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Most mentioned beer term on Twitter in H2?

Ale has emerged as the leading beer type on Twitter among beer industry influencers in the second half of 2019, according to GlobalData....

How UK food & drink SMEs can survive Covid-19

Food & drink entrepreneur John Stapleton, who created and sold brands New Covent Garden Soup Co and Little Dish, believes there are a number...

Carlsberg Performance Trends 2015-2019 - data

In early-February, Carlsberg reported a 3.2% rise in its sales from 2019. Here, just-drinks picks through the brewer's performance over the...

Will your drinking help or hinder you hitting 90?

An interesting and well-done study from a cohort of ageing men in the Netherlands that evaluated how alcohol consumption data collected at 6...

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"We're working seven days a week on sanitiser" - British Honey Co banks on coronavirus strategy shift - CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL 3 Apr 2020

Andy Morton

Honey spirits maker British Honey Co has rapidly turned alcohol sanitiser into a new long-term revenue generator to help soften the economic shock of the coronavirus outbreak.


"If you're a very small gin distillery, I think your days are numbered" - Mangrove MD Nick Gillett - CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL 27 Mar 2020

Andy Morton

The head of UK high-end spirits distributor Mangrove has spoken of his fears for the spirits industry as the coronavirus crisis deepens, warning that large distillers with production tied to one location may have issues sourcing bottles.

Latest News

Henkell Freixenet to launch I Heart ‘Superheroes’ customised bottles 3 Apr 2020

Rafaela Sousa

The UK division of Henkell Freixenet has readied a limited edition ‘superheroes’ bottling of its I Heart Prosecco expression, in recognition of key workers on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.


Henkell Freixenet's Freixenet Italian still wines - Product Launch 3 Apr 2020

Andy Morton

Henkell Freixenet has launched a range of still wines under its Freixenet sparkling wine brand.


Dash Water’s Dash Peach sparkling water - Product Launch 3 Apr 2020

Rafaela Sousa

Dash Water has lined up a new flavour for its namesake sparkling water range in the UK.


Remy Cointreau warns of bigger sales slump as Q4 set for 26% drop 2 Apr 2020

Andy Morton

Sales for Remy Cointreau's most recent quarter are expected to drop by 26%, with the group warning that declines in the current quarter will be even sharper.


Cost-cutting looms for Carlsberg as 2020 forecasts abandoned - trading update 2 Apr 2020

Olly Wehring

Carlsberg has followed several of its global brewing peers in suspending its performance forecasts for 2020, with short-term predictions deemed unreliable for the coming months.


Carlsberg sends Danish birthday beer home, thanks to COVID-19 2 Apr 2020

Rafaela Sousa

Carlsberg has tweaked the release of a limited pack for its namesake lager in Denmark, giving consumers in the country the opportunity to toast the Queen's upcoming birthday in the comfort of their own homes.



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