Carlsberg UK has calmed speculation that it is to launch a bottled version of its Tuborg brand in the UK off-trade.

A report in trade magazine Marketing today (31 January) claimed that the brewer has lined up the beer brand in bottles for UK supermarkets. Tuborg should be available in the chains during the second quarter of this year, the magazine said.

However, speaking to just-drinks today, a spokesperson for Carlsberg UK said that nothing has been decided yet. "This report is purely speculation at the moment," the spokesperson said. "We have nothing else to add at this point.

The spokesperson also confirmed last week's reports that the company is in talks to take over from Anheuser-Busch to become the main beer sponsor of this summer's Glastonbury Festival. "We are still in discussions (with the festival organisers)," the spokesperson continued. "No announcement is due until at least next week."