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Licor 43 is adding a vegan variant to its line up in the UK, to tap into the growing popularity of dairy-free liqueurs. 

Beers, wines and spirits from some of the world’s biggest producers will carry age restrictions on labels, marking the latest move by members of the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD) in its mission to combat underage drinking.

Hattingley Valley has secured £7.5 million in finance to support its continued growth plans.

Hattingley Valley has secured £7.5 million in finance to support its continued growth plans.

Alcohol education charity Drinkaware set up stalls in 47 Asda stores across the UK this month in a bid to help shoppers drink responsibly.

Love Drinks has taken on Pedrino Spritz to add to its pre-mixed drinks collection.

WineGB is to exhibit as a major generic body for the first time at the London Wine Fair this year.

Lanchester Wines is has expanded its range of boutique bulk wines with a high altitude single vineyard Malbec.

Halewood Wine & Spirits has secured a 48% share in Vestal Vodka, with both companies sharing their belief that the UK is set to see a revival of vodka.

Kopparberg is bringing out a cherry variant to add to its collection of fruit ciders.

Harvey Nichols is adding a pre-mix cocktail to its own-label range in time for Valentine’s Day.

Gareth Bath, the former Curious Brewery and Brewdog managing director, has been appointed managing director of Distill Ventures.

More than 50% of alcohol drinkers claim to have tried a low-alcohol product, but a further 13% say they do not recall seeing one available for sale anywhere, according to a survey conducted by YouGov for The Portman Group.

Majestic Wine managing director Josh Lincoln and chief customer officer Natalie Thng have left the business as part of a boardroom shakeup.

Pre-mixed alcoholic drinks have come under fire for containing “unnecessarily high” levels of sugar and calories, experts have warned.

Hallgarten & Novum Wines is introducing Lebanon’s only Assyrtiko, from producer Chateau Oumsiyat.

The Whisky Exchange’s third store, which is set to open this month, will feature more than 100 spirits and wines produced in Britain to reflect the community’s support for local and artisanal products.

The Whisky Exchange will open its eagerly anticipated new store on the doorstep of London’s Borough Market by the end of the month.

An advertorial for a drink that claims it can treat hangovers has been found in breach of the Advertising Standards Authority’s Code of Practice.

Harvey Nichols has added an Espresso Martini Cocktail to its own-label collection of pre-mixed cocktails, following the success of the first three variants.

Broadland Wineries has changed its name to Broadland Drinks to reflect the changing nature of its business and it is also launching two new products.

The Portman Group has defended itself following criticism that it is restricting the creative freedom of craft beer producers after a number of high-profile rulings.

Oxford Wine Co is celebrating the performance of its three stores over Christmas and said December was a record month for the company.

Tonics and mixers producer Fever-Tree has issued a profits warning and cut its sales forecast for the second time over a two-month period, due to tough trading conditions.

UK imports of Washington State wine have increased by 37% over the past five years.

Big Drop Brewing is launching a crowdfunding campaign with the aim of making its alcohol-free craft beers more accessible in the UK, as well as planning to expand globally.

WKD is adding a Dark Fruit flavour to its portfolio.

The Rhone wine region is focused on engaging on a “deeper level” with the UK off-trade for 2020, according to a senior spokesperson.

Off-Piste Wines has appointed former Waitrose and Co-op buyer, Maria Elener, as sourcing and supplier manager for Europe.