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The Wine and Spirit Trade Association is warning consumers to brace themselves for a hike in wine prices as the Chancellor’s wine tax kicks in today.

William Grant & Sons will be encouraging convenience retailers to maximise sales in the run up to Christmas with its latest ‘Get your sales on the move’ campaign.

Viña Santa Rita and the National Gallery have announced a three-year partnership, which includes a new line of special-edition wines.

Buckingham Schenk will reveal a new brand from Rod McDonald Wines at next week’s New Zealand Winegrowers tasting event.

María José Sevilla is stepping down as UK director of generic body Foods & Wines from Spain.

Thatchers Cider has commissioned its first canning line at its Myrtle Farm headquarters, as part of an £8.3m investment.

Taylor’s has released a 1967 Single Harvest Port, the fourth in a series of 50 year-old limited edition Tawny Ports.

Innis & Gunn has revealed “the first detoxing beer of its kind” to tap into the trend for lower or no alcohol products.

An English sparkling wine has triumphed over Champagne yet again in the contest to become the official partner to The Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race.

The Local Government Association has warned retailers tempted to sell illegal alcohol on the biggest night of the year that they face confiscation of stock, prosecution and being stripped of any relevant licences.

The number of countries importing English sparkling wine increased from 19 to 27 during 2016.

New Zealand and Argentina topped the growth charts for wine sales in the UK during 2016, new figures from the Wine & Spirit Trade Association show.

Tesco has reported a 30% increase in sales of premium spirits in the run-up to Christmas compared with the same period last year.