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The London Wine Fair is in “an extremely healthy position” in the lead up to next year’s 40th anniversary show, according to head of fair Hannah Tovey.

The UK wine industry is one of the country’s fastest growing agricultural sectors and three million vines have already been planted this year, which is nearly double that of 2018.

Brancott Estate is tapping into the trends for vegan and organic wines with the launch of a new collection.

Black Cow is reinforcing its sustainability message and the issue of food waste with its first flavour innovation.

Chase Distillery has launched its first-ever advertising campaign to celebrate the success of its range of premium spirits.

The English wine industry should proceed with caution when it comes to segmenting regions by quality or creating a Protected Designation of Origin for each county, according to producers.

The Co-op has pledged to experiment more with different wine formats in future after expanding its range of cans, 50cl bottles and minibottles.

Winchester Distillery is on track to reach its £375,000 crowdfunding target with more than 65% of funding achieved one month before the deadline.

Nisa Retail has expanded its craft beer offering with access to more than 100 UK producers, as a result of a partnership with online distributor, EeBria Trade.

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has announced its Level 3 Award in Spirits is now live, with the first courses in the UK and USA now open for booking.

A number of investors are reported to be interested in buying the Majestic Wines’ 200-strong retail estate, following the announcement in March that the company plans to change its corporate name to Naked Wines with increased focus on its online business.

The Brexit vote has sparked a talent drain that threatens London’s elite status in the global wine trade, according to Liberty Wines managing director David Gleave MW.

Accolade Wines has launched a 37.5% abv pink gin under its Echo Falls brand in a bid to tap into the category’s growing popularity.

number of forces have conspired against the UK’s high-strength beer and cider category over the past few years.

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Fever-Tree is entering the RTD market with three pre-mixed Gin & Tonics in 27.5cl bottles.

Waitrose said it enjoyed strong wine sales in January by treating it with the same care and attention as any other month.

Barefoot has launched its most popular white and rose varietals in a can format.

The UK’s alcohol-free spirits market is poised for further growth driven by a plethora of new product launches and increased consumer demand, according to the latest research.

Drynks Unlimited has invested a further £1 million in technology to “produce the next generation of alcohol-free drinks”.

Heineken UK is launching a campaign entitled “Say Yes” to encourage consumers and retailers to explore the thriving alcohol-free beer and cider sector.

Loire Valley Wines is launching a new consumer marketing campaign for the UK.

Lowlander Beer, which is described as “the pioneer of botanical brewing from the Netherlands” has added a no-alcohol beer to its range.

Asda is about to stock an orange wine, just months after Aldi announced it taken on its first orange variant.

Bacardi is bringing out an RTD called Breezer, not to be confused with the original (discontinued) Bacardi Breezer brand, which was phased out in the UK in 2015.

Wines of South Africa (WOSA) will launch a South African Wine Festival in the UK from September 1 to 7 2019.

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is launching Wine Education Week as part of its 50th anniversary campaign.

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has announced it is taking on a new board member.

The Zuccardi family from Mendoza, Argentina, has appointed Hatch Mansfield as its exclusive UK agent for Bodega Zuccardo Valle de Uco.

The Boutique-y Gin Company (TBGC) is resizing its ten most popular gins from 50cl to 70cl, with no additional costs to the consumer.