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Thursday 5 March 2015

UK

China leads fine wine bounceback

Consumers worldwide are returning to the fine wine market, whose recent downturn has seen a welcome exodus of many less reputable investment funds, according to one major player.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Pizza Hut in £60m cocktail bar revamp

Cocktail bars are set to be installed at a number of Pizza Hut restaurants as part of a bid to tap into the young adult market.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Sharp’s aims to ‘bring back adventure’

Cornish brewer Sharp’s has launched its latest UK campaign, which will allow its fans to win “adventures” with sporting figures.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Airports pressured to restrict booze sales

British airports have been told to impose tougher restrictions on alcohol sales in the departure lounge following a surge in “air rage” incidents.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Truman Brewery doubles capacity

Truman’s Brewery in London has doubled production capacity at its newest brewery site having reached capacity “years earlier” than anticipated.

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Young adults driving teetotal trend

One in five UK adults now identify themselves as teetotal, a rising trend driven by young adults who are increasingly turning their backs on booze.

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Rules to win in the UK on-trade

Alcohol brands in the UK on-trade must play by this set of rules to stand out and win with drinkers, according to Sean Kelly, on-trade specialist at marketing agency Space.

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Thief slices stomach on stolen bottle

An alleged thief fell on a smashed bottle of whisky, slicing open his stomach, moments after shoplifting it from a UK supermarket.

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 No Comments »

IWSC launches hunt for rising star

The International Wine & Spirits Competition and Waitrose have opened nominations for the 2015 Julian Brind Award for Outstanding Achievement.

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Asia comes down off its auction high

The fine wine auction market is shifting depending on where the wine is sourced, where it’s sold and which corner of the world has the deepest pockets.

Monday, February 16th, 2015 No Comments »

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