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3 December, 2016

Gigglewater targets opportunities in canned sparkling wine

A drink described as a ‘lifestyle Prosecco’ brand and boasting the unusual name of ‘Gigglewater’, is on a mission to invigorate the UK’s thriving sparkling wine sector.

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) is calling for Brexit Ministers to let industry lead negotiations to ensure the best possible free trade agreements with the EU.

Carlsberg is set to revitalise its flagship brand starting with the relaunch of Carlsberg Export next February and a £15m spend aimed at attracting millennial drinkers.

Iconic Australian wine producer Chris Ringland has released a new entry-level wine called CR 2013, along with new vintages of his super-premium Barossa Shiraz range.

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The first ever white rum to be distilled in Scotland is ready to hit the off-trade next month.

An IPA from Seattle’s Reuben Brews has arrived in the UK just days after it took gold in the New Style IPA category at a European beer competition.

The Haciendas Company now has two additions to its existing Cava portfolio.

Halewood has revealed its latest addition to the Whitley Neill family – a handcrafted Quince Gin.

The UK’s largest spirits supplier has a new general manager after Charles Ireland took over from Andrew Cowan at Diageo GB.

Supermarkets are going all out to drive footfall on Black Friday by offering huge discounts on beers, wines and spirits.

Drinks trade charity The Benevolent is hosting an inaugural online auction tomorrow to raise money for members of the industry that have fallen on hard times.

Maxxium UK is introducing Courvoisier gift packs inspired by the Paris Golden Age.

Morrisons plans to revive the Safeway name as part of its increased focus on the convenience sector, and it also plans to open more impulse outlets.

Belvoir Fruit Farms has developed a range of drinks which mimic the sensation of drinking wine, but without any resulting hangover.

Waitrose has revealed its ‘must have’ wines for the festive season; a collection of six classic wines and a Reserve Tawny Port, each priced at £10 a bottle.

Sussex wine has been granted temporary protected status, pushing it closer to the official PDO status it seeks.

Moet & Chandon has launched its personalisation service in Selfridges in time for Christmas.

Baileys is launching a new £3.6m festive campaign, while its 50cl Chocolate Luxe variant is set to become a permanent addition to the range.

A Scottish distillery has sold out of its first release of ‘mature spirit’ three times over, amid “overwhelming” demand.

Sogevinus Fine Wines has reported a “surprisingly good” harvest, considering what it described as a difficult vine-growing year.

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