Drinks

£40m: Molson Coors buys Aspall Cyder

Molson Coors snaps up Aspall Cyder

By Nicholas Robinson

Brewing giant Molson Coors has snapped up family-owned cider brand Aspall Cyder for £40m, following a year of negotiations.

Rum news: Diageo has stopped all advertising on Snapchat as a result of the ruling

ASA bans Captain Morgan Snapchat filter

By James Beeson

Diageo Great Britain has been banned from producing a Snapchat lens advertising its Captain Morgan rum brand, after the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) ruled that the filter could appeal to under-18s.

In demand: more than 26m bottles of sparkling wine and Champagne were sold in the on-trade in 2017

Brexit threat to sparkling wine sales boom

By James Beeson

The UK’s sparkling wine sector has seen sales almost double in the last five years, according to the latest statistics from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).

On the up: rum sales rising fast

Rum sales hot on the heels of gin

By Nicholas Robinson

Sales of rum are expected to exceed the £1bn mark for 2017, just behind sales of gin, which totalled £1.2bn in the 12 months to September last year.