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New Zealand Winegrowers, Loire Valley and Centre Loire Wines joined forces for a joint celebration of the myriad wonders of Sauvignon Blanc today.

“Our generation have trust issues because we were raised on those awesome adverts saying Carlsberg is the best lager in the world only to finally taste the shit and realise it’s like drinking the bath water that your nan died in,” wrote an enlightened gentleman called Roy on Twitter recently.

Minimum unit pricing has delivered a hammer blow to white cider in Scotland as sales have fallen off a cliff since it was introduced on May 1, 2018.

The off-trade cider category has enjoyed 5.3% value growth over the past year to reach £1.2 billion (IRI, year to February 2019).

Wine needs to boost its credentials as a refreshing beverage if it is to flourish going forward, according to Treasury Wine Estates.

Millions of British consumers are increasingly health conscious and inclined to opt for low-calorie drinks that do not pack a high alcoholic punch. Their purse strings are tight amid the economic uncertainty sparked by Brexit and many prefer to save money by entertaining at home. They want to impress their guests and, more importantly, their social media followers with drinks that look vibrant, luxurious and refreshing. Yet they do not want to fiddle around with a multitude of ingredients to whip up something Heston Blumenthal would be proud of. 

Jägermeister has revealed a new “Ice Cold” wrap pack that will launch exclusively to the convenience channel this month.

Brooklyn Brewery is bidding to capitalise on the growing demand for alcohol-free beer by launching Brooklyn Special Effects into the UK market.

The clocks have gone forward, the sun is out and leading suppliers are rolling out marketing campaigns ahead of the summer trading period.

Another contender has emerged in the on-going battle to land the most preposterous attack on the drinks industry in 2019.

We Brought Beer has been forced to bid farewell to its iconic store near Clapham Junction due to the landlord’s “unreasonable rent terms”.

France has increased wine shipments to the UK by 30% as distributors stockpile cases in preparation for the fallout from Brexit.

Fever-Tree saw profits after tax rise 26% to £61.8 million in 2018 as it continued to revel in Brits’ growing love of gin.

The Bottle Shop has called in the administrators and made all employees redundant after sales dipped “well under forecast” during the winter trading period.

Majestic Wine’s managing director Joshua Lincoln has written to all customers in a bid "explain the big picture" beyond today's headlines. 

AB InBev UK has changed its name to Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I as management felt Budweiser is the group’s most famous global brand.

Majestic shares fell off a cliff this morning after the group announced plans to shut an undisclosed number of stores in a sweeping revamp of its business.

Greene King shares have been on a tear over the past year and they closed at 674p on Friday.

Yesteday we reported that JF Hillebrand has informed the trade it will not plan any collections for the next 48 hours from EU countries or until the government indicates what will happen with Brexit.

Think Gin will take place at the Honourable Artillery Company in London on June 18 and this year’s event will be the biggest yet.

The UK’s largest drinks logistics firm has placed a hiatus on collections from EU countries until the government confirms what will happen on March 29.

Andy Cresswell has been tasked with ushering in a brave new era at Bestway Retail after a tumultuous couple of years for franchisees and staff.

Producers are pushing pink drinks as they bid to boost sales in the build up to Mother’s Day on May 31.

The team at Vivir is bidding to turn tequila into a mainstream spirits category in the UK by spreading the gospel about its craft, provenance and versatility.

Treasury Wine Estates is bidding to tap into the gin craze by launching Blossom Hill Gin Fizz into the UK market.

Independent retailer Real Ale has chosen Notting Hill as the venue for its third store as it continues to expand across the capital.

Gin has overtaken whisky as the largest category by volume at online retailer Master of Malt after enjoying huge sales growth over the past year. “It continues to grow and it occupies a large part of my day,” says head buyer Guy Hodcroft. “We’ve been watching it over the past few years catching up, and now it has overtaken, which is really exciting.

Aldi has turned to Devon to source its first English still wine and its Exquisite Collection Lyme Block will be released in time for summer.

Retailers and brewers fear that new Portman Group guidance around single-serve cans could damage the momentum of craft beer.

Fuller’s head brewer Georgina Young is moving to the West Country to take over Bath Ales’ brewing operations at St Austell.