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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.

A new initiative has been launched to support the global group of winemakers and viticulturists engaged with the world’s oldest vines.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company (TBWC) is launching its Australia Series.

A new UK agent specialising in Indian wines has launched.

Steven Spurrier, wine expert, educator, taster and writer, has passed away.

Spain's regulatory body for Cava plans to roll out a nine-month long marketing push comprised of trade-and consumer-focused marketing and educational programmes across the UK

Premium spirits distributor and brand innovator, Drinksology Kirker Greer, has announced the appointment of John Soden as Chief Commercial Officer to support its global growth and distribution strategy. 

Jancis Robinson has shared an online discussion between some leading women in the wine business via her website (JancisRobinson.com) to highlight International Women’s Day.

Havana Club is introducing its first spiced variant exclusively to the UK.

Lucky Saint has expanded its team with industry experts from Brewdog and Camden Town Brewery.

Six new grape varieties have been approved in the Bordeaux region.

Monkey Shoulder has teamed up with mixer brand, Fever-Tree, to create “the ultimate mixing pack”.

Jameson Irish Whiskey is inviting everyone to ‘Join In, Wherever You Are’ this St. Patrick’s Day as part of a month-long integrated campaign.

Mackmyra has unveiled its Spring limited-edition; a whisky with a birch sap wine finish.

Global representatives from the fine wine sector have revealed plans to launch and fund two Master Sommelier (MS) and Master of Wine (MW) scholarships for BAME students, worth up to £55,000 for each scholar.

The details of the Budget as revealed today by Chancellor Rishi Sunak are a “disappointment” to the nation’s struggling small breweries and their supply chain, according to the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA).

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has welcomed the Chancellor’s decision to listen to British business and UK consumers by freezing wine and spirit duty.