UK beer sales are expected to end five consecutive years of decline by the end of 2014, although cider looks set to lose its recent buoyant momentum.
Cider brand Kopparberg has teamed up with London-based knitwear label Leutton Postle to launch a winter jumper along with its spiced apple flavour.
George Washington loved beer while Nixon hid his expensive wine from guests while serving cheap plonk, according to a new book on alcohol in US politics.
Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has signed a three-year deal with Thatchers to distribute its Somerset cider stateside.
Among this month’s new releases is Johnnie Walker’s 2014 private collection – of which just 8,888 electric blue decanters will be released worldwide.
A growing preference for “pricier, artisan” ciders is turning Britain into a nation of “cider snobs”, according the category’s trade body.
C&C Group has hit out at “discriminatory” behaviour from Polish authorities, who forced it to remove advertising for cider brand Magners from team shirts during a Champions League match.
UK sales of alcoholic drinks for at-home consumption have leapt 15% in the last five years, although volumes are in decline thanks to rising prices and a health conscious younger generation.
Early signs indicate this year’s World Cup in Brazil created less of a boost for UK beer and cider retailers than the South Africa tournament four years ago.
Small producers have been given a boost after new legislation was passed in California legalising tastings at farmers’ markets.
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