Berry Bros & Rudd has announced the launch of a new selection of own-label whiskies.

Partridges is launching a new Chelsea Flower Gin to commemorate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19.

Bargain Booze franchisees fear for their livelihood as beleaguered parent company Conviviality desperately tries to raise funds to stop it from going under.

Spar is kicking off the second phase of its own brand wine range update with two new collections arriving this spring.

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has said it welcomes the latest progress in negotiations between the UK and the EU, stating it is a “decisive step” for the wine and spirit industry.  

Waitrose has more than doubled its range of small-batch gins since the beginning of the year as demand for locally sourced craft spirits continues to soar.

A producer has brought out a “boozy blend of cold-brewed tea infused with a matching spirit” to tap into the interest in both tea and gin.

Westons predicts that fruit cider will account for half the category by 2022 and it has launched Stowford Press Mixed Berries to capitalise on the opportunity. 

VK supplier Global Brands has announced it grew sales by 16% to £42 million in the year to September 30, 2017.

Bargain Booze owner Conviviality has announced it will be “unable to trade as a going concern” unless it can raise £125 million to shore up its finances.

Bargain Booze owner Conviviality has announced it will be “unable to trade as a going concern” unless it can raise £125 million to shore up its finances.

Bolney Wine Estate and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, have joined forces to create a new sparkling wine.

Fever-Tree has announced it will be the official title-sponsor for the grass tennis tournament held at The Queen’s Club, London.

Small batch distiller and plant expert, Amanda Saurin of AS Apothecary, has launched Fierce Botanics Tonic.

Baron Philippe de Rothschild Maipo Chile is introducing its new three-tier Mas Andes range of wines from the Maipo and Maule Valleys to UK off-trade customers.

Vagabond Wines has opened the doors of its urban winery, bar and restaurant in the old Battersea Power Station and it is poised to launch its first wine.

Concha y Toro has overhauled the packaging for its Cono Sur Bicicleta range as it prepares to launch the brand’s biggest ever marketing drive.

Conviviality chairman David Adams has aimed to quash fears that Conviviality will go under following a disastrous week that cost chief executive Diana Hunter her job.

City of London Distillery has revealed a new look for the brand as well as a bespoke gin to celebrate the skills of the distillery’s team.

WSTA chairman Dan Jago expressed his sadness at the news that Diana Hunter has stepped down as Conviviality chief executive following a tumultuous week.

Conviviality chief executive Diana Hunter has fallen on her sword after a calamitous week that saw the group plunged into financial chaos.

Cognac Frapin has unveiled a new addition in time for the Spring and Summer months.

Poetic License craft gin has been launched into the convenience sector, and has secured a listing in 350 Co-op stores.

Louis Latour Agencies has signed a deal as the exclusive distributor of the Italian winery Castello Banfi in the UK.

German group Henkell has become the world’s largest sparkling wine producer after purchasing 50.67% of Freixenet’s shares.

The Benevolent's annual major fundraiser event, The Benevolent Ball, has raised more than £57,000 for the charity. 

Broadland Wineries is introducing Proudly Vegan, to tap into growing demand from consumers who are making this lifestyle choice.

The UK’s largest online beer retailer has hailed the importance of bricks and mortar stores after unveiling plans to open a bottle shop in central London.

Retailers have proved that brand loyalty in BWS is a myth and it is more of a commodity category than suppliers like to admit, according to a leading analyst.

Somerset cidermaker Thatchers has unveiled a marketing campaign designed to drive sales of its Katy single variety cider this spring.

We Brought Beer is embarking on a crowdfunding campaign to aid ambitious expansion plans, following its merger with beer retailer The Beer Boutique earlier this year. 

Kingsland Drinks has invested in a new facility, which it claims will make its bottling business the biggest in the UK.

Bulwark Cider has parachuted over to the UK from Canada.

Love Drinks has added Kamm & Sons British Aperitif to its stable of handcrafted spirits.

Diageo has acquired Belsazar GmbH, the first company to join the portfolio via the drinks giant’s Distill Ventures arm.

Baileys has announced the nationwide launch of the dairy-free Baileys Almande, to help retailers tap into the growing demand for dairy-free products.

Malfy Gin has added a new Sicilian blood orange variant to its portfolio.

A group of Sussex wine producer have teamed together to form ‘Sussex Wineries’ with the aim of promoting regional Sussex Wine tourism.

Waddesdon Wine has been appointed as UK distributor for Château Léoube wines.

Fever-Tree plans to extend its range of low calorie mixers.

Craftwork, a new spirits marketing distribution agency, is being launched into the UK market.

Enotria&Coe has announced Bonterra will be joining its portfolio from this month.

Feudo Disisa, from the Monreale north-western Sicialian wine region, is increasing its presence in the UK.

Kopparberg’s alcohol-free offering outsold Becks Blue, Heineken 0%, Budweiser Prohibition and all the other 0% abv beers on the market during December 2017.

Blossom Hill is adding a new style rosé to its portfolio to tap into the popularity of Provence-style lighter rose wines.

E&J Gallo is launching a raft of premium wines into the UK market as part of its strategy to highlight the diversity of Californian wines, while also extending its reach further into high-end wine shops and bars.

The UK’s largest online beer retailer is opening a bottle shop in London to capitalise on the city’s growing love of craft beer.

Maxxium UK is to rebrand as Edrington-Beam Suntory UK, while also adding vodka, tequila and Irish whiskey to its portfolio.

Maxxium UK is to rebrand as Edrington-Beam Suntory UK, while also adding vodka, tequila and Irish whiskey to its portfolio.

Aldi is to introduce a half-bottle wine range and is bolstering both its rosé offer and its top-tier Exquisite Collection.

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