Top 10 tips: Getting your drinks offer right for the summer

Top 10 tips: Getting your drinks offer right for the summer

Weather conditions on these shores are erratic at the best of times, but this year it’s more unpredictable than ever. March, which was officially the third warmest on record, was quickly replaced by April’s seemingly endless showers. One can only guess...

Drinkaware campaigns change drinking behaviour

Drinkaware campaigns change drinking behaviour

By Adam Pescod

Alcohol awareness charity Drinkaware says all three of its 2011 campaigns have exceeded expectations and led to a change in drinking behaviour across its target audiences.

Mojito top cocktail choice for drinkers

Mojito top cocktail choice for drinkers

By Matthew Moggridge

The Mojito is the most requested cocktail in pubs, bars and clubs across the UK, according to research exclusive to the Publican’s Morning Advertiser.

All change for the mismeasure of drink?

All change for the mismeasure of drink?

By Phil Mellows

As the government prepares to make a major statement on alcohol policy, probably some time in February, there have been some interesting manouvrings going on.

Female-friendly or simply sexist?

Female-friendly or simply sexist?

By Jessica Harvey

Over the weekend, a female friend of mine lamented being offered a half pint of beer, when her male companions had not been levelled the same enquiry for their pint orders at the bar.

Pernod Ricard: 62% of consumers open to upselling

Pernod Ricard: 62% of consumers open to upselling

By Jessica Harvey

More than half of drinkers view more expensive spirits as almost always being better quality and are willing to pay more to trade up, according to new research from Pernod Ricard UK.

New two-part dispense system for Foster’s


New two-part dispense system for Foster’s

By Noli Dinkovski

Heineken UK is to roll out a new two-part dispense system that will make it easier for barstaff to pour the “perfect pint” of Foster’s, the Publican’s Morning Advertiser can exclusively reveal.

Cheap deals in supermarkets mean more people are drinking at home

Survey: staying in is the new going out

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Younger drinkers continued to move away form the on-trade in 2010 and increasingly look to replicate attitudes towards spending at home, according to...

Extra-special: almost every bartender resembles a Bugsy Malone character

Turn back the boozing clock

By Ben McFarland

The drinking experience of yesteryear is becoming increasingly popular in the capital's bars. Ben McFarland looks at the reasons for this retailing rewind, and adds some ideas of his own.

Bar service: opportunity to upsell

Revealing research from Pernod Ricard

By Robyn Black

New research reveals 90% of drinkers stick to the same drink all night and 52% have not decided what to order by the time they reach the bar.

Trade continues to be targeted by underage stings

Underage checks 'are not effective'

By John Harrington

Underage test purchase operations have "served their purpose" and a more "holistic" strategy is needed to tackle child drinking. So says a new...

Loaded: new energy shot

Lad mag creates 'sex shot'

By Robyn Black

Men's magazine Loaded has entered the drinks market with a new energy shot which it promises is also a sexual stimulant. The magazine's publisher,...

Schweppes: new TV campaign

Schweppes ads in the mix

By Robyn Black

Coca-Cola Enterprises is investing £2m in a TV campaign for its Schweppes range, in a bid to increase consumption of the brand by promoting it as an...

KC Max: launching new flavour

KC Max launches cider-caffeine mix

By Sonya Hook

A cider with caffeine is being launched in the UK this month, to tap into the 40% of cider drinkers who are also regular consumers of energy...

Drinkaware: pressing on with campaign in 2010

Drinkaware plans to ramp up campaign

By Lesley Foottit

Alcohol charity Drinkaware plans to ramp up its campaign targeting young adults and under-18s in an attempt to stimulate "cultural change".

M&B: sales up, according to tracker survey

Sales rise at pub chains

By Ewan Turney

Managed pub and restaurant chains saw a 2.8% increase in like-for-like sales in October — the largest increase since Easter.

Jeremy Hunt: Pubs are part of the solution

Hunt: tackle problem drinking locally

By Robyn Lewis

Surrey middle class drinkers" shouldn't be punished when it comes to tackling problem drinkers — that's the view of shadow culture secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Corporation won its legal battle

Mosh pit drinks ban overruled

By John Harrington

A nightclub and music venue has won its appeal against a ban on drinking in the area where bands play. A licence condition at the Corporation in...