Aldi UK buying director Tom Bradley on the supermarket’s in­-house spirits offering and demand for value. Where did your interest in spirits come from? I have always had a keen interest in the drinks industry, keeping a close eye on the trends and demands of the spirits world in particular. This passion was furthered by my time spent as a buying director in Aldi’s Scottish office. How long have you been working at Aldi? I’ve

International Women’s Day gets London bar tour

Posted by Mike Time on  February 28, 2019

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In honour of International Women’s Day, DrinkUp.London is celebrating the female bartender talent in London with an International Women’s Day Cocktail Tour on 4 March. Go to Source Author: {authorlink}
The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), the largest global provider of wine and spirits qualifications, has announced that it will be running a ‘roadshow’ for the Level 4 Diploma in Wines across key markets before the new qualification goes live on 1 August 2019. Go to Source Author: {authorlink}

Sam Adams Releases New England Pale Ale Nationwide

Posted by Mike Time on  February 28, 2019

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Following the release of their New England IPA, Samuel Adams has announced the nationwide launch of its New England Pale Ale. New England Pale Ale was born in the Sam Adams Nanobrewery in Boston. Unlike most New England-style hazy beers, it is brewed with hops sourced from the Hallertaü region of Germany. While most brewers who tackled this style use only American hops, Sam Adams wanted hops with the citrus profile to amplify the beer, the

Volage Sparkling AOP Crémant de Loire Rosé

Posted by Mike Time on  February 28, 2019

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Volage is a new sparkling AOP Crémant de Loire Rosé made from 100% old-vines cabernet franc using “methode traditionelle.” It will launch this spring through new east coast distribution with Regal Wine Imports in New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania, Highland Imports in Connecticut, Hogshead Wine Co. in Massachusetts and Greystone Partners in Florida. The suggested retail price is $29.99 per 750-ml. bottle. Volage comes from industry veteran François-Xavier Chaillou, who wanted to make “the best