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UK must uphold EU excise law post-Brexit, duty specialist warns

The UK’s departure from the European Union (EU) could lead to the ‘rolling back’ of excise duty and create further burdens on drinks producers, an excise duty specialist has warned.  

Rollback: Powell has called on HMRC to uphold EU excise law post-Brexit

Imbibe Live 2017: top trends from the show

04-Jul-2017 - Drinks trends that operators should look out for this year include the continued rise of gin, increased interest in foreign imports and rising interest in sparkling wines, five alcoholic drinks...

Brexit: Politicians 'cannot deliver for wine and spirit trade'

23-Jun-2017 - The UK and EU wine and spirit trade does not believe it can rely on politicians to deliver a Brexit that avoids disruption for the industry.

Spirit duty revenues top beer for the first time

05-Jun-2017 - Spirit sales generated more money for the Treasury than beer for the first time, latest statistics from HMRC have revealed.

Carlsberg's wine arm unveils new portfolio

01-Jun-2017 - Carlsberg UK's wine arm Crown Cellars has revealed its 2017/18 portfolio, which includes the addition of two new Proseccos.

Price of wine rises faster in 12 weeks than in two years

01-Jun-2017 - The average price of a bottle of wine has risen faster in the past 12 weeks than it has in the past two years, latest figures from the Wine and...

Alcohol delivery service scolded by ASA over ‘unwise’ memes

24-May-2017 - 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.

Marston’s buys Charles Wells’ beer business for £55m

18-May-2017 - Brewer and pub operator Marston’s has acquired Charles Wells’ brewing business and beer distribution rights for £55m, after announcing half-year beer sales up 2%.

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.

Bottomless Prosecco making binge drinking 'acceptable'

09-May-2017 - Campaigners concerned that bottomless Prosecco brunches are making binge drinking acceptable among middle-class women should turn their attention to the off-trade, the ALMR has declared.

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?

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...

Fuller’s replaces wine team in refocus

27-Apr-2017 - Fuller’s has replaced its entire wine team as it looks to set itself apart from its rivals as an expert in wine, The Morning Advertiser has learned.

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.

Plea for Brits home and abroad to 'raise a glass' this St George’s Day

21-Apr-2017 - As St George’s Day celebrations commence up and down the country this weekend, the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has called on Brits and UK ambassadors across the world to...

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.

Rock ’n’ Roll star Sting speaks about his vineyard, love of wine, and singing in cellars

11-Apr-2017 - Sitting poised in an elegant and dark underground restaurant, a stone’s throw from The Ritz, journalists and wine enthusiasts sit not so close to each other sipping – some spitting – wines...

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.

St Austell rebrands wine division

03-Apr-2017 - Cornish brewer and pubco St Austell has rebranded and relaunched its dedicated wine division.

WSTA urges close relationship with EU as Article 50 trigger looms

29-Mar-2017 - The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has urged the Government to protect the British wine and spirits industry by maintaining a “special relationship” with Europe as Theresa May kicks...

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...

World’s first ‘drip-free’ wine bottle unveiled by US scientist

24-Mar-2017 - The days of near-unavoidable tablecloth stains may be nearing their end, with a US scientist unveiling the world’s first drip-free wine bottle. 

Low-calorie Skinny wine to roll out across M&B pubs

23-Mar-2017 - Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) will introduce new wine brand The Skinny Fizz across a large segment of its pub estate next month.  

Winners of first independent English wine competition announced

21-Mar-2017 - The inaugural winners of the Independent English Wine Awards (IEWA) have been unveiled after judging took place last week.

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