Wine

Industry threat: any plans to raise duty could impact alcohol sales

Booze sales could be damaged with duty freeze cut

By Nicholas Robinson

Scrapping the alcohol duty freeze put in place last year by Government is “counter-productive”, and will increase pressure on cash-strapped consumers, the Wine & Spirit Trade Association has warned (WSTA).

How much? Government raking in record amounts on alcohol duty

Government making a mint from your booze sales

By Nicholas Robinson

The Treasury is continuing to make a mint from UK booze sales, despite a freeze on alcohol duty in November, showing the sector can remain fruitful without another hike.

Drinks swap: Champagne will be replaced by English sparkling wines across JD Wetherspoon's estate

JDW to ditch Champagne in the run-up to Brexit

By Nikkie Sutton

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) will offer more drinks from the UK and non-EU producers and brewers across its 880-strong estate from Monday 9 July in the run-up to the country’s departure from the EU.

Wedding bells: Might Prince Harry toast his new bride Meghan Markle with English sparkling wine on Saturday (19 May)?

Will English fizz feature at the royal wedding?

By Nikkie Sutton

Information about the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this weekend (19 May) has been readily available, but news of what sparkling wine will be served is still under wraps.

Bounty: three new lagers will give operators plenty of choose from when it comes to curating its range this summer

New products: Here come the lagers

By James Beeson

Three new launches signal the start of the great British summer, as premium and craft lager options continue to prove popular.

In the pink: Freixenet's Italian rosé sparkling wine offers drinkers flavours of summer fruits

Freixenet launches Italian rosé

By Nikkie Sutton

Sparkling wine brand Freixenet has unveiled its first-ever Italian sparkling rosé in a bid to join “the blossoming rosé renaissance”.

Helping hand: Visual prompts such as PoS are vital during the summer months

Garden Fillers: how to maximise summer drinks sales in your pub

By Emma Eversham

What Brits drink in pub gardens has evolved dramatically over the years, with promiscuous punters swapping their favourite tipple as frequently as the summer weather changes. But with hopes of a scorcher this year, operators and suppliers are already...