The weekly sales uplift for the off-trade picked up in September with sales for the first two weeks of the month growing ahead of the end of August.
A new report from a committee of MPs shines a light on the impact to UK wine businesses of the government’s new red tape requirements, which will push up the price of wine for consumers and cause “chaos” for the wine industry.
The Portman Group has appointed former senior civil servant Philip Rycroft as its new Chair.
Warner’s Distilery is launching its first non-alcoholic spirits.
Premium tequila brand, 1800 Tequila, has secured listings with Tesco and Waitrose.
Aston Manor has announced it is launching Sol Duc, a trio of low-calorie, alcoholic hard seltzers.
Four Pillars Gin has had a full UK off-trade launch with a new major retail listing.
Think Spirits 2021, Drinks Retailing’s annual day of spirits events, is launching a live webinar next week.
Budweiser, the official beer of the English Premier League, has announced the launch of a new on-pack competition and limited-edition Premier League packs to celebrate the return of the football season.
Westons Cider has added the New Zealand-founded Ranga Alcoholic Gingerbeer to its collection.
Accolade Wines Europe has announced its core branded portfolio - including Hardys, Mudhouse, Jam Shed, Banrock Station, Echo Falls and Kumala - has been certified carbon neutral. Accolade’s ambition is to complete 100% portfolio neutrality by the end of 2020.
Dalston’s Soda Co is extending into alcohol for the first time with the launch of a hard seltzer range.
East London Liquor Co has announced its entry into the hard seltzer category with the launch of two new drinks.
Casella Family Brands Europe (CFBE) is launching new wines to tap into booming sales in the UK's off-trade channels.
The Portman Group has hit back against a new report which describes the harmful effects of alcohol as a “hidden health crisis”.
This year saw the earliest Champagne harvest in the drink’s history.
Champagne was the drink of choice for many as the end of the big staycation summer drew to a close.
Nick Jackson MW is launching The School of Taste, a global online wine education platform offering live interactive webinar tasting courses and pre-recorded content to wine professionals and students as well as amateur enthusiasts.
Royal Slope is the newest American Viticultural Area (AVA) in Washington.
Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has launched a new look and feel across range.
Social gatherings of more than six people will be banned in England from September 14.
Hampshire wine producer Hattingley Valley Wines has been crowned Supreme Champion 2020 at this year’s WineGB Awards.
Journey’s End has launched a new range of six wines with Augmented Reality labels.
De Bortoli Wines has launched a range of three sustainably produced wines under the new label, 17 Trees.
Hobgoblin is launching its “most-inspired and far-reaching” campaign to date, in the run up to Hallowe’en.
Wines of Great Britain (WineGB) predicts “strong positive growth in sales” for English and Welsh wines, and its contribution to the economy through employment and tourism, according to its latest industry survey.
Halewood Wines & Spirits has changed its name to Halewood Artisanal Spirits, as part of a long-term strategy shift for the company.
The move follows last month’s announcement that it planned to close the site of its headquarters in Huyton, Merseyside.
A new urban winery has opened in Cambridge.
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