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.
The Wines of Great Britain annual tasting is moving to September in a move that marks a shift of focus to the busy last quarter of the year.
Sogrape is taking a majority stake in Liberty Wines, while Champagnes Charles Heidsieck, Piper-Heidsieck and Rare will take a minority stake.
The Isle of Skye Brewing Company has acquired Black Wolf Brewery and its beer brands from VC2 Brands.
Amber Beverage Group has bought the UK-based drinks distributor Cellar Trends.
Majestic Wine has lowered the price of its entire spirit range and removed the two-tier pricing on the category.
Winchester Distillery has raised close to £500,000 to fund expansion plans.
William Grant & Sons has announced the sixth recipient of the Ian Murray Spirited Solutions Scholarship.
Ross Carter, who was head of the London Wine Fair between 2013 and 2017, has been appointed chief executive of The Benevolent.
European Food Brokers is reportedly seeking to take Oddbins back from the hands of the administrators it appointed four months ago.
Asda has added to its Argentinian range of wines with a new Malbec Syrah 2018, priced at £10 a bottle.
The Co-op has introduced a collection of wines containing less than 0.5% abv each.
Heineken UK has pledged to add new calorie and nutrition labels across all of its cider packaging, while it is also reducing the sugar content of its cider brands by 30%.
Greenall’s has introduced two new RTD gin & tonics to tap into growth in the pre-mixed canned drink sector, and well as the growing popularity of flavoured gin.
Vermouth brand El Bandarra is introducing “Barcelona’s latest obsession” into the UK.
Shrinkage costs UK retailers almost £11 billion a year and alcoholic drinks are the greatest contributor to that figure, according to new research.
Kopke and Casa Burmester – both part of the Sogevinus Fine Wines portfolio - have declared 2017 a vintage year.
Wales has been forced to delay plans to introduce a minimum unit price of 50p on alcohol until at least 2020 after a challenge from Portugal.
The Wine & Spirits Trade Association is working on a definition for flavoured gin, which “reflects the quality of the products that are already out there”, while also whittling out products that shouldn’t have the word “gin” on the label.
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