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Family-owned Bollinger Group, owner of Champagne Bollinger, has bought Sancerre estate Hubert Brochard.

Club Soda will host its first Mindful Drinking Festival in Brighton later this month.

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has registered 'Scotch whisky' as a certification trademark in the US as it looks to protect its national drink.

Diageo has purchased Vivanda, owner of the flavour matching technology behind the ‘What’s Your Whisky’ platform and the Journey of Flavour experience at the Johnnie Walker brand home in Edinburgh.

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a TikTok influencer ad for a hard seltzer brand, over nutrition claims and encouraging excessive drinking.

From aperitivo moments to barbecues, cocktail hour and after dinner drams, there’s a world of drinking occasions for retailers to get behind, finds Jaq Bayles

Pernod Ricard has agreed to sell the Tormore brand and distillery to Sukhinder and Rajbir Singh’s Elixir Distillers.

The world of rosé is vast – and while consistency and young vintages suit some styles, there’s a case for flexibility elsewhere, finds Lucy Britner

Carlsberg Group has started a consumer trial scheme for its new fibre bottle. The sampling initiative involves 8,000 bottles in 8 countries, including the UK. The bottle also contains beer brewed with “organic and regenerative barley”, the company said. 

Interest in tequila and mezcal is growing and sales are surging, but the category’s small size means there’s still plenty of room for growth, says Clinton Cawood

As the trade prepares for English Wine Week (June 18 - 26), trade organisation WineGB has released its latest figures, which show a 69% sales rise for English and Welsh wines since 2019. 15% of sales were made by independent retailers, while winery websites accounted for 22% of sales. 

The trade organisation for the New Zealand wine industry has reported a 43.8% increase in grapes for the 2022 harvest, as producers look to rebuild stocks and sales.

Wines grown and made in Sussex have been awarded a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status.

The Alliance des Crus Bourgeois du Médoc has shared its road map to sustainable development as it looks to its next classification in 2025.

Britvic’s mixer brand, The London Essence Co, has rolled out a new marketing campaign as it looks to capitalise on summer drinking trends.

Tim Atkin MW has highlighted the continued improvement of Argentina’s white wines, saying they “now rank among the New World’s very best”.

The regulatory organisation for DO Cava has launched its latest campaign following a 17.33% increase in global sales between 2020 and 2021. The UK was the fourth largest international export market for Cava in the period.

The chief executive of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has praised the resilience of the wine industry, though he also warned there are more challenges to come.  

Vineyards with mountains in the background

French wine group Les Grands Chais de France (GCF) has made its first acquisition outside of Europe as it continues its international expansion.

From brands stripping back ingredients to ramping up flavour – and even gin brands taking on vodka making – the landscapes in gin and vodka continue to broaden. Millie Milliken reports

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Trade organisations for the wine industry in South Africa have said the 2022 grape crop is down on the previous year.

The monthly round-up of what's new in low/no, beer, cider, wine, spirits, RTDs and mixers. 

London Wine Fair has shared its Wine Writers Edit ahead of its 40th live show on June 7 - 9. 

Rum has been the ‘next big thing’ for as long as we can remember at Drinks Retailing. So, we caught up with Think Rum ambassador and all-round rum expert Peter Holland to find out if rum’s time is finally here.

a row of four wine bottles

Earlier this month, Drinks Retailing caught up with Sogevinus CEO Sergio Marly Caminal and international business manager João Tamagnini Belo at Prowein. The company’s flagship Kopke port is the main focus for the producer, with a 50-year-old Tawny and 50-year-old White Port being unveiled at the show. But elsewhere, Sogevinus has big plans for tourism and still wine

The May beer review

31 May, 2022

Jeff Evans is back with his bimonthly beer review. 

As Britain prepares for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, the drinks industry is gearing up with a host of limited edition products to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years of service. 

espresso martini cocktail

Drinks specialist Belle Lawrence from social media consultant Immediate Future uses Brandwatch analytics to deliver insights into at-home drinking habits

Asahi Super Dry beer is set to launch its largest multi-channel advertising campaign in the brand’s history. 

people at a wine tasting

The trade organisation for Australian wine has said 29 wineries will be present in the UK for London Wine Fair (LWF) next month.