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Melanie Brown, founder of The New Zealand Wine Cellar, has expanded her business with the launch of The Australian Cellar.

Three limited-edition bottlings of whisky will be revealed at The Whisky Show 2018, which is now in its tenth year.

Curious Brewery has announced it will be the first-ever sponsor of the UK’s wine harvest, which is set to be the biggest in its history.

La Companie de La Burgondie is celebrating its first major UK off-trade listing with the launch of a wine made from an ancient Burgundian variety into Tesco stores.

AB Inbev has revealed it will launch its Michelob Ultra brand in the UK, as part of its strategy of expanding its low and no-alcohol portfolio. 

The Balvenie has released a limited-edition expression designed to mark the 25th anniversary of DoubleWood.

Fields, Morris & Verdin has added the Norfolk-based Flint Vineyard to its portfolio.

TGI Fridays has launched its first range of ready-to-drink cocktails, available for the retail trade.

Grey Goose is relaunching its La Vanille flavoured variant into the UK after gaining listings for the popular spirit at Ocado and Amazon.

Grimsby-based brewery Docks Beers has begun the inaugural canning of three new beers, in advance of their launch at the end of this month. 

Majestic Wine has launched a range of sakes in a bid “make rice nice for wine drinkers who may be stuck in Merlot and Sauvignon ruts”.

Berry Bros & Rudd has reported that operating profit fell 74.8% to £1.6 million in the year to March 31, 2018.

The burgeoning UK gin category has surged past the £1.6 billion mark after sales grew 38% in the past year.

A complaint about the brand Slingshots has been upheld by the Portman Group’s Independent Complaints Panel.

Scottish beer brand Brewgooder has secured its biggest retail listing to date, which it said will “significantly advance” its mission to bring clean water access to one million people.

Hiver Beer is extending its popular Honey IPA into can format as part of its fifth anniversary celebrations, while seasonal variations are lined up for 2019.

Spirit Cartel is launching two 100% agave tequilas from Oredain, Mexico’s largest independent and family-owned producer.

Spanish chef Jose Pizarro has launched two own-brand wines, Jose Pizarro Chardonnay and Jose Pizarro Shiraz Cuvve from the Andalusian region in Spain.

Chase Distillery has added Rhubarb and Bramley Apple Gin to its portfolio.

Tesco is expected to launch the first store under its newly-created discount supermarket chain Jack’s, as early as next week.

Pernod Ricard UK has launched a newcomer into Single Malts, which it hopes will “shake up” the category.

Gordon Johncox, the chief executive of Aston Manor Cider, has been named as the new chair of the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM).

Concha y Toro has revealed its new premium innovation concept, Jacked, which “breaks from convention” in order to reach a younger adult audience. The launch also marks the first in a raft of NPD for the UK market from the company.

The Specialist Importers Trade Tasting (SITT) will be visiting Leeds for the first time, following the success of this event in London, Bristol and Manchester.

Luvians Bottle Shop in St Andrews is the winner of the annual 31 Days of German Riesling competition in the off-trade category, with West country retailer Le Vignoble in second place as the runner up.

Anti-alcohol lobbyist in chief Prof Ian Gimore has threatened to quit his role as an adviser to Public Health England in protest of its partnership with Drinkaware.

Thatchers Cider is to invest £14m into a new cider mill at its Somerset farm.

William Grant & Sons has launched a new 10 year-old single malt Scotch whisky designed to help new single malt drinkers navigate the flavours of the category 

Fields, Morris & Verdin (FMV) has added a new Champagne agency to its portfolio.

Wales’ commercial vineyards are seeing the benefit of ramped-up support from the government and producers are discussing the viability of setting up a group winery.