Soft & Hot Drinks

A soft spot

A soft spot

Last summer had a dramatic impact on sales of soft drinks in the UK. But Britvic Soft Drinks' Category Report 2004 says there's more to it than the...

Emerald smiles

Emerald smiles

Ben McFarland looks at how to make St Patrick's Day festivities go with a bang.You've got to feel a little sorry for the other saints at this time of...

Continental Copa

Continental Copa

Greene King pub Copa has taken the controversial step of destocking cask ale and replacing it with continental-style niche beers, reports Ben...

The special branch

The special branch

The label 'speciality spirits and liqueurs' groups together a diverse range of drinks that don't quite fit in elsewhere. Ben McFarland reports.If the...

The bourbon cowboys

The bourbon cowboys

With American whiskeys out-performing the home-grown market in terms of growth, Ben McFarland says its time to look across the Pond.Having run the...

The drambusters

The drambusters

Despite scotch whisky being the UK's native spirit, malts and blends are underused by pubs. Ben McFarland suggests how this can be changed.Scotch...

Abbey Well launch

Abbey Well launch

Abbey Well has launched a new 750ml wine-shaped glass bottle for its mineral water to give it an up-market look. The company said the elegant design...

Espresso machines

Espresso machines

There are four principal types of machines ­ piston, semi-automatic, fully automatic, and super automatic. PISTON is the classic espresso machine....

Hot or Not?

Hot or Not?

Which drinks will be doing the moving and shaking in 2003 and which ones will be standing still? Ben McFarland gets his crystal ball out.While it is...

Britvic targets

Britvic targets

tweenie' pubs by Mike Bennett Britvic is targeting family pubs with a radical new product aimed at "tweens" ­ the 10 to 13 year-olds who, it claims,...

Britvic rumbles

Britvic rumbles

Six Continents, currently working flat-out towards the demerger of its pub retail and hotels divisions some time next spring, is likely to offload...

The soft touch

The soft touch

Soft drinks consumption is on the increase and the category looks set to play a larger role in the on-trade. Ben McFarland investigates The pub trade...

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