San Miguel reveals summer off-trade promotion

San Miguel has revealed its summer promotional activity, tailored specifically for the off-trade.

Confusing labelling "discourages" innovation in low-alcohol sector

An independent organisation set up to promote sensible drinking is seeking changes to labelling rules on no- and low-alcohol drinks.

Borough Wines to corner wholesale

Borough Wines & Beers is ramping up its focus on its wholesale arm and Borough Wines Corners concept, and on the retail side has just opened its ninth store.

JF Hillebrand targets UK expansion

JF Hillebrand is expanding its UK business. The ultimate logistics partner works with retailers to fine wine merchants regardless of their size or logistical requirement.

Brits drank 112 million bottles of Prosecco last year

Britain drank a third of all the Prosecco produced last year, which is more than any other nation in the world.

Absolut extends into RTD canned sector

Absolut is entering the ready-to-drink (RTD) market with a premium canned range.

Carlsberg UK appoints Gaunt in senior role

Carlsberg UK has appointed Alistair Gaunt as vice president for its National Sales Business Unit.

Beer Hawk launches leading US homebrew brand into UK

Beer Hawk is expanding its homebrew range by becoming the exclusive stockist of Northern Brewer in the UK.

Lidl UK reports 50% spike in rosé sales

Lidl UK has reported a 50% spike in sales of rosé ahead of this weekend’s National Rosé Day.

Kleine Zalze refreshes Cellar Selection wines

Kleine Zalze is getting a refreshed look in a move designed to reflect the premiumisation of South African wine.

Connoisseur adds agencies from Chile and Spain

Connoisseur Estates has added new agencies from Chile and Spain, and has already secured listings for these wines.

Mouton Cadet partners with America's Cup

Mouton Cadet has made its debut as the Official Wine of the 35th America’s Cup.

New moves for Kill the Cat

Bottle shop Kill the Cat has announced plans to brew its own beers to serve on tap and hopes to open a second store next year.

Lidl reveals premium whisky additions for Father's Day

Lidl UK has launched three new premium whiskies in time for Father’s Day.

Drinks duo set up premium spirits agency

Two industry experts have set up a new sales, distribution and marketing agency for premium spirits.

Hawkes launches London's first urban cidery

Hawkes has launched London’s first ever ‘urban cidery’, which it says is the latest step in its “mission to change the face of UK cider forever”.

Dunnet Bay adds seasonal botanicals for Summer Edition

Dunnet Bay Distillery is gearing up to launch its Summer Edition Rock Rose Gin.

The Co-op and Blackjack Brewery create 'breakfast' ale

The Co-op has teamed up with neighbouring Blackjack Brewery to create an unusual ‘breakfast’ pale ale, especially for Manchester Beer Week.

Hush Heath adds Sparkling Apple Wine to woo Prosecco fans

Hush Heath Estate in Kent has launched two Sparkling English Apple Wines, which it anticipates will appeal to Prosecco fans.

Brewdog's UK sales rose 97% last year

Brewdog has reported its total UK sales increased by 97% in 2016, while its overall turnover for the year reached £72m.

Vins de Bordeaux to launch pop-up summer wine bar

Vins de Bordeaux will open its first ever pop-up wine bar at Broadgate this summer.

Gonzalez Byass reveals sherry-based NPD

Gonzalez Byass UK has created a sparkling sherry-based drink specifically for the UK market.

Enotria to distribute Hattingley Valley

Enotria&Coe has announced it will take on the UK distribution for Hattingley Valley.

Cotes du Rhone wines unveils 2017 UK ad campaign

Rhone Valley Vineyards, France’s second largest AOC wine area, has unveiled its new Cotes du Rhone ad campaign for the UK market, accompanied by a new strapline: ‘Everyday Sophistication’.

Freixenet launches premium Prosecco

Freixenet, the well-known Cava producer, is set to launch a Prosecco into the UK this summer.

Yalumba launches £225 "super claret"

Yalumba has blended Coonawarra Cabernet with Barossa Shiraz to create a £225 “super claret” designed to honour its rich history and experimental nature.

Party pictures from DRN / Origin / Electric Sky bash

DRN, Origin Wines and Electric Sky Wines took over One Belgravia in the capital for a glittering party after day two of the London Wine Fair. 

Wine trade can be Britain's post-Brexit poster boy, says outgoing LWF boss

The wine trade can be the poster boy for international trade relations after Britain leaves the EU, according to the outgoing director of the London Wine Fair.

Aldi launches craft beer festival

Aldi has launched an in-store craft beer festival that has seen it bolster its range with 16 brews from across the UK.

Butcombe's craft beer range celebrates 1978 classics

Butcombe Brewing Company is launching a range of sci-fi-inspired canned beers as it looks to extend out of its classic style into craft beer.

My Generation extends from cask to can

The My Generation Beer Co has expanded its offering on the back of securing a national supermarket deal with Asda.

Dom Pérignon 2009 released

Dom Pérignon has released its vintage 2009 cuvée and chef de cave Richard Geoffroy is raving about its quality.

Kopparberg launches Blueberry & Lime cider

Kopparberg has extended its fruit cider range with the launch of a Blueberry & Lime variant.

Blossom Hill targets millennials with on-pack campaign

Blossom Hill has launched an on-pack promotion offering consumers the chance to win discounts on bestselling make-up brands like Rimmel and Clinique.

Patrick McGrath MW calls on trade to support the London Wine Fair

UK agents that shun the London Wine Fair deserve to be questioned by the brands they represent about a missed opportunity, according to Patrick McGrath MW.

Morgenrot adds Pang Pang beers from Sweden

Morgenrot has added to its world craft beer portfolio with the “highly sought-after and utterly unique” Pang Pang beers from Sweden.

Strongbow's on-pack promotion taps into festival season

Strongbow is launching an on-pack promotion offering the chance to win thousands of festival-related prizes.

‘British Cassis’ successful in trademark bid

The founder of a British premium drinks business has successfully trademarked her liqueur in order to protect both its quality and provenance.

Halewood introduces premium tonics range

Halewood Wines & Spirits plans to shake up the tonic category with its latest launch.

Conviviality sales pass £1.5bn mark

Conviviality has reported sales nearly doubled to £1.56bn for the year ending 30 April 2017.

Robinsons revamps Old Tom range

Robinsons has revealed a new look for its Old Tom range as well as a new variant, which is set to join the iconic beer line up.

Camel Valley awarded ‘first growth’ PDO by EU

Camel Valley’s Darnibole vineyard has become the first UK single vineyard to be awarded the highest level of PDO status by the European Union.

Hop Burns & Black opens London's first can-only beer shop

Craft beer retailer Hop Burns & Black is opening a shop in Peckham solely dedicated to canned beer.

Sparkling canned cocktail range to launch in Morrisons

HappyDown, described as “the UK’s first crafted sparkling cocktails in cans” will launch in Morrisons stores next month.

McColl's hopes to snap up Tesco's One Stop chain

Convenience store chain McColl’s hopes to purchase “hundreds of stores” that could be sold off to alleviate competition concerns when Tesco’s takeover of Booker goes through, according to reports.

Win a trip to Brazil with wine display

There’s a chance for one lucky retailer to win a trip to Brazil to see some of its top wineries in the 2017 Window Display Competition, run by Drinks Retailing News in conjunction with Wines of Brasil.

Berry Bros opens new store on Pall Mall

Berry Bros & Rudd is opening a new retail store opposite St James’s Palace as it aims to position itself as “a one-of-a-kind destination for wine and spirits in the heart of London”.

Drinks retailing trade is in rude health, latest figures reveal

Soaring sales of lager, ale, gin and sparkling wine have helped the off-trade BWS market grow by 2.3% to £16.1 billion in the past year (Nielsen, year to April 22, 2017).

Beer Boutique aims to become high street leader

A beer specialist that opened its second and third stores in the past year has revealed ambitious plans to become Britain’s best-known high street beer retailer.

Conviviality "not deal hungry", insists Hunter

Conviviality has quadrupled its turnoverin four years after buying Matthew Clark, Bibendum PLB and Wine Rack, but chief executive Diana Hunter insists it is not “deal hungry”.