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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.

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.