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The Brexit vote has sparked a talent drain that threatens London’s elite status in the global wine trade, according to Liberty Wines managing director David Gleave MW.

Accolade Wines has launched a 37.5% abv pink gin under its Echo Falls brand in a bid to tap into the category’s growing popularity.

number of forces have conspired against the UK’s high-strength beer and cider category over the past few years.

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Fever-Tree is entering the RTD market with three pre-mixed Gin & Tonics in 27.5cl bottles.

Waitrose said it enjoyed strong wine sales in January by treating it with the same care and attention as any other month.

Barefoot has launched its most popular white and rose varietals in a can format.

The UK’s alcohol-free spirits market is poised for further growth driven by a plethora of new product launches and increased consumer demand, according to the latest research.

Drynks Unlimited has invested a further £1 million in technology to “produce the next generation of alcohol-free drinks”.

Heineken UK is launching a campaign entitled “Say Yes” to encourage consumers and retailers to explore the thriving alcohol-free beer and cider sector.

Loire Valley Wines is launching a new consumer marketing campaign for the UK.

Lowlander Beer, which is described as “the pioneer of botanical brewing from the Netherlands” has added a no-alcohol beer to its range.

Asda is about to stock an orange wine, just months after Aldi announced it taken on its first orange variant.

Bacardi is bringing out an RTD called Breezer, not to be confused with the original (discontinued) Bacardi Breezer brand, which was phased out in the UK in 2015.

Wines of South Africa (WOSA) will launch a South African Wine Festival in the UK from September 1 to 7 2019.

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is launching Wine Education Week as part of its 50th anniversary campaign.

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has announced it is taking on a new board member.

The Zuccardi family from Mendoza, Argentina, has appointed Hatch Mansfield as its exclusive UK agent for Bodega Zuccardo Valle de Uco.

The Boutique-y Gin Company (TBGC) is resizing its ten most popular gins from 50cl to 70cl, with no additional costs to the consumer.

Quinta do Portal has a new summer promotion as part of its strategy of focusing on the UK independent trade.

Good Living Brew Company is launching “a wine-lovers beer” in Ocado later this month.

Chris Porter is to step down from the role of chief executive of drinks industry charity, The Benevolent.

The creator of Skinny Prosecco is launching an organic, vegan alcohol-free sparkling wine, which is being pitched as a first for the UK.

Little Creatures, the Australian craft brewer, is to open its micro-brewery, café and taproom in London’s King’s Cross later this month.

A new Żubrówka vodka variant is set to launch in the UK, offering a "premium-tasting base spirit" with an affordable price tag. 

ABInbev has reported volume growth and market share gains in the UK for the first quarter of 2019, driven by strong double-digit sales of both Budweiser and Bud Light.

The Madeira Wine Institute’s tasting and education event is returning to London this June after a two-year break.

Chapel Down is launching its Bacchus Gin paired with tonic in a 25cl can format, marking the first time the wine producer has entered the convenience market with a pre-mixed product.

Waitrose is set to list the UK’s first canned English sparkling wine as well as an English orange wine, as it continues to seek out key emerging trends in drinks.

Stroud Brewery and Toast Ale have teamed up with Friends of the Earth to create a “planet-saving” organic amber ale.