Wine Paris looks to boost international exhibitor presence

The organisers of Wine Paris have said the 2025 event will see international exhibitors “take centre stage”. Vinexposium said this week that international producers will have three dedicated halls, including the centrally-located hall 4. “This will become the focal point…

Britvic rejects £3.1bn Carlsberg takeover bid

Soft drinks producer Britvic has rejected two takeover bids from Danish brewer Carlsberg. The Robinsons squash owner said in a statement today that the first bid, for 1,200 pence per share, was rejected on June 6, while a subsequent offer…

In May 2018 Scotland became the first country in the world to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol at a rate of 50p per unit.

In April, Brown and her team released Strathearn’s first single malt whisky under Douglas Laing ownership, after the company bought the Highland site in…

When the first desperate, thirsty humans discovered fermented grape juice, a god was born. He was a dangerous god: Dionysus to the Greeks, Bacchus to…

UTOPIAN AUGSBURG EXPORT, 5.4% Devon brewery Utopian specialises in brewing classic lagers using British ingredients and does a very good job of it. This particular…

ORBIT PEEL, 4.9% This is an interesting take on a Belgian witbier from a London brewery. Orbit’s beer includes the expected coriander and orange peel…

Canned wine company The Uncommon has taken over the Waitrose Bar in the King’s Cross store, in celebration of English Wine Week. The Uncommon’s canned…

Waitrose has relaunched its premium own label range, adding new spirits and several wines. The No 1 overhaul includes around 200 “new and improved” products…

Tesco-owned convenience business One Stop has brought in 38 new lines across beers, wine, spirits, RTDs and low/no, as it looks to meet changing consumer…

Soft drinks producer Britvic has rejected two takeover bids from Danish brewer Carlsberg. The Robinsons squash owner said in a statement today that the first…

Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company (CMBC) has become the official lager and cider partner of Aston Villa football club.  CMBC will hold the pouring rights at…

A bumper summer of sport started on Friday, with the first UEFA Euro 2024 match, as host country Germany took on Scotland. The England team…