Will ‘low’ outshine ‘no’ when it comes to mindful wine consumption? Lucy Britner asks the experts
Wine has been on the back foot compared to beer when it comes to low- and no-alcohol. And the IWSR Vinexposium Report 2021 suggests that while non-alcoholic beer is set to grow ahead of its low-abv counterpart, the opposite is expected to be true for wine.
The no/low alcohol drinks market is forecast to grow more than 10 times as quickly as regular alcoholic drinks in key world markets over the coming years, according to a new study by IWSR.
Elegantly Spirited, the owner of non-alcoholic spirits brand Strykk, is introducing a ready to drink (RTD) range, with the aim of fulfilling the need for “super-convenient, ready-to-go quality alternatives to alcohol”, as attitudes change and consumers look to moderate their drinking.
Dry Drinker, the alcohol-free drinks retailer, has announced it is expanding into wholesale with the launch of a trade-focused site, which will offer next day delivery.
Lucky Saint has expanded its team with industry experts from Brewdog and Camden Town Brewery.
Halewood Artisanal Spirits has sold its alcohol-free wine brand Eisberg as part of its strategy to focus on the premium spirits sector.
Drop Bear Beer Co has succeeded in securing a £1.8million equity investment to build a dedicated alcohol-free brewery.
Mocktail Beverages, which launched in the UK last year, has set out its plans for expansion.
Alcohol-free brewer, Big Drop, has teamed up with four leading Nordic breweries to launch a limited-edition range of 0.5% abv collaboration brews.
The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has produced new guidance around the labelling of low and no alcohol drinks, as a record number of Brits explore low and no products.
American alcohol-free mixed drink brand Mocktails is aiming to add four new drinks to its range in 2021.
McGuigan Wines has kicked off 2021 with a partnership with The Three Drinkers and their ‘Mind, Sense & Soul: Life Hacks for a Calmer 2021’ campaign, with focus on its alcohol-free range, McGuigan Zero.
Drop Bear Beer Co has revealed plans to build a dedicated alcohol-free brewery.
Diageo GB has launched a new alcohol-free Gordon’s 0.0%.
Guinness will be joined by an alcohol-free variant.
Ed Gerard has left his role as head of wines, spirits, cigars and pharmacy at Harrods, to move into the Low and No-Alcohol sector.
Warner’s Distilery is launching its first non-alcoholic spirits.
North South Wines has added to its low and no alcohol portfolio with La Gioiosa 0.0%, an alcohol-free sparkling wine.
A collection of drinks described as “the UK’s first myco-adaptogenic alcohol-free beers” is set to launch this September.
Waitrose & Partners is reporting a surge in low and no alcohol sales.
Matthew Jukes is adding a limited-edition Summer Rosé variant to hits “sophisticated drinks range”, Jukes Cordialities.
Seedlip is launching its RTD cans in a four-pack format, following the success of its canned variant launched earlier this year.
Aldi has launched its first alcohol-free spirit.
Ish Spirits has joined forces with Oto CBD bitters to create a mindful cocktail for consumers to try at home.
A no and low alcohol drinks producer has extended into the RTD sector.
Big Drop Brewing Co, has revealed a new design of its range of non-alcoholic beers.
The low and no-alcohol beer sector is predicted to grow at least 6% each year in the UK to 2023, according to the latest research by IWSR.
More than 50% of alcohol drinkers claim to have tried a low-alcohol product, but a further 13% say they do not recall seeing one available for sale anywhere, according to a survey conducted by YouGov for The Portman Group.