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Two former pub group executives have invested in Hofmeister and they say it is on course to be one of the UK’s biggest world beer brands in the next five years.

Drinks writer and sommelier Bert Blaize has joined forces with a classic car showroom to open a new wine shop and deli in London’s Highgate.

Spirits and wine look to be the off-trade winners of the second lockdown, reflecting a seasonal switch from beer and cider, which were the strongest performing categories in the first lockdown.

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The Drinks Trust has announced a new initiative, which aims to create connection and opportunity.

Eataly is opening to the UK public for the first time in early 2021 in London. The company claims it will host “London’s biggest in-store Italian wine collection”, as well as acting as an Italian food hub.

Phillip Schofield has unveiled his latest release, a vegan-friendly Rosato to join his range of Italian bag-in-box wines.

Berkmann Wine Cellars has added California producer Ridge Vineyards to its agency portfolio. Berkmann will take over the UK distribution from Fields, Morris & Verdin (FMV) on January 1, 2021.

More than 100 drinks producers in Wales are joining forces to create the first ever “Make it a Welsh Drinks Christmas” event, to showcase the quality and diversity of Welsh drinks.

Sol has announced that it is now brewed with solar energy, after the installation of 4,000 solar panels at its brewery in Tadcaster and 9,212 solar panels at its brewery in Zoeterwoude.

Master of Malt has revealed volume sales of spiced and flavoured rums soared by almost 170% for September 2020, compared with the same month in 2019.

Halewood Artisanal Spirits is unveiling a new £1.4 million campaign for its Whitley Neill gin brand to drive brand awareness in the run up the Christmas.

The total off-trade BWS category saw an increase in the rate of sales growth for the last week of October, as various UK locations faced stricter locations under the tiered approach to dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.

Freixenet is returning to the small screen to showcase its sparkling range and to introduce its new Italian Wine Collection.

Quintessential Brands has revealed plans for a marketing push for its key gin brands to help its retail customers in the run-up to the festive trading period.

Hanging Ditch Wine Merchants has closed its doors for good with owner Ben Stephenson admitting the store had become a casualty of Covid-19.

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has criticised the Government’s latest “unjustified” restrictions, which prevents pubs and breweries from selling takeaway beer over the national lockdown period.

The WSTA has welcomed the Government’s decision to temporary suspend the introduction of VI-1 forms until July 2021.

Borough Wines is expanding its offering with a new Zero Waste wine range for both off and on-trade customers.

Cellar Trends has added Hardy Cognac to its portfolio, ahead of the key Christmas trading period.

Spar has redesigned its own- label premium gin range.

Guinness will be joined by an alcohol-free variant.

Vivino has appointed Joshua Lincoln as its new UK managing director, as part of its strategy to invest in UK growth.

Pernod Ricard has forecast its sales will return to growth in the second half of its financial year, but it said the Covid-19 crisis will still have a major impact on the business.

Disaronno International UK has made two new senior appointments in its UK sales division.

South Downs Cellars has expanded the floorspace within its Lindfield branch in order to offer an extended range of craft beers.

Vino Vero’s co-owners, Sam and Charlie Brown, have announced they have sold the business with plans to explore a “nomadic life” overseas.

The founder of Slim Wine has confirmed his company is one of the frontrunners in the race to bring Prosecco DOC Rosé to the UK.