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Simon Doyle, general manager of Concha y Toro UK, is calling on the larger players in the business to respond to the urgent request for emergency donations to The Drinks Trust, the charity dedicated to the people who form the UK drinks industry workforce.

Majestic Wine has announced it is closing its doors to walk-in customers “until further notice”.

The drinks industry is currently awaiting guidance on what classifies as an “essential” business, following the Government’s new guidelines yesterday, whereby all shops selling “non-essential goods” will be closed down with immediate effect. 

The Wine Society has announced it is not taking any new orders and it will stop making any deliveries, with immediate effect.

Wine and spirit companies across the UK have written an open letter to the Chancellor calling on a last-minute reprieve to pay their alcohol duty bills.

Chablis will be the backdrop for a new Netflix film about growing up in the wine industry.

Diageo has pledged more than eight million bottles of sanitiser for frontline care workers while Bacardi has announced it is also helping to supply ethanol required to produce the “high in demand” sanitisers as a result of Covid-19. 

Majestic Wines closed all of its stores on Sunday and is allowing only click & collect orders today as it attempts to deal with “unprecedented demand” for its wines from all over the country. Stores will open again from tomorrow (Tuesday23 March).

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has welcomed government support to business announced last week as a result of the disruption caused across the economy by Covid-19.

Westons Cider predicts a “positive outlook” for the off-trade cider category, despite the current challenges posed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Halewood Wines & Spirits has added new price marked packs (PMPs) to its J Whitley white spirits range, as it continues to work on driving growth in the convenience channel.

All of the UK's cafes, pubs and restaurants have been ordered to close to tackle coronavirus.

Wine Hour at Home is a new online “social gathering” platform, created to engage with those “getting bored in self-isolation”.

Diageo is launching a new information phone line that will be available to support licensed business owners who want to access the commercial measures announced by the Government. 

Drinks producers from all sectors of BWS are making swift amends to their businesses to cater for - and maintain connections with - the growing number of consumers self-isolating in their homes.

The London Wine Fair 2020 joins the list of events being postponed due to coronavirus. 

Jancis Robinson has collated a list of nearly 250 wine retailers who will deliver to consumers who are self-isolating. 

The Drinks Trust - formerly The Benevolent -  is launching a campaign to support those in the industry through the weeks ahead, as people across the country adapt their daily lives to deal with the threat of coronavirus.

Westons Cider is expanding its Henry Westons range with three new variants to tap into interest in cloudy, rosé and organic ciders.

Pernod Ricard said it is “mobilising affiliates globally" to deal with the shortage of hand sanitiser. 

The British Distillers Alliance (BDA) has written to HMRC requesting duty relief for the increasing number of distilleries using their alcohol to create hand sanitiser, which they are then distributing free of charge to help in the fight to protect people from coronavirus. 

Aldi has added to its spirits line up with ten newcomers in time for the spring and summer seasons.

Think Spirits 2020 will now take place in September.

Majestic Wine has announced it is “reaching out to the HR team” at Carphone Warehouse to see if the wine retailer can find new roles for any of the 2000 employees affected by the closure of the 531 standalone stores.

Treasury Wine Estates has unveiled a new campaign for its Wolf Blass wine brand.

Diageo has pledged a package of support for the drinks industry as it faces unprecedented challenges from the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

The Wine & Spirits Trade Association (WSTA) has put together a "hub" bringing key pieces of advice related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on the drinks industry. The online hub also highlights what the WSTA is doing and how it can continue to support its members throughout this period.

Britain’s supermarket retailers are working on contingency measures to ease demand pressures, as panic buying across the country escalates due to coronavirus fears. 

The Dubliner Irish Whiskey is unveiling a new look to tap into a potential £8.2 million opportunity for Irish whiskey, according to majority owner Quintessential Brands.