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Majestic Wine is introducing a raft of wines this Autumn, as part of its 2020 range review. To find out more DRN caught up with wine buyer Nadia Williamson, who has worked on enhancing the retailer’s South Africa, Italy and Beaujolais ranges.

Majestic Wine is gearing up to introduce the next tranche of wines from its 2020 range review, following the success of the first wines, which led to “marked sales increases across all completed reviews”.

Waitrose has agreed a new delivery partnership with Deliveroo, which will allow thousands of households to have food and drink delivered in as little as 30 minutes.

Pernod Ricard UK is set to reintroduce Powers Irish Whiskey’s Gold Label expression to the UK.

The GlenDronach Distillery has announce the exclusive release of The GlenDronach Kingsman Edition 1989 Vintage, the second expression created in collaboration with Matthew Vaughn, to mark the upcoming release of “The Kingsman” by 20th Century Studios and Marv, coming to theatres soon.

Awin Barratt Siegel has launched a new volcanic wine Le Tracteur Vert, from the Côtes d’Auvergne region of France.

The Isle of Wight Distillery has unveiled a new look for Mermaid Salt Vodka and made the grain-based spirit available nationally for the first time.

Kopparberg has teamed up with East London rapper, Kojey Radical, to mark the launch of its new Dark Fruit Spiced Rum.

Brew By Numbers and Bimber Distillery have released their first collaboration beer.

North South Wines has added to its low and no alcohol portfolio with La Gioiosa 0.0%, an alcohol-free sparkling wine.

The Portman Group has criticised a new alcohol labelling report, which it said is "utter nonsense" and "based on out-of-date information". 

Craft beer micro-chain The Epicurean has opened its third store in South Manchester on Manchester Road, Chorlton.

A collection of drinks described as “the UK’s first myco-adaptogenic alcohol-free beers” is set to launch this September.

Salcombe Gin has teamed up with Michelin-starred chef Niall Keating to create “the world’s first gin distilled with a liquid botanical”. 

Tesco has said it plans to create an additional 16,000 permanent jobs to support “the exceptional growth” of its online business, according to reports.

Co-op has announced it has helped safeguard the future of its wine producers by providing vital funding and support, as part of its global wellbeing charter. It has also doubled its rate of ordering with South African, Argentinean and Chilean Fairtrade wine producers.

The hit podcast “A Glass With..” will return for an eighth series this autumn, in partnership with specialist wine retailer Majestic Wine.

Brothers Cider said it has experienced “exceptional results” following the launch of new variants; Red Apple, Tutti Frutti and Marshmallow.

Broadland Drinks has reported an 11.9% increase in sales revenue to £79 million with pre-tax profit up from £2 million in 2018 to £2.9 million for the year ending March 31, 2020.

Johnnie Walker has unveiled three new limited-edition bottles for its iconic Red Label, Black Label and Gold Label Reserve variants launched to celebrate its 200th anniversary.

The block-colour bottles are “a bold reimagining” of its classic glass bottle – each variant named after its iconic slanted label, now replaced by a striking opaque wrap.

The new designs reimagine the brand’s ‘Keep Walking’ mantra, celebrating the boundary-pushing spirit that has been at the heart of the brand since its founder John Walker first opened the doors to a small grocery store in Kilmarnock, Scotland 200 years ago.

Ormarine, the producer of AOP Picpoul de Pinet in France, is launching its first-ever UK consumer PR campaign this month to position Ormarine as “the go-to Picpoul de Pinet brand for wine drinkers”.

Working in partnership with Languedoc giant, Maison Jeanjean since 1985, Ormarine is now one of the best and largest cooperatives in the Languedoc-Roussillon. Its vineyards cover 580 hectares - or 42% of the total area under vine - in the Picpoul de Pinet appellation, southern France’s largest white wine region.

Wines of Germany has launched a new campaign offering financial support to smaller and medium-size retailers in the UK for the promotion of German wines to consumers.

New Zealand producer te Pā Family Vineyards has secured its first major UK listing with the launch of two of its wines into Tesco stores.

Heineken UK has rolled out its 100% plastic-free cardboard topper across thousands of UK retailers.

Nisa has launched a “Summer Drinks” promotion, to help retailers drive footfall and sales.

Accolade Wines has unveiled a new “Taste the Adventure” marketing campaign for its Mud House brand, as part of its bid to increase its share of the New Zealand wine market.

Plumpton College is set to launch a new retraining programme, which it says has been created “in response to the economic impact felt because of Covid-19 and with Brexit on the horizon”.

Accolade Wines is renaming its drinks manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution facility in Bristol as ‘The Park’.

Concha y Toro UK has launched a new wine from Argentina’s Trivento brand.

Lixir Drinks has appointed former Pernod Ricard UK commercial director Chris Ellis as new non-executive director.