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BWS sales returned to growth at the end of March 2021 as consumers prepared for the end of the first stage of lockdown.

Molson Coors Beverage Company has launched its Beverage Hub, a dedicated team to support its growing portfolio of brands in emerging, fast-growth categories. It has also announced three new distribution partnerships as it continues to expand its footprint beyond the beer aisle.

Independent whisky bottlers Single Malts of Scotland has added new 11 year-old whiskies to its portfolio of flavour-led small batch bottlings, as part of the Reserve Casks range.

Thatchers Cider has unveiled a new marketing campaign for 2021.

Mark Anthony Brands International has today announced the first global marketing campaign for its White Claw Hard Seltzer brand, beginning in April 2021.

Hush Heath Estate & Winery has launched two new beers under the Jake’s Drinks range.

A new virtual platform to help wine buyers from around the world connect with Australian wines is set to launch on April 27.

Jeroboams has launched its first exclusive spirit: Whistlepig Single Barrel 10-Year-Old Rye Whiskey.

Nisa is launching its latest Spring Wine Festival to help its stores capitalise on the lighter and warmer evenings as lockdown measures begin to relax.

Garçon Wines has hired ex-Somerfield wine buyer Angela Mount as its UK Supermarket Advisor, to help the company accelerate plans to “maximise space-saving, flat bottle potential” in UK supermarkets.

The Board of WineGB has announced that Peter Gladwin is to retire from the WineGB Board at the next Annual General Meeting, currently planned for May 27, 2021.  

Waitrose is introducing an organic wine in a bag-in-box format to its Duchy Organic range.

English wine producers are gearing up for the Big English Wine Easter, which will take place this weekend. 

Walsh Whiskey has appointed Berry Bros & Rudd as its exclusive distributor in the UK.

Bombay Sapphire has announced that all 10 of its botanical ingredients are on track to be certified sustainable in 2021.

EthicDrinks, an environmentally-friendly wine business from France, is launching into the UK market.

Amfora London is bringing a range of wines in cans to the UK market.

The organisers of the London Wine Fair have announced that this year’s show will feature a special preview day, for the first time in the event’s 40-year history. 

Waitrose is exclusively launching a new South African wine brand, Great Heart.

The Last Drop Distillers has formed ‘The Assembly’: an independent and carefully-selected panel of experts drawn from across the spirits industry, each a renowned world-leader in their own category.

Corona has launched a new, circular form of packaging for six-packs whereby it is harnessing surplus barley straw to create “a truly sustainable” paper packaging solution.

Speciality Brands has added Corby Spirit and Wine to its portfolio of premium spirits.

Pernod Ricard is launching Campo Viejo Winemakers’ Blend - a blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Bobal - combining “the most vibrant expressions of Spain”.

Wines from Spain is launching a hybrid events programme for its 2021 annual event.

Walsh Whiskey has appointed Berry Bros & Rudd Brands as its exclusive distributor in the United Kingdom. The appointment is effective from April 1, 2021.

Walker & Wodehouse, the specialist supplier to independent merchants and regional wholesalers, has announced it will be hosting a series of virtual tastings for customers.

A new beer app built by and for the beer-drinking community has announced it is offering premium listings for free for six months to support the hospitality industry in getting back on its feet following a difficult year.

The English Whisky Co has appointed premium spirits distributor Mangrove UK to manage its distribution in the UK. 

Lay & Wheeler is launching a charity competition to design the label for an exclusive parcel of 2015 Bordeaux from Château Giscours. 

Tesco is offering wine lovers the chance to access tailored tips from top sommeliers with a new on-demand SMS recommendation service.