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Heineken has confirmed it has taken a minority stake in London’s Beavertown Brewery to tap into the popularity of craft beers. 

Jancis Robinson MW has declared that all wines should be treated with equal respect and that just one wine glass will therefore suffice.

Edrington Beam Suntory plans to put its Cutty Sark and Glenturret whisky brands up for sale in order to focus on its more premium brands.

Fruit cider fans can be kind to their waistlines this summer after Kopparberg launched a Cranberry Light variant that contains just 85 calories.

Premium Prosecco producer Bisol has overhauled its portfolio by launching new wines and changing its packaging.

Sandford Orchards has unveiled its new Fine Cider range, made using a new technique that has its roots both in winemaking and ancient cider production.

Absolut is bringing the Midsommar celebration to London via a ten-day festival in partnership with Drink Up London.

Fentimans is launching two new tonics to add to its natural mixers range.

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has become the exclusive distributor for Marlborough’s Lake Chalice Wines in the UK.

The Isle of Arran Distillery is set to increase its production capacity to two million litres next year with visitor numbers expected to exceed 200,000 by 2020.

The Drinks Agency has signed a deal to distribute the new Belgium small-batch premium spirits brand Havn in the UK.

Hawkes has revealed its latest collaboration with ‘cider legend’ Tom Oliver.

Cellar Trends is expanding its Luxardo range in the UK with the launch of a Sour Cherry Gin later this summer.

Halewood Wines & Spirits has secured the distribution rights for super-premium Russian vodka producer, Beluga.

Jacob’s Creek is releasing a premium sparkling drink into the thriving pre-mixed drink sector.

Genius Drinks is adding to its portfolio of alcohol-free wine alternatives with a new pink variant.

Gordon’s is introducing two ultra-low alcohol pre-mixed gin & tonic variants.

Loch Lomond Whiskies has unveiled three limited edition single malts to tee-off its five-year partnership with The Open.

Asda is ramping up its partnership with Drinkaware after a successful day spent educating shoppers on how to enjoy a healthy relationship with alcohol.

Senior drinks industry figures will once again embark on a cycling challenge this summer in aid of drinks charity, The Benevolent.

Desperados is inviting fans to 'Reclaim the Party' with its latest on-pack promotion.

Innis & Gunn has revealed its latest creation: Mangoes on the Run.

Majestic Wine delivered a bullish assessment of its chances of thriving in a challenging UK market after reporting 2.3% revenue growth for the year to April 2018.

The HAH Whisky Company has announced it is reviving the brand name 'The Higginbottom', starting with four limited-edition launches.

Greenall’s is extending into gin liqueurs with the launch of two new variants.

Cawston Press is to launch its first outdoor advertising campaign, following in the success of its fundraising round of £1 million.

Retro designs that evoke nostalgia by celebrating the sweets, clothes and cartoons of yesteryear have seen several drinks fall foul of alcohol marketing rules, according to the Portman Group.

Malfy Gin is introducing a new pink variant to the UK market.

Langham Brewery has released the first bottles of its South Downs Best Bitter to support work in the South Downs National Park.

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is offering consumers “a summer of unforgettable experiences” with a new Coke Summer campaign, which will also feature across Sprite, Fanta and Dr Pepper for the first time.