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Chivas reveals first blended malt whisky

Chivas Regal is introducing its first blended malt whisky, crafted from five of Speyside’s signature single Malts.

Rude Wines launches first house wines

Online retailer Rude Wines has launched a “cheeky duo” of own-label wines from France in a bid to inspire more consumers to choose quality wine.

Celebrate British Beer winners announced at House of Commons ceremony

Britain’s best beer retailers were honoured for their achievements in championing our country’s thriving brewing industry at an awards ceremony at the House of Commons yesterday.

Thatchers launches its first apple gin

Thatchers has ventured into spirits for the first time by introducing its first apple gin.

Amigos strengthens links with Day of the Dead holiday

Amigos Tequila Beer is gearing up to celebrate the traditional Mexican Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) holiday, with a raft of activity to include a series of parties.

Maison Bruno Paillard launches 2006 Blanc de Blancs

Maison Bruno Paillard has launched its 2006 Blanc de Blancs Champagne, described by its founder as ‘voluptous’, onto the UK market.

Corky’s Schnapps gets sparkly new look

Corky’s Schnapps has revealed a new visual identity with a metallic new look that aims to “bring the glitter to life”.

Vivino Checkout targets millennial wine fans

Vivino, which claims to be the world’s most downloaded wine app, has launched a new wine shopping experience aimed at changing the way the wine industry interacts and sells to its customers.

Waitrose focused on boosting Italian wine success

Waitrose is adding a raft of wines from Sicily in a bid to further develop its “significant” market share in Italian wines.

Fullers to distribute Cervezas Alhambra

Fullers, Smith & Turner has announced it has been appointed as the distributor of Cerbezas Alhambras products in the UK’s off and on-trades.

Optimistic retailers get the party started

Eighty-five per cent of BWS retailers expect trading this Christmas to be at least as good as last year, if not better.

Co-op own-label wine is big winner in loyalty scheme

The Co-operative Group’s revamped membership scheme is helping to drive sales of its own-label products, with the wine category benefitting the most.

Pop-up store latest for Adnams estate

Adnams has opened a pop-up shop in the centre of Chelmsford in Essex as it continues to expand its retail empire across East Anglia.

Berry Bros beefs up wines for Christmas

Berry Bros & Rudd has added a raft of new and “different from the mainstream” wines in preparation for Christmas.

Off-Piste to create a hunger for Hungary

Hungarian wine could enjoy a revival in the UK after one leading supplier decided to champion the category through a range of branded and own-label wines.

Beaujolais sees big rise in exports to UK

Beaujolais wine exports to the UK rose by more than 20% in value terms this year compared to 2015, according to the latest figures.

Hayman’s revives recipe for English Cordial Gin

Hayman’s Gin is bringing out an English Cordial Gin, based on a recipe from the 19th century.

Asahi UK is formed as a result of big brewer merger

Asahi Group Holdings, the new owner of Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Grolsch and Meantime, has announced the completion of its acquisition of Miller Brands and the formation of Asahi UK.

Bolney Wine set to increase capacity

Bolney Wine Estate in Sussex is gearing up to start work on its new winery, which will allow it to ramp up its annual production to 300,000 bottles by 2020.

Brand new look for Glenelly

Glenelly Estate, from the Stellenbosch region of South Africa, has been revamped to include a new logo and packaging.

Spar adds premium tier to Prosecco as demand soars

Spar is set to launch a new Spar-branded Prosecco to offer shoppers the chance to trade up.

Berry Bros links with Texan distillery to create a Bourbon

Berry Bros & Rudd has added a Texan Bourbon to its premium range of spirits.

Litmus launches English sparkling wine and gin fusion brand

Litmus Wines is launching a drink which taps into the popularity of both English sparkling wine and craft gin. 

Mangrove to distribute Kinahan’s Irish Whiskey in UK

Mangrove is partnering with Irish whiskey producer Kinahan’s to launch the UK distribution of its latest expressions.

Sud de France formally extends remit to cover bigger region

Sud de France, the umbrella brand for wine, food and tourism products from the South of France, has formally announced its plans to include products from the new bigger region, Occitanie, which was officially created earlier this year.

Beer Hawk on the expansion trail

Online retailer Beer Hawk is hiring 30 new staff and increasing storage capacity 10-fold to capitalise on the UK’s burgeoning love of craft beer from around the world.

Gin infused with cucumber is set to battle for shelf space

The English Drinks Company has launched Cucumber Gin, described as a smooth aromatic gin with a subtle cucumber infusion.

Co-op adds English wines to its portfolio

The Co-op is set to add its first English wines, including a sparkling option and an own-label still white wine.

Spar revives its 12 Deals of Christmas promotion

Spar’s 12 Deals of Christmas promotion is returning again for 2016, supported by a raft of marketing activities.

Distell set to expand UK business to drive growth

South African producer Distell has identified the UK as a key region for growth and is expanding its British team, setting up a new head office in Richmond and bringing all its brand distribution in house.

Halewood to distribute Rum Sixty Six in UK

Halewood Wines & Spirits has bolstered its rum portfolio by taking on the Rum Sixty Six brand.

Conviviality Retail hands out 1 million shares to best franchisees

More than 200 Bargain Booze and Wine Rack franchisees have seen their loyalty rewarded with shares in the business.

Diageo reveals Winter Edition for Johnnie Walker Blue Label

Diageo has unveiled a Winter Edition bottle for its luxury blended Scotch whisky, Johnnie Walker Blue Label.

Heineken appoints new UK retail head after promoting Porter

Heineken’s UK off-trade sales managing director has been promoted to head up the business’ European off-trade division and will be replaced by Simon Amor.

Diageo adds mango variant to Ciroc

Diageo Reserve Brands has unveiled a new mango addition to its premium vodka brand Cîroc.

Chapel Down reports burgeoning sales of English wine and craft beer

English sparkling wine producer Chapel Down has grown sales by 26% in the past year, according to its interim results.

Sud de France gears up for its Rising Stars Tasting

Sud de France will be holding its annual Rising Stars Tasting on 20 October to showcase the best wines that are currently being made in the region but are as yet unavailable in the UK market.

Three Ships reveals Pinotage Finish whisky

Three Ships Whisky is enhancing its South African roots by releasing a Pinotage finish whisky.

Whyte & Mackay introduce anniversary single malt

Whyte & Mackay has unveiled a single malt scotch whisky to celebrate their Tamnavulin distillery’s 50th anniversary.

Pernod Ricard targets specialist retailers with peated Scapa Glansa

Pernod Ricard has launched a peated single malt whisky from Orkney called Scapa Glansa into the specialist retailer trade.

'Ginerosity' unveiled by Edinburgh distillery

A gin described as ‘the world’s first social enterprise gin’ has been launched by an Edinburgh distillery.

Ginraw: Barcelona's latest premium gin heads to UK

Ginraw, a gin produced in Barcelona, is on its way over to woo the UK’s off-trade.

Harrods axes fine wine and spirits basement to make way for restaurant

Harrods is axeing the fine wine and spirits department it unveiled in 2013 and replacing it with a 225-seat restaurant.

Aldi teams up with Denbies to move into English sparkling wine

Aldi has teamed up with Denbies Wine Estate in Surrey to launch its first English sparkling wine.

Brockmans gin secures M&S listing

Brockmans gin has secured its first national grocery listing as Marks & Spencer decided to stock the brand from this week in 134 of its stores.

Pinkster gin supremo releases fruit gin liqueur

The producers of Pinkster gin have released a fruit gin liqueur made with Suffolk quince and wild bullace foraged from the hedgerows of East Anglia. 

Aldi makes bold move with launch of Craft Wine range

Aldi is set to shake up the wine category with a new craft wine range, designed to attract millennials by using cues normally associated with craft beer or artisan spirits.

Camra gives "real ale" accreditation to canned beer for the first time

A canned beer has earned Camra’s accreditation for “real ale” for the first time ever.

Britain could lead the way with 'hangover-free' alcohol, according to think tank report

The WSTA launches English Wine Trail

The Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA) has launched an English Wine Trail in a bid to boost drinks tourism and celebrate the nation’s grape growing excellence.