The craft beer trends in the US

Matthew Gaughan on what the UK can learn from the rise of craft beers in the US

16 Dec 2014 | By Matthew Gaughan

As in the UK, the beer scene in the US has been transformed over the last 20 years. As mainstream lagers have got blander and colder, craft breweries have sprung up around the country to be greeted by an enthusiastic and increasingly knowledgeable set of drinkers.  

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One if four Brits have bought wine online in the last year

Over 40% of Brits will buy wine online this Christmas, says Harpers new e-commerce report

05 Dec 2014 | By Richard Siddle

    Over 40% of Brits will buy their Christmas wine online this year, according to a new report published today by Harpers Wine & Spirit.

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Gin Cocktail

Christmas Report: Gin is a must-have festive tonic Subscription

05 Dec 2014 | By Helen Arnold

Once the preserve of the stockbroker set, recent years have seen gin reach a much younger and more fashionable audience. Helen Arnold assesses whether gin can stay on its upward journey

Champagne

Christmas Report: Champagne still a staple at any Christmas table Subscription

05 Dec 2014 | By Anne Krebiehl MW

When it comes to celebrating in the Champagne category it pays to have a story, to be different and to stand out from the competition.

The UK is currently suffering from a dearth of lorry drivers

Logistics: Challenges that are currently facing logistics providers Subscription

05 Dec 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Logistics represents a major investment for most companies. But leaders in the field must be aware of issues within the wine industry as well as the wider world, and also offer customers flexibility.

Tastings

Idea of buying Bordeaux en primeur now is ‘null and void’, says Farr Vintners

03 Jun 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Wine investors who bought one case of each of Bordeaux’s first growth chateaux for the five years from 2009 would have lost £35,000 if they sold last Friday, said the Wall Street Journal’s Will Lyons.

The Spirit Cartel brand map

Spirit Cartel drives growth through its premium range of spirits for the on-trade Subscription

05 Dec 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Too often the world of high-end spirits can be a very grown-up affair, but not at Spirit Cartel, which is having great fun making a name for itself with an award-winning range of premium spirits.

Sophia Warner, co-founder, Pebbles Project

Sophia Warner of the Pebbles Projects talks about 10 years of changing lives in South Africa's winelands

05 Dec 2014

As the Pebbles Project celebrates its 10th year, co-founder Sophia Warner explains how the trade has helped provide support and education to children in South Africa’s winelands and what a difference it makes.

Mark Dally

Mark Dally on driving wine across Fuller’s 400 pubs and hotels Subscription

06 Oct 2014 | By Nigel Huddleston

Think of Fuller’s and you think of beer. The west London-based group owns nearly 400 pubs and hotels, and the guest beer and take-home market has made its London Pride one of the most popular ale brands in the UK, writes Nigel Huddleston.

The UK is currently suffering from a dearth of lorry drivers

Logistics: Challenges that are currently facing logistics providers Subscription

05 Dec 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Logistics represents a major investment for most companies. But leaders in the field must be aware of issues within the wine industry as well as the wider world, and also offer customers flexibility.

Nemea plays host to a three day exploration of Greek wine

Why Greek wine deserves to be taken seriously

14 Nov 2014 | By Panos Kakaviatos

Greece recently celebrated its “Ohi Day” (“No” day) on October 28 to mark the time when in 1940 the then Prime Minister, Ioannis Metaxas, rejected Benito Mussolini’s ultimatum to march troops through Greece. In 2014, much is being said about how Greeks need to say “no” to corruption, which has contributed to the country’s on-going economic crisis.

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DWCC 2014 keynote address

DWCC 2014: why everyone in wine needs to know how to communicate effectively Subscription

12 Nov 2014 | By Richard Siddle, Erin Smith

The annual DWCC event is no longer just for bloggers, but has become essential for anyone involved in wine communications. When it comes to communications we really are all in it together, summed up Jancis Robinson MW after three days of the seventh annual Digital Wine Communications Conference in Montreux, Switzerland.

Kingsland

Kingland's journey from a contract packer to full-service wine supplier Subscription

12 Nov 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

In recent years Kingsland has grown from a contract packer into a full-service wine supplier and its worked hard in last 20 years to reposition itself.

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