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Asda is selling bottles of cava for £4.12, Prosecco for £4.50 and Champagne for £9 as part of a 25% off deal.

Steve Parfett is to retire at the end of the year following a long career in which he turned his family business into a leading wholesaler.

Edrington has sold blended Scotch brand Cutty Sark to French spirits supplier La Martiniquaise-Bardinet for an undisclosed sum.

Chapel Down is importing three of its favourite red wines from across Europe and selling them via its website, its cellar door and a pop-up store in Bluewater.

Greene King has launched a 0.5% abv version of popular bottled ale brand Old Speckled Hen ahead of the festive season.

VK has added “a festive treat” for consumers into its selected mixed packs this winter.

IMW executive director resigns

23 November, 2018

Penny Richards, executive director at the Institute of Masters of Wine, has resigned after leading the IMW for more than five years.

Kopparberg has announced its premium draught variant will be available in supermarkets for a limited period.

Bulleit Frontier Whiskey has launched a limited-edition bottle in a bid to bring a taste of the US to the UK.

Majestic Wine has reported a pre-tax loss of £0.2million for the first half of its financial year due to “sluggish” conditions in its core UK market and continued investments into the business.

A perfume-inspired collection is the latest innovation to hit the gin category, courtesy of Maverick Drinks.

A ginger-infused rum has been launched in the UK with the aim of bringing “much-needed quality and excitement to the rum category”.

A £4,000 gin, which its producer claims is “the world’s most expensive” is now exclusively available from Harvey Nichols.

Moor Beer is releasing three Double Stouts as the first instalment of its barrel ageing project from its Bermondsey Vault.

SimplyFresh has appointed Tim Chalk as its new chief executive officer as the convenience operator embarks on “next chapter of innovation and expanded store growth”.

Diageo Reserve has appointed Jason Clark as the new brand ambassador for its premium Scotch whisky, Talisker.

The Languedoc Rousillon region provides British buyers with a golden opportunity to start making money from the wine business, a leading producer has declared.

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has launched a campaign telling Westminster: ‘Don’t bottle it’, leaving Britain with a “totally unacceptable” no deal scenario when the Government’s Brexit deal comes to Parliament.

Thatchers presents Rosé cider

20 November, 2018

Thatchers Cider is introducing a Rosé Cider, made from a blend of naturally sweet rosy-red dessert apples.

The CIVL generic body representing the Languedoc Rousillon region has become the first French interprofession to appoint a female president.

Franklin & Sons has linked up with two gin producers to launch pre-mixed cans of Gin & Tonic.

Morrisons is selling bottles of I Heart wine for £4 apiece in a bid to drive shoppers into its stores on Black Friday.

Jack Daniel’s is anticipating "huge demand" for its Holiday Calendar through Asda after the festive product sold out in 24-hours when it was listed for pre-sale via the producer's website. 

More than half of UK consumers believe that drinking low and no-alcohol beer has become more socially acceptable in recent times, according to a new study.

Alcohol Awareness Week begins today and Tesco has marked the occasion by promoting Heineken 0.0 in 450 stores across the UK.

Tanqueray has launched a new global campaign to encourage consumers to “forget about the gimmicks” and to bring the gin conversation back to taste.

Domaine Jones on the Languedoc-Roussillon borders, has launched a new range of four wines called Along Came Jones.

Heineken has revealed limited-edition festive packaging for the off-trade in the run up to Christmas.

An Armagnac finished in a peated Scotch whisky barrel has been released in a bid to push the region in an innovative new direction.

Innis & Gunn has announced plans to build a large-scale brewery in Edinburgh to meet “exploding” domestic and international demand for its flagship beer.