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Cains beer is to be made at its historic Grade II-listed brewery in Liverpool for the first time in five years, as part of a £7 million redevelopment of the site.

Drink is a compelling topic – for its friends, for its enemies and for all those in-between. And in August a new name will join those flapping around the flame. But Richard Piper isn’t saying what it is yet.

A collection of spirits from Vancouver’s first micro-distillery has been launched into the UK market, and the company has already secured several distribution agreements.

The rise of the “new breed of digitally-sophisticated, socially conscious and sustainability-expectant people” is driving a number of important lifestyle and consumer trends of the future, as identified by William Grant & Sons in its latest report.

Five new independent beer shops have opened across the country this summer as the thriving sector continues to gather pace.

An independent wine shop and bar that champions women in the wine industry is set to open in Covent Garden, central London, later this month. 

Craft and specialist beer distributor James Clay is to distribute the UK’s first-ever Trappist beer. 

Invivo is on course to raise £3.5 million in an IPO that will allow it to significantly increase its investment in the fast-growing Graham Norton wine brand. The celebrity presenter is the chief winemaker for the range, which has grown UK sales by 230% in the past year (Nielsen, 12 months to March 2018).

‪Waitrose is helping shoppers stay cool and classy during the heatwave with a new range of Provence rosé ice lollies.

Borough Wines and Beer has launched its own range of wine, Maison 54, with Master of Wine, Liam Steevenson.

William Grant & Sons has launched a sweet vermouth infused with the discarded fruit of the coffee berry.

The Balvenie has announced the release of The Balvenie Fifty: Marriage 0962, which is comprised of rare liquid sourced from four American Oak casks aged 50 years or more.

Corkscrew, the free wine recommendation app, has partnered with Majestic Wine to give its users the Majestic ‘mix-six’ price on single bottles.

The producers of premium spirits Wild Knight Vodka and Nelson’s Gold have now added a gin to their portfolio.

Brewdog has breached the Portman Group’s marketing code after launching a Pink IPA billed as a “beer for girls”.

Tesco has announced that its recently appointed UK and Ireland boss, Charles Wilson, is to step down after being diagnosed with cancer in recent months.

The second Global Cider Forum will take place this September in Frankfurt.

William Grant & Sons has appointed a new commercial director for UK & Ireland.

Global Brands has announced “unprecedented levels of interest” for the search for a new VK flavour, with the campaign reaching more than six million consumers across social media.

Champagne Castelau has launched a 2018 special edition cycling-inspired design for two of its variants to celebrate its links to cycling events.

Pickering’s Gin is the latest producer to add a gin liqueur to its portfolio.

An importer and distributor has set itself up in the UK with the aim of giving a platform to some of Mexico’s smaller producers of Tequila, Mezcal and “all things agave”.

Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh has brought his favourite Bolivian liqueur, Singani 63, to the UK for the first time.

Isle of Arran Distillers is launching its latest series of limited-edition whiskies, this time celebrating the “unique beauty” of the landscape on the island.

Winemakers from the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia, are heading to the UK this autumn to promotion the region, its wines and its personalities.

The King of Soho is adding a berry edition to sit alongside its original London Dry gin.

The Dingle Distillery is about to unveil its next small batch, limited edition releases.

Tortuga Brands is expanding its portfolio with the exclusive release of a new Irish whiskey.

Grant’s has announced a global brand refresh to include the renaming of its signature blend, new packaging, a refined core range and a new communications strategy.

The GlenDronach Distillery has released its seventh batch of Cask Strength Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky.