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Design: Shelf appeal

Published:  02 January, 2024

Jo Gilbert goes back to basics with the big four design agencies to find out what has changed in recent years and what it takes for wines and spirits to win today’s shelf wars.


BrewDog continues move into spirits

Published:  25 October, 2023

BrewDog Distilling Co. will release its first-ever rum casks for sale as part of an annual online auction with specialist spirits auctioneer, Whisky Hammer. The annual auction will allow bidders to own the first casks to be filled by BrewDog each calendar year.


Johnnie Walker is 5th most valuable UK brand

Published:  05 October, 2023

Scotch whisky brand Johnnie Walker is one of the top five most valuable UK brands according to research by Kantar, joining the likes of Vodafone, HSBC and Shell.


Harpers Exclusive: The Wines Direct Consumer Award winners 2022

Published:  30 May, 2022

Now in its fourth year, Harpers can exclusively reveal the 2022 Wine Direct Awards results.


Jerry Lockspeiser: Good leaders needed – everyone can apply

Published:  25 February, 2022

A winemaker once told me that he judged the ability of his peers by the circumstances they worked in. He said it was fairly easy to make good wine when the grapes had ripened well, the picking conditions were ideal, and the cellar was well equipped. But only the best of his craft were able to make good wine when the opposite conditions prevailed. 


Jerry Lockspeiser: Lessons from the BrewDog affair

Published:  24 June, 2021

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.” Warren Buffett


Brewdog teases Bad Beer Vodka as brewer celebrates carbon negativity

Published:  24 August, 2020

Beer powerhouse Brewdog is continuing to pave the way for sustainable action as it teases the launch of a zero waste vodka made from brews which are not quite in spec or too old to sell.


Gareth Bath joins Distill Ventures as European MD

Published:  23 January, 2020

Former Chapel Down and BrewDog MD Gareth Bath has joined independent drinks accelerator Distill Ventures as European MD.


BrewDog and Cult Wines on fast-track to success

Published:  07 December, 2017

Scotland’s largest independent brewer, a northern pub and restaurant operator and London based fine wine merchant are the three stand out drinks companies to have made it into this year’s list of the UK’s fastest growing businesses.


BrewDog launches in Oxford

Published:  28 September, 2017

BrewDog is continuing its craft beer crusade with the launch of its latest bar in Oxford.


BrewDog heads Down Under

Published:  25 July, 2017

Scottish brewers BrewDog have announced plans to take their craft beer model to Australia.


Brewdog upgrades supply chain with new agreement

Published:  10 July, 2017

The ever-expanding Brewdog is looking to make its current storage and distribution arrangement more sophisticated with a new logistics agreement with XPO.


BrewDog UK sales jump 97%

Published:  31 May, 2017

Craft beer darling BrewDog has revealed turnover of £72 million in 2016.


Chapel Down, Lanchester Wines and Fever Tree named top SMEs

Published:  10 May, 2017

A number of key players in the drinks industry have been named in a list which celebrates the UK’s fastest growing small and medium sized businesses (SMEs).


BrewDog prowls into spirits market with LoneWolf

Published:  27 April, 2017

Leading craft brewers BrewDog are aiming to take craft distillation to “new levels” with the launch of their first spirits range.