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Administrators remain hopeful that they can sell a significant number of stores from the former EFB Retail empire to their preferred bidder within the next month.

Nyetimber has announced it is providing work experience for three students from Plumpton College Wine Centre.

Zubrowka is the latest producer to innovate with vodka, as the category looks to tap into the ongoing interest in new styles of premium spirits.

Accolade Wines is relaunching its Hardys wine brand, backed by a £5 million investment which will include a new strategy and marketing campaign.

The organiser of Prowein has announced that the event will not take place at a later date in 2020.

A Portuguese online wine retailer has organised a live-streamed two-day virtual trade event to help Portuguese wine producers present the wines they were going to bring to international trade fair, Prowein.

Kingland Drinks has launched a new canned wine brand, which will is available in Co-op stores now. 

Hattingley Valley has released its first range of premium still wines. 

Brewdog Distilling has created its own version of the popular Japanese drink Shochu, with "a Scottish twist”.

Think Gin 2020 will take place on April 28 and this year, for the first time, it will run alongside a number of spirits events as part of Think Spirits 2020. DRN caught up with Think Gin’s ambassador and gin specialist David T Smith, to have a chat about all things gin:

A new contender in the popular pineapple-flavoured rum sector has secured a listing in Sainsbury’s stores.

The Glasgow Distillery Company has launched a new range of vodka, which takes inspiration from gin.

Bodega Argento has released a new single vineyard organic Malbec for UK independent retailers and the on-trade.

Bristol-based brewer Lost and Grounded has hit back against a Portman Group ruling that deems one of its most popular beers to be “particularly appealing to children”.

The Portman Group’s Independent Complaints Panel has upheld complaints about two beers: Purity Brewing’s Lawless and United Dutch Breweries Oranjeboom 8.5%.

The Raw Wine Fair has been postponed as fears about coronavirus escalate.

Treasury Wine Estate (TWE) is expanding its Blossom Hill Gin Fizz range by introducing an RTD can format to the UK market.

Matthiasson Family Vineyards has appointed Nekter Wine Importer as its new distributor for the UK.

Greenall’s is launching Blood Orange & Fig Gin, to add to its zero-sugar flavoured gin range.

Industry marketplace Spiritrade aims to make it easier for drinks retailers to sell excess stock after receiving a seven-figure cash injection.

The organisers of the London Wine Fair 2020 have announced the show is still going ahead but the situation will remain under review following the uncertainty caused by coronavirus (COVID-19), which recently led to the cancellation of Prowein in Germany.

The UK saw at least 80 new distilleries opened last year, an increase of 22% compared with 2018.

An unusually warm winter has caused the German ice wine harvest to fail for the first time in recorded history.

Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) has come into force in Wales.

Pale Fox Prosecco, a single estate, small production sparkling wine, is now available to the UK off-trade.

Foxhole Spirits has secured a national listing with Booker, whereby the producer’s Foxhole Gin and Hyke Gin will be available to the wholesaler’s customers in the convenience sector and the independent off-trade.

Messe Düsseldorf has decided to postpone Prowein due to fears about the spread of the novel coronavirus.