Wine

A guide: an intro to the world of low and no alcohol

The Ultimate Guide to Low and No Alcohol - in association with Club Soda

The boom of alcohol-free is a sticking trend

By Nicholas Robinson

The fever for low and no-alcohol drinks is picking up pace – and fast. There’s plenty to choose from and plenty of advantages in serving those not needing alcohol

Get a thirst on: a new podcast called MA Drinks features one-to-one interviews with people at the top of the drinks trade

MA Drinks podcast – in association with Diageo

How have drinking habits changed in 10 years?

By Nicholas Robinson

The future of alcohol consumption has never been more in focus, with habits changing on an almost daily basis driven by lifestyle choices that, in turn, determine innovation. But what’s next for alcohol?

Bubble's burst? New figures have revealed that sales of Prosecco fell by 3m in the past year

Prosecco sales fall by 3m

By Robert Mann

Sales of sparkling wine in the UK have ‘dramatically’ fallen for the first time in five years as on-trend gin hits its stride, new figures have revealed.

Corked: Brexit leaves wine trade unsure of prices

Wine hoarded ahead of Brexit

By Nicholas Robinson

Wine wholesalers are bulk-stocking products ahead of Brexit amid concerns of a potential deal without tariffs on EU wines.

Rising trend: canned wine looks set to become a top alcohol trend in 2019

Will canned wine replace bottles?

By Robert Mann

Canned wine looks set to become one of the biggest alcohol trends of 2019 as Millennials opt for smaller measures to avoid binge drinking.

Tops: The biggest-selling brands in the UK on-trade

The Drinks List: Top Brands to Stock 2019

By Nicholas Robinson

With so much conflicting research in the market and varying opinions from analysts, The Morning Advertiser’s Drinks List 2019 reveals exactly what is going on with sales at the bar.

Make wine while the sun shines: the high temperatures of 2018 created almost perfect grape growing conditions

The price of a bottle of fizz could rise by 9p

By Nikkie Sutton

If plans to increase wine duty in line with inflation (by 3.4%) go ahead in November’s Budget, prices of sparkling could soar by 9p and still variants by 7p, according to a leading industry body.

Grape deal: Heath Ball emphasised the importance of a reasonably priced wine list

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Top tips from award-winning operator on making wine work

By Nikkie Sutton

Operators need to seriously up their wine offer and not add on huge mark-ups, according to Great British Pub of the Year licensee Heath Ball from the Red Lion & Sun in Highgate, north London.

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...

In season: Bloody ‘Ell is one of the biggest beer releases in every beer geek’s calendar

New products: Bloody ‘Ell is back

By James Beeson

Beavertown’s seasonal blood orange IPA is back in stock. Be quick, it won’t hang around for long, and when it’s gone, it’s gone.

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