Drinks

Marked occasion: Little Valley Brewery was just one business that produced special brews for Brexit

The Brexit impact on beers

By Nikkie Sutton

Breweries and pubs became inspired by the EU referendum last year and have produced beers relating to Brexit.

Big milestone: Diageo's 20th anniversary was celebrated globally

Diageo celebrates 20-year anniversary

By Nikkie Sutton

Drinks giant Diageo, which owns brands such as Johnnie Walker Scotch, Smirnoff vodka, Tanqueray gin and Guinness stout, has celebrated its 20th anniversary.

Match made in heaven: Birra Moretti works with a wide variety of food

In association with Heineken

Beer and food matching made simple

By Nicholas Robinson

Beer’s credentials when it comes to drinking it with food outweigh those of wine significantly, especially when considering the number of styles in the category. This is good news because it gives operators and chefs a hefty pallet of beers to play with...

Whisky action: a versatile spirit in cocktails

In association with Diageo

3 whisky cocktails for winter

By Nicholas Robinson

Whisky is unlike any other spirit. Fact. It is complex, often mysterious, but sadly sometimes viewed in the wrong light by drinkers and even some bartenders as a stuffy, challenging liquid that is unyielding and impossible to use in cocktails.

Festive tipples: Belgian and UK craft breweries are now making excellent Christmas-inspired beers

12 festive beers to stock this Christmas

By James Beeson

Cheesy pump clips and bland beers overwhelmed by sickly spices, branded under the name of “winter warmer”, are sadly part and parcel of the Christmas time in the pub. Unfortunately these festive brews can often be a huge disappointment.

Drinking up: the report revealed that 287m litres of cider and perry were consumed this year

Pint of cider cost rises 6p

By Nikkie Sutton

The average pint of cider in pubs has gone up by 6p year on year to £3.68, according to new data.

Targeted: the complaint said Cwtch cans looked like 'a can of fizzy pop'

Complaint over Tiny Rebel can design upheld

By James Beeson

Welsh brewery Tiny Rebel is to make a change to the design of its Cwtch Welsh Red Ale, after a complaint about the beer’s packaging was upheld by the Portman Group’s Independent Complaints Panel.