Supermarket beer sales overtake pubs for first time
Bulk retail deals and changing habits have helped supermarkets overtake pubs in sales as off-sales trade sank 51% in 2015.
UK slumps to 14th in beer drinking table
The high duty placed on beer is believed to be behind the UK slips out of the top 10 of global beer guzzlers.
A jaunt to Spain’s sunny Rías Baixas, a club full of artisan Aussie winemakers and a sweet tasting at BAFTA make up another interesting week for the drinks trade.
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South Africa’s Mr Chenin, Ken Forrester, is about to launch a ‘natural’ single-vineyard Chenin Blanc, called Dirty Little Secret, in the UK.
White Lyan in Hoxton, Ryan Chetiyawardana’s game changing bottled cocktail bar, is to close in a year and be turned into a creative development space.
The drinks business are now taking very final entries for The Global Malbec Masters 2016.
A Donald Trump stein that rivals Michelangelo’s David for artistic value has been released in the US.
In a world of waste any attempt to reduce and reuse should be applauded, which makes the following bottle-based constructions not only impressive works of art, but eco-friendly landmarks.
Two new doughnut-flavoured beers have been released in Australia, and the creations are already winning praise for their unique taste.
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Although it was released with no ex-cellar premium, Latour’s 2007 has largely failed to ignite UK consumers’ interest say merchants.
Burgundy is anticipating a patchy 2016 harvest following “challenges” caused by spring frosts, with yields potentially dipping by around 25%.
The line-up of the La Mission Haut-Brion ex-cellar sale being held in New York this October has been announced.
Latour has released the next tranche of its ex-cellar offerings, this time the 2007 vintage of the grand vin – with no premium.
Leicester City and England striker Jamie Vardy has revealed his former problems with drinking and tells how he turned his life around.
Simon Bladon, owner of Jenkyn Place Vineyard, has echoed the expectant hope of fellow Hampshire wine estate owner Ian Kellett that 2016 could be the ‘vintage of the century’ for his estate.
Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte has partnered with food start-up La Belle Assiette to host a ‘record-breaking’ 100-course dinner, which will be served to 100 guests over 1,000 minutes next month.
English sparkling wines will outperform those of Champagne in the 2016 vintage, Naked Wines has predicted.
Dom Pérignon is launching a free 15-minute immersive experience that it says will take guests on a “multi-sensory journey to uncover the magic” of its Champagnes.
In the latest of our CEO interviews, Paul Haslam of Cesium Group – in association with the drinks business – speaks with Damian Clarke, managing director of Freixenet.
In the latest Cesium Group Thought Leadership event, key figures from the world of sparkling wine gathered to share their insights into the UK market for Champagne, Prosecco, Cava and, of course, English bubbly.
Château Haut-Brion is no longer quite the pre-eminent premier grand cru classé claret at auction, but where it does trump the likes of Mouton and Lafite is in its price stability.
In the latest of our CEO interviews, Paul Haslam of Cesium Group – in association with the drinks business – spoke to Mike Laing, managing director of Armit Wines.