Drinks

Take the edge off: a UK brewery that brews craft CBD beer says the product can be marketed to a wide range of pubgoers

Little interview

Cannabis-based drinks set to boom at pubs

By Emily Hawkins

The Morning Advertiser talked to one of the only UK breweries producing cannabidiol (CBD) beers how to stock and sell the up-and-coming drink.

No ruling against pubs: the name ‘Pornstar Martini’ can still be used in pubs and bars (credit: Matthew Atherden/gettyimages.co.uk)

Pubs can still serve ‘Pornstars’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pubs can continue to serve top-selling cocktail Pornstar Martini after alcohol watchdog Portman Group ordered Marks & Spencer (M&S) to change its RTD version of the drink.

On the rocks: operators are turning to premium non-alcoholic serves as a way to entice Millennial drinkers

'Market for mocktails will only increase'

By Emily Hawkins

The popularity of mocktails shows no sign of stopping and will drive the premium drinks category, according to the founder of soft drinks supplier Peter Spanton Drinks.

Freeze plea: spirits trade joins forces to stop duty rise

Spirits producers call for financial protection

By Nicholas Robinson

Gin, whisky, vodka and a host of other UK spirits makers have joined forces in an effort to make the new Chancellor Sajid Javid impose a freeze on spirits duty in the next Budget.

Slashed: Tim Martin promises to cut beer prices post-Brexit

JDW will ‘slash beer prices’ post-Brexit

By Nicholas Robinson

Beer prices will be cut at JD Wetherspoon if Prime Minister Boris Johnson can separate the UK from the EU by 31 October, the pubco’s boss Tim Martin has said.

Grape news: Star has announced a wine portfolio that will provide customers with sustainable options

Star introduces own wine brand

By Emily Hawkins

Star Pubs & Bars has launched its own wine label in a bid to introduce ethical wines and expand premium options in its pubs.

Conscious drinkers: more pubgoers want to avoid the grogginess associated with higher ABV beers, says Small Beer Brewery co-founder James Grundy

Little Interview

Busy drinkers leading low-ABV trend

By Emily Hawkins

Co-founder of Small Beer Brewery, James Grundy, explains that low-alcohol beer has found a growing fanbase in modern pubgoers who are too busy to have a hangover the next day.

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