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Men push women off #DryJanuary wagon

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.

Off the wagon: men aren't supportive of women's choice to drink less
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...

Spirits and fizz ‘taking over beer’

Spirits and wine make up 50% of drinks sales in new pubs

12-Sep-2016 - Spirits and wine are giving beer a run for its money, with the two categories now accounting for almost half (49%) of value sales in new pubs, bars and restaurants.

Great British Pub Awards

Pub Awards: Best Wine Winner - The Red Lion & Sun, Highgate, north London

08-Sep-2016 - The Red Lion & Sun, in London’s leafy suburb of Highgate, has a wine list both adventurous and accessible, driven by licensee Heath Ball and his team’s dedication to providing...

Great British Pub Awards

Pub Awards Finalists 2016: Best Wine Pub

08-Sep-2016 - Get the lowdown on the chosen finalists for the Great British Pub Awards' Best Wine Pub category. See descriptions of all finalists here .


New Star Wars film ‘kept people out of the pub’ at Christmas

08-Sep-2016 - Stormy weather, Christmas markets and the new Star Wars film kept punters out of the pub last Christmas, according to Pernod Ricard’s UK (PRUK) on-trade channel director Ian Peart. But...

Great British Pub Awards

Pub Awards: Best Wine finalist - The Yew Tree Inn, Bunbury, Cheshire

08-Sep-2016 - The team at the Yew Tree Inn, Bunbury, is not afraid to push the boat out when it comes to showcasing a daring range of wines.

Great British Pub Awards

Pub Awards: Best Wine finalist - The Chequers Inn, Bilton-in-Ainsty, York

08-Sep-2016 - Antony Pratt’s idyllic Yorkshire pub the Chequers won the title of Best Wine Pub last year and it’s easy to see why.

Great British Pub Awards

Pub Awards: Best Wine finalist - The Truscott Arms, Maida Vale, west London

08-Sep-2016 - Andrew and Mary-Jane Fishwick’s stellar pub, the Truscott Arms, sadly closed after being named as a finalist for Best Wine Pub.

Great British Pub Awards

Pub Awards: Best Wine finalist - The Waterfront, Plymouth

08-Sep-2016 - The fact that the Waterfront has established itself as a thriving business is a testament to the dedication and passion of its licensees Steve Bellman and John Milan.


Top-end tipples: premiumise your drinks offer

07-Sep-2016 - With the premium drinks category now worth more to the on-trade than ever before, here’s how you can take stock of your offer and navigate the busy waters of products...


Wine courses that will make bar staff wizards of wine

23-Aug-2016 - Wine can be a daunting thing for bar staff if you don’t drink the stuff. When a customer asks for a full-bodied red or a fruity white, there is often...


Berkmann Wine Cellars launches training scheme

30-Jun-2016 - Berkmann Wine Cellars has launched into the competitive market of wine training for the on-trade.

'Craft' means nothing, says Chapel Down CEO

24-Jun-2016 - A ‘messianic’ approach to making drinks separates modern brewers and winemakers from their more traditional counterparts, according to the leading English wine producer. 


Pubs’ wine offers ‘off the mark’

21-Jun-2016 - Pubs are not hitting the mark when it comes to meeting consumers’ wine needs, but could easily boost sales by making simple changes to their offer, according to Crown Cellars’...


M&B’s Harvester and Toby Carvery to match exclusive wines with food

14-Jun-2016 - Mitchells and Butlers (M&B) has partnered with South African Winery Gabb Family Vineyards to develop a range of wines for the menus of its Toby Carvery and Harvester pub chains....