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Unity Brewing Co has launched a crowdfunding campaign as demand for its beers outstrips supply.

Ross O’Hara’s meteoric rise to prominence in the beer industry continues apace as he has been named head brewer at Greene King.

Humble Grape has hit its crowdfunding target, enabling it to accelerate growth by opening one to two new sites each year.

Yalumba launches new range to celebrate Barossa varieties and blends

The Co-op is continuing its focus on different wine formats with the addition of a new 50cl bottle of Rioja Reserva.

Genesis Wines has boosted its South American collection with the addition of Tinto Negro from Mendoza.
The London-based Genesis will be the exclusive UK agent for the producer.

Crate Brewery has launched a £500,000 crowdfunding campaign to finance a major refurbishment of its Hackney Wick home.

London fine wine and spirits merchant Berry Bros. & Rudd has taken on a mezcal for the first time in its 320-year-old history.

Majestic Wine has announced a 49% rise in sales at its French outlets as UK consumers turn to “Booze Cruises” to stockpile wine before Brexit deadline day.

Larkin Wines, a boutique Napa winery which specialises in premium wines priced around £70 per bottle, is set to launch a range of canned wines in the UK.

Kopke is releasing a white port, which is a blend of very old and rare wines from the last century.

Purato, the organic Sicilian brand by Stefano Girelli’s TWP Wines, has undergone a full makeover to celebrate its tenth birthday this year.

Brutal Brewing, the Swedish brewers behind the popular craft brand, Pistonhead Lager, has launched a new core range for the UK market.

Sarah Jessica Parker is set to add wine to her diverse career portfolio, with her achievements to date spanning a range of industries including acting, perfume and shoes.

ABInbev UK & Ireland has reported double-digit growth for 2018, driven by strong performances from both Stella Artois and Budweiser.

New York Wines will make a guest appearance and this year’s tasting of Oregon and Washington State Wines in London.

James Hocking, the ex-wine director at The Vineyard Cellars, has set up a new Californian-focused wine agency.

Bunnahabhain Distillery is set for a visitor centre and distillery upgrade, as part of a £10.5 million investment by brand owner Distell International.

31Dover co-founder Jimmy Metta has launched an online trading platform that allows wholesalers and retailers to sell excess stock and plug gaps in their ranges.

English Spirit has unveiled a new look across its full portfolio of spirits and liqueurs.

Simpsons’ Wine Estate and Roberson Wine are working together to launch four new English still wines.

Franklin & Sons has launched the Taste Collective with the new campaign fronted by a trio of ambassadors.

Independent retailers can win a trip to the Languedoc by taking part in the UK’s first ever Printemps du Languedoc promotion.

Diageo Reserve has launched an “innovative new spirit” under its Ketel One vodka brand name which will be pitched as a rival to spritz-style drinks and low alcohol cocktails.

A raft of wine regions will be represented at the London Wine Fair for the first time this year, while other countries are increasing their footprint at the event.

Portuguese DO wine imports to the UK grew 33.7% in value throughout 2018, driven by a 34% increase in volume sales.

Bestway has reaffirmed its commitment to making a success of high street drinks retailing amid challenging times for this sector of the market.

Inverarity Morton is to be the exclusive distributor for a new “eco wine” commended by Sir David Attenborough.

Treasury Wine Estates is launching a brand called Embrazen into the UK market as it bids to win over more millennial consumers.

Berkmann Wine Cellars has appointed Emma Dawson MW as senior wine buyer.