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Disaronno is extending into a new category with the launch of a cream liqueur variant.

Sales of wine from Rias Baixas in Spain are up by 42% in the UK.

The Wine and Spirits Trade Association is turning its focus on pushing for a broader definition of hospitality, to help suppliers to the on-trade to access the same levels of support.

A nationwide survey by The Brewers Association indicates the majority of breweries do not think their business can last three months given current conditions, suggesting thousands might close. 

Lay & Wheeler has bolstered its team with two high profile recruits.

Campari UK has announced the creation of the Shaken Not Broken Fund to provide much-needed support to front-line workers in the hospitality industry during and following the Covid-19 pandemic.

To celebrate Earth Day Lebanese winery Ixsir is marking the full fruition of a 10-year plant regeneration project.

Gose to Hollywood beer, by Denmark’sTo Øl brewery, is being rolled out nationally in Marks & Spencer stores.

The Wine Society is launching “the world’s first Austrian en primeur offer” with two white wines from the historic Schloss Gobelsburg. 

The World’s Biggest Cider Tasting will take place on May 2 via Instagram, with the aim of connecting cider fans and producers during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The five-week lockdown ban on wine exports could cost the South African wine industry one billion Rand (£43 million), while the damage to reputation and consistent supply, as well as future market opportunities could be “astronomical”, according to Wines of South Africa (WOSA).

The Drinks Coach UK is encouraging all brands featured in the daily sessions to donate to The Drinks Trust's Covid-19 Emergency Fund. 

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has selected east London Liquor Co to co-create and distill “the next generation of Kew spirits”.

Off-trade beer sales over the four-week lockdown period eclipsed the four-weeks of Christmas 2019 by a whopping £57 million. 

Matthew Langley, who left his role as supply chain manager at Westons Cider in March this year, has launched a new consultancy business for the off-trade. 

Aldi has teamed up with TV mixologist Pritesh Mody to recreate “an impressive collection of world-class cocktails”, but at a fraction of the price. 

Thornbridge Brewery is launching a beer in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, with all profits raised to be donated to NHS Charities Together.

Fine wine and spirits company Biggar and Leith has launched The Hotel Starlino range of Vermouths and Aperitivos. 

The team behind The Cognac Show plan to take the event online with Cognac tastings and a cocktail masterclass.

The Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins (CEEV) has said wine producers in countries across Europe are reporting serious logistics challenges and a decline in sales, alongside reports that European vineyards are “drowning in surplus wine”.

The hard seltzer category has attracted another contender in time for the summer season.

Hospitality businesses will be “among the last” to reopen when the UK exists lockdown, according to Michael Gove. 

Pernod Ricard UK (PRUK) has announced that Ian Peart is taking over the position of commercial director, replacing Chris Ellis. 

Bacardi has partnered with Deliveroo Editions to deliver a number of cocktails from “some of the nation’s best bars” to consumers’ doors.

Britons spent £160 million less on Easter than in 2019 but alcohol sales for the bank holiday weekend surged 29%.