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22 October, 2017

Co-op sets sights on innovation in BWS

The Co-op is introducing a number of smaller pack types for wine as part of its ongoing mission to offer its customers a broader range of formats.

AB Inbev has revealed its latest digital advertising campaign for Boddingtons, which features the brand’s original star, TV personality Melanie Sykes, more than 20 years after the original adverts first aired.

Kingfisher Beer Europe has announced its has reached an agreement with Lion Brewery of Sri Lanka to market and distribute their flagship brands Lion Lager and Lion Stout across the UK and selected European markets.

Conviviality has recruited former Premier Foods’ chief financial officer Mark Moran to replace Andrew Humphreys, who steps down from his role at the end of this month.

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Westons Cider is unveiling a new corporate brand identity as part of its ambitious plans to grow the business by 40% by 2023.

Gallo Family Vineyards has revealed a new packaging design alongside a revamped website.

Wimbledon Brewery has introduced three beers inspired by the original brewery, which burned down in 1889.

Wineries in Mendocino, Napa and Sonoma are battling to finish harvest and fermentations as wildfire rages across the region, according to the Wine Institute of California.

Treasury Wine Estates has extended its 19 Crimes range with its first single varietal wine to hit British shores, a Cabernet Sauvignon retailing at £8.99.

Cooper King Distillery, which claims to be England’s smallest whisky and gin distillery, is set to launch its first batches of gin before Christmas this year.

Sogevinus, which specialises in Colheitas Tawny Port wines, has declared 2015 a vintage year for its Kopke and Calem brands.

Wanderlust Wine is to launch Wine on Demand, which it describes as “a revolutionary new online service, delivering wine to Londoners within the hour”.

Hammonds of Knutsford has launched a new small batch gin named after the distillers’ three dogs.

Quintessential Brands is introducing a sparkling wine infusion called Champs-Alizé to its French liqueur brand Alizé.

Innis & Gunn has unveiled a new look to give unifying packaging across its core barrel-aged and craft brewed beers range.

Treasury Wine Estates has launched a new marketing campaign for Wolf Blass, celebrating the wine’s award-winning history and fronted by a new TV advertising campaign in the UK.

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association is calling for a freeze on wine and spirit duty in the Budget on November 22 to bolster British businesses and Brexit trade deal opportunities.

Surrey brewer Hogs Back says it is is reaping the rewards of planting its own hop garden, as the price of imported varieties reaches an all-time high, fuelled by the weak pound.

Four Pillars Australian gin is releasing a limited number of bottles of its Christmas Gin in the UK for the first time. 

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