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A snapshot of the UK spirits market - Focus 20 Jul 2016

This month, William Grant & Sons launched its annual UK market report. Here, just-drinks looks at the report's findings on the UK's main spirits categories.

Interview - Seedlip founder, Ben Branson 28 Jun 2016

Last month, UK producer Seedlip launched the second expression in its range of self-described "non-alcoholic spirits". Seedlip Garden follows the launch in November of the original Seedlip, which sold out three times in high-end London retailer Selfridges and has caught the attention of bartenders with its positioning as an adult-aimed, non-alcoholic base for cocktails. Seedlip founder Ben Branson says the spirit - a distillation of botanicals including herbs, fruit and bark - is a riposte to non-alcoholic drinks that depend too heavily on sugary fruit blends, and offers a solution to the problem of "what to drink when you're not drinking". just-drinks spoke to Branson ahead of the launch of Seedlip Garden about his early successes, interest from Bahraini royalty and why the industry needs to get on-board the non-alcoholic category.

The post-Brexit winners and losers - Analysis 27 Jun 2016

The markets have had the weekend to digest the possible implications of the UK's decision to leave the EU. Here is a summation of what the analysts are saying about UK-listed beverage companies, and those that have an interest in the UK consumer.

Can fruit cider survive UK slowdown? - Focus 22 Jun 2016

It was 1997 and Anders Nanne knew Rekorderlig had hit the big time. The co-creator of the Swedish cider was driving out of Gothenburg airport and saw an empty Rekordelig can in a small wood. "When you see it as garbage, that's when you know it's a big brand."

How to stay ahead in wine e-commerce -Virgin Wines 7 Jun 2016

The concept of selling wine online may not be a new one but, as more companies look towards 'home-trade' and the likes of Amazon and eBay enter the market, established players need to stay ahead of the game. Virgin Wines CEO Jay Wright tells just-drinks how his firm looks to grow it relevance in an increasingly-crowded market place.

Latest News

UK's low-risk drinking guide "fails common sense" 26 Aug 2016

Alcohol trade bodies in the UK have said the government's safe-drinking guidelines fail to provide consumers with a complete picture. 

UK soft drinks exports set for H2 Brexit boost 26 Aug 2016

A weakening post-Brexit pound is expected to continue driving UK soft drinks exports this year after first-half sales soared by 13%, according to new figures.

Diageo revamps Gordon's gin bottle in UK 25 Aug 2016

Diageo has redesigned its Gordon's gin bottle in the UK in an effort to give the brand a more contemporary, premium look. 

Brothers launches resealable cider cartons 25 Aug 2016

UK cider company Brothers is to roll out resealable, recyclable cartons for its cider as it looks to target festival goers.  

Beam Suntory takes Maker's 46 to UK 25 Aug 2016

Beam Suntory is to roll out its Maker's 46 Bourbon in the UK market through Maxxium UK.

Vignobles Foncalieu L’Instant Sud wine range - NPD 25 Aug 2016

Languedoc wine cooperative Les Vignobles Foncalieu has readied the launch of three new wines in the UK under the L’Instant Sud brand.

Conviviality launches tech to capture wine trends 25 Aug 2016

UK drinks company Conviviality has launched a tool to capture on-premise wine trends, through wine arm Bibendum. 

UK homes with children increase drinking-out spend 24 Aug 2016

New figures from UK brewer Greene King have shown a big jump in out-of-home drinks spend by families with children.

Harviestoun puts faith in can format 24 Aug 2016

Scottish brewer Harviestoun has joined the craft beer trend for cans as it rolls out some key lines in the format.

Purity bolsters management team, reports growth 24 Aug 2016

UK-based Purity Brewing Co has appointed two directors as it hails the growth of its craft beers. 

Latest blogs

People want to drink beer in cafes 6 May 2016

The rules have changed. The goal posts have... gone?

The argument against sugar tax made simple 30 Mar 2016

Coca-Cola Enterprises CEO John Brock came out fighting against the UK government's proposed sugar tax, saying he doesn't think it will pass unchanged.

Where have all the good men gone? - Heineken's latest ad 15 Jan 2016

Women don't get drunk - and certainly not on Heineken.