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Mounting costs pose real threat to on-trade growth

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

Price hike: pubs are preparing for a tough year

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...

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.