UK supermarket chains have embraced the craft beer market by increasing the range of individual breweries and lowering the varieties of big brands.

Graham Norton’s wine brand GN Sauvignon Blanc has been made available in Tesco supermarkets in the UK and Kroger stores in the US.

Swedish cider producer Kopparberg has announced the launch of Raspberry Light in the UK.

Berry Bros & Rudd has announced the appointment of Dan Jago, Tesco’s group wine director at Tesco, as its new chief executive.

Tesco has confirmed that it has been notified by the Serious Fraud Office that it has commenced an investigation into accounting practices at the company.

Champagne

09 July, 2012

Tesco has moved one of its champagnes to lightweight bottles, but should other brands follow suit? James Boulton of Claessens International explores whether champagne producers can embrace sustainability without damaging their products’ premium status

The International Wine Challenge announced its winners last night at the Hilton hotel in London

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