United Kingdom: Latest beverage news & analysis
Late last month, Wemyss Malts announced plans to move its Darnley's gin production to its own, newly-created facility in Scotland. The gin, which launched in 2010, is currently produced at Thames Distillers in London. At the same time, the firm announced that it has dropped 'View' from the brand name and rolled out fresh packaging as well as a Navy Strength version of its Spiced Gin brand. just-drinks sat down with Wemyss Malts founder and managing director William Wemyss in Edinburgh to find out why being "made in Scotland" is important.
Yesterday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May invoked Article 50 of the European Union's constitution, formally beginning the two-year process by which the UK will leave the EU. Although post-exit trade arrangements are not formally included in the UK's exit terms, they are sure to be the subject of intense discussions between the two sides.
With just over 20% of the country's total beer market value, the craft category in the US is ahead of the global curve.
Former Tesco wine director Dan Jago took over as CEO at UK-based Berry Bros & Rudd in 2015 and has since overseen a period of overhaul at the near-320-year-old wine and spirits group. Late last month, just-drinks met up with Jago at BBR's London headquarters. In part I of the interview, Jago discussed new changes to the company. In part II, the CEO talks about how he has no desire to chase the Millennial market, and reveals what keeps him awake at night.
In August 2015, UK-based Berry Bros & Rudd appointed Dan Jago as its CEO. Since then, the former group wine director at Tesco has overseen a period of overhaul at the near-320-year-old wine and spirits group. Late last month, just-drinks met up with Jago at BBR's London headquarters to learn more about the changes he has introduced.
Brockmans has posted a sharp lift in full-year sales, as the UK gin producer increases its footprint at home and abroad.
BrewDog has unveiled details of its spirits venture, LoneWolf, which comprises a gin and a vodka as the Scottish craft brewer expands beyond the beer category.
New UK producer Twisted Halo has launched a low-calorie alcoholic RTD.
First-quarter sales for UK soft drinks group Nichols were "in line" with expectations, but currency-related pressures are set to take their toll in 2017.
Tesco is to sell a Chinese wine for the first time in its UK stores, in a move it says could "open the doors" for wine-making in China.
The Portman Group has recruited the head of EU & international government relations at Tesco to become its next CEO.
Carlsberg has dropped Tuborg as the main face of its UK festival programme as the brewer looks to revitalise its namesake lager brand in the country.
UK brewer Fuller's has become the latest company to roll out cider in cans.
California-based Stone Brewing has changed distributor in the UK market.
Nichols is taking the Feel Good juice brand it bought in 2015 into the flavoured water category.
Paul Walsh just can't stay away from the drinks industry.
News reaches us today of what has been heralded as the "world's most daring whisky challenge". The Ultimate Ardbeg ARDventurer has been launched this week with an inaugural three-day camping trip.
Here in the UK, we're coming to the end of a fine summer of cricket, with England having played against Sri Lanka and Pakistan in a number of matches around the country.
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