Drinks

Brand appeal: drinkers have a small portfolio of go-to brands according to Watneys’ Nick Whitehurst

‘Vast majority of drinkers buy brands over beer’

By Stuart Stone

Watneys Beer director Nick Whitehurst explains that while drink producers need to care ‘deeply and passionately’ about their product, consumers increasingly prioritise tried, tested and recognisable brands.

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.

New role: James Calder will become SIBA boss next month (1 July)

SIBA appoints new chief executive

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has appointed a new chief executive James Calder, replacing Mike Benner who is leaving to head up the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

Expensive taste: Northern Ireland is the region where drinkers expect to pay the most for a standard pint

Priciest beer regions revealed

By Nikkie Thatcher

Ahead of Beer Day Britain tomorrow (15 June), personal finance experts have polled the UK to find out how much people would expect to pay for a pint of lager or craft beer.

No comment: Dark Star managing director James Cuthbertson

Dark Star MD leaves brewery?

By Ed Bedington

Confusion surrounds the disappearance of the Dark Star brewery managing director (MD) James Cuthbertson who appears to have left the role.