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Drinks Retailing News and sister title Harpers Wine & Spirit are teaming up to launch a day dedicated to the thriving UK whisk(e)y category.

Convenience retailers are lagging behind their grocer counterparts when it comes to selling premium spirits and they could unlock a massive sales opportunity this Christmas.

Online retailer Winebuyers now lists more than 400 English wines sourced from 14 different counties.

It does not get much better than drinking beer and saving an endangered species at the same time.

Bristol has its first whisky distillery since World War II and shoppers can use blockchain technology to place pre-sales of its various expressions.

Cobra has become the latest big beer brand to launch a gluten free variant in order to meet the growing demand for this burgeoning category.

Costcutter has reported a 28% rise in summer sales of Heineken brands after teaming up with the supplier for a competition called Golden Balls.

Zebrafish Buzzing on Taurine and Alcohol might sound like an up-and-coming rap rave collective from Shoreditch, but it is actually the result a new academic study.

AB Inbev has chosen Bud Light to be the official beer of the England team as Harry Kane and co bid to bring football home at future tournaments. 

Maltsmiths has launched its first TV advert, highlighting the brewers’ love for their jobs.

The world’s largest brewer will soon have a new president heading up its UK business after incumbent Jason Warner earned a promotion.

The Co-op’s beer and cider sales grew by 21% year on year over the past nine weeks, attributed to the World Cup and heatwave. 

UK buyers see plenty of opportunities to boost sales of South African wine in spite of harvest pressures and the potential for rising prices.

The English wine industry looks set for a bumper crop as a result of the hot summer, provided conditions remain favourable. 

Beer, whisky and gin could become more expensive due to the heatwave that has ravaged Europe over the past couple of months. 

The firm behind online retailer 31Dover.com and supplier Vanquish Wine is using its ecommerce expertise to branch out into the world of drinks marketing.

Canned drinks continue their upward march and significantly increased their market share at the expense of glass and PET over the past year.

When We Are Giants has expanded its spirits portfolio with the addition of Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish Whiskey.

Stroud Brewery has launched a corwdfunding campaign to help kit out its nwe brewery and bar.

St Peter’s Brewery has opened its new bottling line, which it installed to cope with “huge demand” for its three-strong Without brand and with the aim of quadrupling its production in the years to come.

Distell is launching six limited release whiskies across its single malt portfolio this September.

Fortnum & Mason has unveiled a Sparkling Tea collection comprising of alcoholic and non-alcoholic variants.

Wholesale giants Landmark and Today’s Group are set to merge into a single company that will dwarf existing market leader Booker.

Corks Out founder Ruth Yates will step down from her role as chief executive at the Cheshire-based retail chain in September.

London fine wine merchant BI reported 6.1% revenue growth in the first half of 2018 thanks to increased demand for US wines, Burgundy and Champagne.

Emporia Brands is bringing three new brands to the market: a mustard liqueur and two rums from St Lucia.

Saltaire Brewery has revealed a refreshed brand along with the launch of a new range of beers.

The UK remains Mahou San Miguel’s leading export market after the Spanish brewer recorded 9% sales growth in Britain in 2017.

Aldi and Fallen Brewery have teamed up to launch two exclusive craft beers to capitalise on the growing demand for interesting brews in Scotland.

A record 94,832 people across the globe signed up for a Wine & Spirit Education Trust course in the 2017/18 academic year.