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22 September, 2017

Highland Park releases its Dragon Legend

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.

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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.

The WSTA’s annual conference this month recorded its largest ever attendance figures, according to chairman Dan Jago.

The boom for specialist craft drinks stores continues apace as DRN has learned of shops opening in Merseyside, Gateshead and Bath during the past few weeks.

Woodforde’s brewery has announced plans to ramp up its focus on the off-trade after 18 months of planning and investment from its new owners.

Seven leading Madeira wine producers are gathering in London next month to show their latest releases at a ‘walk-around’ tasting event.

Plaimont Producers, the co-operative in South West France, has succeeded in gaining permission to reintroduce the long-lost grape variety ‘Tardif’.

Warm weather at the beginning of the summer propelled annual cider sales past the £1 billion barrier for the first time since 2014.

Acclaimed London tapas bar group Barrafina is launching its own brand of take-home wine.

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