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Wolf Blass has signed a three-year global partnership deal with the International Cricket Council (ICC).

JJ Whitley is launching a Violet Gin in time for World Gin Day this Saturday.

Calvet is set to feature in a new UK promotional campaign, which will represent a “seismic shift” in direction for the French wine brand.

Ophir Gin is presenting a new RTD collection, alongside the announcement that the brand is to become the official gin of Lendy Cowes Week.

Carling has launched a golden can promotion for the off-trade, giving consumers the chance to get their hands on some summer cash.

Paragon Brands has been appointed as UK importer and distributor for Maison Villevert’s portfolio of spirits.

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has appointed Dagmar Droogsma as Director of Industry.

Accolade Wines is investing £1 million in a new marketing campaign for Hardys in a bid to consolidate its market leading position in the UK off-trade.

Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte has launched a new look for the off-trade.

Strongbow is offering a special on pack promotion to help retailers drive sales through the summer months.

A new UK-based drinks company is gearing up to tap into the growing interest in super premium spirits.

Mangrove Global has introduced a new rum brand, designed to “disrupt the UK rum category”.

Whitley Neill has added a Rye Vodka to its portfolio of premium spirits.

Halewood Wines & Spirits has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor of Dictador, the Colombian producer of rums and gins.

Vagabond has released its first English wines, produced at its urban winery in London.

The beer category suffered falling sales across the board in the first quarter of 2018, according to new stats from the British Beer & Pub Association.

More than half of Prosecco sales in the UK are generated by men, according to new research from the Consorzio Tutela Prosecco DOC.

Prince Harry’s marriage to Meghan Markle put the sparkle in bubbly sales as they increased 36.6% year-on-year for the week of the wedding.

The organisers of this year’s London Wine Fair (LWF) have reported a “significant increase” in the number of attendees.

WKD has launched a range of cocktails in cans under the name of WKD Mixed.

Diageo Reserve has launched a new Father’s Day gift pack for its premium single grain Scotch, Haig Club.

In 2008, the UK was plunged into a full financial meltdown by the global credit crunch and Brits clung to their jobs as panic set in. Amid this testing backdrop, Rowan Gormley made the bold decision to leave a stable business, Virgin Wines, and set up a new one called Naked Wines.

"Well done, SNP, in one fell swoop you made heroin cheaper than alcohol – that’s really going to solve all of Scotland’s problems.”

The Bordeaux Butterfly pop-up bar is returning to London next month in a bid to educate consumers about the region’s diversity.

TV star Joe Fattorini has joined Berry Bros & Rudd and Fields, Morris & Verdin as its new head of sales for London.

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has formed a strategic alliance with Women of the Vine & Spirits, the membership organisation that promotes the advancement of women in the alcohol beverage industry, worldwide.

Pinkster has launched a new brand extension to add to its growing collection of alcoholic raspberry products.

The Portman Group is calling for ‘clarity and consistency’ on low alcohol descriptors.

Berry Bros & Rudd and Fields, Morris & Verdin (FMV) has added two new agencies to its producer portfolio.

Edrington, the global premium spirits company, has unveiled the new distillery and visitor experience for The Macallan, part of a £500 million spend on the brand.