Industry hits back at "lazy scaremongering" story that claims alcohol will kill 63,000 people unless affordability, availability and advertising is reduced

The public health lobby has called for off-licence hours to be cut to 10am-10pm, the reintroduction of the duty escalator, minimum unit pricing of 50p and tighter regulations on alcohol advertising.

WSTA conference attracts "two business titans" for headline speeches

Outspoken Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin will join Lord Price, the Minister of State for International Trade, on stage at the annual WSTA Conference.

Alcohol Health Alliance accused of "misleading" Irish public with survey

The Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland has slammed a “deeply flawed and misleading” survey used by the Alcohol Health Alliance to argue for reduced advertising of alcohol.

Distillery embarks on "perfect partnership" with Wildlife Trust

A new gin is set to deliver a boost for Hertfordshire rivers.

Moor Beer looks to expand operations

Moor Beer is preparing to expand its operations following record sales through 2016.

Battle of the Beer Shops to take place in August

Nine of London’s top craft beer shops will go head to head next month in a collaborative brewing challenge for London Beer City.

Tesco launches Talisman Bull's Blood

Tesco has launched a new Hungarian range across stores nationally and online.

Hambledon to host its first wine festival

Tomatin launches limited edition 1972 single malt

Tomatin has unveiled its “hotly anticipated” limited edition single malt from its Warehouse 6 Collection, the 1972 edition.

Adnams adds Copper House Gin & Tonic in cans

Adnams has introduced its Copper House Dry Gin in a ready-to-drink format.

Wimbledon brewery teams up with AFC Wimbledon for new lager

Wimbledon Brewery has created a special lager for local football side AFC Wimbledon to mark the joint heritage of the two institutions.

Thornbridge reveals expansion plans

Thornbridge Brewery has revealed plans for the next stage of development at its site in Bakewell.

Conviviality doubles profits following “transformational year”

Conviviality has more than doubled its full year profits to £22.5m. The owner of Bargain Booze and Wine Rack reported its pre-tax profits grew 147% on the previous year, and it almost doubled sales to £1.56bn.

Deliveroo seeks new retail partners in expansion drive

Deliveroo has attracted more than 400 BWS partners in the past year and is targeting the convenience sector along with specialist indies as it seeks to increase its footprint.

Retailers falling short in ID tests

Retailers sold alcohol to nearly one in six teenage mystery shoppers in 2016 without asking for proof of age, according to new data from Serve Legal. 

Loki expands across Birmingham with two new stores

Birmingham independent Loki is to grow its flagship store and expand across the city with two new shops. 

MP calls on colleagues to stand up to the temperance lobby

The new chair of the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group used his acceptance speech to signal a desire to fight the temperance lobby and push for a fair deal on duty.

Chinese wine producer Lenz Moser discusses his 10-year plan to make world-renowned Cabernet

To the south of Mongolia lies the landlocked region of Ningxia, which has a similar altitude to the peak of Ben Nevis and enjoys 3,000 hours of sunshine per year.

WSET on a mission to improve industry's spirits knowledge

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust is on a drive to increase the trade’s knowledge of the burgeoning spirits category by overhauling its courses and trying to boost student numbers. 

Aldi launches wallet friendly sake

Aldi has launched a £3.99 sake from Nada-ku and says it costs 28 times less than a comparable sized bottle at renowned London restaurant Nobu.

Lambrini unveils limited edition design for summer

Lambrini has unveiled a limited-edition bottle wrap “to capture the essence of summer 2017”.

Piper-Heidsieck targets key wine shops with latest cuvee

The House of Piper-Heidsieck will release a cuvee exclusively for select high-end wine merchants and restaurants.

Pernod Ricard UK appoints new marketing director

Pernod Ricard UK has appointed Philip Ainsworth as its new Marketing Director.

Broadland Wineries adds Australian trio for off-trade

Broadland Wineries is launching a new range of wines from Australia's Langhorne Creek, aimed at the off-trade.

St Peter's unveils latest alcohol-free variant

Suffolk-based microbrewery St Peter’s has unveiled Without Gold, a hoppy, golden ale that it claims is full of flavour and completely alcohol free.

WSTA joins Government at food and drink roundtable

The Wine & Spirits Association has been called upon to brief Defra ministers on what the drinks industry needs to maintain its number one global position and continue to grow.

Waitrose introduces new drinks magazine

Waitrose has brought out a new magazine for its customers called Waitrose Drinks.

Salcombe Gin sets up gin delivery service for yachts

The producer of Salcombe Gin is launching a unique delivery service this summer by making its gin available to the yachting community.

Corona reveals Passport for Paradise promotion

AB Inbev has revealed its first pan-European promotional campaign for Corona, which offers consumers the chance to win from a raft of prizes.

UK wine agencies unite to form single industry body

The two key UK organisations within the UK wine industry are to merge to become one single industry body.

Robinsons reveals latest Iron Maiden beer

Robinsons and Iron Maiden have teamed up again to add another brew to their collaborative beer portfolio.

The Co-op links with Kumala for Fairtrade wine project

The Co-op has joined forces with South African wine brand Kumala to create a new Fairtrade wine.

Jeroboams adds boutique Chilean winery

Jeroboams has added family-owned boutique winery Clos de Luz to its portfolio.

Indian-inspired Five Rivers rum arrives in UK

Sanghera Rum Company is gearing up to launch the UK’s first flavouted white rum using premium Punjabi sugarcane.

Carlsberg UK acquires London Fields Brewery

Carlsberg UK has acquired London Fields Brewery and it will operate the business in a joint venture with Brooklyn Brewery from Brooklyn, New York.

Amazon teams up with DrinksFest for consumer event

DrinksFest, the new consumer show geared towards Generation X and Millennial consumers, has landed Amazon as a sponsor for the inaugural event.

Hogs Back overhauls TEA design

Hogs Back has launched a new design for its flagship Traditional English Ale (TEA) in a bid to pare down a cleaner and more modern look.

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.