Online shopping: Changed habits will continue

The significant shift in shopper behaviour is an ongoing trend and the switch to online shopping continued over the summer, even when national lockdown measures ended.

Halewood Artisanal Spirits: A positive pivot in trading focus

The changing drinks landscape has led Halewood Wine & Spirits in a new direction and precipitated a name change.

In the blend: Helen Mulholland, master blender at Bushmills

Helen Mulholland has worked at Irish whiskey distiller Bushmills for 27 years, having started with an apprenticeship placement as part of her university course.

Victoria Burt MW: Why wine education makes a difference

Richard Hemming MW's recent article questioned the value of wine education, on the grounds that it neither boosts wine sales nor benefits the consumer.

Sunny Mirpuri: Protecting our people and planet

Protecting our people and planet: How retailers can navigate safety and sustainability during a global pandemic

Graham Gibson: How Covid-19 has fuelled alcohol innovation

Keeping spirits up: How Covid-19 has fuelled alcohol innovation

Richard Hemming MW: Does wine education make any difference?

Educating consumers about wine has become such an ingrained objective in the trade that we never question its value.

Nielsen insight: Off-trade can reap benefits of ‘missed’ occasions

It’s been just over two months since the on-trade began to reopen.

Jeff Evans: Shadows on the brewing industry

This year has not been kind to British brewing.

Richard Hemming MW: Improving diversity in wine

It’s painfully ironic that, for a product we value above all for its diversity, most of us who sell wine in Britain look unfortunately similar.

Millar's Tale: Natural selection

If you’re hanging on to a rising balloon, you’re presented with a diffi cult decision — let go before it’s too late or hang on and keep getting higher, posing the question: how long can you keep a grip on the rope?”

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