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26 September, 2017

Paul Schaafsma secures Broadland Wineries' ceo role

Paul Schaafsma, the former ceo of Accolade Wines, has been appointed as ceo of Broadland Wineries, with immediate effect.

Fuller’s has collaborated with six UK craft brewers to produce a mixed pack of half a dozen new beers.

Dundee’s 71 Brewing has expanded its portfolio with the addition of an India Pale Lager (IPL) and a Munich Dunkel, Ferrous Red.

Scotch whisky distiller Strathearn has launched what it claims is Scotland’s first golden rum.

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Sussex winery Ambriel has just released its 2010 Blanc de Blancs. The traditional method English Sparkling wine, which has been crafted from hand-selected Chardonnay grapes, is aimed at independent wine merchants and the on-trade, and it is priced around £36 per bottle. Around 6,000 bottles are available.

The Scotch Whisky Association has welcomed a Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada which came into force this week.

Major rum brands have pledged financial support for islands hit by recent hurricanes in the Caribbean.

Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky has announced the arrival of its new single malt.

Broadland Wineries has launched TrimVin, a new range of low-calorie and lighter-alcohol wines aimed at the off-trade.

Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey is giving away DNA testing kits as part of its global Beauty of the Blend advertising campaign.

Glenfiddich is launching a new limited edition whisky, aged in ice wine casks, as part of its Experimental Series.

Spring frosts and summer hail will leave Champagne growers and houses drawing on reserve stocks from previous vintages to supplement 2017 production, the Champagne Bureau in the UK has said.

North west England supermarket group Booths is looking to further increase the contribution of own-label to its wine range with a number of autumn launches.

Tesco appoints new head of BWS

19 September, 2017

Robert Cooke has taken over as BWS director at Tesco following a long and varied career in the retail industry.

Heineken’s Old Mout cider has launched an online campaign to help save the kiwi, the national bird of the country from which the drink comes.

Macallan has released the third single malt in its Edition Series of Scotch whiskies.

Berry Bros & Rudd has released a limited edition bottling of its No 3 gin to coincide with the launch of the action comedy spy film Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

A new Guinness TV ad airs for the first time today.

Thirty members of the Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) team took on the Thames Path Challenge last weekend, in memory of their former managing director Dan Townsend, who passed away suddenly in March.

Aldi has shrugged off market pressures like exchange rates and duty hikes to post surging wine sales figures this summer.

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