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Jenkyn Place releases Rosé 2014

Jenkyn Place vineyard in Hampshire has released a Jenkyn Place Rosé 2014, to join its recently launched Brut Classic.

Portobello Road Gin teams up with Franklin & Sons for latest NPD

Portobello Road Gin has teamed up with premium tonic brand Franklin & Sons to create a ready-to-drink gin & tonic, packaged in a 25cl can.

WSTA announces 2017 as record year for English wine releases

A record number of bottles of English and Welsh wine were released onto the market last year, according to the latest figures from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).

Conviviality auditors could face the wrath of accountancy watchdog

The accountancy watchdog could probe Conviviality after the chairman of the parliamentary work and pensions committee called for an investigation into the “mess” that paralysed the firm.

Freedom Brewery gives full roll out to 'My 25th Hour' campaign

Freedom Brewery plans to give a full nationwide launch to its ‘My 25th Hour’ marketing campaign, following a successful trial at the end of 2017.

Brown Brothers brand exits "unforgiving and unsustainable" UK market

Brown Brothers has announced it is removing its eponymous wine brand from the UK market, despite announcing its intention to relaunch the brand into the UK earlier this year.

Savanna adds hop-infused cider to portfolio

Savanna, the South African premium cider brand, has added a hop-flavoured variant to its range.

Conviviality was "destroyed by unfettered expansion"

A retail analyst has delivered a scathing assessment of the failings that contributed to Conviviality’s impending descent into administration.

Halewood to distribute Glasgow Distillery brands

Halewood Wine & Spirits has agreed a deal which will see it distribute The Glasgow Distillery Company’s premium gins and vodka.

Conviviality goes under: the industry reacts with fear, sadness and anger

Bargain Booze is trending on Twitter after parent company Conviviality announced it will slip into administration following a calamitous fortnight.

Conviviality hurtles towards administration

Bargain Booze owner Conviviality has failed to raise the £125 million it needed to shore up its finances and prevent it from going under.

Japan launches campaign in UK to promote saké

The Japan Food Product Overseas Promotion Centre (JFOODO) has launched a new multi-media advertising campaign to transform the way sake is served and enjoyed in the UK.

Healeys makes first move into cans

Cornish cyder maker Healeys has brought out a new lower alcohol can format for its Cornish Rattler, and the newcomer already has listings with Tesco.

Guinness adds two new beers to its portfolio

Guinness has launched two new beers, which are available to the off-trade now in bottle and can formats.

Brothers Drinks renews sponsorship deal with LWE

Brothers Drinks has announced a multi event sponsorship deal with LWE for the fourth year running.

Craftwork announces new partnership with Osborne Spirits

Craftwork, the newly created sales, marketing and distribution agency, has linked with Spanish company, Osborne, to distribute its spirits brands.

TWE extends AR technology to Gentleman's Collection

Treasury Wines Estates (TWE) has launched Augmented Reality (AR) technology for its Lindeman’s Gentleman’s Collection brand, along with a new app to bring all of its AR under one roof. 

Marston's offers consumers chance to brew a beer

Marston’s Brewery is launching a consumer competition offering the chance to 'brew your own beer' in its 600-pint innovation brewery, DE14.

Think Gin: how to impress the educated consumer

Gin has emerged as the absolute star performer in the UK drinks trade, leaving dynamic categories like Prosecco, craft lager and fruit cider in its shade.

Gigglewater links up with British National Film Academy

Gigglewater has announced its official partnership with the British National Film Academy, as well as the sponsorship of the Best Newcomer category, at the National Film Awards UK on March 28 this year.

The Macallan reveals new look across its single malt range

The Macallan plans to roll out a new look across its range of single malt whiskies from April this year.

Multi-agency partnership schemes proven to reduce crime and vulnerability at night

Multi-agency partnership schemes that are designed to reduce crime and vulnerability at night were celebrated at a Parliamentary reception today hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group (APPBG) and the Portman Group.

Moor Beer's new brewery extends its reach from Bristol to London

Moor Beer has opened its first London taproom and brewery on the Bermondsey Beer Mile.

Moorhouse's Brewery invests in pushing craft beer credentials

Moorhouse’s Brewery has revealed a new look for its cask beers as well as plans to launch a series of hop-forward beers and a botanical range.

Plumpton College announces new university partnership

Plumpton College and the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) have announced a new partnership aimed at enhancing university education, research and consultancy for the land-based sector in the South East, with wine-related courses kicking off the duo’s 2018 schedule.   

Brewdog looks to recruit more beer fans via latest on-trade acquisition

Brewdog has ramped up its strategy of introducing its beers to more people by buying a craft beer bar chain in London.

Ramon Bilbao launches limited edition Verdejo from Rueda

Ramón Bilbao has added a white wine partner to its Edición Limitada Rioja red, and one of the very few lees-aged and oak-aged Verdejos from Rueda.

Berry Bros launches own-label whisky collection

Berry Bros & Rudd has announced the launch of a new selection of own-label whiskies.

Partridges reveals latest Chelsea Flower Gin

Partridges is launching a new Chelsea Flower Gin to commemorate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19.

Spar kicks off phase two of own label wine refresh

Spar is kicking off the second phase of its own brand wine range update with two new collections arriving this spring.

The WSTA welcomes latest progress in UK and EU negotiations

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has said it welcomes the latest progress in negotiations between the UK and the EU, stating it is a “decisive step” for the wine and spirit industry.  

Noveltea looks to extend gin craze in new direction

A producer has brought out a “boozy blend of cold-brewed tea infused with a matching spirit” to tap into the interest in both tea and gin.

Fruit cider tipped to continue exponential growth

Westons predicts that fruit cider will account for half the category by 2022 and it has launched Stowford Press Mixed Berries to capitalise on the opportunity. 

Waitrose doubles local gin range as craft sales soar

Waitrose has more than doubled its range of small-batch gins since the beginning of the year as demand for locally sourced craft spirits continues to soar.

Bargain Booze franchisees’ morale is low as thousands of jobs are under threat

Bargain Booze franchisees fear for their livelihood as beleaguered parent company Conviviality desperately tries to raise funds to stop it from going under.

Global Brands sees sales and profits rise

VK supplier Global Brands has announced it grew sales by 16% to £42 million in the year to September 30, 2017.

Conviviality launches last ditch survival bid

Bargain Booze owner Conviviality has announced it will be “unable to trade as a going concern” unless it can raise £125 million to shore up its finances.

Conviviality launches last-ditch bid for survival

Bargain Booze owner Conviviality has announced it will be “unable to trade as a going concern” unless it can raise £125 million to shore up its finances.

Bolney links with Kew to create new sparkler

Bolney Wine Estate and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, have joined forces to create a new sparkling wine.

Fever-Tree announced as title-sponsor at Queen's Club grass tennis tournament

Fever-Tree has announced it will be the official title-sponsor for the grass tennis tournament held at The Queen’s Club, London.

Fierce Botanics Tonic gets set to shake up mixers category

Small batch distiller and plant expert, Amanda Saurin of AS Apothecary, has launched Fierce Botanics Tonic.

Waddesdon Wines brings Mas Andes trio to UK

Baron Philippe de Rothschild Maipo Chile is introducing its new three-tier Mas Andes range of wines from the Maipo and Maule Valleys to UK off-trade customers.

Vagabond Wines set to release an English sparkler as urban winery bears fruit

Vagabond Wines has opened the doors of its urban winery, bar and restaurant in the old Battersea Power Station and it is poised to launch its first wine.

Cono Sur brand given a makeover

Concha y Toro has overhauled the packaging for its Cono Sur Bicicleta range as it prepares to launch the brand’s biggest ever marketing drive.

Conviviality will be around for years to come, promises chairman

Conviviality chairman David Adams has aimed to quash fears that Conviviality will go under following a disastrous week that cost chief executive Diana Hunter her job.

City of London Distillery reveals new look for its gins

City of London Distillery has revealed a new look for the brand as well as a bespoke gin to celebrate the skills of the distillery’s team.

Diana Hunter was "a force for good", says senior industry figure

WSTA chairman Dan Jago expressed his sadness at the news that Diana Hunter has stepped down as Conviviality chief executive following a tumultuous week.

Conviviality chief executive Diana Hunter steps down

Conviviality chief executive Diana Hunter has fallen on her sword after a calamitous week that saw the group plunged into financial chaos.

Poetic License launches into convenience sector

Poetic License craft gin has been launched into the convenience sector, and has secured a listing in 350 Co-op stores.

Cognac Frapin unveils Frapin 1270

Cognac Frapin has unveiled a new addition in time for the Spring and Summer months.