Diageo Reserve’s ultra-premium vodka, Ciroc has partnered with Selfridges to relaunch the limited-edition Summer Colada variant.

Buckingham Schenk has been appointed exclusive UK agent for New Zealand’s te Pa Family Vineyards. 

Heineken has introduced a new Old Mout Alcohol free cider alongside a redesign of its Maltsmiths cans and bottles.

Black Chalk, an English Sparkling Wine from Hampshire, makes its debut this month.

Diageo has announced Casamigos Tequila and the soon-to-be-released Casamigos Mezcal will join its Diageo Reserve portfolio in Europe.

The Famous Grouse has launched a new range of ‘everyday premium’ whiskies, with the aim of offering blended whisky fans an affordable way to enjoy new styles.

The Famous Grouse has launched a new range of ‘everyday premium’ whiskies, with the aim of offering blended whisky fans an affordable way to enjoy new styles.

Concha y Toro UK has revealed a new media partnership with the Discovery Channel for its Argentinian wine brand Trivento.

Curious Brewery, the brewery owned by wine producer Chapel Down, has launched the first in a series of small batch beers.

Box Steam Brewery has launched two craft beers in a bid to attract “the next generation of ale drinkers”.

The Symington family has declared 2016 a Vintage Port year, marking the fourth vintage declaration only for all of its Port companies since 2000 and the first since “the magnificent” 2011.

The new Bargain Booze and Wine Rack owner has promised “business as usual” at 769 stores across the UK after buying Conviviality’s retail division.

Le Bon Vin is the new UK distributor of Master’s Selection Gin from Destilerias MG in Spain.

Foncalieu has launched a new range of PGI wines labelled 'Les Amours d’Haut Gleon'.

Bestway is preparing to snap up Conviviality’s retail chains - including Bargain Booze and Wine Rack – for £7.5 million, according to reports.

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has introduced 12 new Spanish producers to its portfolio.

Albourne Estate has unveiled the first Sussex vermouth, described as “an English take on the Italian favourite”.

Tanqueray has introduced a gin crafted from Seville oranges.

Vinexpo chief executive Guillaume Deglise is standing down after the Hong Kong exhibition that takes place at the end of May.

Multinational investment group Carlyle has purchased Hardys and Echo Falls supplier Accolade Wines for a billion Australian dollars (£422 million).

Conviviality said it “continues to pursue opportunities” to find a buyer for its retail arm after confirming the sale of Matthew Clark and Bibendum PLB to C&C Group.

Bacardi Rum has launched a new variant to provide consumers with an accessible entry point into the premium rum sector.

BWS grew off-trade sales by 4.4% in the past year to reach £16.1 billion and cement its status as the bestselling FMCG category in the UK.

Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum has revealed a new bottle design to enhance the brand’s on-shelf standout and to honour tattoo legend Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins.

Firebird Brewing Company has redesigned its entire portfolio of beers and logo in order to extend its appeal to both modern and traditional consumers.

Magners and Tennent’s producer C&C Group is poised to buy Matthew Clark and Bibendum PLB from the failed Conviviality empire.

Nickolls & Perks has joined up with wine agency Vindependents.

Domaine Gayda has launched a range of limited edition wines labeled ‘En Passant’.

Brewdog has launched a beer club that will deliver three new Brewdog beers to subscribers every fortnight.

Jenkyn Place vineyard in Hampshire has released a Jenkyn Place Rosé 2014, to join its recently launched Brut Classic.

Portobello Road Gin has teamed up with premium tonic brand Franklin & Sons to create a ready-to-drink gin & tonic, packaged in a 25cl can.

A record number of bottles of English and Welsh wine were released onto the market last year, according to the latest figures from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).

The accountancy watchdog could probe Conviviality after the chairman of the parliamentary work and pensions committee called for an investigation into the “mess” that paralysed the firm.

Freedom Brewery plans to give a full nationwide launch to its ‘My 25th Hour’ marketing campaign, following a successful trial at the end of 2017.

Brown Brothers has announced it is removing its eponymous wine brand from the UK market, despite announcing its intention to relaunch the brand into the UK earlier this year.

Savanna, the South African premium cider brand, has added a hop-flavoured variant to its range.

A retail analyst has delivered a scathing assessment of the failings that contributed to Conviviality’s impending descent into administration.

Halewood Wine & Spirits has agreed a deal which will see it distribute The Glasgow Distillery Company’s premium gins and vodka.

Bargain Booze is trending on Twitter after parent company Conviviality announced it will slip into administration following a calamitous fortnight.

Bargain Booze owner Conviviality has failed to raise the £125 million it needed to shore up its finances and prevent it from going under.

The Japan Food Product Overseas Promotion Centre (JFOODO) has launched a new multi-media advertising campaign to transform the way sake is served and enjoyed in the UK.

Cornish cyder maker Healeys has brought out a new lower alcohol can format for its Cornish Rattler, and the newcomer already has listings with Tesco.

Guinness has launched two new beers, which are available to the off-trade now in bottle and can formats.

Brothers Drinks has announced a multi event sponsorship deal with LWE for the fourth year running.

Craftwork, the newly created sales, marketing and distribution agency, has linked with Spanish company, Osborne, to distribute its spirits brands.

Treasury Wines Estates (TWE) has launched Augmented Reality (AR) technology for its Lindeman’s Gentleman’s Collection brand, along with a new app to bring all of its AR under one roof. 

Marston’s Brewery is launching a consumer competition offering the chance to 'brew your own beer' in its 600-pint innovation brewery, DE14.

Gin has emerged as the absolute star performer in the UK drinks trade, leaving dynamic categories like Prosecco, craft lager and fruit cider in its shade.

Gigglewater has announced its official partnership with the British National Film Academy, as well as the sponsorship of the Best Newcomer category, at the National Film Awards UK on March 28 this year.

The Macallan plans to roll out a new look across its range of single malt whiskies from April this year.

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