Drinks

Grape news: Star has announced a wine portfolio that will provide customers with sustainable options

Star introduces own wine brand

By Emily Hawkins

Star Pubs & Bars has launched its own wine label in a bid to introduce ethical wines and expand premium options in its pubs.

Conscious drinkers: more pubgoers want to avoid the grogginess associated with higher ABV beers, says Small Beer Brewery co-founder James Grundy

Little Interview

Busy drinkers leading low-ABV trend

By Emily Hawkins

Co-founder of Small Beer Brewery, James Grundy, explains that low-alcohol beer has found a growing fanbase in modern pubgoers who are too busy to have a hangover the next day.

High standards: each of the beers, ciders and perries at this year’s GBBF have been deemed non-discriminatory

CAMRA bans discriminatory beers at GBBF

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has banned beers with discriminatory names or designs at the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF).

Expert advice: (l-r) Diageo whisky ambassador Colin Dunn and Max Murdy-Flisher of Strongroom Bar, Shoreditch

Whisky masterclass: sponsored by Diageo

The ultimate whisky masterclass

By Nicholas Robinson

Whisky is quickly breaking away from its long-held reputation of being a rigid, complex and confusing category, with many Brits – young and older – willing to break with said tradition.

Collapse and sale: small investors raised £1.5m for Hop Stuff brewery

Opinion

Building trust in beer and pubs

By Sophie Atherton

When the pub and beer industry is able to offer trust to customers, the payback is often seen through loyalty