Portman Group aims to bring balance to public alcohol debate

Last month DRN surveyed 400 readers on what they considered the greatest threats to the future health of the drinks industry and the anti-alcohol lobby came second.

The Shetland Distillery Co reveals 2018's Up Helly Aa gin

The Shetland Distillery Company has launched a new variant of its Up Helly Aa Shetland Reel gin, which it said is the result of a unique ageing process.

Thatchers scraps plastic packaging on multipack ciders

Thatchers has eliminated the plastic ring carriers on its multipacks in favour of recyclable cardboard options.

Old Curiosity launches trio of colour changing gins

An Edinburgh-based distillery has launched a range of gins that change colour when tonic is added.

Accolade Wines launches Fine Wine Partners UK

Accolade Wines has launched Fine Wine Partners in the UK and Ireland to champion its fine wine portfolio.

Gonzalez Byass UK takes on cult Pinot Noir producer Ashton Hills

A trio of Pinot Noir wines from a cult Adelaide Hills producer is set to be available in the UK for the first time via Gonzalez Byass UK.

Vineyards of Hampshire to showcase new products at annual event

The Vineyards of Hampshire has announced the launch of its annual trade tasting event.

JF Hillebrand to support London Wine Fair's Innovation Zone

JF Hillebrand is partnering with the London Wine Fair for this year’s inaugural Innovation Zone.

Waitrose trials Wine Tasting at Home experience

Waitrose is trialling a Wine Tasting at Home experience, offering ‘in-home wine experts’ to help educate consumers in an informal setting, while also tapping into the growth in socialising in the home.

Poetic License Distillery launches Espresso Gin

Poetic License Distillery has launched its latest gin ‘Rarity’, which is infused with coffee.

Westons Cider unveils new look for Stowford Press LA

Westons Cider has unveiled new packaging for its Stowford Press LA brand to reinforce its commitment to the low-alcohol cider category.

Irish drinks experts team up to create NPD

Two Irish drinks producers have joined forces to launch an alcohol-free dry-hopped soda for adults.

Hambledon expands wine education options

Hampshire-based Hambledon Vineyard has expanded its wine education and personal development courses for 2018.

CVNE adds first Cava to its portfolio

Compania Vinicola del Norte de Espana (CVNE) is venturing outside its home of Rioja for the first time by adding a Cava producer to its portfolio.

Armit to release 2005 vintage of La Rioja Alta SA 890

Armit Wines is set to release a 2005 vintage of La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 890, which has been labeled ‘Seleccion Especial’ for the second time since its first vintage in 1890.

Zamora Company acquires majority stake in Martin Miller’s Gin

The Zamora Company, the Spanish family-run drinks business, has acquired a majority stake in Martin Miller’s Gin.

Roots Beverage Co extends out of Isle of Man

A tonic producer that has already had success on the Isle of Man is now gearing up for a UK-wide off-trade launch.

Cramele Recas prepares for 2018 Romanian wine boost

Cramele Recas, Romania’s largest winery, is poised to launch new products to tap into Romania’s advantageous position in a market riddled with short harvest woes.  

Campbell's Brewery prepares for first off-trade launch

Campbell’s Brewery has had 2,000 pre-orders for its flagship beer, Gunner Blonde Ale, as the producer prepares to launch the beer into the off-trade.

Gin sales soar in record Christmas

The off-trade gin category delivered the best Christmas performance anyone at Nielsen has ever seen and led BWS to another strong festive period.

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