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29 June, 2017

Tom of Finland Organic Vodka arrives in UK

A new super-premium organic vodka from Finland has hit UK shores.

Cambridge Wine Merchants took the top spot in the UK’s 50 Best Indies Awards 2017, which was announced last night at the annual Think Indie, Drink Indie event in London.

Tesco has added a raft of new wines to its Finest range, taking the total number in this collection to 109.

Magners has launched a new sharing format and multi-pack cans in time for the summer season.

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Sadler’s Brewing Company has signed a major deal with Halewood Wines and Spirits, which will see the drinks distributor take on the majority share of the Micro-brewery.

Kokoro Gin has agreed an exclusive UK distribution deal with specialist spirits agency Mangrove.

Tuaca has been given a design makeover which celebrates its authenticity and heritage. The new bottle design aims to broaden the Italian brand’s appeal as consumers continue to seek out spirits with provenance.

AlesbyMail has announced what it claims is a “game changer” for the UK’s home delivery market, as it scraps postage costs to UK mainland.

Diageo Reserve is set to extend its range of Bulleit premium American Whiskeys.

Yalumba is once again sponsoring the World of Music, Arts and Dance festival in Wiltshire this summer, offering festivalgoers a wide range of award-winning wines.

Retailers are invited to Wine Australia UK’s largest free-pour tasting of the year, which takes place at Australia House in London on June 28.

Tributes are pouring in for pre-eminent port consultant Tim Stanley-Clarke after he sadly passed away.

The latest figures from the Association of Convenience Stores show an increase in investment over the last quarter, but the data also indicates concerns about the impact of rising employment costs.

Lone Wolf, the Brewdog-backed distillery, has released a gin to raise funds for the UK Wolf Conservation Trust.

Brewdog’s new sour beer facility is set to open its doors by the end of July.

Majestic has promoted Cat Lomax to the position of Head of Buying at Majestic Wine.

Heineken is introducing a 4x33cl can pack to its Tiger beer range to tap into growth in the small cans sector.

Gallo Family Vineyards has unveiled its latest marketing campaign and a new variant for its Spritz range.

Tesco has launched a new range of low-alcohol wines, developed in partnership with international wine producer Felix Solis.

Andrew Shaw and Philip Tuck MW will lead a peloton of riders for a charity cycle in memory of the late Treasury Wines Estates managing director Dan Townsend.

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Richard Hemming MW: beware inverse snobbery

Few things can bring communal pleasure so intimately as wine. Apart from a hot tub, perhaps. Sport can trigger mass jubilation, film gives us shared empathy, but wine has a nigh-unique ability to bestow conviviality among us through a shared bottle – which makes it especially galling that we spend so much time divided over it.

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