Berry Brothers & Rudd has strengthened its Rioja portfolio as the merchant’s Spain buyer Simon Field MW acknowledged growing demand.
UK supermarket Sainsbury’s has cut the alcohol in its own-brand Prosecco from 11% abv to 10.5% as part of its ’20×20′ programme.
The UK’s first self-service “iPub”, where bar staff have been swapped for iPads, has opened in Wales.
While the number of people being admitted to hospital in England due to alcohol has fallen, treating alcohol-related illnesses is still costing the NHS £2.8 billion a year.
The International Wine & Spirit Competition has announced seven shortlisted candidates for this year’s Outstanding Achievement Award in the Scotch Whisky Industry.
Tesco has suspended three executives – including its director for beer, wine and spirits – as part of an investigation into a £250 million profit overestimation.
The Campaign for Real Ale has been accused of ‘beer sexism’ after a leaflet featuring corset-clad models was distributed around UK universities.
A UK pub chain has been fined £33,000 after a toddler fell through railings and into its basement.
Oddbins has increased its focus on German wines to raise awareness of the country’s more interesting styles, emphasising it’s “not all about Riesling”.
UK sparkling wine sales shot up by £70 million last year, making it the country’s fastest growing alcoholic drink category.
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