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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. 

Hatch Mansfield has announced the launch of its first UK marketing campaign for Cune, part of CVNE, the Northern Spanish Wine Company founded in 1879. 

Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I, has announced the off-trade launch of Bud Light Seltzer, an alcoholic sparkling water with natural fruit flavours.

Up to one third of French wine production will be lost this year as a result of freezing temperatures, according to reports.

Nohrlund, part of the Royal Unibrew Group, is launching a range of premium, natural RTD cocktails into the UK grocery channel.

Pernod Ricard UK’s Beefeater Gin is extending into the RTD market with three new varieties.

Kopparberg is adding a Mixed Fruit Tropical Cider to its collection.

Yellow Tail Wine is launching a “shelfie’ Shiraz 1.5-litre bag-in-box (BIB) format for the UK market.

Brewdog Distilling has introduced four ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktail pouches in a collaboration project which combines its LoneWolf Gin with Regal Rogue vermouth.

Elegantly Spirited, the owner of non-alcoholic spirits brand Strykk, is introducing a ready to drink (RTD) range, with the aim of fulfilling the need for “super-convenient, ready-to-go quality alternatives to alcohol”, as attitudes change and consumers look to moderate their drinking.

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is launching a new pack design for its Blossom Hill varietals portfolio.

A group of independent UK beer shops have forged a path together to highlight their sector and host an annual celebration.

A recent complaint against Blossom Hill's first canned spritz product, Blossom Hill Spritz, has been upheld by the Portman Group's Independent Complaints Panel.

Champagne sales soared 404% in the run up to the Easter bank holiday weekend, as consumers got prepared to celebrate the initial easing of lockdown measures.

2020 was the biggest year on record for the off-trade cider category, according to Westons Cider’s sixth edition of its annual Cider Report.

Northern Monk brewery and snack specialist Seabrook have joined forces to brew “the world’s first crisp-flavoured beers”.

Ten Locks has welcomed Langley’s London Dry, Old Tom and First Chapter gins into the portfolio from this month, marking its entry into English gin. All three products are available to retailers now.

Armit Wines will be the exclusive distributor for Mendel Wines in the UK, from this month.