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Maison Sichel is rolling out its Sichel Independents Initiative for 2018 and for the first time it will run across retail, on-premise and online.

Michelle Brampton is taking over as the new managing director for Treasury Wine Estates’ UK and European business from November 1.

Goose Island has launched its Goose Midway IPA in cans for the first time.

Robinsons has revealed a fresh new look and name for its 122-year old Unicorn beer and it has also added three new premium bottled beers to its portfolio.

An Essex-based farmer has launched a gin made using an eau de vie from apples grown in the farm’s orchards, utilising fruit which would otherwise go to waste.

Organic alcoholic drinks from other categories will we be exhibited alongside wine for the first time at next year’s Millesime Bio, described as ‘the world’s leading organic wine fair’.

Curious Brewery has appointed an ex AB-Inbev beer expert as its new Head of Brewing & Production.

Maker’s Mark is offering retailers and distributors the chance to work in partnership to create a “bespoke handcrafted cask-strength barrel-aged liquid”, with the first of its collaboration partners announced as Harvey Nichols.

Tom Jago: 1925-2018

16 October, 2018

Drinks industry pioneer and Baileys Irish Cream co-creator Tom Jago has died at the age of 93 after a short stay in hospital.

Maison Bruno Paillard has launched a new zero dosage cuvée into the UK market.

Sainsbury’s has taken on a premium coffee liqueur as part of its investment in Future Brands, a strategy that aims to support “the next big thing in the UK”.

Drinks retailers are feeling bullish about their chances of thriving during the upcoming Christmas trading period, according to our reader survey.

Convenience retailers have a glorious opportunity to boost sales in the days between Christmas and New Year, according to a leading retailer. 

Oddbins is putting its faith in New World wines in the run-up to Christmas as it bids to offer its customers good value for money.

The Portman Group has issued a retailer bulletin urging the trade not to stock Flying Dog Brewery’s Easy IPA as it encourages immoderate drinking.

Premium bottled ale needs to innovate to avoid meeting the same fate as the tanking blended Scotch whisky category, according to a leading buyer.

Lebanon’s oldest winery has celebrated its 160th anniversary by going back to its roots and launching a 100% Merwah.

The UK’s largest wine supplier is branching out into the gin category with the launch of Stone’s ginger gin.

Foxhole Spirits has appointed Highball Brands as its exclusive UK distributor.

Glasgow is set to get its first rum distillery in more than 300 years.

A Kentucky-based distillery is bringing its bourbon and rye whiskey to the UK this month to tap into a growing consumer interest in American whiskey.

Lidl has made new tickets available for its premium pop-up gin bars after the original batch sold out within 24 hours.

Jeroboams has added its eighth retail shop to the group by adding wine merchant Prohibition Wines to the portfolio.

Bayou Rum is rebranding its Louisiana rums and adding to the portfolio, in order to tap into the thriving premium rum and craft spirit sectors.

Hawkshead Brewery has opened its new brewhouse, trebling its annual production capacity.

Diageo Reserve has extended its ultra-premium Ciroc vodka portfolio with the addition of a limited-edition, Black Raspberry variant.

The Times has laid into Sheffield University academics in a scathing editorial that ridicules their demand for Public Health England to end its partnership with Drinkaware.

DMD Ventures, the parent company of online drinks retailer 31Dover.com and luxury trade supplier Vanquish Operations, has added a number of brands to its portfolio.

Jagermeister has launched a limited edition pack in time for Halloween and Christmas.

Glen Moray Distillery has launched the Glen Moray Cider Cask Project, which is a small batch single malt whisky expression that is exclusive to the UK.