One Direction has forced the Campaign for Real Ale to cancel its annual beer and cider festival in Wales after booking a last minute gig on the same day in Cardiff.
Taking inspiration from the recent trend for craft beer in cans, Westons has launched Caple Rd – a craft cider in a can aimed at restaurants.
Magners has launched its latest innovation onto the UK on-trade – a “spider” cider infused with whiskey.
Complaints that a “wonky barn” cartoon character on a bottle of “Willy’s” cider breached alcohol marketing rules have been dismissed.
The owner of Irish cider brand Magners has warned its operating profits will be €10m lower than expected after a near 10% drop in sales in England and Wales.
The UK drinks trade has responded to claims that voluntary industry and government partnerships to tackle excessive drinking have failed.
A vintage Cognac, Gatsby-esque Champagne coupe, South African cider and British-Japanese gin make this month’s top product releases.
In the home of beer-can chicken, fast-food giant KFC has applied to Australian authorities to allow a new concept store to serve beer to customers.
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.
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