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29-year-old entrepreneur is aiming to build the world’s biggest ecommerce store for wine after raising £1 million in a crowdfunding drive.

Concha y Toro has laid out ambitious plans to increase the number of households buying its three key brands by 1 million within three years.

The global wine shortage has provided the trade with an opportunity to end an unsustainable culture of working with miniscule margins, according to leading suppliers.

Bargain Booze has emerged from a tumultuous situation relatively unscathed and stock levels have returned to normal levels following Bestway’s takeover.

Oddbins is championing German Sauvignon Blanc, Spanish Viognier, Hungarian reds and other quirky wines as it aims to broaden the nation’s vinous horizons.

Waitrose has reported that Beavertown’s craft beers are flying off its shelves after it became the first supermarket to list the London brewer.

Nicolas Feuillatte has launched new packaging for the UK market as it bids to boost off-trade sales and make inroads into the on-trade. 

Connoisseur Estates is buoyant about the future of the UK independent trade after sensing a serious willingness to find quality among buyers at the London Wine Fair.

Marrenon has unveiled Lez’Arts, a new Luberon rosé available for the UK off-trade.

Kronenbourg 1664 has launched limited-edition cans and packaging to drive sales around the football season, supported by its recent ‘Pour La Victoire’ campaign.

Bloom London Dry Gin is launching a Jasmine & Rose flavour to tap into the trends for pink gins and new flavours.

Wolf Blass has signed a three-year global partnership deal with the International Cricket Council (ICC).

JJ Whitley is launching a Violet Gin in time for World Gin Day this Saturday.

Calvet is set to feature in a new UK promotional campaign, which will represent a “seismic shift” in direction for the French wine brand.

Ophir Gin is presenting a new RTD collection, alongside the announcement that the brand is to become the official gin of Lendy Cowes Week.

Carling has launched a golden can promotion for the off-trade, giving consumers the chance to get their hands on some summer cash.

Paragon Brands has been appointed as UK importer and distributor for Maison Villevert’s portfolio of spirits.

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has appointed Dagmar Droogsma as Director of Industry.

Accolade Wines is investing £1 million in a new marketing campaign for Hardys in a bid to consolidate its market leading position in the UK off-trade.

Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte has launched a new look for the off-trade.

Strongbow is offering a special on pack promotion to help retailers drive sales through the summer months.

A new UK-based drinks company is gearing up to tap into the growing interest in super premium spirits.

Mangrove Global has introduced a new rum brand, designed to “disrupt the UK rum category”.

Whitley Neill has added a Rye Vodka to its portfolio of premium spirits.

Halewood Wines & Spirits has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor of Dictador, the Colombian producer of rums and gins.

Vagabond has released its first English wines, produced at its urban winery in London.

The beer category suffered falling sales across the board in the first quarter of 2018, according to new stats from the British Beer & Pub Association.

More than half of Prosecco sales in the UK are generated by men, according to new research from the Consorzio Tutela Prosecco DOC.

Prince Harry’s marriage to Meghan Markle put the sparkle in bubbly sales as they increased 36.6% year-on-year for the week of the wedding.

The organisers of this year’s London Wine Fair (LWF) have reported a “significant increase” in the number of attendees.