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Leading brewer Greene King has signed a four-year deal to supply the Royal Albert Hall with ale and lager.

Majestic Wine has appointed retail veteran Alex Jablonowski as its new chief financial officer.

Thornbridge has created an IPA called Shelby to serve as the official beer of hit BBC show Peaky Blinders.

Leading gin supplier Quintessential Brands has bolstered its senior management team by hiring drinks retailing experts Liz Peck and Neil Anderson.

Nielsen data has revealed that Peroni Libera 0.0% was the bestselling new beer launch of 2019.

A red wine brand called Ménage à Trois Midnight has breached the Portman Group code for linking alcohol to sexual success.

Alcohol education charity Drinkaware set up stalls in 47 Asda stores across the UK this month in a bid to help shoppers drink responsibly.

Majestic Wine managing director Josh Lincoln and chief customer officer Natalie Thng have left the business as part of a boardroom shakeup.

The Whisky Exchange will open its eagerly anticipated new store on the doorstep of London’s Borough Market by the end of the month.

The Cava Designation of Origin has unanimously approved a “momentous and unprecedented” plan to overhaul its classification system.

Majestic secured the highest online visibility score of any online drinks retailer during the crucial December trading period, according to a new report.

BWS sales decreased 0.1% over the four-week Christmas trading period as consumers switched to alcohol-free alternatives and soft drinks, according to Nielsen till data.

Aldi has reported that BWS sales grew 9.2% year-on-year at its stores over the Christmas trading period.

Craft gin producer Brockmans has pulled off a significant coup in hiring former Mast-Jägermeister UK chief executive Guy Lawrence as its new managing director.

The advertising watchdog has rapped Brewdog on the knuckles over an outdoor poster ad featuring the slogan “SOBER AS A MOTHERFU” next to a picture of Punk AF.

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has announced that its new brewery will be located at Heriot-Watt University’s research park in the west of Edinburgh.

Halewood International has been ordered to pay Dame Vera Lynn £1,800 after losing a case to trademark the singer’s name for its gin.

Online sales of beer, wine and spirits increased 37.3% year-on-year in November as Brits stocked up early ahead of Christmas.

Borough Wines owner Muriel Chatel was busy wholesaling French wine to the on-trade when Britain was plunged into an economic crisis in 2008. She had been running a stall in London’s Borough Market for six years by that point, but the wholesale arm of the business provided a crucial revenue stream. Suddenly lots of restaurants stopped paying their bills and she needed to change tack, so Chatel decided to embark on an expansion drive. 

Former Tesco wine buying manager Rob Dixon has joined Provence rosé specialist Mirabeau as its new head of retail for the UK and Ireland.

DRN caught up with Mike Robinson, founder and managing director of tonic brand Jeffrey’s, to find out more about the opportunities in the tonic category.

Former Tesco BWS boss and Berry Bros chief executive Dan Jago has landed a new job heading up gun maker James Purdey & Sons.

The WSTA has called upon the next Chancellor to cut the duty on wine after HMRC reported dwindling revenues from taxing the category.

An English red wine has scooped a coveted gold medal at the International Wine Challenge for the first time.

East Anglian brewer Woodforde’s has created a special beer to commemorate Norwich striker Teemu Pukki’s efforts in helping Finland qualify for Euro 2020.

Islay whisky producer Bowmore has teamed up with Aston Martin for a series of limited-edition bottlings and marketing events.

Rhône Valley producer Cellier des Dauphins is bidding to boost the region’s reputation for quality wines by championing a number of premium ranges.

The Labour Party has pledged to review the evidence on minimum unit pricing if it secures a majority in the upcoming general election.

Shares in Naked Wines decreased 3.2% this morning after the shock announcement that founder Rowan Gormley will step down as chief executive after Christmas.

Corks Out founder Ruth Yates has expressed her sadness at the news that its Chester store has closed down.