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Sandford Orchards has invested £1.2 million into expanding its bottling and canning capabilities and developing and implementing a new branding strategy.

Morgenrot Lands Wingtip

08 February, 2021

Manchester-based beer, wine and spirit importer Morgenrot has completed the acquisition of Sussex-based brewer and distributor Wingtip Brewing Company for an undisclosed fee. 

Sence, one of the very first hard seltzers to launch in 2019, has overhauled its recipe, brand and consumer positioning and relaunched as Sentz

Rioja Wine UK has launched its new marketing campaign for 2021, with a clear focus on the “exceptional quality” of the top end wines of the region.

Canned wine brand Hun has closed its first equity crowdfunding campaign 38 days early after exceeding its funding target.

Drop Bear Beer Co has succeeded in securing a £1.8million equity investment to build a dedicated alcohol-free brewery.

WineGB has revealed a plan to focus on wine tourism and the retail sector this year through a series of events.

Tanqueray is expanding its portfolio with a series of innovations.

Thatchers Cider has released its new season Thatchers Vintage 2020.

It is with great sadness to announce that drinks veteran Tony Ould passed away quietly in Herne Bay on January 25, 2021 after a long period of illness which he fought with dignity and courage. He was a loving husband to Pamela, a wonderful father to Gavin and Laura, a grandfather, and a dear friend of all at Babco UK among many others.

Sales of alcohol via the off-trade are up by around 25% each week, in comparison to the same period in January 2020.

A good evening was had by all at this year’s Covid-friendly Drinks Retailing Awards.

A Scottish gin producer has created a full augmented reality (AR) experience within each of its six core range bottles.

Maverick Drinks has appointed five new hires in its sales team.

Indie Brands has announced a new UK distribution partnership with Don Papa Rum.

I Heart Wines has teamed up with confectionary brand Mars to deliver a ‘Give More’ partnership.

Pernod Ricard has launched “the most recyclable bottle yet” for its Absolut brand.

White Claw, the leading hard seltzer brand in the US, is introducing a new variant into the UK this month.

Hard seltzer brand, Berczy, has announced it has raised £475,000 in equity funding, from a new investor.

Cooper King Distillery has announced it now produces carbon-negative gins as part of its ongoing commitment to fighting climate change.

The Craft Irish Whiskey Co is set to debut its second release.

Ramsbury Single Estate Spirits has revealed a new packaging design for both its Single Estate Gin and Vodka.

Terre a Terre wines is actively seeking distribution in the UK, supported by the team at Spritz Marketing and PR.

Campari UK has taken over the distribution of super-premium Agricole brand Trois Rivieres.

Mix of Total Happiness (MOTH) has launched four classic RTD cocktails into Waitrose stores.

Pernod Ricard is rolling out its prototype Absolut Paper Bottle from today, initially just in the UK and Sweden.

Mocktail Beverages, which launched in the UK last year, has set out its plans for expansion. 

Love Drinks has added to its portfolio by securing the UK distribution rights for Mexican Mezcal company Casa Armando Guillermo Prieto (CAGP).   

Mangrove UK has joined forces with Empirical to distribute the Copenhagen-based distillery’s spirits and RTDs.

Sales of BWS are soaring ahead of those recorded at the start of the Covid-19 period in February last year.