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The team behind London’s Bimber Distillery have confirmed plans to open a new Scottish whisky distillery in Dunphail, south of Forres.

Ferrari Trento has been named the Official Sparkling Wine of Formula 1. Announced globally ahead of the start to the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship in Bahrain, the three-year partnership will see Ferrari Trento’s award-winning sparkling wine become the official toast of Formula 1 celebrations throughout 2021, and beyond.

A book focussing on two pioneering winemaking families in Sussex has been launched in time for International Women’s Day 2021.

Kingsland Drinks has revealed plans to boost its bag-in-box wine capabilities in 2021.

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is adding to its 19 Crimes portfolio with a coffee-blended wine.

Budweiser Budvar UK is updating its range with the relaunch of Budvar Reserve,

I Heart Wines has teamed up with Intervino to produce a limited-edition I Heart Mum Prosecco in time for Mother’s Day.

Inter Rhone has postponed Découvertes en Vallée du Rhône until 2022.

An Easter weekend initiative to support the English wine industry will return this year on a bigger scale.

The Portman Group has released new guidance on hard seltzers.

New Zealand winery Villa Maria is launching its first organic wine range, 21 years after it started growing grapes organically.

Lay & Wheeler is set to build new head office and warehouse, with plans submitted to the Babergh District Council in Suffolk.

The CIVP (Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence) has revealed plans for a UK communications campaign for 2021.

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the reopening of the hospitality sector will form part of the second stage of the “cautious” four-stage roadmap for easing England’s Covid restrictions.

Chase Distillery has joined the British & Irish Lions’ portfolio of Official Suppliers with its drinks becoming the official vodka and gin of the Lions Tour.

Diageo launches Tanqueray 0.0%

22 February, 2021

Diageo has launched Tanqueray 0.0% to tap into continued growth in alcohol-free drinks.

Aldi has launched a search for Britain’s “best and brightest” craft distilleries.

The founders of super-premium tequila Vivir have launched El Sueno, a new Mixto Tequila that is designed to be affordable, high quality, sustainable and ideal for mixing.

Halewood Artisanal Spirits has announced that is moving the production of Whitley Neill gin to its City of London Distillery in central London.

Mud House, the New Zealand wine brand from Accolade Wines has launched a new "Meet the Winemakers" competition, as part of its ongoing "Taste the Adventure" marketing campaign first unveiled last year. 

Halewood Artisanal Spirits has sold its alcohol-free wine brand Eisberg as part of its strategy to focus on the premium spirits sector.

Virgin Wines has unveiled plans for a stock market flotation.

Beer continues to lead with way with off-trade growth, according to the latest Nielsen data.

Pernod Ricard UK is adding New Zealand’s leading wine brand Stoneleigh to its portfolio of wines.

Kopparberg UK is launching a Passionfruit & Orange Cider.

Borough Wines has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer as the company expands its Sustainable Wine Solutions offering to the trade.

Beefeater is introducing a Peach & Raspberry variant in time for Spring.

North South Wines is celebrating “an important milestone” having reached £100 million’ worth of sales since the company was created in 2014.

A premium range of brandies from China is gearing up for a UK launch.