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Tuesday 30 September 2014

UK

The six types of bartender

Bartending is much like the French Foreign Legion: both challenging lifestyles, attracting a disparate and, let’s face it, occasionally shady, bunch of characters.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 2 Comments »

Heineken sells off 111 ‘star’ pubs

Heineken has confirmed the sale of 111 of its “star” pubs to the UK-based pub chain Admiral Taverns.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Sparkling wine buoys UK drinks market

Sparkling wine was the only alcoholic drinks category to enjoy double-digit growth in the UK in the last 12 months according to a report released today.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 No Comments »

English sparkler expands range

One of the newest faces on the English sparkling wine scene, Ambriel, is launching its first blanc de noirs expression onto the market this week.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 No Comments »

AB InBev eyes £75bn SABMiller takeover

AB InBev is preparing to secure funds of up to £75 billion (US$122bn) to buy rival UK brewer SABMiller, according to reports by the Wall Street Journal.

Monday, September 15th, 2014 No Comments »

‘Yes’ wins ballot beer referendum

The Yes campaign has achieved a triumphant victory among craft beer fans just days before the polls open in the Scottish independence referendum.

Monday, September 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Ribera del Duero launches UK campaign

The northern Spanish wine region of Ribera del Duero launches its first UK marketing campaign this month in a bid to consolidate its position in Britain.

Monday, September 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Gin set to top Christmas wishlist

Party classics like Champagne are forecast to play second fiddle to spirits this Christmas – most especially gin, according to UK market research.

Monday, September 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Wetherspoon slams pub tax burden

JD Wetherspoon has used a record end of year results announcement to hit out at the tax discrepancy between pubs and supermarkets.

Monday, September 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Jago takes on beer and spirits at Tesco

Tesco’s Dan Jago has given the additional responsibility of beer and spirits, broadening his role as the group’s director of wine.

Friday, September 12th, 2014 No Comments »

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