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The owner of Waterstones is reported to be a new contender in the £100 million battle for Majestic Wine’s 200-strong retail estate.

Diageo Reserve has launched a series of supper clubs in London under its single malt brand, The Singleton.

Bimber Distillery has launched the UK’s “first handpicked Oolong tea gin”.

A new distillery in the heart of Scotland’s whisky country has released a Speyside Gin and Vodka.

Total whisky sales in the UK are predicted to grow 6% in value to £2.4 billion by 2022, according to a report by Edrington-Beam Suntory (EBS). 

Accolade Wines has added a new spirit and wine fusion under its Echo Falls brand.

Diageo Reserve’s premium Irish whiskey Roe & Co is set to open the doors to a new £22.3 million urban distillery and visitor centre this month.

Bacardi is bringing out a coconut variant, which looks set to go head to head with category stalwart, Malibu.

Enoitalia, the largest privately-owned Italian winery, is introducing an organic and vegan Prosecco to the UK market.

Orchard Pig is the latest producer to add a pink cider to its portfolio.

Independent wine merchant Humble Grape has announced plans to open a fifth store in the heart of Canary Wharf in London.

A new “wild water” is being launched for those who prefer a splash of water with their whiskies.

Winebuyers.com, the online wine platform and members club, has launched a service that connects customers directly with British and Irish distilleries.

Denbies Wine Estate is the latest English wine producer to release a sparkling Bacchus wine.

Martini has launched a 0.0% abv tipple called Dolce to meet growing consumer demand for alcohol-free drinks for adults.

William Grant & Sons has entered the low and no alcohol spirits category with an “ultra-low alcohol spirit”.

Amathus Drinks has become the UK distributor for Britain’s first sake brewery.

Angostura has launched a summer campaign to highlight the role of aromatic bitters in the Pink Gin Cocktail.

Waitrose is trialling a wine and beer refillable system as part of its “Unpacked” scheme, which aims to reduce unnecessary packaging and plastic.

Two-thirds of all spirits bottles sold in Europe should have calorie information on the labels by 2022 after trade body spiritsEUROPE signed a memorandum of understanding.

An organic Sicilian producer claims to have created the only sparkling organic Frappato wine on the market.

Amazon is planning to open ten shops in the UK, selling food and drink products as well as electronics, homewares and beauty items.

VK is giving consumers 20% off at fashion retailer New Look this summer with every purchase of its mixed ten-pack.

The Benevolent has reported success for its recent social media push for its ‘It could be me’ campaign.

Craft beer discovery club Beer52 has invested in the Brighton-based brewery Lost+Found.

That Boutique-y Gin Company has extended into the RTD category with five of its gins mixed as cocktails and packaged in 33cl cans.

Kopparberg has announced it is ready to add a second flavour to its new premium gin collection, just weeks after it introduced Kopparberg Strawberry & Lime Gin to the UK market.

Nyetimber is launching a major marketing campaign to run throughout the key summer months.

31Dover owner DMD Ventures has unveiled plans to grow turnover to £50 million by 2022 after completing two private investment rounds and investing in new technology.

Chapel Down has reported 10% growth in turnover during 2018 as sales broke through the £13 million barrier for the first time.