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The average price of a bottle of wine has risen by 5.2% since Brits voted to leave the European Union in June 2016.

Chapel Down has reported 15% year-on-year sales growth for the six months to June 30, 2018, as demand for its wine and spirits has soared.

Distell has unveiled six new limited-edition malt whiskies from a range of distilleries it owns across Scotland.

TV star Brian Cox has teamed up with brewer JW Lees to launch a zesty amber ale called Cosmic Brew.

Students drink an average of 14 shots during the course of Freshers’ Week, according to new research from herbal liqueur brand Jägermeister.

Stroud Brewery has introduced two small-batch limited edition brews to its collection of organic beers. 

London retailer Real Ale has helped Marks & Spencer overhaul its own-label beer range in time for the key Christmas trading period.

A second Wines of Japan tasting is set to take place in October, following the success of the “revelatory and acclaimed” event in February this year.

Nirvana Brewery has launched its first organic, alcohol-free beer, which will hit the shelves at the end of October.

Corney & Barrow has added a “benchmark” Macon-Villages wine to its own label range.

Echo Falls has branched out of its Californian heartland to launch a Prosecco in time to capitalise on the Christmas trading period.

Mackmyra gears up for UK push

24 September, 2018

Swedish spirits producer Mackmyra has invested in creating a subsidiary company in order to fully introduce its brands to the UK market.

Taylor’s has created an exclusive Port blend released in a limited edition bottle that recreates a historic bottle shape from the first half of the 18th century.

Hi-Spirits is launching Corazón Tequila to tap into the popularity of premium tequila.

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.