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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.

Diageo has pledged more than eight million bottles of sanitiser for frontline care workers while Bacardi has announced it is also helping to supply ethanol required to produce the “high in demand” sanitisers as a result of Covid-19. 

Majestic Wines closed all of its stores on Sunday and is allowing only click & collect orders today as it attempts to deal with “unprecedented demand” for its wines from all over the country. Stores will open again from tomorrow (Tuesday23 March).

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has welcomed government support to business announced last week as a result of the disruption caused across the economy by Covid-19.

Westons Cider predicts a “positive outlook” for the off-trade cider category, despite the current challenges posed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Halewood Wines & Spirits has added new price marked packs (PMPs) to its J Whitley white spirits range, as it continues to work on driving growth in the convenience channel.

All of the UK's cafes, pubs and restaurants have been ordered to close to tackle coronavirus.

Wine Hour at Home is a new online “social gathering” platform, created to engage with those “getting bored in self-isolation”.

Diageo is launching a new information phone line that will be available to support licensed business owners who want to access the commercial measures announced by the Government. 

Drinks producers from all sectors of BWS are making swift amends to their businesses to cater for - and maintain connections with - the growing number of consumers self-isolating in their homes.

The London Wine Fair 2020 joins the list of events being postponed due to coronavirus. 

Jancis Robinson has collated a list of nearly 250 wine retailers who will deliver to consumers who are self-isolating. 

The Drinks Trust - formerly The Benevolent -  is launching a campaign to support those in the industry through the weeks ahead, as people across the country adapt their daily lives to deal with the threat of coronavirus.

Westons Cider is expanding its Henry Westons range with three new variants to tap into interest in cloudy, rosé and organic ciders.

Pernod Ricard said it is “mobilising affiliates globally" to deal with the shortage of hand sanitiser. 

The British Distillers Alliance (BDA) has written to HMRC requesting duty relief for the increasing number of distilleries using their alcohol to create hand sanitiser, which they are then distributing free of charge to help in the fight to protect people from coronavirus.