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21 February, 2018

Everyday Bordeaux Selection 2018 seeks out the region's best affordable wines

UK retailers with national distribution are urged to submit their favourite Bordeaux wines for inclusion in the CIVB’s Everyday Bordeaux Selection 2018.

Independent retailers can discover a wealth of intriguing wines and spirits produced by small, family-run operations at next week’s Specialist Importers Trade Tastings.

London Fields Brewery will be relaunched at this week’s Craft Beer Rising event in London.

Wines of Germany is giving wine lovers and experts a chance to vote on ‘Germany’s Coolest Wines’.

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The Ardbeg distillery is expanding to increase capacity to 2.4 million litres a year, in order to keep up with demand.

Brewdog plans to build “the world’s first craft beer hotel” and it has also revealed plans to expand its brewery.

Two of the early members of the Vindependents group have pulled out, giving different reasons for moving away from this model of sourcing wines. 

London Burgundy Week is set to return from 19 to 23 March.

Pernod Ricard has announced plans to launch a pink version of its Beefeater London Dry gin.

Ardnahoe is set to be the ninth distillery on the Isle of Islay when it opens in May this year.

Fuller’s, the London brewer, has bought Brighton-based brewery Dark Star.

Berry Bros & Rudd has relaunched its own-label London Dry Gin, a spirit it originally created in 1909.

Pinkster has launched a bag-in-box option for fans of its premium gin.

Hawkes Cider is launching Graff, which it describes as the UK’s first ever co-fermented hybrid of beer and cider to be made by cidermakers.

Pernod Ricard is launching a multimillion-pound ad campaign to give leading Irish whiskey brand Jameson a push in the run up to St Patrick’s Day.

The Portman Group has two vacancies for applicants with backgrounds in public health and licensing for its Independent Complaints Panel, the body that considers complaints under the Portman Group’s Code of Practice.

Waitrose has confirmed it will be the first supermarket to introduce a gin made in Japan, which launches in the UK this week.

Personal licence applicants can no longer apply to Disclosure Scotland for their ‘basic disclosure’ if their job role is in England and Wales.

A drink crafted in the Cognac region of France and aimed at adults looking to limit their alcohol consumption, has been launched by a UK company.

Craft brewer Innis & Gunn, and distiller Tullamore DEW Irish Whiskey, have collaborated for the first time to create a limited edition Scottish stout.

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