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Chase Distillery is extending its spirits expertise into the emerging seltzer category with an RTD range called Chase’s Gin Seltzers.

Accolade Wines confirm Caroline Thompson-Hill as Regional Managing Director for Europe

Caroline Thompson-Hill has been appointed Accolade Wines' new regional Managing Director for Europe.

Eco-packaging company Frugalpac has launched a lightweight bottle that weights five times less than a typical 75cl glass wine bottle. 

The off-trade recorded the highest level of value sales growth in the week ending June 20, 2020, according to Nielsen data.

Waitrose & Partners is reporting a surge in low and no alcohol sales.

London-based artisan spirits distillery, 58 Gin, has launched what it claims is the first gin-based hard seltzer in the UK.

A new distillery, based in north Cornwall, has launched its first small-batch spirits.

Surrey brewery Hogs Back has expanded its craft beer range with the launch of a seasonal East Coast IPA.

William Grant & Sons is celebrating ten years of ownership of the Irish whiskey brand Tullamore DEW by offering consumers the chance to win a rare edition from a ‘no longer available’ very limited batch of whiskey.

Tesco has announced its total sales increased by 8.2% to £13.4 billion in the first sales quarter of 2020, but it warned that coronavirus-related costs were set to hit £840 million this year.

Majestic Wines has announced it is ready to reopen all of its stores from tomorrow.

Wines of Great Britain (WineGB) has reported a “notable spike” in retail sales of English and Welsh wines in the last few months. 

Luxco, the American distiller, producer, supplier and bottler of alcohol, has appointed Lightbox Brands to grow UK sales.

The off-trade recorded a slight slowdown in growth for the cooler week ending June 13, but this still equated to an additional £110 million in value, compared to the same week in 2019.

Waitrose is predicting record-breaking demand for rosé wines over the next few weeks.

Naked Wines has appointed James Crawford as managing director of its UK business.

Spar is launching two new organic wines under a new brand name, Orbis (Latin for ‘World’)

Chivas Brothers has announced it will dedicate its pitch-side advertising space to support the Covid-impacted charity, MND Scotland (Motor Neurone Disease Scotland), when Manchester United hosts its first Premier League game back at Old Trafford this Wednesday evening.

Camden Town Brewery is launching a beer to celebrate the return to pubs.

A Mexican whisky is set to launch in the UK in July.

Cramele Recas, the Romanian wine exporter, is launching its first wines into Waitrose stores.

Kopparberg has extended into the rum category, following the success of its first foray into spirits last year with the launch of a fruit-flavoured gin range.

Ridgeview Wine Estate has revealed its plans for English Wine Week (EWW), which – this year, for the first time - will comprise a series of virtual events from June 20 to 28.

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), has announced its intention to develop a suite of beer qualifications.

Britons spent an extra £47 million on lager in the first week of June, compared to the same week last year.

Off-Piste Wines has extended into spirits by creating a new gin brand called Off-Piste Gin.

Echo Falls has unveiled a redesign across its entire portfolio, alongside new brand positioning intended to recruit younger shoppers and expand the category.

Accolade Wines has given its Echo Falls collection a fresh look, with a “modern and sophisticated” design incorporating a new ‘waterfall’ asset.

The Drinks Trust has said to date 1,750 beneficiaries applied for its Covid-19 Emergency Grant of £250 each. It also said 31% of these have already been made redundant due to the pandemic.

The triennial South African wine trade show, CapeWine, held in Cape Town and hosted by Wines of South Africa (WOSA), has been moved from its planned slot in September 2021 to new dates in 2022 (October 5 and 7), as a result of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Aubert Wines in California has appointed Flint Wines as its first agent in the UK Market.