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Sales of wine and sparkling wine are picking up in the off-trade, while beer and cider sales have slowed slightly through September.

Campari has announced the launch of the Campari Art Pack, which is designed to enhance its long-standing commitment to the arts and creativity.

Around 12,500 jobs could be lost within Scotland’s pub and bar sector following today’s news that its pubs and restaurants will close for at least the next three weeks to help stop the spread of Covid-19, according to the Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA).

Molson Coors Beverage Company will rebrand Coors Light to Coors from March 2021.

Royal Tokaji is releasing its 2016 Aszú wines to customers in the UK tomorrow (October 7) to other customers around the world during the autumn.

North South Wines is launching a new wine from Californian partner Scheid Family Wines.

Candy Mountain has become Washington’s sixteenth American Viticultural Area (AVA), and it is the smallest in the state.

Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I has announced it has achieved its goal of sourcing 100% of the barley used for its UK-produced beers from British farms. The company said the milestone, which has been reached ahead of schedule, eliminates the need to import barley and therefore reduces carbon emissions and champions British agriculture.

Radico Khaitan is launching a new expression in the UK at The Whisky Show 2020 – Rampur Asava Indian Single Malt Whisky.

Kopparberg is launching a limited-edition Pear Gin, following the “soaring success” of its first three gin variants.

Tennent’s has announced the off-trade launch of its new alcohol-free beer, Tennent’s Zero.

Ridgeview Wine Estate has launched its first new wine in a decade, to mark its 25th anniversary as “pioneers in English sparkling wine”.

Wine is enjoying a “mini-boom” in the Covid-19 era, but dark economic clouds are on the horizon for the category, according to the latest report from Wine Intelligence.

The Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA) has welcomed the Government's call for evidence into a comprehensive review of UK alcohol taxation, following the UK's departure from the EU.

Torabhaig, the second legal distillery ever to be built on the Isle of Skye, is set to release a rare new arrival to the peated Single Malt market.  

Beer and cider sales picked up slightly in the off-trade last week, according to the most recent data from Nielsen.

Cellar Trends is “outperforming the market” in both the grocery and online channels, according to its latest results.

Alcohol Solutions, a specialist in drinks development and innovation, has reported a 30% increase in enquiries for its canning and bottling facilities over the last week, as the 10pm curfew introduction prompts a surge in demand across all sales channels.

Masons of Yorkshire has revealed a bold new look for the brand, as well as a new addition to its range of gins.

Berkmann Wine Cellars has added the Mendoza-based Pulenta Estate to its agency portfolio.

Majestic Wine is beginning the process of rolling out a new logo following the results of a staff vote.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a range of measures to replace the furlough scheme, which helped protect jobs through the lockdown weeks and beyond.

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has highlighted “serious issues” facing the brewing and hospitality industries, which it said the Chancellor Rishi Sunak, failed to address in his Coronavirus financial support announcement today.

The Gin Guild is stamping down on drinks producers who “cynically” and “falsely” label non-compliant products as ‘gin’ to cash in on the spirit’s popularity. 

The weekly sales uplift for the off-trade picked up in September with sales for the first two weeks of the month growing ahead of the end of August.

Kingsland Drinks has been appointed as distribution partner of Cellier des Dauphins, one of the leading producers of wines in the Rhône Valley, covering all key appellations, including Côtes du Rhône, Côtes du Rhône Villages and Crus such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Vinsobres and Cairanne.

Borough Wines is expanding its offering of sustainable solutions with a new zero waste range for its off and on-trade customers.

Marussia Beverages, producer and international distributor of wines, sakes and spirits, is adding to its portfolio of Japanese spirits brands with the launch of 135°East Gin.

A new report from a committee of MPs shines a light on the impact to UK wine businesses of the government’s new red tape requirements, which will push up the price of wine for consumers and cause “chaos” for the wine industry.  

Warner’s Distilery is launching its first non-alcoholic spirits.