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WKD firm journeys to the Equator

BEVERAGE Brands, the company behind ready-to-drink WKD, has launched what it claims to be the first drink in the UK to deliver 0% alcohol, 0% calories and 0% …

Zubrowka goes to First Drinks

IT was all change in the vodka market late last month, with Polish brand Zubrowka moving to a new UK home and news of a top Russian vodka coming to bars in …

Divino books its place in wine elite

FORGET Champagne or a fine single malt – when it came to toasting Divino Enoteca’s SLTN award win in November, there was one obvious choice for a venue …

Island wholesaler left with little leeway on pricing

GIVEN its remote location and the high cost of transportation it faces, Orkney and Shetland Islands wholesaler JW Gray often has little leeway when brewers put …

The best cellar in the Town

THE Town Bar & Restaurant in Dundee was crowned the Best Cellar, North Region, at the 2011 Innserve Best Cellar Awards, which recognise exceptional cellar …

Big plans for Guinness site

DIAGEO has underlined its commitment to brewing Guinness at its spiritual home in Dublin by announcing plans to invest E153 million at the St James’s Gate …

Should fans enjoy a pint at the game?

The recent call by Partick Thistle for football clubs to be allowed to serve beer is worth investigating, writes solicitor Stephen McGowan LATE last year, …

Maltmen present beer awards

THREE pubs received special commendation for their beer by the Incorporation of Maltmen, one of the ancient trades of Glasgow. The Bon Accord, The Drum & …

Time to spring clean your list?

AS operators use the early weeks of a new year to review their business, it’s fair to suggest some will be looking at their wine offer. With wholesalers now …

Price rise leaves trade wary over next move

THE new year was only days old when, in keeping with tradition, pubs were told they were going to have to pay a wee bit more for some of the country’s …