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The British Distillers Alliance (BDA) has written to HMRC requesting duty relief for the increasing number of distilleries using their alcohol to create hand sanitiser, which they are then distributing free of charge to help in the fight to protect people from coronavirus. 

Aldi has added to its spirits line up with ten newcomers in time for the spring and summer seasons.

Think Spirits 2020 will now take place in September.

Treasury Wine Estates has unveiled a new campaign for its Wolf Blass wine brand.

Diageo has pledged a package of support for the drinks industry as it faces unprecedented challenges from the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

The Wine & Spirits Trade Association (WSTA) has put together a "hub" bringing key pieces of advice related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on the drinks industry. The online hub also highlights what the WSTA is doing and how it can continue to support its members throughout this period.

Britain’s supermarket retailers are working on contingency measures to ease demand pressures, as panic buying across the country escalates due to coronavirus fears. 

The Dubliner Irish Whiskey is unveiling a new look to tap into a potential £8.2 million opportunity for Irish whiskey, according to majority owner Quintessential Brands.

Wines from Spain is postponing its annual tasting.

The Benevolent charity has changed its name to The Drinks Trust.

Mast-Jaegermeister UK is launching a campaign for 2020 with a three-month Deliveroo partnership.

Taste Champagne has been postponed due to the threat of coronavirus. 

Lidl has announced it is building its first pub, which will also include an in-store off-licence. 

The Co-op is introducing its first wines from Romania and Uruguay.

In his Budget speech today the Chancellor has announced he is freezing all alcohol duty.

Illva Saronno, best know for its Disaronno and Tia Maria brands, has announced plans to launch a UK subsidiary, Disaronno International UK.

Kopparberg is adding a Passionfruit & Orange flavour to its gin collection.

The Whisky Exchange has announced the second set of releases from under its own independent bottling label.

The Good Wine Shop is opening its fourth shop this Spring in Teddington, South West London.

Hooch is launching a new variant to tap into the ongoing popularity of pink drinks.

Broadland Drinks has launched a new “multi-country” brand, with the aim of helping consumers find new and interesting wines without it being time-consuming.

Administrators remain hopeful that they can sell a significant number of stores from the former EFB Retail empire to their preferred bidder within the next month.

Nyetimber has announced it is providing work experience for three students from Plumpton College Wine Centre.

Zubrowka is the latest producer to innovate with vodka, as the category looks to tap into the ongoing interest in new styles of premium spirits.

Accolade Wines is relaunching its Hardys wine brand, backed by a £5 million investment which will include a new strategy and marketing campaign.

The organiser of Prowein has announced that the event will not take place at a later date in 2020.

A Portuguese online wine retailer has organised a live-streamed two-day virtual trade event to help Portuguese wine producers present the wines they were going to bring to international trade fair, Prowein.

Kingland Drinks has launched a new canned wine brand, which will is available in Co-op stores now. 

Hattingley Valley has released its first range of premium still wines.