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Manchester-based beer, wine and spirit importer Morgenrot is looking to raise money for Alzheimer’s charities and causes in 2020 through a wide range of fundraising activities as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations.

Portuguese winery Quinta da Pedra Alta (QPA) has appointed Winetraders (UK) Ltd to be its partner in the UK.

Treasury Wine Estates has announced a wine partnership between its Australian wine brand Wolf Blass and Deliveroo.

Molson Coors Beverage Company has added Bodega Bay hard seltzers to its portfolio as the category, which is in its infancy in the UK, starts to attract more bigger players.

The Whisky Exchange has reported a 159% uplift in gifting purchases over the lockdown period.

Cider makers across the South West have launched a “cyber celebration” to mark South West Cider Week.

The Worshipful Company of Distillers’ online auction goes live this Sunday June 7.

Cask Liquid Marketing has expanded its portfolio by adding El Dorado rum.

Joint administrators Duff & Phelps have confirmed they have sold of a large proportion of the Oddbins business.

Jeroboams, the London-based wine merchant, has announced changes to its senior management team.

Hugh Sturges will be stepping down from his post of chief executive from the end of June. Sturges, who joined Jeroboams in 2015, was appointed to reinvigorate and grow the Jeroboams brand and business.

A report on the early impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic on English and Welsh vineyards and wineries shows that two-thirds of those surveyed have cashflow concerns while four out of ten business owners are experiencing higher levels of stress.

Mentzendorff has "commercially launched" Hambledon Vineyards, with the English sparkling wine producer now officially joining the portfolio as of today. 

White Claw officially launches in the UK today and the brand’s creator Mark Anthony Brands International, is on a mission to replicate the success it has seen in the US.

Tributes have been made to St Austell brewing director, Roger Ryman, after he passed away peacefully last week, aged 52, after a battle with cancer. 

Barefoot is introducing a wine seltzer brand to the UK.

Brewdog has released a limited edition beer inspired by the Dominic Cummings lockdown rule-breaking affair, just days after the prime minister’s aide made his televised press conference appearance.

Kylie Minogue has launched a wine brand, which is available in the UK via Tesco stores.

Google searches for drinks deliveries have increased by over 2,000% on an annual basis in Glasgow and Edinburgh during lockdown.

High-strength cider and perry has experienced the biggest decreases in stocking by retailers in Scotland since the introduction of minimum unit pricing two years ago.

The Co-op, Brewgooder and Robinsons Brewery have joined forces to launch an exclusive brew which will help fund clean water development projects in Africa.

Marston’s has formed a joint venture with Carlsberg UK to create a brewing and distribution company.

Armit Wines has appointed Fraser Currie as its new head of off-trade.

Beer fans around the UK have spent an estimated £5 million on home delivery through Beer is Here since the start of the coronavirus lockdown.

Aldi has dropped the price of its best-selling Prosecco to under the £5 mark in time for the bank holiday weekend.

From this week, Waitrose will be offering its Wine Tasting at Home experience in a new virtual format for people to enjoy at home.

Jose Cuervo has teamed up with Lucky Liquor Co and Mothership and Mothership Scotland to create Keeping Faith With Paloma, a “lip-smackingly delicious and refreshing take on the classic”.

With hospitality venues closed and online beer tastings taking off during lockdown, this year’s Beer Day Britain on June 15 is set to go ahead as a virtual celebration.

The Drinks Trust has launched “significantly increased” wellness services, which aims to support those in the industry in need of help “through Covid-19 and beyond”.

Waitrose has reported sales of rosé wine have gone up, alongside outdoor and picnic items, in line with the gradual lifting of lockdown restrictions in England.