A new Grenache/Syrah/Mourvedre blend developed exclusively for Virgin Wines has sold 32,000 units in 32 hours, the company has said.

Global revenue has fallen 12% year on year at SABMiller, according to the latest six-month figures from the brewing giant released today.

Record off-trade figures have pushed beer sales back into growth, according to the latest quarterly figures from the British Beer & Pub Association.

SHS Drinks has unwrapped its Christmas campaign for leading RTD brand WKD this year.

French wine producer Vinadeis and South Africa’s Origin Wines have unveiled a formal strategic partnership.

Family-owned Scottish whisky producer Gordon & MacPhail has unveiled a new campaign to highlight the importance of wood to whisky maturation.

Heineken has recruited Cindy Tervoort from PepsiCo as its new UK marketing director.

The UK market for spirits has never looked in better shape, according to suppliers polled in OLN’s annual Spirits Report. 

Treasury Wines Estates has launched a second brand targeting a previously unidentified consumer segment, the male millennial.

Network Rail is “coldly ripping out the hearts of neighbourhoods across London and the UK”, according to Oddbins’ managing director, Ayo Akintola.

Virgin Wines boss Jay Wright says the company is “ahead of schedule” on a three-year plan put in place after its management buyout from Direct Wines in 2013.

London specialist beer shop We Brought Beer is forging ambitious expansion plans after opening its second site, close to Clapham Junction station.

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Guinness is to halt the use of isinglass to clarify its beers, the Dublin-based company has announced.

The introduction of the living wage will have a damaging impact on the convenience sector. The Association of Convenience Stores has warned.

Spitfire Gold has joined Spitfire Premium Kentish Ale in supporting this year’s Movember campaign.

Super-premium gin distillery Hendrick’s has unveiled an innovative new promotional campaign.

Craft Beer Rising is to return for its fourth year during London Beer Week next year.

Maxxium UK has announced a major new campaign for The Famous Grouse in the run-up to Christmas.

Carlsberg has extended its range of limited edition beer-based male-grooming products in time for the Movember charity push.

Jura Single Malt is targeting the UK Christmas market with limited edition gift tins for its core range.

William Grant & Sons has announced the launch of two prestigious releases from its Dufftown-based Kininvie Distillery.

Greenwich-based Meantime Brewery is partnering with iconic fold-up bike manufacturer Brompton Bicycle as the first stage of a new campaign.

House of Lanson is to make its award-winning Noble Cuvée Blanc de Blancs 2000 available in the UK.

StarStock, an innovative online trading drinks platform aimed at revolutionizing the wholesale drinks trade, has received backing from private equity investors, Downing Ventures.

Baileys has unveiled a major new campaign to drive consumer awareness and sales through the vital Christmas trading period.

November will see the first Indian Wine Fair to be launched in London.

The award-winning Peterborough-based Oakham Ales has announced major expansion plans.

Martell has commissioned a new design for its iconic Cordon Bleu cognac from London agency Nude Brand Creation.

Wines from Rioja is set to launch its selection of the top 100 Rioja wines at a special tasting event for the trade in November.

Edrington has appointed Edinburgh-based The Leith Agency to handle all global above-the-line, below-the-line and digital activation for its iconic The Famous Grouse brand.

The Black Sheep Brewery is to repackage another of its leading ales to further drive recognition and sales.

Copestick Murray has created four new senior roles as it continues its rapid growth.

The Meantime Brewing Company has announced plans to close its Old Brewery restaurant and microbrewery at Greenwich’s Royal Naval College.

Holland’s Bavaria Brewery has been awarded the prestigious IMD-Lombard Odier Global Family Business Award.

Private labels are driving the growth in drink sales at Aldi and Lidl, according to the latest figures from Nielsen.

Winter is coming. And with it, news of the annual Côtes du Rhône Wines quiz night.

The Kent-based Chapel Down Winery is seeking to raise at least £1 million in a round of crowdfunding for its Curious Drinks brewing subsidiary.

Hop House 13, the latest innovation from Guinness, is being launched in the UK market.

Consumers are spending on average 3.3% less per visit than they were a year ago, according to the latest figures from global information and insights company Nielsen.

The prime minister, David Cameron, has been blasted as “ill-informed” and “incorrect” over Sunday trading, by the Association of Convenience Stores.

Stolichnaya is redesigning the primary packaging of its Premium vodka for the first time since its launch in 1938.

Maverick Drinks is launching its hottest chilli vodka yet onto the UK market.

Japanese brewer Asahi is launching Super Dry Black, a dark lager brand into the UK market.

Grand Marnier has announced the latest in limited edition collection range.

Distell, the South Africa-based wine and spirits producer, has repackaged its award-winning range of Nederburg wines.

Corwnall-based Healeys Cyder Farm is launching a new mulled cider with an eye to the approaching winter.

One of the oldest estates in Stellenbosch is returning to the UK with its range of super-premium wines after a seven-year absence.

Shockwaves from the proposed merger between the two largest breweries in the world, announced earlier this week, continue to reverberate around the sector.

The UK market for premium lagers, beers and ciders is likely to grow steadily for the next five years, sector analysts have predicted.

Adnams has opened a shop and café in Bury St Edmunds.

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