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An English red wine has scooped a coveted gold medal at the International Wine Challenge for the first time.

East Anglian brewer Woodforde’s has created a special beer to commemorate Norwich striker Teemu Pukki’s efforts in helping Finland qualify for Euro 2020.

Islay whisky producer Bowmore has teamed up with Aston Martin for a series of limited-edition bottlings and marketing events.

Paul Beavis is to step down from his role as Champagne Lanson's managing director for UK & North America in December this year.

Rhône Valley producer Cellier des Dauphins is bidding to boost the region’s reputation for quality wines by championing a number of premium ranges.

Langstane Liquor Company has added a whisky to its portfolio that has been specifically designed to be complementary in long drinks.

The Labour Party has pledged to review the evidence on minimum unit pricing if it secures a majority in the upcoming general election.

Speciality Brands has been appointed as UK distributor for Beluga Noble Russian vodka.

Shares in Naked Wines decreased 3.2% this morning after the shock announcement that founder Rowan Gormley will step down as chief executive after Christmas.

Big Drop Brewing Co has announced it has made a deal with Milk & More so that consumers can get its beers delivered directly to their door.

Corks Out founder Ruth Yates has expressed her sadness at the news that its Chester store has closed down.

The Lakes Distillery has introduced a new bottle design for The Lakes Vodka, to bring it in line with its recent whisky and gin releases.

TWP Wines has launched a Sparkling Grillo to add to its recently revamped “Green to the Extreme” organic Sicilian range.

The Benevolent has launched its 2019 Online Silent Auction with the aim of raising £10,000.

Two-thirds of drinks retailers believe a Conservative victory would offer the best outcome in next month’s general election. 

Australian Vintage believes it has created the best alcohol-free wines in the business after perfecting its production techniques during an intensive two-year process. 

Franklin & Sons has unveiled a new sub-brand, designed to appeal to “health-conscious consumers seeking pioneering and delicious flavours”.

Silk Road Distillers is hoping to kickstart a new drinks category with the launch of its white spiced rum, which it created to show consumers that there is more to white rum than coconut.

Heineken has maintained its ties with football by extending its Champions League sponsorship and signing on as the official beer of Euro 2020.

Big Drop Brewing Co has teamed up with four of the UK’s leading craft breweries to produce a limited edition range of 0.5% abv collaboration brews.

Berry Bros & Rudd has seen sales soar to the highest levels in almost ten years.

Majestic has teamed up with Curious Brewing to produce a beer aimed at Sauvignon Blanc drinkers.

Pink and orange drinks will continue to have strong appeal through 2020, according to Waitrose.

Waitrose sold ten weeks’ worth of beer in just four days in its Oxford Botley Road store via its “Unpacked” scheme, where beer (and wine) was made available for consumers to buy using refillable containers.

Irish whiskey brand Kinahan's is returning to its roots with the release of a new whiskey made in bespoke handmade hybrid casks.

Mr Black Coffee Liqueur has joined Proof Drinks as part of its strategy to secure off-trade listings, following a successful debut for the brand in the UK’s on-trade.

Quick Brown Fox, the premium coffee liqueur from New Zealand, has secured a listing in the UK in Majestic stores.

Eden Mill has added a Christmas cocktail to its Mixology Project RTD range.

St-Rémy is introducing a festive “statement style piece” for its St-Rémy XO.