Drinks

Growing trends: 'the big drink trends developing in 2019 centre around sustainable cocktails, craft fruit beers, no-and-low alcohol spirits and wine in cans,' according to Adrian Taylor, head of on-trade for Roust

Which drinks trends have caught on in 2019?

By Nikkie Thatcher

Whether your customers still love their beer or perhaps a spirit, while others may not indulge in alcohol at all, there have been plenty of trends to take advantage of this year.

Saturated market: the landscape of new drink products is competitive and brands must keep up according to Jonny Jones, director of client services at CGA

Drink Tank

Drink suppliers must 'innovate or die'

By Emily Hawkins

Drink producers must innovate with new drinks to ensure they are stocked in the on-trade as the market becomes saturated with fresh products, according to Jonny Jones, director of client services at CGA.

Fizzled out: parents are more likely to order water or low-sugar juice for their children over fizzy drinks, operators say

Parents shunning sodas for children at pub

By Emily Hawkins

Pub operators have responded to increased concern from parents over the sugary contents in their children’s drinks by adapting their menus.

Life is too short to not indulge yourself in great drinks

Less isn't always more

By Jessica Mason

Honesty and transparency in drinks creation is important, but so is the skill of a good blend. It is something that has been overlooked for some time. Why? Because, these days, we’re a bit suspicious of anything rogue. Is there horse meat in it? Nuts?...

Drinks are becoming more creative with flavour & serve

Spirits, beers & new drinks trends

By Jessica Mason

A closer look at the drinking styles that are grabbing consumers’ attention this year including a few opportunities for pub owners to consider.

Licensees should be preparing their pubs' offer for warmer weather

Preparing for summer: Selecting your pubs' drinks offer

By Sonya Hook

It’s hard to imagine sunshine after the gloom and cold of the past few months, but warmer weather is on its way. And while we don’t have the Olympics and international football tournaments to look forward to this summer, there’s still plenty that publicans...

RDR: exclusive research revealed

Pre-loading: shock figures revealed

By John Harrington

All young adults drink at home before a weekend night out — with the average man consuming nearly four drinks before leaving. That's a key finding of a him! survey of 503 18 to 24-year-olds, commissioned by the Morning Advertiser.

Luminar has ended its all inclusive deal in Colchester

Drinks promo crackdown starts

By John Harrington

Colchester bars have been ordered to ditch promotions offering a set number of drinks for a fixed entry fee — and are "encouraged" to stick to a...

Blue-sky drinking

Blue-sky drinking

British weather is an unpredictable beast, but pubs should be planning their drinks offers in the hope that the rain clouds stay away, says Graham...