Drinks

A garden of Eden: inside the Duke of Cambridge, Surrey

In association with Fever-Tree

In the gin garden of Surrey’s Duke of Cambridge

By Nicholas Robinson

Close to the scenic Surrey Hills, with a cricket green and golf course nearby, the Duke of Cambridge attracts a wide range of clientele. As operations manager Paul Griffiths explains, many enjoy a G&T in the large suntrap garden, which features a...

Going global: The series has seen Foupure create beers with six breweries each from a different continent

Fourpure kicks off Continental Collaboration tour

By James Beeson

Fourpure Brewing Co has officially unveiled the six collaboration beers that make up its new Continental Collaboration series, ahead of a roadshow of events throughout June and the first week in July.

Charity champs: the report also found that a third of independent breweries now have a taproom

8 out of 10 independent brewers support charity

By James Beeson

Some 82% of independent breweries have supported a charity in the past 12 months, according to new research into the impact of breweries in their local communities.

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.

Packaging issue: a complaint against the design of Tiny Rebel's Cwtch Welsh Red Ale was upheld

Growth in ‘nostalgia-based marketing’ on drinks

By Nikkie Sutton

Nostalgic references to the sweets, clothes and cartoons of yesteryear saw a number of drinks fall foul of the alcohol marketing rules last year, according the Portman Group’s annual report.

Price to pay: Tiny Rebel will not attend the Great British Beer Festival

Tiny Rebel pulls out of Great British Beer Festival

By James Beeson

Welsh craft brewery Tiny Rebel has announced it will pull out of this year’s Great British Beer Festival (GBBF), accusing the organisers of “dictating how we should represent ourselves and our beer”.

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.