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Pernod Ricard UK will market and distribute Canada’s super premium gin brand, Ungava, from January 2019.

Diageo GB managing director Charles Ireland is leaving the business after a 20-year stay and travel retail boss Dayalan Nayager will replace him.

Chase Distillery has unveiled a number of gift options for the festive season.

Spar is introducing three new drinks to tap into the trend for premium and dark spirits; it has also fully launched its Regional Selection of wines.

Edrington Beam Suntory has appointed former Diageo Reserve Brands supremo Nick Temperley as its new general manager for London.

Beer, cider and spirits all enjoyed a duty freeze as the Chancellor delivered his autumn budget statement, but wine was hit by an RPI increase.

Vins du Médoc is hosting two trade masterclasses to educate retailers about the world-famous region next month.

Shares in AB Inbev dropped by 11% after it announced it will cut its dividend in half in a bid to bring down its debt.

Bancroft Wines has bolstered its portfolio with 167-year-old Barossa Valley producer Seppeltsfield and it will relaunch the wines into the UK market this month.

Popular gin brand Brockmans has continued its upward march by securing a listing at 274 Co-op stores across the UK.

Champagne Castelnau is adding an Extra Brut to its range to meet increased demand for the ultra-dry style among British consumers.

Maison Sichel is rolling out its Sichel Independents Initiative for 2018 and for the first time it will run across retail, on-premise and online.

Michelle Brampton is taking over as the new managing director for Treasury Wine Estates’ UK and European business from November 1.

Goose Island has launched its Goose Midway IPA in cans for the first time.

Robinsons has revealed a fresh new look and name for its 122-year old Unicorn beer and it has also added three new premium bottled beers to its portfolio.

An Essex-based farmer has launched a gin made using an eau de vie from apples grown in the farm’s orchards, utilising fruit which would otherwise go to waste.

Organic alcoholic drinks from other categories will we be exhibited alongside wine for the first time at next year’s Millesime Bio, described as ‘the world’s leading organic wine fair’.

Curious Brewery has appointed an ex AB-Inbev beer expert as its new Head of Brewing & Production.

Maker’s Mark is offering retailers and distributors the chance to work in partnership to create a “bespoke handcrafted cask-strength barrel-aged liquid”, with the first of its collaboration partners announced as Harvey Nichols.

Tom Jago: 1925-2018

16 October, 2018

Drinks industry pioneer and Baileys Irish Cream co-creator Tom Jago has died at the age of 93 after a short stay in hospital.

Maison Bruno Paillard has launched a new zero dosage cuvée into the UK market.

Sainsbury’s has taken on a premium coffee liqueur as part of its investment in Future Brands, a strategy that aims to support “the next big thing in the UK”.

Drinks retailers are feeling bullish about their chances of thriving during the upcoming Christmas trading period, according to our reader survey.

Convenience retailers have a glorious opportunity to boost sales in the days between Christmas and New Year, according to a leading retailer. 

Oddbins is putting its faith in New World wines in the run-up to Christmas as it bids to offer its customers good value for money.

The Portman Group has issued a retailer bulletin urging the trade not to stock Flying Dog Brewery’s Easy IPA as it encourages immoderate drinking.

Premium bottled ale needs to innovate to avoid meeting the same fate as the tanking blended Scotch whisky category, according to a leading buyer.

Lebanon’s oldest winery has celebrated its 160th anniversary by going back to its roots and launching a 100% Merwah.

The UK’s largest wine supplier is branching out into the gin category with the launch of Stone’s ginger gin.

Foxhole Spirits has appointed Highball Brands as its exclusive UK distributor.