt mountain” of over £1 billion.
A winemaking venture set up to support Maule farmers in the wake of Chile’s 2010 earthquake is due to see its first result launch in the UK next month.
The majority of British people think the National Health Service should refuse to treat patients with alcohol addiction problems free-of-charge.
An Australian Tempranillo that would “put a number of Riojas to shame” and a selection of “seriously good” wines from Chile feature in this week’s round up.
Naked Wines has launched a “text for wine” service for its customers – the “first of its kind” in the trade.
UK fine wine merchant Berry Bros & Rudd is to launch a new book to complement its Wine School courses.
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