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Flavoured gin sales increased 125% year-on-year in the week to March 21 as shoppers stocked up for the coronavirus lockdown.

Three in five UK drinks retailers fear their businesses will be materially impacted by consumers staying indoors due to coronavirus fears.

Three in five UK drinks retailers fear their businesses will be materially impacted by consumers staying indoors due to coronavirus fears.

Administrators remain hopeful that they can sell a significant number of stores from the former EFB Retail empire to their preferred bidder within the next month.

The organiser of Prowein has announced that the event will not take place at a later date in 2020.

Industry marketplace Spiritrade aims to make it easier for drinks retailers to sell excess stock after receiving a seven-figure cash injection.

An unusually warm winter has caused the German ice wine harvest to fail for the first time in recorded history.

Messe Düsseldorf has decided to postpone Prowein due to fears about the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Pernod Ricard is investing in a multimillion-pound ad campaign designed to give leading Irish whiskey brand Jameson a boost in the build-up to St Patrick’s Day.

Asda has slashed the price of Mumm Champagne by a third in case anyone decides to celebrate an engagement on February 29.

The Portman Group now has 11 members after Asahi UK, Aston Manor Cider and SHS Drinks all decided to join the organisation.

Diageo has launched Gordon’s Sicilian Lemon in a bid to reignite growth in the UK gin category.

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.