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Tag Archives: London

• Want to give your beer better head? There’s a thingamajig for that.

Another item you didn’t know you needed. No, it’s not a dildo. If you’re a devoted beer lover, then this thingamajig is for you. It’s a portable handheld device called, UltraBeer, that you stick into your glass of beer for a couple of seconds in order to create micro bubbles – “repeat as often as desired or […]

• We love this guy so he’s excused for launching another celebrity wine

We love this guy so he’s excused for launching another celebrity wine

Graham Norton, of English chat show fame…and well-deserved, we might add…launched his very own SauviGNon blanc and it has flown off the shelves in the UK and Ireland. It is said that Graham spent a whole day tasting a few samples from six different vineyards in the Marlborough region and came up with his very […]

• Love Wimbledon? Enjoy it with a cocktail right out of tennis ball. Win!

Love Wimbledon? Enjoy it with a cocktail right out of tennis ball. Win!

London restaurant, Holborn Dining Room, serves this novel champagne cocktail. Try it! Hey, at least it’s not out of tennis shoe! Break Point cocktail Cumber infused Stolichnaya Elit Vodka (or your choice) Fresh cucumber juice Lanson white label champagne (or your choice) A squeeze of fresh lime juice Then, make a hole in the top […]

• Remy Cointreau banks on premium spirits to boost profit

Remy Cointreau banks on premium spirits to boost profit

Maker of Remy Martin cognac and Cointreau liqueur also hands investors 20% dividend increase. Remy Cointreau has posted higher-than-expected annual profit, despite a difficult year in China, saying it will accelerate a drive to sell higher-priced spirits to boost profit margins, sending its shares up to 8 per cent higher. The maker of Remy Martin […]

• Fine wine market grows 234% in 10 years

Fine wine market grows 234% in 10 years

A new report has revealed the increasing popularity of fine wine over the past decade, highlighting growth of 234%. Commissioned by Cult Wines, a specialist in the acquisition, management and valuation of rare wines, the report by Intelligent Partnership also predicted a shortfall in production as demand for fine wine increases from wealthy buyers, particularly from China […]

• Hey! Cook Your Own Cocktails At This Breaking Bad-Themed Bar

Hey! Cook Your Own Cocktails At This Breaking Bad-Themed Bar

For those of us who still aren’t ready to let go of Breaking Bad, you can now drink your sorrows away in a Breaking Bad-themed cocktail bar. The bar is named ABQ, after the show’s setting in Albuquerque, NM, and is opening in London. The pop-up bar will launch for three months, starting in July, […]

• Global Prosecco shortage could hit this summer!

Global Prosecco shortage could hit this summer!

With the global thirst for Prosecco showing no sign of slowing, stocks of the Italian sparkler could dry up by the summer one leading producer has warned. Speaking to the drinks business during the London Wine Fair this week, Roberto Cremonese, export manager of Bisol said: “Last year’s harvest was very poor, and down by up […]

• SABMiller CEO wakes up to women consumers, slams loutish ads

SABMiller CEO wakes up to women consumers, slams loutish ads

Beer brewer SABMiller’s CEO Alan Clarke has criticised the “insulting” tone of beer advertisements over the years for driving away female customers. Speaking after the company published its full-year results this week, Clarke is quoted by the Financial Times saying, “We have to acknowledge that core lager, for many years, was either dismissive of, or insulting to, women.” […]

• Vermouth: It’s What You Should Be Drinking This Summer

Vermouth: It’s What You Should Be Drinking This Summer

Vermouth is having a moment in the sun, but if you think it’s just for cocktails, think again, say Tom Sandham and Ben McFarland. We were recently invited into an uber cool advertising agency to be quizzed on drinking trends. We’re pretty cool guys, yeah? And we were all, like, eating free pastries and saying: […]

• Buy bye. Craft brewer Meantime acquired by SABMiller

Buy bye. Craft brewer Meantime acquired by SABMiller

“No beer will be harmed in the announcement of this story” Craft brewer Meantime is acquired by SABMiller. SABMiller has announced it is entering the craft beer scene with the acquisition of London’s Meantime Brewing Company – with Meantime quick to reassure consumers the beer will remain the same.

• Study: Belgian Beer And Coffee Could Help Keep You Slim

Study: Belgian Beer And Coffee Could Help Keep You Slim

Coffee and garlic also boost the natural defences in the stomach against obesity, cancer and heart disease, new research claims. The secret to keeping slim might just be found in the most unlikely of places – a bottle of Belgian beer. According to a top scientist, gut bacteria that helps keep people thin is boosted […]

• Going to London? This map shows you where to find classic cocktails

Going to London? This map shows you where to find classic cocktails

We’ve all been there – you’re meandering through Soho or Bloomsbury or Shoreditch, absolutely jonesing for a good sazerac or a Charlie Chaplin, but can’t find a decent bar to service your ridiculously specific alcoholic needs. That’s where this nifty new map comes in. Using the A-Z index or your preferred spirit base as a […]

• Charcoal and Squid Ink Newest Unlikely Cocktail Ingredients

Charcoal and Squid Ink Newest Unlikely Cocktail Ingredients

It (charcoal) apparently has health benefits. Charcoal isn’t just for your grill anymore. According to the Drinks Business, it is now a popular ingredient in the cocktail world. Charcoal adds “dramatic colour, bitter, smoky flavour and granular texture to food and drinks.” Bartenders are stirring charcoal powder into drinks featuring ingredients like rum, lime, whiskey, chamomile syrup, […]

• An Investor’s Insight into the Alcoholic Beverage Industry

An Investor’s Insight into the Alcoholic Beverage Industry

Overview The beverage industry can be classified into nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverage categories. According to Beverage Marketing Corporation, the carbonated soft drink is the key nonalcoholic beverage category with a market share of 33.1% of the total US beverage market volume. Alcoholic beverages, primarily beer, also form a dominant part of the US beverage market. […]

• Meet the man who can get drunk from eating chips

Meet the man who can get drunk from eating chips

Many people wish they could get drunk without having to spend a fortune. But Nick Hess only has to scoff some chips or potatoes for him to end up sloshed. Nick suffers from ‘auto-brewery syndrome’, a condition that means his stomach produces too much yeast and turns any carbs into alcohol. For a while he […]