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Diageo Reserve has launched a new Father’s Day gift pack for its premium single grain Scotch, Haig Club.

In 2008, the UK was plunged into a full financial meltdown by the global credit crunch and Brits clung to their jobs as panic set in. Amid this testing backdrop, Rowan Gormley made the bold decision to leave a stable business, Virgin Wines, and set up a new one called Naked Wines.

"Well done, SNP, in one fell swoop you made heroin cheaper than alcohol – that’s really going to solve all of Scotland’s problems.”

The Bordeaux Butterfly pop-up bar is returning to London next month in a bid to educate consumers about the region’s diversity.

TV star Joe Fattorini has joined Berry Bros & Rudd and Fields, Morris & Verdin as its new head of sales for London.

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has formed a strategic alliance with Women of the Vine & Spirits, the membership organisation that promotes the advancement of women in the alcohol beverage industry, worldwide.

Pinkster has launched a new brand extension to add to its growing collection of alcoholic raspberry products.

The Portman Group is calling for ‘clarity and consistency’ on low alcohol descriptors.

Berry Bros & Rudd and Fields, Morris & Verdin (FMV) has added two new agencies to its producer portfolio.

Edrington, the global premium spirits company, has unveiled the new distillery and visitor experience for The Macallan, part of a £500 million spend on the brand.

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has announced that JF Hillebrand UK has renewed its sponsorship of the WSTA Annual Conference for a further three years.

Popular Scottish ale brand McEwan’s has relaunched with a new look designed to broaden its appeal among customers old and new.

Welcome to our annual list of the 100 most influential people in the UK wine trade, encompassing retailers, suppliers, writers, lobbyists and TV stars.

The London Wine Fair organisers are expecting “a very busy show” having seen an uplift of 60% in pre-registered visitor numbers.

The Portman Group has upheld a complaint about two Spar press releases promoting a new ‘Everyday Wine’ range.

Spar has felt the wrath of Alcohol Concern for referring to a new range as “everyday wine” in a press release and the Portman Group has upheld a complaint against the retailer.

Dead Man’s Fingers has launched two new expressions to join the brand’s original Spiced Rum portfolio.

Angioletti, the craft Italian cider brand, has introduced a new variant for the UK market.

Bolney Wine Estate has become the second Sussex producer this year to create a Vermouth, and the first to make a Rosso variant.

The Scotch Whisky Association has appointed Gerry McFall as director of strategy and communication.

Black Cow is launching its first ever on-pack promotion following a collaboration with celebrity chef, Mark Hix.

Stroud Brewery is set to move into a new £1.2 million purpose-built brewery this Autumn and it has also revealed plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign.

Zamora Company has appointed Indie Brands as the UK partner for its recently-acquired premium sangria, Lolea.

Fine wine specialist importer Flint Wines has been appointed the exclusive agent for Canadian wineries Le Vieux Pin and La Stella.

Fine wine specialist importer Flint Wines has been appointed the exclusive agent for Canadian wineries Le Vieux Pin and La Stella.

Big Drop Brewing Co has added to its range of beers under 0.5% abv by launching a sour beer.

Buckingham Schenk has appointed John Ruck-Keene as its new off-trade account manager.

Marques de Caceres has revealed a new look Rioja Crianza label, made from a selection of parcels from 15 to 25 year-old vineyards located in both Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa.

Jagermeister is releasing 80,000 of its ‘flag bottles’ into the off-trade, to tap into the “big summer of sport”.

Bruichladdich is relaunching its Port Charlotte brand in June to give it “the elegant, modernist image it deserves”.