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Trivento is launching a new series of idents as part of its latest marketing campaign, marking the third year of its partnership with the Discovery Channel.

Vineyards across France have been hit by snow and frost this week, although many winemakers are reporting “very limited damage” to the vines to date.

The Wine Society, which announced last week that it was temporarily closing for the first time in its 146-year history, is planning a phased reopening in the coming weeks. 

Black Tower gets a revamp

01 April, 2020

German wine producer, Reh Kendermann, is adapting the look of its flagship wine brand, Black Tower, from this month.

An idea shared by an English wine producer last Friday has inadvertently evolved into an initiative aimed at supporting the English wine industry, as well as encouraging people to shop local.

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has said its members “overwhelmingly support” the organisation’s calls for a six-month suspension to alcohol duty.

A new national initiative will enable pubs to trade as food and drink shops, helping to give their local communities access to essential items. 

Natural wine is now a recognised category in France under the name "vin methode nature". 

Simon Thorpe MW has launched a consultancy service for the wine industry. 

The Drinks Trust has raised more than £400,000 to support those in the drinks industry who have been left in financial crisis as a result of Covid-19. 

British consumers made more than 79 million extra grocery shopping trips in the last four weeks, with total till sales at supermarkets surging to 20.5%, according to data released by Nielsen.

A raft of online drinks tastings and events have been launched as organisations and producers continue to seek out innovative ways to support the industry during the Coronavirus crisis.

A Yorkshire distillery has redefined the branding for its spirits ranges while also introducing a new collection of drinks.

Isle of Raasay Distillery has unveiled the fifth and final instalment of its While We Wait single malt Scotch whisky series, ahead of its inaugural Isle of Raasay Single Malt release later this year.

Mast-Jaegermeister UK is launching its “Pre With Us” campaign for 2020 with a Deliveroo partnership running from April to July. 

Gusbourne has released a limited quantity of still wines, an area of the business it only extends into in “truly exceptional years”.

Ardbeg has revealed the latest permanent expression to join its core range.

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has joined forces with hope producer Simply Hops to create a not-for-profit website, in a bid to save thousands of small independent breweries, taprooms, bottle shops and retailers affected by coronavirus across the UK and Europe. 

A freelance copywriter, who created a mock Guinness advert with a marketing message aimed at keeping people at home, is now celebrating the fact his poster has gone viral.

The Whisky Exchange has reported a huge surge in sales with indications that “at-home Negronis” will be a popular drink for self-isolation. 

Warner’s has launched a new limited-edition gin, inspired by the first flowers to bloom at the farm where the producer is based.

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) is launching an online portal to help with the supply of hand sanitiser to frontline health and social services, emergency services, local communities and other industries in need of it across the UK. 

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has called the Chancellor’s decision not to cancel March’s Beer Duty payments as ‘incredibly disappointing’ and a ‘huge blow” for the UK’s small independent brewers.

The government has confirmed off-licences and shops licensed to sell alcohol have been added to its list of “essential businesses” and can remain open during the coronavirus lockdown measures.

Simon Doyle, general manager of Concha y Toro UK, is calling on the larger players in the business to respond to the urgent request for emergency donations to The Drinks Trust, the charity dedicated to the people who form the UK drinks industry workforce.

Majestic Wine has announced it is closing its doors to walk-in customers “until further notice”.

The drinks industry is currently awaiting guidance on what classifies as an “essential” business, following the Government’s new guidelines yesterday, whereby all shops selling “non-essential goods” will be closed down with immediate effect. 

The Wine Society has announced it is not taking any new orders and it will stop making any deliveries, with immediate effect.

Wine and spirit companies across the UK have written an open letter to the Chancellor calling on a last-minute reprieve to pay their alcohol duty bills.

Chablis will be the backdrop for a new Netflix film about growing up in the wine industry.