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Wine List, a wine education startup founded in 2019, raised 100% of its £375,000 target in one day on Crowdcube this week.

Amathus Drinks is reopening its Muswell Hill store after an absence of 21 years, and it also has plans to open another outlet in early 2021.

UK consumer spending is expected to fall by £183.6 billion (14.9%) this year due to Covid-19 lockdowns, but alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks are set to be the top sectors for increased consumer spend through 2020, according to new research by Mintel.

Exports of Georgian wine to the UK have more than trebled in volume, according to the latest figures.

London-based fine wine importer and wholesaler Carson & Carnevale Wines (C&C Wines) has revealed a new partnership with Fine Wine Partners, the fine wine division of Accolade Wines.

Graft Wine is opening a pop-up wine shop in Surrey Hills.

Bacardi has acquired 100% ownership of the premium batched cocktail company Tails.

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has announced its Australian wine brand, Wolf Blass will bring back its ‘Here’s to the Chase’ TV commercial this winter.

Salford craft brewery Seven Brothers is launching a series of limited-edition beers to mark lockdown 2.0.

Naked Wines has raised its forecast for the full sales year after revenue jumped by 80% in the first half as Covid-19 restrictions continue to boost at-home drinking.

Mirabeau is introducing a bag-in-box format to its range.

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.