The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has reported its highest-ever annual candidate figures for the latest academic year, with UK candidate numbers up 5%.
The former boss of Majestic Wine is to return to the retailer after a two-year absence, as the business takes shape under new ownership.
Cognac exports to the UK decreased by 6.7% in volume and 4.1% in value during the 2018-19 financial year.
Aldi is launching its first national in-store spirits festival on Thursday and Didsbury Gin’s Tutti Frutti gin liqueur has secured a berth on shelves.
Kingsland Drinks has announced it has made “high-level executive changes” in order to focus on the strategic direction of the business.
Bimber Distillery has announced the release its inaugural single malt whisky.
Tobermory, the only whisky distillery on the Isle of Mull, has expanded its repertoire to produce a Tobermory Gin.
Rockstar Spirits has secured a five-figure loan to expand the business, following the success of its Two Swallows rum range, which was recently selected by Coca-Cola as the official partner for its new Signature range of mixers.
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Stourbridge-based brewery Sadler’s has launched its popular Peaky Blinder lager in 33cl cans in time for season five of the hit BBC show.
Borough Wines has been bought out of administration in a pre-pack sale worth £58,760 after widening losses caused it to collapse on May 31.
Napa-based winemaker, Celia Welch, is set to export her own wines to the UK for the first time.
The founders of Craft Beer Rising are launching a new beer festival called BrewLDN in February 2020.
Frosty Jack’s Cider has revealed new branding to recruit new drinkers to the brand.
Adnams has reported half year losses to June 30 rose to £783,000 from £557,000 in the previous year, but beer volumes grew for the first six months of 2019.
The Portman Group has welcomed a report highlighting a decline in underage drinking in the UK.
Lanchester Wines has relaunched Dragon Tree Kombucha to tap into demand for healthy and low/no alcohol drinks.
Fishers Gin has announced it will make production savings when it opens its new distillery, and it will pass this saving onto consumers.
Rebel Dsitillers has released an aperitif with a third less sugar than brands such as Aperol.
Spar UK has launched an incentive-driven wine club for its retailers with the aim of raising the quality credentials of its Spar wine range.
WKD has launched two RTD cocktails in cans.
Several major UK wine suppliers have banded together to launch a campaign aiming to secure a tax break for the nation’s favourite tipple.
Ramborn Cider Company, a premium craft cider and perry producer from Luxembourg, is launching its range of drinks into the UK and other global markets.
A premium coffee liqueur from New Zealand is gearing up to secure listings in the UK.
The drinks retailing trade has suffered a sluggish start to the summer as BWS value sales decreased 4.2% year-on-year (Nielsen, 12 weeks to July 13, 2019).
Brewers from across the globe are celebrating after dazzling a demanding judging panel and scooping medals in the International Beer Challenge 2019.
Lea & Sandeman is opening its first new store in 10 years, bringing its total number of retail outlets to five.
The Good Wine Shop is opening its third store this autumn after taking over a former Oddbins in Richmond Hill, south west London.
Leading Spanish wine brand Campo Viejo has branched out of its Rioja heartland and it is launching an Albariño from Rías Baixas.
The gin bubble has not burst and growth in the category is in fact growing at an even greater pace, according to the latest WSTA data.
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