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Friday 27 November 2015


UK cider market suffers £35m loss

Sales of cider in the UK convenience channel could be worth more than the supermarket sector by 2020, according to IRI analysts, with UK off-trade cider sales dropping by £35 million last year.

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Germans still top the beer drinking table

Germans drink the most beer per head of any major economy in the world, although their consumption is falling rapidly, research has shown.

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Australia tasting highlights Italian potential

Wine Australia’s “Premium Australia tasting” threw a spotlight on the growing potential of Italian varieties in the country.

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 No Comments »

English wine to double production in 7 years

English vineyards are forecasted to double in capacity and production over the next seven years, British MPs have been told.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Paul Schaafsma to head Accolade Wines

Accolade Wines has promoted its general manager of the UK and Ireland, Paul Schaafsma, to the position of chief executive officer.

Monday, September 28th, 2015 No Comments »

Oxford Wine Company opens second wine café

The Oxford Wine Company is set to open its second wine café in Oxford next month.

Friday, September 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Reclaiming the high street

With the big four supermarkets slashing their wine ranges by up to a third in a bid to better compete with discount retailers Aldi and Lidl, wine brands that thought their position on the shelf was bulletproof are suddenly in danger of being culled.

Friday, September 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Wholesaler registration postponed to 2016

The launch of HMRC’s new Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme has been pushed back to 1 January 2016.

Thursday, September 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Rugby World Cup drinks match-ups

Whisky, wine and beer-producing nations are all going head-to-head this week, as we round up our drinks pairing tips for watching the Rugby World Cup action.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Sotheby’s first ‘white glove’ sale makes £1m

Auction house Sotheby’s held its first ever “white glove” auction in London earlier this month, making over £1 million.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

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