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Tim Atkin MW has launched his inaugural Uruguay Special Report, focusing on 146 wines, which he scored 90 points or higher.

A convenience store retailer has brought forward plans to open a new store in order to provide more support to the local community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Armit Wines has launched a series of virtual tastings themed around escapism and relaxation, with the aim of allowing wine lovers to learn during lockdown.

Halewood Wines & Spirits has added a Watermelon & Lime Vodka to its JJ Whitley range.

Majestic has unveiled a number of new wines including “interesting parcels at the lower-premium end” as well as “brilliant wines lost to the range over recent years”, which the company has now brought back in. 

Off-trade alcohol sales saw another spike in sales in week two of the UK's Covid-19 lockdown according to new data from Nielsen.

When in Rome has joined forces with Phillip Schofield to launch two new boxed wines, which will be launched exclusively in Waitrose stores and Waitrose Cellar. 

The Wine Society is now open for business again having made “vital changes to its warehouse operations” to ensure the safety of its staff.

The Lakes Distillery has added a pink grapefruit gin to its family of spirits.

Northern Monk brewery in Leeds and Aunt Bessie’s, which is based in Hull, have joined forces to brew the UK’s first, two-course, roast dinner beers.

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust is launching a series of online events, which it hopes will help to raise much-needed funds for The Drinks Trust.

Famille Helfrich, the independents and on-trade arm of Les Grands Chais de France (GCF), is offering all independent wine merchants that are still open, a free case of Crémant with every mixed palette of wines they order.

Salcombe Gin, the spirits company based in South Devon, is creating the world’s first crowdsourced limited-edition charity gin via Instagram Live. 

The founders of Genius Brewing are celebrating the second anniversary of the launch of their light craft lager with investment from two drinks industry experts. 

Naked Wines has said revenues for the full-year 2020 will be in excess of £200 million due to increased demand from both new and repeat customers. 

Freixenet Copestick and Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary NPC have announced a new wine partnership. The initiative aims to support the work done by the charity while also putting some “much needed life” into the South African wine category, which is in -6.4% decline in the UK. 

Shoppers made a noticeable switch to convenience store shopping for the last week of March, according to the latest Nielsen data.

Love Drinks has added to its portfolio of premium artisan spirits with UK brand Conker.

Edinburgh Gin is introducing a new service to help people create “the perfect tipple without leaving the house in search of more ingredients”.

Bloom Gin has unveiled its latest Fruit and Floral Fusions, Bloom Passion Fruit & Vanilla Blossom Gin and Bloom Raspberry & Rose Gin.

Cardrona Distillery has this month released two new single cask expressions of its Just Hatched single malt whisky.

Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery has launched its first ‘sherry finished' release, Filey Bay Moscatel Finish.

Larkfire, the brand that is described as “wild water” for whisky, has launched a new multi-pack as a response to an increase in demand.

Loire Valley Wines (InterLoire) has reported “very healthy” export figures to the UK for 2019, driven – in part – by consumers seeking out alternative sparkling wines and lighter red options. 

The Character of Islay Whisky Company has added two more aged Islay Single Malts to its range.

Ramón Bilbao has announced it will continue with its plan to launch its Spanish Wine Academy, while also bringing forward its digital and online initiatives.  

Berry Bros & Rudd has selected Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND Association) as its charity partner for the next three years.

The Cotswold Distillery is launching a small-batch Wildflower Gin Collection, which rolls out across the UK this month.

Lyme Bay Winery has added to the range of wines it produces for Aldi.