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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.

Winetraders has announced that Beth Willard will join the commercial team as Buying Director.

Babco UK has reached agreement to acquire 50% equity in premium rum brand Neptune Rum.

Sandford Orchards has invested £1.2 million into expanding its bottling and canning capabilities and developing and implementing a new branding strategy.

Morgenrot Lands Wingtip

08 February, 2021

Manchester-based beer, wine and spirit importer Morgenrot has completed the acquisition of Sussex-based brewer and distributor Wingtip Brewing Company for an undisclosed fee. 

Sence, one of the very first hard seltzers to launch in 2019, has overhauled its recipe, brand and consumer positioning and relaunched as Sentz

Rioja Wine UK has launched its new marketing campaign for 2021, with a clear focus on the “exceptional quality” of the top end wines of the region.

Canned wine brand Hun has closed its first equity crowdfunding campaign 38 days early after exceeding its funding target.

Drop Bear Beer Co has succeeded in securing a £1.8million equity investment to build a dedicated alcohol-free brewery.

WineGB has revealed a plan to focus on wine tourism and the retail sector this year through a series of events.

Tanqueray is expanding its portfolio with a series of innovations.

Thatchers Cider has released its new season Thatchers Vintage 2020.

It is with great sadness to announce that drinks veteran Tony Ould passed away quietly in Herne Bay on January 25, 2021 after a long period of illness which he fought with dignity and courage. He was a loving husband to Pamela, a wonderful father to Gavin and Laura, a grandfather, and a dear friend of all at Babco UK among many others.

Sales of alcohol via the off-trade are up by around 25% each week, in comparison to the same period in January 2020.

A good evening was had by all at this year’s Covid-friendly Drinks Retailing Awards.

A Scottish gin producer has created a full augmented reality (AR) experience within each of its six core range bottles.

Maverick Drinks has appointed five new hires in its sales team.

Indie Brands has announced a new UK distribution partnership with Don Papa Rum.