Has craft beer entered the mainstream?
Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined to contribute towards a record week of online wine sales at Tesco.
Wholesalers’ pleas were answered in George Osbourne’s autumn statement when he announced that the government will launch a registration scheme for alcohol wholesalers.
Duty will rise 54% on wine and 31% on spirits in the next six years if the Chancellor does not scrap the duty escalator, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility.
Wine Rack is holding a “Festival of Spirits” in all stores in the run-up to Christmas.
The skeletal face of Eddie the Head, the mascot of heavy metal band Iron Maiden, will appear on billboards across the south-east to promote the band’s ale.
California wine brand Echo Falls has teamed up with fashion blog What I Wore Today (WIWT) in the run-up to Clothes Show Live, which starts tomorrow at Birmingham’s NEC.
Specialist spirits retailer The Whisky Exchange has named Glenfarclas 15 Year Old as its Whisky of the Year.
Brintex is teaming up with the organisers of London Cocktail Week to launch London Wine Week, which will run in conjunction to the London Wine Fair.
Hawkes Bay winery Trinity Hill will move from Enotria to Liberty Wines on January 1.
Thatchers is launching an ad campaign in the West Country in a bid to boost sales in the build-up to Christmas.
Surrey brewer Hogs Back has launched a 4.5% abv unpasteurised craft lager called Hogstar that will be listed at Majestic, Wine Rack, Budgens, Co-op and Booker.
Greene King is offering shoppers the chance to win a day of indulgence worth £5,000 with an on-pack promotion on Abbot Ale.
Jägermeister is ramping up its campaign to move away from the Jägerbomb with a multimillion outdoor ad campaign.
Diageo will release four new expressions of Scotch brand Mortlach over the next year in a bid to make it a major player in the single malt category.
Edrington is investing £100 million a new distillery for The Macallan in Speyside, Scotland.
Russian Standard Vodka beat Stella Artois and Carlsberg’s Somersby Cider to be crowned Drinks Brand of the Year at last night’s Federation of Wholesale Distributors Gold Medal Awards.
Oddbins is launching an own-label premium bottled ale after reporting that sales of craft beer grew 179% over the past year.
Film company Paramount has launched a Ron Burgundy-branded Scotch whisky to celebrate the launch of Anchorman 2 in December.
The Shepton Mallet Cider Mill has given cloudy cider Addlestones a new look.
A new 66cl bottle for Catalan lager Estrella Damm is hitting shelves this month as distributor Wells & Young’s seeks to capitalise on the growth in larger formats.