London Wine Fair reports 60% uplift in number of pre-registered visitors

The London Wine Fair organisers are expecting “a very busy show” having seen an uplift of 60% in pre-registered visitor numbers.

Spar told to ditch the phrase 'everyday wine'

The Portman Group has upheld a complaint about two Spar press releases promoting a new ‘Everyday Wine’ range.

Spar rapped on the knuckles for referring to range as "everyday wine"

Spar has felt the wrath of Alcohol Concern for referring to a new range as “everyday wine” in a press release and the Portman Group has upheld a complaint against the retailer.

Dead Man's Fingers adds two new expressions

Dead Man’s Fingers has launched two new expressions to join the brand’s original Spiced Rum portfolio.

Angioletti grows its UK presence with new variant

Angioletti, the craft Italian cider brand, has introduced a new variant for the UK market.

Bolney taps into English Vermouth trend

Bolney Wine Estate has become the second Sussex producer this year to create a Vermouth, and the first to make a Rosso variant.

SWA appoints new director of strategy and communication

The Scotch Whisky Association has appointed Gerry McFall as director of strategy and communication.

Black Cow launches first on-pack promotion

Black Cow is launching its first ever on-pack promotion following a collaboration with celebrity chef, Mark Hix.

Stroud reveals plans for new brewery and crowdfunding campaign

Stroud Brewery is set to move into a new £1.2 million purpose-built brewery this Autumn and it has also revealed plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign.

Indie Brands to distribute Lolea Sangria in the UK

Zamora Company has appointed Indie Brands as the UK partner for its recently-acquired premium sangria, Lolea.

Flint Wines takes on wines from British Columbia

Fine wine specialist importer Flint Wines has been appointed the exclusive agent for Canadian wineries Le Vieux Pin and La Stella.

Flint Wines takes on wines from British Columbia

Fine wine specialist importer Flint Wines has been appointed the exclusive agent for Canadian wineries Le Vieux Pin and La Stella.

Big Drop launches sour beer with less than 0.5% abv

Big Drop Brewing Co has added to its range of beers under 0.5% abv by launching a sour beer.

Buckingham Schenk appoints new off-trade account manager

Buckingham Schenk has appointed John Ruck-Keene as its new off-trade account manager.

Marques de Caceres revamps Rioja Crianza label

Marques de Caceres has revealed a new look Rioja Crianza label, made from a selection of parcels from 15 to 25 year-old vineyards located in both Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa.

Jagermeister taps into 2018's summer of sport

Jagermeister is releasing 80,000 of its ‘flag bottles’ into the off-trade, to tap into the “big summer of sport”.

Bruichladdich relaunches Port Charlotte range

Bruichladdich is relaunching its Port Charlotte brand in June to give it “the elegant, modernist image it deserves”.

Axholme Brewing Co starts work on Grimsby brewery

Grimsby is set to get a new brewery courtesy of Axholme Brewing Company.

Budweiser launches 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign

Budweiser has launched a global campaign to celebrate its sponsorship of the FIFA World Cup 2018.

Graham's selects rare Port to commemorate Royal Wedding

Graham’s has announced the release of a limited bottle of one of its finest Port’s to commemorate the marriage of HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle.

Yalumba shows UK commitment with new Fells venture

John E Fells is to be the UK distributor for the fine wines from Yalumba and Hill Smith Family Vineyards. The Hill Smith family will simultaneously become shareholders in Fells.

Hallgarten adds Jim Barry Wines to Australian portfolio

Hallgarten & Novum Wines is to take over the exclusive distribution of Jim Barry Wines from June 2018.

Purity Brewing celebrates 150 years of Wasps Rugby

Purity Brewing Company has brought out a special limited edition brew to celebrate 150 years of Wasps Rugby.

Stella Artois launches Wimbledon on-pack competition

Stella Artois has launched limited edition packaging with an on-pack competition to celebrate its fifth year of partnering The Championships, Wimbledon.

Berkmann Wine Cellars to launch Canevel Prosecco in the UK

Berkmann Wine Cellars has been appointed as the UK representative for the joint venture between Masi Agricola and Canevel (Prosecco di Valdobbiadene).

Highland Park's The Light joins The Dark

Highland Park has launched The Light, a 17-year old single malt Scotch whisky.

New York Wines set to parachute over to UK

A range of wines from New York State is heading over to the UK as a result of a new partnership between New York Wines SaRL and distributor Inverarity Morton.

Bordeaux Today targets retailers with unique tasting

There is still time for retailers to register for Bordeaux Today, an educational tasting that showcases the region’s versatility and suitability for younger adults.

Hop Burns & Black reveals expansion plans

Hop Burns & Black has announced plans to open its second branch in Deptford this summer.

The Vineyard Cellars takes on Somnium and Revana Estate wines

The Vineyard Cellars has been appointed exclusive UK agent for two Napa Valley boutique wineries: Somnium and Revana Estate.

Ocado seeks out new food and drink products

Ocado’s hunt for Britain’s Next Top Supplier returns for its fourth year this May, offering small British food and drink businesses the chance to secure a listing with the online supermarket and win a £20,000 marketing budget.

The East London Liquor Co smashes crowdfunding target in 24 hours

The East London Liquor Company has revealed it smashed its original crowdfunding target within 24 hours.

Funkin adds to its off-trade cocktail shaker range

Funkin is revamping its premium cocktail shakers and expanding the range to include three new flavours, with two more set to join later in the year.

Co-op announces UK's biggest Fairtrade wine deal

The UK’s Fairtrade wine market is set to grow by 20% in volume terms following an announcement by the Co-op that it is to convert more of its South African wines to the ethical standard.

The Wine Mill is relaunched as The Bottle CLub

The Wine Mill has been renamed and rebranded as The Bottle Club to better reflect the way people drink today.

The Benevolent moves annual charity ball to Natural History Museum

The Benevolent has announced that its charity 2019 Ball will be held in the Natural History Museum in Kensington.

Luscombe Drinks launches Sparkling Fruit Waters

Luscombe Drinks has launched a range of organic Sparkling Fruit Waters in response to increasing consumer demand for no added sugar products.

Halewood to distribute Centenario Internacional Rum

Halewood Wines & Spirits will now distribute Costa Rica’s Centenario Internacional Rum in the UK and Ireland; meanwhile it has ended its distribution agreement with Tsingtao Brewery.

The SWA puts Brexit at top of agenda in annual conference

The Scotch Whisky industry is working together to address challenges posed by Brexit and to maintain the recent growth in the sector.

Sharp's extends Doom Bar into mini kegs and cans

Sharp’s Brewery has launched Doom Bar in a mini keg and can format in a bid to make its flagship beer more accessible to a wider range of drinkers.

NZ Winegrowers aims for "most successful" International Sauvignon Blanc Day

New Zealand Winegrowers is gearing up to celebrate International Sauvignon Blanc day on May 4, which the group said is shaping up to be “the most successful yet”.

McQueen Gin's move from ceramic to glass to debut in Aldi stores

Craft gin distiller McQueen Gin is planning to move away from its iconic ceramic bottles to an environmentally-friendly glass option.

Westons reveals £3.5m marketing spend on Henry Westons Vintage

Westons Cider is set to ramp up investment in its off-trade brand, Henry Westons, ahead of the key May Bank Holiday period.

Singleton unveils latest addition to portfolio

Diageo Reserve has launched The Singleton Malt Master’s Selection, described as “a perfect introduction for those who are new to Single Malts, as well as a treat for those well versed in the category”.

Dalston's revamps its craft soft drinks line-up

Dalston’s has launched three new flavours and a new look for its full range of “honest, additive-free and better-tasting” soft drinks.

East London Liquor Co looks to raise £750,000

The East London Liquor Company has revealed plans to launch a crowd-funding campaign to raise £750,000.

Think Gin Awards 2018 celebrate the category's dynamism

The UK’s finest gin retailers, bar operators, wholesalers and communicators were honoured for their hard work in making it the UK’s most exciting drinks category at our fourth annual Think Gin event this week.

Hall & Woodhouse to distribute Hogs Back beers

Surrey brewery Hogs Back has appointed Hall & Woodhouse to distribute its broad range of beer brands in the off-trade.

Gospel Green Cyder launches first vintage in two years

Gospel Green is to launch its latest vintage, Brut Vintage 2016, after a two-year absence from the market.

St-Remy reveals new look packaging

St-Remy has revealed a new look designed to echo its brand values for “leadership, quality and craftsmanship”, while also playing homage to its heritage.