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

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. 

Drip-free: scientist Daniel Perlman's bottle uses physics to avoid spillage

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.

BBPA: beer should have been included in low-strength consultation

21-Mar-2017 - The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has hit out at the Government’s low-strength consultation, which focused on wine and cider, because beer was not included.

Grape expectations: how wine is evolving in the pub sector

16-Mar-2017 - Ordering a glass of house wine in the local used to result in receiving a drink that tasted more like sulphuric acid than Syrah. Thankfully for customers’ stomach linings, those...

Spring Budget: duty rises for beer, cider, wine and spirits

08-Mar-2017 - Alcohol duty will rise for beer, cider, wine and spirits, the chancellor has announced in the budget.

Pubs lose out to supermarkets in Christmas fizz sales

08-Mar-2017 - More than 45m bottles of sparkling wine were sold in the UK at Christmas, but just 5m of those were bought in the on-trade, the rest being purchased in supermarkets.

Mounting costs pose real threat to on-trade growth

23-Feb-2017 - Increasing food and drink prices, as well as business rates revaluations, pose immediate threats to on-trade growth this year, new research shows.

JDW will be first pub chain to show drinks calories

19-Feb-2017 - Calorie information for all pub giant JD Wetherspoon’s (JDW) drinks will be shown on its menu and website for the first time from next month.

Still and sparkling wine faces triple whammy threat

14-Feb-2017 - Brexit, inflation and alcohol duty represent a triple threat to still and sparkling wine drinkers according to the Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).

2017 wine trends: Prosecco reigns but Italian reds poised for growth

08-Feb-2017 - Prosecco may be Brits' favourite wine, but lesser-known Italian regions are poised for greater popularity, according to a leading wine expert.

BBPA rebukes calls for wine and spirit duty cut

06-Feb-2017 - The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has dismissed the Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA)'s calls for a cut in wine and spirit duty at the upcoming Budget and...

Conviviality ahead of schedule on Matthew Clark and Bibendum integration

30-Jan-2017 - Drinks retailer Conviviality has said it is ahead of schedule on the integration of Matthew Clark and Bibendum.

WSTA calls for 2% wine and spirit duty cut

23-Jan-2017 - The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has called on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to cut wine and spirit duty by 2%.


Men push women off #DryJanuary wagon

04-Jan-2017 - Men are more likely to push their female partners off the #DryJanuary wagon, goad them into breaking healthy drinking plans and consume more alcohol than the other way round.

Drinks predictions

What 2017 has in store for the drinks category

03-Jan-2017 - Last year was a mixed bag for the pub trade, from the shockwaves following the ‘Leave’ vote of the EU referendum, to the heavily delayed pubs code and the anguish...

The Drinks List: Top 100 Brands

07-Dec-2016 - Drinking habits are changing as consumers are faced with more choice than ever, but in The Morning Advertiser's Drinks List: Top 100 Brands, there is a positive story showing a healthy...

The drinks list: top 100 brands

The Drinks List: wine brands make the top 100 hot brands to stock

30-Nov-2016 - Eight wine brands are in the top 100 brands pubs should stock behind the bar.

Drinks trends

Drinks Trends: what was big in 2016 and what is to come

29-Nov-2016 - We all know that gin and craft beer are the big movers and shakers in drinks trends right now. But what else is making the ground move for licensees, and...

Champagne and sparkling wine

Is Champagne too fancy for pubs?

11-Nov-2016 - When it comes to a celebration the no-brainer go-to for us Brits has long been a bottle of Champagne. Now it seems we don’t even need an excuse to turn...


Millennials chugging sparkling wine to unwind

08-Nov-2016 - Sparkling wine is attracting more Millennial drinkers, who are choosing to drink it after a ‘rough day’ because it is one of the easiest propositions in the category for them...


Post-Brexit wine price fears: a storm brewing or scaremongering?

26-Oct-2016 - Wine experts have warned that the severe economic uncertainty left by Britain’s vote to leave the EU is likely to disrupt the UK’s wine industry and raise prices. But how...


The Wine Guide – your 101 to wine in pubs

20-Oct-2016 - It shouldn’t really come as a great surprise that wine doesn’t have it all its own way in the setting of a pub, but growth is singularly lacking and the...

New products

Wine, beer and pumpkin-spiced Baileys

21-Sep-2016 - Top shelf: Pour a glass of Kleine Zalze Bush Vine’s South African Chenin Blanc and be prepared for a ripe pineapple and guava smack in the nose.


Greene King helps licensees ‘take the mystery out of wine’

15-Sep-2016 - Pubco Greene King has launched a free wine and spirits tool kit to help operators drive sales in the categories, which it claims can be challenging for licensees who feel...