Wine

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.

Questions: what does the buyout of Matthew Clark and Bibendum mean for pubs?

Analysis

What does C&C’s acquisition of Matthew Clark mean for pubs?

By Nicholas Robinson

Following its acquisition of Matthew Clark and Bibendum, C&C Group is set to revive the parts of the businesses that stalled during former owner Conviviality’s near month-long financial calamity. The big challenge, however, will be restoring faith...

Deal rubber stamped: C&C takes ownership of Matthew Clark and Bibendum

Matthew Clark and Bibendum acquired by C&C

By Nicholas Robinson

Less than 12 hours after officially announcing its interest to buy out Conviviality brands Matthew Clark and Bibendum, C&C Group has confirmed the transaction is now complete.

Buyout: C&C Group in talks to buy Matthew Clark and Bibendum

C&C primed to buy Matthew Clark and Bibendum

By Nicholas Robinson

Bulmers cider owner C&C Group is in “advanced” discussions with beleaguered drinks distributor Conviviality to buy Matthew Clark and Bibendum with support from AB InBev.