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27 May, 2018

Prosecco is apparently more popular among men than women

More than half of Prosecco sales in the UK are generated by men, according to new research from the Consorzio Tutela Prosecco DOC.

Prince Harry’s marriage to Meghan Markle put the sparkle in bubbly sales as they increased 36.6% year-on-year for the week of the wedding.

The organisers of this year’s London Wine Fair (LWF) have reported a “significant increase” in the number of attendees.

In 2008, the UK was plunged into a full financial meltdown by the global credit crunch and Brits clung to their jobs as panic set in. Amid this testing backdrop, Rowan Gormley made the bold decision to leave a stable business, Virgin Wines, and set up a new one called Naked Wines.

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WKD has launched a range of cocktails in cans under the name of WKD Mixed.

Diageo Reserve has launched a new Father’s Day gift pack for its premium single grain Scotch, Haig Club.

"Well done, SNP, in one fell swoop you made heroin cheaper than alcohol – that’s really going to solve all of Scotland’s problems.”

The Bordeaux Butterfly pop-up bar is returning to London next month in a bid to educate consumers about the region’s diversity.

TV star Joe Fattorini has joined Berry Bros & Rudd and Fields, Morris & Verdin as its new head of sales for London.

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has formed a strategic alliance with Women of the Vine & Spirits, the membership organisation that promotes the advancement of women in the alcohol beverage industry, worldwide.

Edrington, the global premium spirits company, has unveiled the new distillery and visitor experience for The Macallan, part of a £500 million spend on the brand.

Pinkster has launched a new brand extension to add to its growing collection of alcoholic raspberry products.

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Berry Bros & Rudd, Morris & Verdin (FMV) has added two new agencies to its producer portfolio.

The Portman Group is calling for ‘clarity and consistency’ on low alcohol descriptors.

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has announced that JF Hillebrand UK has renewed its sponsorship of the WSTA Annual Conference for a further three years.

Popular Scottish ale brand McEwan’s has relaunched with a new look designed to broaden its appeal among customers old and new.

The London Wine Fair organisers are expecting “a very busy show” having seen an uplift of 60% in pre-registered visitor numbers.

Angioletti, the craft Italian cider brand, has introduced a new variant for the UK market.

Dead Man’s Fingers has launched two new expressions to join the brand’s original Spiced Rum portfolio.

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