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Yesteday we reported that JF Hillebrand has informed the trade it will not plan any collections for the next 48 hours from EU countries or until the government indicates what will happen with Brexit.

Think Gin will take place at the Honourable Artillery Company in London on June 18 and this year’s event will be the biggest yet.

Bordeaux wine exports to the UK grew 15% in value last year compared to the region’s overall global exports, which grew by just 3%.

The UK’s largest drinks logistics firm has placed a hiatus on collections from EU countries until the government confirms what will happen on March 29.

Producers are pushing pink drinks as they bid to boost sales in the build up to Mother’s Day on May 31.

Mackmyra has collaborated with a leading Calvados producer to create a limited edition seasonal whisky.

Brewgooder is joining forces with Co-op for its first national retail campaign.

The team at Vivir is bidding to turn tequila into a mainstream spirits category in the UK by spreading the gospel about its craft, provenance and versatility.

The Glasgow Distiillery Company has added a spiced rum to its premium spirit collection.

ABInbev has appointed Jess Markowski to the new role of sales director for convenience and wholesale, to bolster the brewer’s off-trade sales team.

Bancroft Wines has been appointed as the exclusive UK agent for Heartland Wines.

Treasury Wine Estates is bidding to tap into the gin craze by launching Blossom Hill Gin Fizz into the UK market.

Independent retailer Real Ale has chosen Notting Hill as the venue for its third store as it continues to expand across the capital.

Gin has overtaken whisky as the largest category by volume at online retailer Master of Malt after enjoying huge sales growth over the past year. “It continues to grow and it occupies a large part of my day,” says head buyer Guy Hodcroft. “We’ve been watching it over the past few years catching up, and now it has overtaken, which is really exciting.

The Benevolent Ball, held for the first time at London’s Natural History Museum, raised £50,000 for the charity last night.

Isle of Wight distillery has invested in a six-figure redesign for its Mermaid gin and is gearing up to launch the first malt whisky from the island.

Aldi has turned to Devon to source its first English still wine and its Exquisite Collection Lyme Block will be released in time for summer.

Staff at embattled retailer Oddbins have been tweeting excitedly after receiving deliveries of wine over the past week.

Online drinks delivery retailer Drinkly is set to expand into eight new cities in 2019.

Retailers and brewers fear that new Portman Group guidance around single-serve cans could damage the momentum of craft beer.

Fuller’s head brewer Georgina Young is moving to the West Country to take over Bath Ales’ brewing operations at St Austell.

A new distillery has opened in Bristol which claims to specialise in “new world” spirits.

Bacardi has launched a spiced variant to tap into the global demand for flavoured rum.

Wines of Germany is extending its 31 Days of German Riesling focus tastings outside of London for the first time.

Aber Falls is distilling its first rye whisky, marking the first time that the spirit has been commercially produced in Wales.

Bohem Brewery has launched its first collaboration beer, brewed in partnership with Cornwall-based St Austell Brewery.

Chris Foss, founder and manager of Plumpton Wine Division, is to retire at the end of this academic year after 31 years of service with the college.

As Britain prepares to leave the EU, independent drinks retailer Thirsty Cambridge and Bristol-based brewer Moor Beer have teamed up to bring producers from across Europe together for a craft beer collaboration project.

Hammonds of Knutsford is working with The Cartmel Spirit Company to launch Belgrove Rum in the UK.

Yalumba launches new range to celebrate Barossa varieties and blends