What a pickle: fermenting and pickling offers new flavours

How chefs can get themselves into a pickle

By Robert Mann

Pub chefs need to be able to make the most of seasonal produce – in some instances that may mean being able to save on costs – and fermenting and pickling fits the bill perfectly.

What's hot? Some of the top trends from Imbibe Live 2017

Imbibe Live 2017: top trends from the show

By Nicholas Robinson

Drinks trends that operators should look out for this year include the continued rise of gin, increased interest in foreign imports and rising interest in sparkling wines, five alcoholic drinks producers told The Morning Advertiser in this video.

Younger drinkers: Wine needs to target millennials in a different way


Millennials chugging sparkling wine to unwind

By Nicholas Robinson

Sparkling wine is attracting more Millennial drinkers, who are choosing to drink it after a ‘rough day’ because it is one of the easiest propositions in the category for them to understand.

WSTA Government alcohol duty cut to support pubs distillers vineyards

Two percent cut in alcohol duty will support on-trade, WSTA claims

By Ben Winstanley

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has called for the Government to back British distilleries and vineyards with a 2% alcohol duty cut in the March Budget, a move they claim will support the growing demand for wine and spirits in the on-trade.

Have flutes lost their fizz?

Have flutes lost their fizz?

By Stephensons

Sparkling wines have always been popular with the British, and Prosecco has recently risen to the top of the class. Until now, the drink has typically been served in a Champagne flute, but with the rise of the tipple may come the crashing of the glass...

Wine sales continue to fall

Wine sales continue to fall

By Michelle Perrett

Volume sales of wine are continuing to fall and the pace of decline has increased over the last 12 weeks, according to the latest WSTA Market Report.

Brancott: available in time for Rugby World Cup

Summer set to sparkle at Brancott

By Robyn Black

Pernod Ricard is set to launch a sparkling wine this summer as part of its Brancott Estate range. Speaking to the Publican's Morning Advertiser,...

Blue Nun: new gold leaf flakes

Nun turns over gold leaf

By Sonya Hook

Blue Nun fans are being treated to a new luxurious sparkling variant, complete with real gold-leaf flakes. Blue Nun Gold, which is packaged with a...

Let's get fizzical

Let's get fizzical

With Christmas just around the corner, most licensees' thoughts are moving in the direction of parties and Christmas bookings. This is the time of...

Spice up offerings

Spice up offerings

More e-mails have hit my desk recently, and the majority of them relate to roughly the same issue. The general theme is more or less like this: you...

Cold cup of cheer

Cold cup of cheer

Long, hot summer days, even longer balmy evenings, bank holidays and annual holidays can all combine to generate some much needed extra volume, and...