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How do the US and UK on-trades compare? - Focus

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:...

What will a UK sugar tax mean for CSD producers?

This month, Richard Corbett considers the impact of a sugar tax on the UK CSD market....

Who will be hit hardest by UK sugar tax? Analysis

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...

Analysis - How Austrian wine survived scandal

It has been 30 years since what Willi Klinger refers to as Austria's darkest hour for wine....

Latest Interviews

Interview - Harviestoun Brewery MD Toby Knowles 26 Apr 2016

Andy Morton

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.


Renegade Spirits' Mark Reynier - Interview 23 Feb 2016

Andy Morton

It is late afternoon on what has been a long day. But, Mark Reynier, formerly the head of Bruichladdich and now founder of Renegade Spirits, still has the energy to vent his grievances over the Irish whiskey industry he has inhabited for just over a year.

Latest News

Carlsberg's Shed Head and Bad Apple craft - NPD 28 Apr 2016

Lucy Britner

Carlsberg's UK unit has launched two 'craft' products exclusive to the UK on-tade.


Brown-Forman to buy BenRiach Distillery Co 27 Apr 2016

Olly Wehring

Brown-Forman is set to re-enter the single malt Scotch whisky segment through the purchase of The BenRiach Distillery Co.


Molson Coors' Rekorderlig Cider Cocktails - NPD 27 Apr 2016

Andy Morton

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.


AB InBev to build second Camden Town brewery 26 Apr 2016

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev's recent UK acquisition Camden Town Brewery is to expand production to a second north London site.


AB InBev snaps up Italy's Birra del Borgo 25 Apr 2016

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev has bought Italian brewer Birra del Borgo, adding to its portfolio of small European brewers.


Heineken gives Heineken Light European debut 25 Apr 2016

Andy Morton

Heineken has launched its Heineken Light brand into Europe for the first time.

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