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Malux Hungarian Wine & Spirits is introducing Peter Vida’s wines to its portfolio. The wines will be officially launched to the trade at its trade tasting event on February 4 in London.

North South Wines is gearing up to showcase a number of innovative new additions to its portfolio at a trio of trade tastings spread across the country.

The London Distillery Company is gearing up for expansion with plans for a larger London site to meet increased demand, as well as more space to lay down whisky.

Mackmyra has partnered with rum producer Plantation Rum to develop a new single malt whisky.

Stannary St Wine Co has taken on Kim Suddens as its new fine wine account manager, in line with the company’s bold expansion plans.

Waitrose is adding new Fairtrade spirits to support its strategy of strengthening its Fairtrade commitment.

England can now boast more distilleries than Scotland, according to the latest data.

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has appointed Colin Cameron to the newly created role of Head of Marketing.

An age-old question in the drinks trade is whether tequila will ever be able to shed its negative image, although some in the industry would argue it is already well on the path of transformation from boisterous party drink to respectable spirit.

Love Drinks is investing in the ready-to-drink (RTD) category to tap into growth at the premium end.

Producers are looking with interest at the UK’s liqueur sector, indicating that 2019 could be the year for increased NPD in this niche drinks sector. 

Italian grape varieties are helping Australia to drive sales at the premium end in the UK off-trade.

Australia and South Africa have both reported have a rise in exports to the UK as the British love of New World wine endures.

Drinks industry veteran James Lousada has joined Greenall’s gin supplier Quintessential Brands as managing director of its international arm.

Northern Monk has unveiled a brand refresh while also adding two new beers to its core range.

The Borders Distillery in Hawick has launched a barley-to-bottle gin as a tribute to the town’s explorer, William Kerr.

Amathus Drinks will now distribute Org de Rac wines in the UK.

Champagne Castelnau has appointed Olivier Legrand as its marketing and communications director.

Concha y Toro grew off-trade sales by 18.3% in the 12 weeks to January 5, 2019, to cap a strong year for the South American wine supplier.

Love Drinks has added three beers from Iceland’s Einstök brewery to its portfolio of drinks.

Beck’s Blue remains the top dog in the non-alcoholic beer sector, but it has seen its market share eroded by a plethora of newcomers to the category.

Krombacher has launched #Pourfection2019, its annual competition to win an all-expenses paid, three-day trip to visit the brewery in Germany.

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has added the Lismore Estate Reserve range of wines to its portfolio.

Camus Cognac has arrived in Barbados, concluding its 45-day journey across the globe as part of an approach that explores the effects of seafaring on the ageing process.

Mangrove UK has appointed Nate Booker as brand development manager for two of the premium spirits importer’s bourbon brands.

Naked Wines is celebrating its 10th birthday by funding the tuition fees for a student to study wine production at Plumpton College.

Diageo and HBO have joined forces to launch the Games of Thrones Single Malt Whisky Collection, inspired by the success of White Walker by Johnnie Walker.

Greene King has appointed Nick Mackenzie as its new chief executive.

Badet Clement plans to relaunch the Burgundian Grande Maison, Edouard Delaunay, at Wine Paris.

Amathus Drinks has added the Bierzo winery, Bodega del Abad, to its portfolio.