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Great start for Twisted Cork

In June 2020, Christine and Lee Longden, a couple from Essex, launched their new wine retailing business, The Twisted Cork. Based at the Tower Business Park in Tiptree, near Colchester, The Twisted Cork offers a range of new and old world wines, including English wine, along with a variety of spirits and craft beers. They […]

Keep calm & carry on brewing

Langham Brewery continues to operate within the current Covid-19 guidelines to create, brew, serve and deliver their award-winning beers. They offer a range of fresh beers in casks, kegs, bottles and cans, which are hand-crafted at their micro-brewery near Petworth, in the heart of the South Downs National Park. To ensure their customers haven’t been […]

Cidery’s funding campaign

The owners of Warwickshire-based Napton Cidery – an award-winning family-run cider producer – have launched a new crowdfunding campaign to help kickstart the post-pandemic recovery of their business. Jolyon and Charlotte Olivier are inviting member of the public to apply for at least £40,000 in shares of their business, which has lost more than £100,000 […]

Distillery’s glassware range

The Isle of Harris Distillery, or the Social Distillery as it is often referred to, opened in October 2015 in the small harbour village of Tarbert. The distillery was the vision of Anderson ‘Burr’ Bakewell, a man who has been connected to the island for many years. The Isle of Harris Distillery’s main purpose is […]

Mocktail Beverages launch

Mocktails, which were created in the USA to fill a gap in the no and low alcohol drinks sectors, launched in the UK in 2020. Mocktails are made with the finest botanicals, herbs and spices, and are low in sugar, gluten free, vegan and have no artificial ingredients or preservatives. They are designed to be […]

Brewery’s sales boost

It goes without saying that the lockdown has been very difficult for many companies working in or supplying the leisure and hospitality sector, which has taken the brunt of the lockdown measures. For London-based Three Sods Brewery, a company that has been supplying the on-trade since 2014, the lockdown was equally catastrophic, as Wilson Digby, […]

New gin supports rare beetle

In collaboration with local TV wildlife presenter, Nick Baker, Papillon Dartmoor Distillery has crafted a new gin, called Carabus, sales of which will help support this endangered beetle. The Blue Ground Beetle (Carabus intricatus) is one of the UK’s largest ground beetles and one of the rarest. First discovered in 1811, it was soon presumed […]

From Cumbria with love

For 2021, multi award-winning Shed 1 Distillery has re-launched their Shed Loads of Love Gin, but this time with added bling. Shed Loads of Love Gin now includes a unique combination of 24ct gold, champagne and silver leaf, which gives extra sparkle to an already popular gin (the new version is available in 50cl bottles […]

Boost for alcohol-free spirits

London-based Elegantly Spirited’s non-alcoholic spirits brand, STRYKK™, comprises an impressive range of high quality non-alcohol alternatives to gin, rum and vodka. Stryyk was the first brand to mimic various mainstream spirits, which were two years in development. In 2018 they launched their first non-alcoholic spirits, Not Gin and Not Rum; Not Vodka followed in 2019, the […]

New rum to save sea turtles

According to recent research from the Wine & Spirits Trade Association (WSTA), rum has been crowned the drink of lockdown*. In the 12 months to October 2020, rum enjoyed an 8% growth in sales, putting it behind whiskies, vodkas and gins in value terms. With rum on the ascendance the timing couldn’t be better for […]