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TV star Brian Cox has teamed up with distributor JW Lees to launch a zesty amber ale called Cosmic Brew.

Students drink an average of 14 shots during the course of Freshers’ Week, according to new research from herbal liqueur brand Jägermeister.

London retailer Real Ale has helped Marks & Spencer overhaul its own-label beer range in time for the key Christmas trading period.

Majestic Wine has launched a range of sakes in a bid “make rice nice for wine drinkers who may be stuck in Merlot and Sauvignon ruts”.

The burgeoning UK gin category has surged past the £1.6 billion mark after sales grew 38% in the past year.

Anti-alcohol lobbyist in chief Prof Ian Gimore has threatened to quit his role as an adviser to Public Health England in protest of its partnership with Drinkaware.

Stephen Finch plans to turn Vagabond into an international chain after securing a £3.5 million injection of growth capital from private equity investor Imbiba.

Chapel Down is set to create England’s largest vineyard by extending its North Downs plot in Kent by another 157ha.

Euroboozer boss Martyn Railton has likened his firm’s exclusive distribution deal for Mikkeller to Arsenal signing Dutch maestro Dennis Bergkamp back in 1995.

A 5% abv Bavarian Helles lager was named the world’s best beer at the International Beer Challenge Awards 2018 in London last night.

Brewdog has trolled a number of popular lagers by launching a new series of ads that mock the scores they earned on RateBeer.com.

French farming cooperative Agrial has purchased Kingstone Press and Frosty Jack’s supplier Aston Manor.

Leading Irish whiskey brand Jameson is returning to TV screens for the first time in seven years with a stylish ad.

Pinkster has unveiled a new label that highlights its use of fresh fruit in an effort to differentiate itself from rival pink gins.

Wine merchant Jeroboams is sponsoring the Financial Times’ Weekend Live Festival and it will pour wines for thousands of guests from a pop-up shop and bar.

Global Brands is giving shoppers a free mobile phone charging power bank every time they purchase a 10-pack of RTD brand VK.

Copestick Murray expects sales to break through the £70 million barrier in 2018 after reporting strong growth in its latest financial statement.

A Cambridge University professor has delivered a splendid response to a new Global Burden of Disease study claiming that there is no safe level of alcohol consumption.

The neo-temperance lobby has had plenty of joy in securing column inches after firing out a bizarre press release accusing the alcohol industry of promoting harmful drinking.

Tesco and Asda are going head-to-head with 25% off wine offers in a bid to drive footfall during the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend.

Bargain Booze and Wine Rack franchisees will now be able to source 10% of drinks from outside of the company under franchise agreements.

Waitrose has reported soaring sales of organic wine and it now claims to enjoy a 60% share of the UK market.

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.

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.

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. 

Sir Ian 'Beefy' Botham is best known for his astonishing cricket career, but he's currently enjoying a run as a wine producer. He tells Martin Green he's hoping for a long innings in the game

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