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Lyme Bay extends portfolio of English sparkling wines

Lyme Bay Winery has added two new additions to its line-up of English sparkling wines.

Cornish Orchards moves into cans with 33cl range

Cornish cider producer, Cornish Orchards, has extended into 33cl cans with three of its ciders.

Chapel Down reveals "exceptional" single vineyard wine

Chapel Down is launching a prestige cuvee from its single vineyard estate, Kit’s Coty, which will form part of a new trio of wines.

Heineken reveals £5m campaign for Old Mout

Heineken has launched a £5m campaign for its New Zealand cider brand, Old Mout.

Heineken creates new SKUs for Sol

Sol lager is now available in two new SKUs to help retailers cash in on the key summer season.

Big Drop launches second low alcohol beer

Big Drop Brewing Co, the UK’s first brewer dedicated exclusively to producing beers under 0.5% abv, has added a new beer to its portfolio.

Co-op members given decision-making powers for new wine

The Co-op has revealed details of a new project, which follows the success of its recent member-led own-label beer launch, and this time it's focused on wine.

Pernod Ricard aims to revitalise cognac

Martell has refreshed its original VS expression as part of its strategy to modernise the cognac category.

Chapel Down toasts "excellent year"

Chapel Down has announced last year was “another fantastic year of growth” with year-on-year sales up by 25% to £6.8m, and wine gross profit up by 30% to £2.8m.

Australian wine on trade-up mission

Australia has long been head and shoulders above the other wine producing countries in UK volume and value sales, but sales have finally started to dip slightly. The only top 10 countries of origin in growth – New Zealand, Argentina and Chile – all have a higher average bottle price than Australia, so it is arguably time for the industry to come together to drive value into the Australia category to preserve its long-term health.

Discover Riesling and the other grapes of Germany at trade tasting

More than 250 wines will be poured at the Wines of Germany trade tasting at the Hospital Club in London on May 9.

Tequila fans look for ‘sophisticated’ options

Tequila sales are soaring in the UK as fans seek out premium variants for cocktails or as a sipping spirit, according to the latest data.

Bolney and Kew join forces to launch English sparkling range

The Bolney Wine Estate and The Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew have joined forces to launch a new collection of  “quintessentially English” sparkling wines for spring.

Pernod Ricard posts 3% sales growth for third quarter

Pernod Ricard posted a 3% rise in sales for its third quarter, boosted by good growth in both Europe and the Americas.

Carling Premier gets set for increased distribution

Carling has relaunched its premium lager, Carling Premier.

Tristan Stephenson gives his verdict on the off-trade after joining Lidl

The off-trade spirits market is in a good position for growth, with signs it is picking up traction from the on-trade, according to a leading bartender.

Licensing Act changes would offer "no benefit" to retailers

A recommendation by a Lords Committee to abolish local authority licensing committees brings no obvious benefit for “real people on the ground”, according to an expert in licensing law.

Cider producer in challenge to anti-alcohol lobby

A leading cider producer has challenged the anti-alcohol lobby over the unsubstantiated claims it has been making about white cider in the national media.

Lanchester Wines goes back to its roots

Lanchester Wines has bolstered its sales team in a bid to re-establish itself as a quality supplier and target numerous trade channels with “boutique bulk” wine.

Buckingham Schenk strengthens Spanish operations

Buckingham Schenk has announced it is strengthening its Spanish operations with the aquisition of a new winery.

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