2018 June

The Scottish community-owned distillery GlenWyvis is gearing up to launch a new gin while also rebranding the company.

Curious Brewery, the brewery owned by English winemaker, Chapel Down, has announced the launch of Curiouser & Curiouser: Chapter 2.

Luscombe Drinks is extending its offering with the launch of a new mixer range.

Liverpool Gin will soon boast a new distillery, complete with two bars, a Gin Lab and a bartender school.

Badger Beer is tapping into demand for both IPAs and 33cl cans with its latest beer launch.

Jura Single Malt Whisky has unveiled the final installment of a limited-edition series designed to celebrate community spirit.

Stroud Brewery has teamed up with other organic producers to host GO! Organic Beer Festival, which will take place in September.

A complaint about the packaging of a Hooch variant has not been upheld by the Portman Group’s Independent Complaints Panel.

Xeco Wines has appointed Tortuga Brands as its exclusive UK distributor.

Bancroft Wines has announced its appointment as the UK agent for California-based Delicato Family Vineyards.

The BenRiach Distillery is showcasing its “pioneering peated Speyside heritage” by releasing BenRiach Temporis Aged 21 Years.

Pinkster has hired a new sales director to help the gin brand “cement its position as a pink gin pioneer”.

The inaugural Bordeaux Wine Month is in full swing as more than 40 retailers across the UK are hosting tastings, running promotional activities and celebrating the region.

Heineken has confirmed it has taken a minority stake in London’s Beavertown Brewery to tap into the popularity of craft beers. 

Edrington Beam Suntory plans to put its Cutty Sark and Glenturret whisky brands up for sale in order to focus on its more premium brands.

New Zealand Wine has announced a 6% increase in volume for its Vintage 2018 with the warm summer benefitting the country’s wine growing regions.

The second annual People’s Choice Wine Awards aim to discover the wines that consumers across the UK love best and the reasons why.

Leading cider expert Gabe Cook has shared his passion for the drink in a new book that details the history of cider and perry.

Absolut has revealed its latest NPD for the off-trade - a new craft bottle range of drinks blended with fruit juice.

Jancis Robinson MW has declared that all wines should be treated with equal respect and that just one wine glass will therefore suffice.

Premium Prosecco producer Bisol has overhauled its portfolio by launching new wines and changing its packaging.

Fruit cider fans can be kind to their waistlines this summer after Kopparberg launched a Cranberry Light variant that contains just 85 calories.

Absolut is bringing the Midsommar celebration to London via a ten-day festival in partnership with Drink Up London.

Fentimans is launching two new tonics to add to its natural mixers range.

Sandford Orchards has unveiled its new Fine Cider range, made using a new technique that has its roots both in winemaking and ancient cider production.

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has become the exclusive distributor for Marlborough’s Lake Chalice Wines in the UK.

The Isle of Arran Distillery is set to increase its production capacity to two million litres next year with visitor numbers expected to exceed 200,000 by 2020.

The Drinks Agency has signed a deal to distribute the new Belgium small-batch premium spirits brand Havn in the UK.

Hawkes has revealed its latest collaboration with ‘cider legend’ Tom Oliver.

Genius Drinks is adding to its portfolio of alcohol-free wine alternatives with a new pink variant.