United Kingdom: Latest beverage news & analysis
Scotland, already well-known for the quality of its whisky, is carving out a reputation as a centre of craft beer excellence. According to Nielsen data, craft beer consumers in Scotland drink more per head than almost anywhere else in the UK, and every year an increasing number of new breweries open to accommodate this thirst. Last year, there were 93 breweries in Scotland, the Campaign for Real Ale, says, with 20 of them opening over the past 12 months.
Data company Nielsen CGA has released its first market report to compare the US on-trade with the UK's. Here are some of the key takeaways:
This month, Richard Corbett considers the impact of a sugar tax on the UK CSD market.
A spoonful of sugar was long thought to help the medicine go down. These days, the medicine is more of a tough pill to swallow - especially for soft drinks producers.
Six months ago, Accolade Wines fired a broadside at the South African wine industry, warning that if wine makers don't get busy building brands then their collective future looks bleak.
Heineken has unveiled a UK marketing campaign for John Smith's Golden Ale alongside football commentator and former Wales captain Robbie Savage.
Carlsberg's UK unit has launched two 'craft' products exclusive to the UK on-tade.
Brown-Forman is set to re-enter the single malt Scotch whisky segment through the purchase of The BenRiach Distillery Co.
Molson Coors has launched a range of Rekorderlig cocktails, the cider brand's first new products since the global brewer acquired its UK and Ireland rights.
Anheuser-Busch InBev's recent UK acquisition Camden Town Brewery is to expand production to a second north London site.
Hine has released a pair of 1986 vintage Cognacs - one matured in Jarnac and one an Early-Landed expression
Internet wine sales in the UK are predicted to grow in the next three years to 14% of the total market in the country, a new study has said.
C&C Group has said it is continuing "to move away from traditional advertising" as it launches a second series of the adult-themed online clips for Tennent's Lager.
UK soft drinks maker Radnor Hills has launched a new fruit juice brand, Fruella.
Diageo has invested "seven figures" in a campaign for its Guinness lager brand Hop House 13.
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.
Women don't get drunk - and certainly not on Heineken.
Companies are very protective of their brand image. So it is refreshing to hear Diageo's Garbhan O’Bric, the global brand director for Baileys, speak the unvarnished truth when talking about the liqueur's recent past.
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