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Bordeaux generic body CIVB has elected winegrower Bernard Farges as its new president to replace the outgoing Allan Sichel.

North South Wines has launched a new range of organic Spanish wines called Amigo de la Tierra into the UK market.  

A consumer desire for more alcohol-free drinks and bitter flavours has created a “perfect storm” for non-alcoholic aperitif brand Aecorn, according to managing director Claire Warner.

Camra’s 2019 Great British Beer Festival - for which DRN will be the Official Off-Trade Media Partner - will boast a range of live craft keg beer for the first time in the event’s 42-year history.

Prosecco brand Corte Molino has partnered with the Co-op and digital lifestyle brand Pretty52 for an on-pack competition.

Vineyards in the South of France have been damaged in the scorching heatwave and some vines “appear to have been blowtorched”, according to reports.

South Africa is unlikely to have a “normal vintage” until 2021 following an extended period of drought in the vineyards, according to a senior winemaker.

Crave Drinks has secured a £20,000 business load to fund the launch of its first product, which is an alcohol-free drink.

Molson Coors has acquired London-based craft brewer, Hop Stuff Brewery and Taprooms.

The starts of hit TV series Breaking Bad have announced they are launching a Mezcal.

Vagabond is gearing up to add four stores to its estate over the next eight months.

Holland & Barrett has revealed a number of new alcohol-free listings as part of a strategic move to establish itself as the go-to destination for healthy drinks. 

Online retailer Beer Hawk and subscription service Beer Bods have joined forces in a bid to “get more people drinking better beer”.

Generic body Inter Rhône is confident in the region’s ability to grow UK sales in 2019 after working hard to improve the overall quality of its wines. 

India’s first craft gin brand, Greater Than London Dry Gin, has been launched in the UK by Nao Spirits.

Bottlers and Distillers Wales (B&D Wales) has partnered with Vale Resort to open a full-scale distillery and visitor experience at Hensol Castle.

Ginking is adding another variant to its collection of wine and gin infused drinks.

Sainsbury’s is ramping up its focus on the low and no alcohol sector by opening an alcohol-free pub.

The newly-formed Graft Wine Company, created from the merger of Red Squirrel and The Knotted Vine, is keen to give more focus to independent wine shops outside of the London area.

Maison Bruno Paillard has launched its 2009 “Assemblage” Champagne into the UK.

BrewDog has created a product exclusively for The Co-op for the first time.

This year’s Run Bacchus – Britain’s answer to the Marathon du Medoc – is looking to recruit more wine trade runners to help raise awareness and funds for The Benevolent.

KWV is relaunching it’s The Mentors range with a new simplified and more premium label.

A new drink - which taps into the consumer trends for sparkling wine, convenience and low alcohol – is about to hit the UK market.

More than two-thirds of the 122 medal-winning still wines from the WineGB Awards 2019 came from last year’s “dream harvest”.

Fortress has emerged as the frontrunner to buy Majestic Wine’s 200 stores in a deal worth £100 million.

Bloom Gin is the latest producer to introduce a range of ready-to-serve (RTS) drinks.

Spar’s Rios de los Andes Reserve Malbec will feature as one of 15 standout products that will now be the focus of the retailer’s summer 2019 campaign.

Hayman’s has launched a Small Gin, which it said will allow consumers to enjoy “a real gin & tonic with just 0.2 units of alcohol and 15 calories per serve”.

Dead Man’s Fingers is tapping into interest in Cannabis and CBD products with the launch of a Hemp Rum.