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Frederic Robinson announces 2012 beer price freeze for tenants

Published:  15 February, 2012

Cheshire-based family brewers, Frederic Robinson has announced a 2012 price-freeze on beers supplied to its 360-strong tenanted estate.

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Consumers urged to count units

Published:  09 February, 2012

A national campaign to raise consumer understanding about the number of units in certain drinks is rolling out in stores across the UK.

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Craft beer centre stage at Bristol venue

Published:  13 January, 2012

A bar has opened in Bristol specialising in craft beer from around the world.

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90% of adults fail alcohol unit test, says Wilson Drinks Report

Published:  09 January, 2012

Almost 90% of British adults that took part in a survey, had no idea how strong their drinks were, according to latest research from the Wilson Drinks Report.

Bitter drinkers ignore special offers and opt for brand or taste

Published:  19 December, 2011

Over a third of consumers buying lager choose what's on offer first, whereas bitter drinkers ignore special offers and opt for brand or taste, according to the latest Wilson Drinks Report.

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BrewDog opens Camden craft beer bar

Published:  14 December, 2011

Independent Scottish brewery, BrewDog has opened its first craft beer bar in England, BrewDog Camden.

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BrewDog to open "fan-funded" brewery and bars

Published:  18 October, 2011

Scottish independent brewery, BrewDog is to open a new "fan-funded" brewery and five new bars in 2012.

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Somerset Cider Brandy's future secure

Published:  15 September, 2011

Niche product Somerset Cider Brandy, which was teetering on the brink of prohibition, has secured the highest level of EU protection after a long campaign by the trade backed by the UK government.

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Britain's cider harvest begins a month early

Published:  05 September, 2011

Britain's cider harvest has got underway a month early with growers expecting a bumper crop due to the warm spring weather.

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Heineken: learning from beer and cider category

Published:  12 August, 2011

Wine and spirits firms should be keeping an eye on Heineken - the beer and cider giant has pledged to remove 100 million units per year from a mainstream brand. It is currently investigating how best to approach this and which brand it should cut alcohol content from.

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Spar launches Cider Festival

Published:  02 August, 2011

Spar is to roll out its first Cider Festival, following its Wine Festival campaign which saw its core range of wine sales grow by 11%.

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Trade body condemns 15p duty increase on wine

Published:  23 March, 2011

Wine is set to rise by 15p a bottle after the Chancellor went ahead as planned with the alcohol duty escalator in today's Budget.

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BrewDog opens second craft beer bar

Published:  21 March, 2011

BrewDog, has officially open the doors to a craft beer bar in Edinburgh's Cowgate which is the second of five bars, in five cities, it plans to open by the end of 2011.

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Minimum pricing "still elephant in room" for drinks trade

Published:  16 March, 2011

Setting a minimum price for alcohol is still "the elephant in the room" a leading drinks producer admitted yesterday as the government and off-trade were lambasted over cheap drinks deals.

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Asda forced to change Strong Cider packaging

Published:  04 March, 2011

Asda's Premium Strong Cider has breached the Portman's Group code by making alcoholic strength the dominant theme of its packaging.

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Red wine drinkers could help save ailing pubs and restaurants, says WDR

Published:  17 February, 2011

Red wine drinkers spend £17.68 each time they go out, more than any other type of drinker, according to new research by the Wilson Drinks Report WDR.

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Oddbins to offer local craft beers

Published:  24 November, 2010
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Over 30,000 sign up to cider Facebook protest page

Published:  26 March, 2010


Over 30,000 angry cider drinkers have joined a Facebook petition in response to the Chancellor's decision to introduce a 10% above inflation increase on cider duties.

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Cider bears the brunt of duty increases

Published:  24 March, 2010

Cider has taken the biggest hit following Chancellor Alistair Darling's 2010 Budget announcement.

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Constellation to sell its cider brands

Published:  30 November, 2009

Constellation Brands is selling its cider brands to the C&C Group in a surprise move.

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