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Freixenet Copestick and Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary NPC have announced a new wine partnership. The initiative aims to support the work done by the charity while also putting some “much needed life” into the South African wine category, which is in -6.4% decline in the UK. 

Shoppers made a noticeable switch to convenience store shopping for the last week of March, according to the latest Nielsen data.

Love Drinks has added to its portfolio of premium artisan spirits with UK brand Conker.

Edinburgh Gin is introducing a new service to help people create “the perfect tipple without leaving the house in search of more ingredients”.

Bloom Gin has unveiled its latest Fruit and Floral Fusions, Bloom Passion Fruit & Vanilla Blossom Gin and Bloom Raspberry & Rose Gin.

Cardrona Distillery has this month released two new single cask expressions of its Just Hatched single malt whisky.

Larkfire, the brand that is described as “wild water” for whisky, has launched a new multi-pack as a response to an increase in demand.

Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery has launched its first ‘sherry finished' release, Filey Bay Moscatel Finish.

Loire Valley Wines (InterLoire) has reported “very healthy” export figures to the UK for 2019, driven – in part – by consumers seeking out alternative sparkling wines and lighter red options. 

The Character of Islay Whisky Company has added two more aged Islay Single Malts to its range.

Ramón Bilbao has announced it will continue with its plan to launch its Spanish Wine Academy, while also bringing forward its digital and online initiatives.  

Lyme Bay Winery has added to the range of wines it produces for Aldi. 

Berry Bros & Rudd has selected Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND Association) as its charity partner for the next three years.

The Cotswold Distillery is launching a small-batch Wildflower Gin Collection, which rolls out across the UK this month.

The Drink Trust’s Covid-19 Emergency Fund goes live today and will run until April 10. 

The Wine Society hopes to reopen for business by the Easter weekend. 

Freixenet Copestick is adding to the Freixenet brand by introducing a new range of premium Italian still wines.

Corona beer production has been suspended temporarily due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Flavoured gin sales increased 125% year-on-year in the week to March 21 as shoppers stocked up for the coronavirus lockdown.

Freixenet Copestick has teamed up with Intervino to produce 2,500 bottles of personalised I Heart Superheroes Prosecco. 

Harvey Nichols has teamed up with Patron to create its own Anejo Tequila.

Berkmann Wine Cellars is launching a new initiative to deliver wine direct to customers, while also donating a portion of the profits to help the hospitality sector.

Trivento is launching a new series of idents as part of its latest marketing campaign, marking the third year of its partnership with the Discovery Channel.

Vineyards across France have been hit by snow and frost this week, although many winemakers are reporting “very limited damage” to the vines to date.

The Wine Society, which announced last week that it was temporarily closing for the first time in its 146-year history, is planning a phased reopening in the coming weeks. 

An idea shared by an English wine producer last Friday has inadvertently evolved into an initiative aimed at supporting the English wine industry, as well as encouraging people to shop local.

Black Tower gets a revamp

01 April, 2020

German wine producer, Reh Kendermann, is adapting the look of its flagship wine brand, Black Tower, from this month.

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has said its members “overwhelmingly support” the organisation’s calls for a six-month suspension to alcohol duty.

A new national initiative will enable pubs to trade as food and drink shops, helping to give their local communities access to essential items.