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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

Spain’s Ramón Bilbao has released its first official organic wines, a white and a red, with the latter securing a national listing at the Co-op.

Lambrini has launched its first RTD cans, in four flavours: Mango, Strawberry, Cherry and Rhubarb.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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

Ormarine, the leading producer of AOP Picpoul de Pinet in the Languedoc, is launching the first ever Picpoul de Pinet icon wine, Acaciae.

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

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

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

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

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.

The Portman Group has released new guidance on hard seltzers.

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

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

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.

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

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