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Académie du Vin Library becomes largest wine publisher in the world

Published:  01 December, 2023

Académie du Vin Library, the wine book publishing company founded by the late Steven Spurrier (pictured), has today (1 December) announced the acquisition of the Classic Wine Library publishing list from Infinite Ideas.


Wine Christmas sales uplift driven by inflation

Published:  30 November, 2023

Circana, a leading advisor on consumer trends, has revealed in its ‘12 weeks till Christmas tracker’ an upward trend in wine sales in terms of value.


Live gigging could unlock £2.4bn boost for UK pubs and bars

Published:  29 November, 2023

A new CGA report published today (29 November) has revealed that gigging in the hospitality sector could be the catalyst for a multi-billion pound boost to venues. 


Duty coincides with drinking trends says Kingsland Drinks

Published:  24 November, 2023

As 2023 draws to a close, independent UK supplier, Kingsland Drinks, has revealed its insights on key areas to watch out for in 2024, looking at incoming drinks trends in wine, spirits and RTDs.


Hospitality closures fall in third quarter

Published:  07 November, 2023

The Hospitality Market Monitor from CGA by NIQ and AlixPartners has recorded a fall in licensed premises of 0.3% – the equivalent of three net closures a day, in the third quarter.


RTD category to hit $40bn by 2027 in key markets

Published:  23 October, 2023

New research from the IWSR reveals that the RTD category is expected to grow by 12% in volume between 2022 and 2027, generating $40bn in revenue across 10 key markets, including the UK.


Ridgeview launches its first B Corp Impact Report

Published:  20 October, 2023

English sparkling wine producer Ridgeview has marked one year of B Corp status by launching its first impact report. 


No-shows in hospitality double

Published:  18 October, 2023

The latest research from Zonal and CGA by NIQ, reveals the number of consumers not showing up for reservations in pubs, bars and restaurants has doubled since September last year. 


KAM and Hallgarten partner for indie survey

Published:  16 October, 2023

Specialist wine importer Hallgarten & Novum Wines has partnered with insights agency KAM to research consumer decision-making at independent specialists. 


Staff shortages affect 45% of wine industry Prowein finds

Published:  11 October, 2023

According to new research published by Prowein, 45% of businesses in the wine industry have been affected by staff shortages over the last two years.


Consumers remain value-conscious when dining out

Published:  09 October, 2023

In its latest research project, Lumina Intelligence, a leader in food and drinks insights, has found that consumers remain cautious about discretionary spending in the on-trade.


WSET to launch beer qualifications in 2024

Published:  02 October, 2023

WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust), the world’s largest provider of drinks education, is to launch two new beer qualifications, Level 1 Award in Beer and Level 2 Award in Beer, from February 2024.  


Britain loses 30% of nightclubs since Covid

Published:  29 September, 2023

Covid and changing consumer habits have led to a sharp drop in Britain's nightclubs, according to new research from CGA by NIQ.


The drinks brand using ‘deconstructive ethanology’

Published:  25 September, 2023

A brand-new patented process, which removes the water and alcohol from any spirit, has been launched by Hocus Drinks.


73 venues listed in the Green Pub Guide

Published:  14 September, 2023

The Green Pub Guide, in association with Heineken, has returned for a second year and features 73 British pubs, bars and restaurants that have taken steps to reduce their environmental impact.


Wine Australia targets 40% emissions reduction by 2030

Published:  13 September, 2023

A newly released Emissions Reduction Roadmap for the Australian grape and wine sector has outlined steps to reduce the sector’s carbon emissions by more than 40% before 2030.


Analysis: Green targets and scope 3 emissions

Published:  04 September, 2023

The global beverage industry has some serious catching up to do if it is to have a hope of hitting its 2030 and 2050 green targets, with Scope 3 emissions woefully lacking in pace. Jo Gilbert reports.


70% of women in whisky face harassment survey finds

Published:  30 August, 2023

A new survey of over 600 women in the global whisky industry has revealed the sobering challenges women face working in the sector.


Curious Vines and Proof Insight to launch women in wine survey

Published:  03 August, 2023

Curious Vines and Proof Insight are to collaborate on the ‘first-ever’ survey to discover how women feel about working in the wine industry.


Reduction in product innovations, as economic pressure bites for drinks brands

Published:  31 July, 2023

Circana, the leading advisor on consumer complexity, has launched its Race for Resilience: Innovation Pacesetters report for Europe. Covering the six largest markets in Europe (France, Italy, Germany, Spain, UK, and the Netherlands), the report reveals declining product innovations for alcoholic drinks brands across the last two years.