United Kingdom: Latest beverage news & analysis
Yesterday afternoon, here in London, the UK's Wine and Spirit Trade Association hosted its annual conference. Headlining the show was Sir John Hegarty, co-founder of the Bartle Bogle Hegarty advertising agency and best known for creating the Levi 501 ads and the 'Vorsprung Durch Technik' tagline for Audi.
Triple-region wine show The Beautiful South kicked off in London yesterday, with a different feel and look to last year's inaugural event.
Bacardi is embarking on an ambitious mission to launch an array of new single malt Scotch whiskies from its five Speyside distilleries. Here, just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore, talks to Stephen Marshall, the man behind the project.
Every six months or so, a report or a piece of research is released about the UK's so-called alcohol “epidemic”. The national media jump on it, which sets in train much teeth-gnashing over what should be done.
It's only been a matter of weeks since the FIFA World Cup ended, but already it seems that the goals, the glories and the glut of tournament-themed advertising are fading in the memory.
Westons Cider has given a new look to its “heritage” brand Henry Westons in a bid to appeal to a wider UK consumer base.
Beam Suntory is lining up the launch of a new core expression of its Ardmore single malt.
Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has reported a double-digit rise in full-year sales, but it marked a slowdown in growth on the prior year due to currency movements.
The Scotch whisky industry faces "a mountainous task" should Scotland vote in favour of independence tomorrow, according to Rabobank International.
Belgium brewer Duvel Moortgat is aiming to roll out the IPA version of its Vedett beer brand to the UK.
Heineken is narrowing the size of its UK pub estate with the sale of 111 pubs to Admiral Taverns.
Flavoured and spiced rums saw impressive growth in the UK off-trade over the early summer, while imported whiskies also performed strongly, latest figures show.
The Coca-Cola Co's Great Britain unit has secured a two-year deal to become the next official sponsor of the London Eye.
Heineken has rolled out four beers from its New Zealand craft brewery Monteith's to the UK on-trade.
Scotland’s First Minister has claimed the country's major whisky producers are “big enough to look after themselves” if voters opt for independence.
The US state of Arkansas goes to the polls on 4 November to decide whether to end so-called “dry” counties, meaning ones that don't allow any alcohol sales. About half of the state's 75 counties are alcohol free, and the practice, which dates from Prohibition days, is still in force in a
In the past year, BrewDog, the self-styled “punk” brewer, has picked fights with the Portman Group, mainstream lager and Vladimir Putin. But in an interview with the London Times on Monday, the brewer's co-founder James Watt suggested he was ready to rein in his company's wilder impulses.
Heavy metal legend Bruce Dickinson - lead singer of the band Iron Maiden, for the unitiated - is clearly a man not afraid to get his hands dirty.
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