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.
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.
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...
On-trade alcohol sales fell 6% in 2013, largely due to a 7% fall in beer sales and mitigated by growth in sparkling wine, liqueurs and malt whisky, according to the Wine & Spirit Trade Association’s (WSTA) market report.