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19 April, 2018

AB Inbev snaps up Master of Malt

Budweiser and Stella Artois brewer AB Inbev has purchased online spirits retailer Master of Malt as it continues to consolidate its position in the market.

Harrods has opened its new Fine Wines and Spirits Rooms.

The Feckin Drinks Co is rolling out a rebrand of its Irish whiskey, while also introducing a new gin and vodka to the family.

The Good Wine Shop has announced that all staff and shoppers at its Kew store emerged unscathed after an electrical fire raged through the shop.

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The Wild Beer Co has revealed a series of collaboration projects for the year ahead.

The Mobberley Brewhouse in Cheshire is launching a range of experimental beers.

Aber Falls Distillery has introduced a new gin to sit alongside its recently launched flavoured gins and liqueurs.

Freixenet is gearing up to tap into the blossoming rose category with the launch of a new Italian sparkling variant.

Vice, the global youth media company, has secured a national listing for its first beer.

A Hertfordshire-based gin company has revealed plans to open a new distillery, following the success of its subscription gin club.

The East London Liquor Company has released a limited amount of its latest creation, a barrel-aged peated gin.

Diageo has pledged to invest £150 million over the next three years to transform its Scotch whisky visitor experiences.

A Missouri-based spirits company has acquires a stake in an Irish liqueur firm and has plans to build a distillery in the city of Derry.

Clare Balding OBE stars in the first episode of a new series of A Glass With, the podcast hosted by Olly Smith and produced by Richard Hemming MW.

Majestic Wine has warned that earnings will be cut by up to £3 million as it has decided to invest in acquiring new customers for its Naked Wines arm. 

In November 2017, Conviviality was riding the crest of a wave after share prices hit a record high of 426p following a raft of acquisitions.

Whyte & Mackay is offering drinkers the chance to win a VIP trip to the Edinburgh fringe festival with an on-pack offer designed to boost sales.

Jancis Robinson MW is the UK’s most influential wine writer when it comes to impacting upon sales in-store, according to our reader survey. 

Hysterical media coverage suggesting that exceeding the CMO drinking guidelines can shave years off your life has been met with scorn by academics, statisticians and industry insiders.

Bestway has an enormous job on its hands to win over embattled Bargain Booze franchisees and restore order to the estate following its takeover of Conviviality’s retail division. 

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Bestway could take Bargain Booze back to its roots

Sir Anwar Pervez didn’t earn a place on The Sunday Times Rich List without spotting a good bargain – and in the fallout from the monumental collapse of Conviviality he’s got one in both name and spirit with the acquisition of Bargain Booze.

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