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DrinkWell, the specialist retailer of low calorie alcoholic drinks, has launched its own IPA to spearhead its lower calorie and carbs beer portfolio.

Hooch is extending out of RTDs with the launch of three flavoured spirits.

Portobello Road Distillery has expanded its core collection with the launch of a new Savoury Gin, combining “British craftsmanship with the flavours of the Mediterranean”. 

Plumpton Wine Division is set to further invest in its WineSkills Programme by diversifying the range of short courses offered, as the demand for wine industry skills and development continues to rise.

Majestic Wine has finished rebranding over 20 of its stores to bring them in-line with the company’s new direction. The move affects 10% of its nationwide estate and is part of a wider strategy based around improving its physical presence, as the UK emerges from lockdown. 

Nuet, described as “the world's first premium aquavit”, has announced the launch of its Dry Aquavit in the UK, following its overwhelming success in the Norwegian market. 

The Old Curiosity Distillery has been renamed the Secret Garden Distillery and its gins will be known as Secret Garden Gin. The producer has also appointed Andréde Almeida as its new managing director.

Chase Distillery has introduced a new flavoured variant to its English Countryside collection.

Taylor’s Port has announced the launch of Taylor’s Chip Dry & Tonic, which it claims is the first RTD white Port & Tonic in a can.

Corney & Barrow wine merchants has partnered with TV presenter and author Oz Clarke OBE to host a virtual tasting in a bid to raise funds for ‘Hospitality Action’, a leading charity supporting the hospitality sector.

Fine wine merchant Latimer Vintners has appointed ex-sommelier Caroline Brangé to head up its on and off trade sales, working closely with London’s hospitality establishments as they now re-open their doors.

Bushmills Irish Whiskey has announced the release of the Bushmills Original Cask Finish range, a new series that “delivers a fresh perspective” on the iconic Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey.

Maison Villevert – the creator of brands such as G’Vine Floraison, June Gin and La Quintinye Vermouth Royale – has made a “substantial investment” in spirits distributor Paragon Brands, making the French distillery the majority shareholder.

Tennent’s Lager is gearing up for a huge Summer of Football with the launch of its latest on-pack promotion next month.

Risk Capital Partners (RCP) has marked the completion of its purchase of the award-winning Curious Brewery by appointing a new management team to lead the business into the next phase in its development.

Wines of Roussillon (the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins du Roussillon – CIVR) is launching a new campaign aimed at boosting the region’s profile in the UK and to support the commercial efforts of Roussillon wine producers and their importers in 2021.

The English Spirit Distillery is opening its new distillery at Treguddick Manor, near Launceston, Cornwall.

Spar has launched four new wines in time for the summer months, including the first bag-in-box options within the convenience retailer’s own label wine range.

Asda has moved away from the conventional supermarket strategy of grouping its wine by region and instead it is listing wines by grape.

Exton Park in Hampshire has launched its Reserve Blend range, described as “an innovative trio of traditional method sparkling wines that challenge classic winemaking conventions”.

Clairin Sonson is the latest sugar cane spirit to join Spirit of Haiti’s range of single estate clairins.

Kopparberg is extending its foray into spirits with the launch of a new range of flavoured vodkas.

A total of 42 wine students from 23 different countries have applied for the Taylor’s Port Golden Vines Diversity Scholarships programme including students originating from Colombia, French Polynesia, Georgia, Iran, Jamaica, Malaysia, Nigeria, Peru, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago and Zimbabwe.

Fine wine merchant Lay & Wheeler has launched its first bag-in-box wine.

Fine Wine Partners, the fine wine portfolio belonging to Accolade Wines, has been renamed Accolade Fine Wines.

Adnams, the Suffolk-based brewery and distillery, has launched a small batch and hand-crafted gin, Jardín Mexicano, to bring the flavours of Mexico to gin-lovers across the UK.

Cellar Trends has appointed Douglas Cunningham as chief executive, taking over from Simon Thomas who left the company to pursue an opportunity outside the Group. Cunningham has been promoted to the position of chief executive in addition to his leading role at Indie Brands.

It is with great sadness to announce that Mike Florence of Litmus Wines passed away on April 16 after a long battle with Myeloma.

Beyond Wines has launched a “first for the wine industry” with a new wine launch that focused on the social media savvy 18-35 year-old market.

Fine wine merchant Lay & Wheeler has announced the winner of its charity competition to design the label for a special late release of 2015 Sirène de Château Giscours.