Quintessential Brands Group has appointed Alex Pollard as Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) as the company looks to accelerate the growth of its business internationally.
Highweald Wine has completed the acquisition of a vineyard planted with classic traditional method grape varieties.
True British Spirit is launching Nectvs, which it describes as “a luxurious thoroughbred spirit for the truly discerning drinker”.
Global Brands has opened a new premium spirit division called Inspirit to capitalise on the growing trend for premium drinks.
Global investment firm Lightspeed Venture Partners has selected The Clean Liquor Company from a group of 50 international producers to become “the global leader in the no and low-alcohol category”.
Rooster’s Brewing Company is set to launch six new small batch beers, following a £850,000 investment in a new pilot brewery and taproom.
The Spring tastings for SITT, the Specialist Importers’ Trade Tasting event, will shine a spotlight on the topic of sustainability in wine.
Awin Barratt Siegel (ABS) Wine Agencies has released an own label wine from the Yakima Valley in Washington State.
Aviation American Gin, which is reported to be the fastest growing gin brand in the US, has appointed Proof Drinks to lead its UK distribution.
A Kent winery is launching a Spritz-style drink made from honey wine, which it hopes will tap into the consumer demand for wine spritzers.
The Co-op is adding its first unfiltered and organic natural wine this month, to build on its “green” wine offering.
UK-based wine and spirit SMEs have joined forces to urge the Chancellor to cut wine and spirit duty by 2% to help boost British business.
Jawbox Gin has launched an on-pack promotion giving UK consumers the opportunity to win one of three trips to Chicago, with $500 spending money.
Dead Man’s Fingers is adding a Pineapple Rum to its collection.
A British-made hard seltzer is set to join the category and it has already secured a listing in Morrisons.
A campaign is being launched to remind shoppers and retailers about the start of minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol in Wales.
Bimber Distillery has released its first distillery exclusive bottlings.
Wines from Rioja UK has launched its 2020 promotional campaign, which features an increased focus on driving awareness of the region’s premium offering.
Big Drop Brewing Co, has revealed a new design of its range of non-alcoholic beers.
The Duppy Share is launching a Spiced variant in the UK, marking the first line extension since the brand’s launch in 2015.
PASS, the scheme that audits and accredits proof of age schemes to assure retailers of which cards they can accept, is asking for views on how digital proof of age should be presented and verified.
Leading brewer Greene King has signed a four-year deal to supply the Royal Albert Hall with ale and lager.
Majestic Wine has appointed retail veteran Alex Jablonowski as its new chief financial officer.
Thornbridge has created an IPA called Shelby to serve as the official beer of hit BBC show Peaky Blinders.
Leading gin supplier Quintessential Brands has bolstered its senior management team by hiring drinks retailing experts Liz Peck and Neil Anderson.
Nielsen data has revealed that Peroni Libera 0.0% was the bestselling new beer launch of 2019.
A red wine brand called Ménage à Trois Midnight has breached the Portman Group code for linking alcohol to sexual success.
A rival to Baileys, which is made using single malt Scotch whisky as a base in place of the Irish whiskey its competitor uses, is now Scotland’s best-selling cream liqueur.
The average price of a bottle of wine is expected to break the £6 barrier in the UK this year and this could alienate 10 million wine shoppers from the category, according to new figures from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) and Wine Drinkers UK.
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