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

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

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.

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”.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Splash Wines, the US direct-to-consumer wine marketing agency, has announced it plans to expand into the UK market.

New distributor Craftwork continues to bolster its burgeoning portfolio with intriguing spirits and the latest addition is Hyde Irish whiskey.

Captain Morgan will be changing its name across seven limited-edition bottles with the aim of helping retailers tap into the growing trend for personalisation.

SHS Drinks is reintroducing Merrydown Dry to tap into the growth of glass-bottled apple ciders.

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.

Sainsbury’s share price has risen by 15% after it confirmed a merger with Asda that will create the UK’s largest retailer.

The Portman Group has announced the fifth major review of its Code of Practice to “shape the future of alcohol regulation” in the UK, and it is urging anyone with a view on alcohol marketing to get involved.

Loire Valley Wines has announced a number of events to support its role as the headline sponsor for London Wine Week and it is also extending its campaign throughout the entire month of May.

Cidersmiths has signed an agreement with Cider Supply Co to distribute its French brand, Galipette Cidre, in the UK.

Plumpton College has rebranded its entire wine portfolio as a result of its annual student design competition; and separately the wine education centre is also celebrating its first successful UK qvevri winemaking vintage.

Heineken is introducing 44cl cans for the first time, supported by a £3 million campaign linked to its position as official sponsor of the UEFA Champions League.

Vins de Bordeaux is launching Bordeaux Today, a series of education tastings for wine trade professionals. The news follows the recent announcement of a full month dedicated to Bordeaux wines in the UK.

Garcon Wines has officially launched its flat ‘letterbox-friendly’ wine bottle to UK consumers, following a partnership with online florist, Bloom & Wild.

Minimum unit pricing comes into force in Scotland on May 1 and a leading cider producer has warned that it will fail to achieve its goals and bring damaging, unintended consequences.

Concha y Toro has announced the UK launch of 1000 Stories, a Californian Zinfandel aged in bourbon barrels.

Two new rogues are joining the 19 Crimes gallery as brand owner Treasury Wine Estates bids to win over more Millennial consumers.

Nisa is launching its Heritage Signature Blends spirits range at the end of May.