United Kingdom hikes wine duty but freezes duty on beer, spirits and cider

UK – United Kingdom Chancellor Phillip Hammond has announced that duty tax on wine will increase while that on beer, spirits and cider would remain the same in line with the rate of inflation, effective 1 February 2019. Duties on beer and spirits will remain at the same level as last year in a bid…

Molson Coors acquires UK eight generation cider producer Aspall

UK – Molson Coors Brewing Company has announced the expansion of its cider portfolio through the acquisition of Suffolk, UK based Aspall Cyder Limited. The acquisition brings together two companies with similar family-orientated ownership structures, with close to 650 years of combined experience in operating excellence say the two companies. Founded in 1728 by Clement…