Wine

How pubs can improve their wine offer

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How to improve your wine offer

By Heath Ball, MD of Frisco Group

Pubs and wine are not always a match made in heaven, as The MA recently explored in the last episode of the Lock In podcast.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In Podcast episode 38

The Lock In Podcast

Why are pubs so bad at wine?

By Ed Bedington

When it comes to beer and spirits, pubs are ahead of the curve, but why do they let the side down on wine so often?

What has happened to the New Zealand wine supply?

NZ Sauvignon supplies a 'disaster'

By Ed Bedington

Pub operators are being urged to look to alternative Sauvignon Blanc supplies after the New Zealand vintage was described as a “disaster”.

Wine: The latest product to face supply issues (Credit: Getty/SolStock)

Pubs set to face wine supply issues

By Michelle Perrett

Pubs could be facing issues with wine supplies in the lead up to Christmas, leading wine bosses have revealed.

What’s in the news 29 July

Review of the Week

Pingdemic fuels no-show excuses and wine woes

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser’s Ed Bedington and Frisco Group managing director Heath Ball reflect on the week’s headlines and how the pingdemic is ratcheting up and fuelling no shows.

'Good news': 'The benefits of a tariff-free, quota-free UK-Australia trade deal are great news for British producers exporting English wine and spirts to Australia,' Miles Beale, chief executive of the WSTA said

UK/Australia trade deal to save UK wine businesses £16m, claims WSTA

By The Morning Advertiser

The first major trade deal negotiated by the Government since the UK left the EU has been welcomed by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) for reducing costs for drinks businesses and positive knock-on effects for hospitality firms.

Best selling alcohol brands 2020

The Drinks List

The Drinks List – Top Brands to Stock in 2021

By Nicholas Robinson

Despite being closed for four months, facing strict curfews, tier systems and enduring a second national lockdown, drinks sales in the on-trade were strong when the sector was open.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 2

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: Bad wine experiences, blind tasting and tier 2

By Ed Bedington

In this week's episode of The MA's Lock In podcast, Ed Bedington, James Cuthbertson and Heath Ball talk bad experiences drinking wine, tier two and Ball is treated to a blind wine tasting, but will he guess them right? Tune in to the latest...

Top gong: the Red Lion & Sun took home the title of the best pub in the country at the 2018 Great British Pub Awards

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Licensee takes award-winning gastropub to the park

By Nikkie Thatcher

Heath Ball, operator of the Red Lion & Sun in Highgate, north London, is delivering drinks to customers in a local park in a bid to reach more people and become ‘London’s largest beer garden’.

Prepared: the Government outlines measures for coronavirus preparation in its Budget

Budget 2020

Pubs win in Budget 2020 with significant financial support

By Nicholas Robinson

Teetotal Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak paid critical attention to the pub trade in the release of his 2020 Budget today (11 March), as the sector braces itself for a hammering by coronavirus.

Pub view: live coverage of the Spring Budget

Budget 2020

Budget 2020 – Duty increase on beer, cider, wine and spirits frozen

By MA Reporters

Freeze on alcohol duties and business rates on pubs with rateable value under £51,000 abolished. Plus, national living wage to rise to £10.50 per hour by 2024. Here is a blow-by-blow account of Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak's first Budget.

On the grapevine: how wine can become your point of difference versus your rivals

Vine-tuning your pub’s wine offer

By Emily Hawkins

With some reports suggesting wine sales are down, what can pubs do to revive their offers and ensure they are making the most of the drink?

Launch roulette: Rebel Pi founder and former contestant on The Apprentice Jackie Fast proved the best at pitching ideas at Drink Tank and has been busy producing ice wine

Drink Tank

Launch Roulette: Grape news on ice

By Emily Hawkins

Rebel Pi founder and former contestant on The Apprentice Jackie Fast proved that producing ice wine was a cool idea by winning the honour of ‘best pitch’ at the inaugural Drink Tank

Sales shifts: Champagne sales have dipped while Prosecco and English sparkling wine have enjoyed growth

English sparkling wine sales fizz

By Emily Hawkins

Champagne sales in pubs have dropped in the past year with consumers looking to other varieties of sparkling wines instead.

Crunching the numbers: an in-depth look at the best performing brands and variants in every beverage category in the on-trade

Drinks list 2020

The Drinks List: Top Brands to Stock 2020

By Nicholas Robinson

Getting to grips with data in The Morning Advertiser’s Drinks List 2019 will give operators a head start in formulating successful drinks menus.

Wine spill: operators could take advantage of decline in wine sales

Wine sales plummet £146m in the on-trade

By Alice Leader

Wine sales have slipped by £146m within the on-trade in the past year, with 17% of consumers saying they are drinking less wine than they were a year ago.

Dropping down: wine sales across the on-trade have fallen

Wine sales still in decline

By Nikkie Thatcher

Total wine and Champagne volume sales in the UK remain in decline and have dropped by 2.4% year on year in pubs, according to new figures.

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.

Wine and shine: Sandro Bottega says the UK is set to enter a new era of Prosecco premiumisation

Prosecco bubble hasn’t burst yet, says Bottega boss

By Robert Mann

The founder of Prosecco producer Bottega has bitten back at claims that the UK has reached ‘peak Prosecco’ and shared his thoughts on why quality is of the utmost importance to the category.

Targeting growth: 2018 was a 'busy year' for Chapel Down as the company prepares for further expansion

Combined Chapel Down Group sales exceed £13m

By Stuart Stone

The owner of Chapel Down Wine and Spirits and Curious Drinks registered a 10% year-on-year increase in combined sales for the 12 months to 31 December, according to its latest figures.

Imbibe Live 2019: what's on at the show?

In association with Imbibe

What’s on at Imbibe Live 2019?

By Nicholas Robinson

Celebrating its 10th year, Imbibe Live is back at the London Olympia with a raft of expert speakers, along with new products and exhibitors, as The Morning Advertiser reveals in this guide to the show.

What low and no alcohol drinks to stock

The Ultimate Guide to Low and No Alcohol

Low and no: what to stock

By Phil Mellows

The range of low and no-alcohol beverages is a category ripe for picking – it’s up to you to choose the best available.

Sell: how to sell low and no alcohol drinks

The Ultimate Guide to Low and No Alcohol

Low and no: how to sell

By Phil Mellows

Taking the lead in offering great drinks as shown throughout this supplement is a fantastic start – but now you and your team needs to market them correctly.

Low and no wine: sales of alcohol-free wine are looking up

The Ultimate Guide to Low and No Alcohol

Non-alcoholic wine is on the up

By Robert Mann

As with every other category, wine is growing the number of low and no-alcohol variants out there. Here we take a look at how the category is doing and what products are on the market.

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