World of Zing sold more than 650,000 cocktails in 2020

Premixed cocktail specialist World of Zing managed to sell more than 650,000 drinks in 2020 after successfully pivoting towards the at-home market.

Delhi scraps 70% "special corona fee" on liquor sales

The Delhi government has decided to withdraw the 70% “special corona fee” that it imposed upon alcoholic beverage sales from May 5.

Italy allows bars to reopen following coronavirus lockdown

Bars have reopened across Italy after the government eased lockdown restrictions that have paralysed the economy over the past 10 weeks.

British pub showcases revamped design to meet distancing guidelines

A British bar owner has created a prototype layout that would allow his pub to reopen this summer at around 75% of its usual capacity.

South African wine producers cleared to resume exports

South African producers have received permission to export their wine around the world after intensive lobbying efforts over the past week.

South African wine producers permitted to finish 2020 harvest during coronavirus lockdown

South African wineries are now permitted to finish the 2020 harvest after the government added them to the list of essential businesses during the coronavirus lockdown.

British bar industry pleads for government support to save it from oblivion

The British pub and bar industry will be lost within days if the government does not take swift action to prop it up, leading operators have warned.

Coronavirus outbreak sparks bar closures across the world as St Patrick's Day looms

St Patrick’s Day could become a sombre affair this year as bars across the world have been forced to shut their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Joseph Holt serves up Westminster

Members of the UK Parliament gathered to celebrate the sale of Joseph Holt’s golden ale Two Hoots in the Palace of Westminster.

UK budget sees alcohol prices increase

UK: The Chancellor has added another 41p to a bottle of spirits and 11p to a bottle of wine in the latest Budget.

Scotland: Industry blasts minimum pricing

A minimum unit price for alcohol set out in today’s (November 1) Scottish government Bill is unlikely to reduce alcohol misuse, will threaten the £3.4 billion whisky industry and will punish moderate drinkers, according to the trade. 

BBPA and WSTA defend UK drinking record

UK: Trade bodies Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA) and the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) have denied that UK alcohol consumption is rising.

Minimum pricing for alcohol would land retailers £700m

The introduction of a minimum price for alcohol in Britain could see retailers and manufacturers reap £700m in extra revenue.

European Court rules minimum pricing illegal

Scottish Government plans to introduce alcohol minimum pricing have suffered a further setback, according to the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).