Wine

Top to stock: The Drinks List goes live

The Drinks List: Top Brands To Stock webinar launches

By Nicholas Robinson

Be the first to discover which drinks and trends are driving sales in the on-trade by tuning into The Morning Advertiser’s (MA) Drinks List: Top Brands To Stock free webinar this Thursday (16 November).

Quick plonk: efficiency and cost savings (pictured: co-founder George Workman)

Save on wine costs by going draught

By Nicholas Robinson

Draught wine could be as big in the UK as it is in the States, according to the co-founders of Love Wine on Tap, but the current stigma surrounding it needs to be broken down.

Too high: tax on the UK wine sector is worrying producers

English wine threatened by increased duty

By Nicholas Robinson

English sparkling wine producers may be put under unnecessary pressure if Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond implements proposals to raise tax on the sector.

Diverse: the bolstered range includes Champagnes and other sparkling wines, as well as reds and whites from across the world

Matthew Clark expands wine range

By James Beeson

Drinks distributor Matthew Clark has added 83 new wines to its portfolio, following extended research on emerging trends.

Appetite for fizz: on-trade bubbly sales have risen

Prosecco sales up 9% on last year

By Helen Gilbert

The UK’s appetite for sparkling wine shows no sign of abating with sales up 9% in a year and some bars and pubs now stocking Prosecco on tap, research has revealed.

Classy: Port must always be passed to the left at dinner parties

A bluffer’s guide to Port

By James Beeson

When it comes to a classic after-dinner drink, Port is a popular choice with connoisseurs.

Rolling hills: Château Carbonneau is 150 years old

Why buy wine direct from the vineyard?

By Nicholas Robinson

Château Carbonneau stands elegantly at the centre of its 57-hectare estate in Pessac-sur-Dordogne, south-western France, where it has been under the control of the same family for more than half of its 150 year history.

Sales slow down: managed pubs have suffered recently

Managed pub, bar and restaurant sales slow down

By James Beeson

Like-for-like sales in Britain’s pub, bar and restaurant groups were ahead just 0.2% nationally compared to last August, according to the latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.