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Famille Helfrich, the independents and on-trade arm of Les Grands Chais de France (GCF), is offering all independent wine merchants that are still open, a free case of Crémant with every mixed palette of wines they order.

Salcombe Gin, the spirits company based in South Devon, is creating the world’s first crowdsourced limited-edition charity gin via Instagram Live. 

The founders of Genius Brewing are celebrating the second anniversary of the launch of their light craft lager with investment from two drinks industry experts. 

Naked Wines has said revenues for the full-year 2020 will be in excess of £200 million due to increased demand from both new and repeat customers. 

Freixenet Copestick and Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary NPC have announced a new wine partnership. The initiative aims to support the work done by the charity while also putting some “much needed life” into the South African wine category, which is in -6.4% decline in the UK. 

Shoppers made a noticeable switch to convenience store shopping for the last week of March, according to the latest Nielsen data.

Love Drinks has added to its portfolio of premium artisan spirits with UK brand Conker.

Edinburgh Gin is introducing a new service to help people create “the perfect tipple without leaving the house in search of more ingredients”.

Bloom Gin has unveiled its latest Fruit and Floral Fusions, Bloom Passion Fruit & Vanilla Blossom Gin and Bloom Raspberry & Rose Gin.

Cardrona Distillery has this month released two new single cask expressions of its Just Hatched single malt whisky.

Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery has launched its first ‘sherry finished' release, Filey Bay Moscatel Finish.

Larkfire, the brand that is described as “wild water” for whisky, has launched a new multi-pack as a response to an increase in demand.

Loire Valley Wines (InterLoire) has reported “very healthy” export figures to the UK for 2019, driven – in part – by consumers seeking out alternative sparkling wines and lighter red options. 

The Character of Islay Whisky Company has added two more aged Islay Single Malts to its range.

Ramón Bilbao has announced it will continue with its plan to launch its Spanish Wine Academy, while also bringing forward its digital and online initiatives.  

Berry Bros & Rudd has selected Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND Association) as its charity partner for the next three years.

The Cotswold Distillery is launching a small-batch Wildflower Gin Collection, which rolls out across the UK this month.

Lyme Bay Winery has added to the range of wines it produces for Aldi. 

The Drink Trust’s Covid-19 Emergency Fund goes live today and will run until April 10. 

The Wine Society hopes to reopen for business by the Easter weekend. 

Freixenet Copestick is adding to the Freixenet brand by introducing a new range of premium Italian still wines.

Corona beer production has been suspended temporarily due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Flavoured gin sales increased 125% year-on-year in the week to March 21 as shoppers stocked up for the coronavirus lockdown.

Freixenet Copestick has teamed up with Intervino to produce 2,500 bottles of personalised I Heart Superheroes Prosecco. 

Harvey Nichols has teamed up with Patron to create its own Anejo Tequila.

Berkmann Wine Cellars is launching a new initiative to deliver wine direct to customers, while also donating a portion of the profits to help the hospitality sector.

Trivento is launching a new series of idents as part of its latest marketing campaign, marking the third year of its partnership with the Discovery Channel.

Vineyards across France have been hit by snow and frost this week, although many winemakers are reporting “very limited damage” to the vines to date.

The Wine Society, which announced last week that it was temporarily closing for the first time in its 146-year history, is planning a phased reopening in the coming weeks.