Kuro aims to woo gin fans via Japanese botanicals

The Japanese-inspired Kuro Gin is being introduced to offer new flavours to gin fans.

Love Drinks adds alcohol-free gin and tonic

Love Drinks is adding a non-alcoholic bottled gin and tonic in to its portfolio.

Woodwinters ramps up wholesale focus with new London office

Woodwinters plans to open a new London office to create a wholesale operation across the UK.

Liberty adds Sake to its portfolio

Liberty Wines has added its first Sake variants to its portfolio.

Hanging Ditch teams up with The Wine Gang

Manchester-based wine merchant Hanging Ditch is marking its tenth anniversary by joining forces with the Wine Gang.

Palmers London Dry Gin launched

One of the UK’s oldest gin producing families has released an eponymous brand to celebrate 200 years of distilling.

Skinny Prosecco producers sign "within the hour" delivery deal

The producers of Skinny Prosecco have linked up with delivery service Supper to offer a delivery service within the hour.

Old Rosie kicks off summer campaign

Westons Old Rosie is launching its summer campaign along with a refreshed new look to give it better on-shelf standout.

Tom of Finland Organic Vodka arrives in UK

A new super-premium organic vodka from Finland has hit UK shores.

Cambridge Wine Merchants crowned UK's Best Independent Wine Merchant 2017

Cambridge Wine Merchants took the top spot in the UK’s 50 Best Indies Awards 2017, which was announced last night at the annual Think Indie, Drink Indie event in London.

Tesco adds New World wines to Finest collection

Tesco has added a raft of new wines to its Finest range, taking the total number in this collection to 109.

Magners taps into summer sharing occasion

Magners has launched a new sharing format and multi-pack cans in time for the summer season.

Halewood takes majority share of Sadler's Brewing Co

Sadler’s Brewing Company has signed a major deal with Halewood Wines and Spirits, which will see the drinks distributor take on the majority share of the Micro-brewery.

Kokoro Gin signs up with Mangrove

Kokoro Gin has agreed an exclusive UK distribution deal with specialist spirits agency Mangrove.

Tuaca redesign celebrates classic Italian roots

Tuaca has been given a design makeover which celebrates its authenticity and heritage. The new bottle design aims to broaden the Italian brand’s appeal as consumers continue to seek out spirits with provenance.

AlesByMail scraps postage costs in UK

AlesbyMail has announced what it claims is a “game changer” for the UK’s home delivery market, as it scraps postage costs to UK mainland.

Diageo Reserve adds to Bulleit portfolio

Diageo Reserve is set to extend its range of Bulleit premium American Whiskeys.

Yalumba teams up with WOMAD for summer festival

Yalumba is once again sponsoring the World of Music, Arts and Dance festival in Wiltshire this summer, offering festivalgoers a wide range of award-winning wines.

Wine Australia targets trade with alternative varieties tasting

Retailers are invited to Wine Australia UK’s largest free-pour tasting of the year, which takes place at Australia House in London on June 28.

Tim Stanley-Clarke: tributes pour in for port legend

Tributes are pouring in for pre-eminent port consultant Tim Stanley-Clarke after he sadly passed away.

Lone Wolf reveals limited edition gin to support wolf conservation

Lone Wolf, the Brewdog-backed distillery, has released a gin to raise funds for the UK Wolf Conservation Trust.

Investment in convenience sector rises to £193m in last quarter

The latest figures from the Association of Convenience Stores show an increase in investment over the last quarter, but the data also indicates concerns about the impact of rising employment costs.

Brewdog's sour beer facility on track for summer opening

Brewdog’s new sour beer facility is set to open its doors by the end of July.

Majestic appoints Cat Lomax as Head of Buying

Majestic has promoted Cat Lomax to the position of Head of Buying at Majestic Wine.

Tesco launches low-alcohol wine range

Tesco has launched a new range of low-alcohol wines, developed in partnership with international wine producer Felix Solis.

Charity bike ride in honour of Dan Townsend

Andrew Shaw and Philip Tuck MW will lead a peloton of riders for a charity cycle in memory of the late Treasury Wines Estates managing director Dan Townsend.

Gallo introduces summer campaign for Spritz

Gallo Family Vineyards has unveiled its latest marketing campaign and a new variant for its Spritz range.

Heineken reveals new SKU for Tiger beer

Heineken is introducing a 4x33cl can pack to its Tiger beer range to tap into growth in the small cans sector.

Hoegaarden reveals revamped pack design for summer drinking

Hoegaarden has rolled out refreshed packaging across the off-trade and on-trade in the UK.

Pinkster’s half bottle joins 70cl and Dinkster

Pinkster is introducing a 35cl bottle in time for the summer to sit alongside its existing 70cl and ‘dinkster’ 5cl editions.

Global Brands reveals new take on RTD serves

Global Brands has launched a drink that “answers the call for innovation that lies between RTDs, fruit cider and craft beer”. 

Vigil Gin launched for We Love Manchester appeal

Zymurgorium has launched Vigil Gin in aid of the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.

Sainsbury's looks to snap up Nisa

Sainsbury’s is in talks to buy convenience operator Nisa, a move which would significantly bolster its position against Tesco’s expected merger with Booker.

North South Wines adds to its Chilean portfolio

North South Wines has added Viña Ventisquero’s Kalfu brand to its portfolio of Chilean wines.

Greyfriars Vineyard opens chalk wine cave

Greyfriars Vineyard in Surrey has opened a new chalk wine cave, which will store 250,00 bottles of its wines.

Simon Berry to retire as chairman of Berry Bros

Berry Bros & Rudd has announced that Simon Berry is to retire from his role as chairman in December this year.

TWE aims to ‘challenge conventions of French wine sector’

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is introducing a unique French wine portfolio, which it says combines old world winemaking techniques with a new world sourcing model.

Majestic Wine confident about future despite full-year loss

Majestic Wine will continue to progress with its recovery plan despite reporting a full-year pre-tax loss of £1.5m.

Government needs to avoid "a no deal Brexit" says WSTA

The Government needs to “pull out all stops” at Brexit talks to avoid a “no deal Brexit”, according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.

Amazon: "setting benchmark in retail" with Whole Foods purchase

Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods is “setting the benchmark in retail” and its competitors need to up their game, according to an expert in ecommerce.

Les Dauphins extends into 187ml and bag-in-box formats

Les Dauphins is to launch its Côtes du Rhône Villages Grande Reserve in new pack sizes to tap into consumer demand for different formats in wine.

Real Ale to open second London store

Award-winning independent beer merchant Real Ale is opening a second shop in northwest London to build on the success of its flagship Twickenham store.

Sainsbury's toasts 25% sales growth in gin category

Sainsbury’s has seen gin sales grow 25% year-on-year and has bolstered its range with three new lines to capitalise on the trend.

Majestic retail sales rise as chairman bids farewell

Majestic has reported 5.7% like-for-like sales growth in its retail outlets and chief executive Rowan Gormley declared the business is now “past the tipping point”.

Old Mout extends into sharing can packs

Old Mout has a new pack format to tap into the summer sharing occasion for cider.

Shepherd Neame introduces its first cider

Shepherd Neame has launched its first cider as the result of a partnership with Aspall.

Carlsberg aims for 'zero carbon emission breweries' by 2030

The Carlsberg Group has committed to eliminating carbon emissions and halving water usage at its breweries by 2030 as part of its new sustainability programme.

Cono Sur reveals limited edition Tour de France labels

Cono Sur plans to celebrate its status as Official Wine of Le Tour de France with a new limited edition range of labels.

Sainsbury's taps into Northern Ireland's flourishing craft beer trend

Sainsbury’s has bolstered its craft beer and cider offering across its Northern Ireland estate by introducing 28 new lines from a range of small producers.

Myliko adds Armenian wines to its portfolio

Myliko Wines has strengthened its portfolio with Armenia Wines and Fine Wines from Grand Tokaj of Hungary.