Alcohol delivery service scolded by ASA over ‘unwise’ memes

A drinks company that delivers alcohol to people’s homes struck the wrong chord with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after using memes promoting “unwise” alcohol consumption.

Banned: Drink Doctor is not allowed to use this meme again

Strong April sales help managed pubs outperform restaurants

11-May-2017 - Managed pub operators saw a 6.1% jump in like-for-like sales last month, according to the latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

Campari and Aperol sales rocket in the UK

10-May-2017 - Sales of Campari and Aperol have increased dramatically for the first quarter of 2017 following a phenomenal increase in advertising spend.

Is social media ruining the UK's pub culture?

08-May-2017 - Millennials are drinking less than any other age group and licensees have put the blame on social media, but is this really the case?

General election 2017

Drinks industry calls for ‘protection’ of £23.1bn pub trade

08-May-2017 - Demands for a more prosperous pub and drinks industry have been set out by sector organisations the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA)...

Licensees could face 'life in prison' if caught selling fake booze

04-May-2017 - Operators have been warned they could be sentenced to a lifetime behind bars if a customer dies from drinking counterfeit alcohol bought and consumed on their premises.

Top Shelf: Brooklyn Brewery’s new IPA, Martell’s refresh and more

04-May-2017 - Brooklyn Brewery’s Scorcher IPA has launched in 30-litre kegs and Martell has “refreshed” the cognac category with a new liquid and packaging, but what have other brands been up to...

Celebrity DJ seeks £300k for 8O8 Whisky growth

04-May-2017 - 8O8 Whisky is seeking to raise £300,000 from its first equity crowdfunding push on Seedrs as it eyes global expansion.

In association with Diageo

Don’t get this wrong: how to create the perfect serve

03-May-2017 - Lacklustre mixed drinks and cocktails will not do for drinkers these days, even for those who in the past would have accepted an iceless G&T served in a warm glass...

Top drinks trends revealed

02-May-2017 - Drinks trends to be on the look out for this year include using nuts and seeds in beverages to create healthier serves, according to research from Mintel, which also predicts...

BrewDog finally launches Lone Wolf spirits

28-Apr-2017 - Craft beer brewer and pub operator BrewDog is ready to launch its Lone Wolf spirits range on a large scale, three years after announcing plans to enter the category.

M&B targets younger 'drinkers' with new alcoholic popsicles

25-Apr-2017 - Mitchells & Butlers is hoping to attract younger consumers with a selection of ‘Instagrammable’ premium alcoholic popsicles.

Diageo remains committed to licensed trade in wake of Scottish job loss plans

21-Apr-2017 - Diageo has moved to reassure the pub trade that it remains committed to supplying “outstanding quality products” following news that it plans to cut 100 jobs across its Scottish operations.

Tequila sales soaring thanks to cocktails

20-Apr-2017 - Sales of Tequila are on the up as consumers move from drinking shots and towards enjoying it in cocktails or as a sipping spirit.

Pubs warned ‘watch out for duty cheats’ after rules tightened

19-Apr-2017 - The Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) has urged pubs to be vigilant when purchasing alcohol following the introduction of tougher wholesale registration rules.

Number of distilleries up thanks to gin boom

18-Apr-2017 - The registration of new distilleries rose by almost a fifth (17%) last year, according to a report from the Wine & Spirit Trade Association WSTA), which is based on data from...

Diageo launches limited-edition Cîroc Summer Colada

11-Apr-2017 - Spirits giant Diageo has unveiled Cîroc’s first limited-edition variant, Cîroc Summer Colada to its portfolio.

Pricey booze steadies wet sales in pubs

10-Apr-2017 - Expensive alcohol is helping pubs, bars and restaurants to increase or maintain profits from wet sales as consumers look for more premium experiences.

William Grant brings Drambuie into its portfolio

05-Apr-2017 - William Grant has announced that whisky liqueur brand Drambuie will join its portfolio of premium spirits.

Halewood backs City of London Distillery

03-Apr-2017 - The City of London Distillery is set to gain new routes to the gin market thanks to 'strategic' investment from Halewood Wines & Spirits.

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5 twists on the classic gin and tonic

30-Mar-2017 - Look at these five twists on the classic gin and tonic, perfect for summer cocktail menus, which can add a touch of excitement to your offer.

Glen’s Platinum Vodka invests £1.5m in new campaign

29-Mar-2017 - A campaign costing more than £1.5m is being rolled out across the UK for Glen’s Platinum Vodka.

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How to build the perfect spirits offer

29-Mar-2017 - We have heard that spirits and cocktail sales are on the rise in pubs, but it is not a new message. Getting in on the act and making a success...

CAMRA backs report on health benefits of alcohol

28-Mar-2017 - The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has responded to a study in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) that found moderate drinkers have a lower risk of heart attack, angina and heart failure when...

WSTA warns Government over post-Brexit bootlegging

27-Mar-2017 - The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has warned Government that if Brexit talks do not achieve frictionless borders, delays and gridlocks at ports will “encourage the resurgence of alcohol...