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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Guinness will be joined by an alcohol-free variant.

Spar has redesigned its own- label premium gin range.

Bancroft Wines has created 10 new roles across all departments, following the news that 37 producers have joined its portfolio, with several more to be confirmed over the coming weeks.

Off-trade alcohol sales are being driven by spirits, with a number of different spirits categories recording growth more than 50% higher than in 2019, according to the latest data.

WineGB has appointed Simon Thorpe MW as its new chief executive officer.

Bacardi has unveiled plans to put “the world’s most sustainable spirits bottle” on shelf by 2023.

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.

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

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

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

The Portman Group has announced the addition of Campari UK as its newest member. It is the fifth member to join this year, bringing total membership to 13.

Millesime Bio, the trade event for the organic wine, beer and spirit sector, will take place in Montpellier Exhibition Centre between January 25 and 27, 2021, the organisers have confirmed.

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is introducing a bag-in-box format for its 19 Crimes brand, and it will be launched into the UK’s supermarkets this month.