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23 April, 2014

Wild Turkey hits the streets

Wild Turkey is heading to cities across the country as the bourbon appears in its first outdoor advertising campaign.

Kopparberg has landed a listing with Marks & Spencer to become the only Swedish cider on its shelves. 

Arran Brewery has earmarked £80,000 to triple its production output with a further £80,000 being invested to help it reach new international markets.

Councils are using statistics on 999 callouts, hospital admissions and crime to ban retailers from selling alcohol in “binge-drinking hotspots”.

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Brewdog is to open the first in its Bottledog chain of specialist beer shops next week.

Costcutter owner Bibby Line Group could be ready to jettison its loss-making Rhythm & Booze off- licence chain to focus on its core convenience business.

Sipsmith has responded to increasing demand for its boutique gin by moving to a larger home on a residential street in Chiswick, west London.

Rosé wine sales dropped 4% by volume, with value sales creeping up less than 1%, in the year to March 1 – behind both white and red wine, Nielsen has reported.

Retailers will miss out on a huge growth opportunity if they continue to leave blended Scotch whisky in the shadow of single malt, according to a leading supplier.

Off Licence News has teamed up with Wines of Brazil to offer retailers the chance to win a trip to the South American nation.

Aldi boosts wine range

17 April, 2014

Aldi has upped the ante in the wine aisles with a range of entry-level products launched in time for the Easter rush.

Waitrose is trialling a deli and wine offer to encourage shoppers to spend longer in its new-look BWS areas and explore the range.

Morrisons breached advertising laws by using a nursery rhyme likely to appeal to children when marketing its range of spirits.

Moët & Chandon will be the title sponsor at Newmarket Racecourse’s three-day July festival.   

Halewood has launched an American-style cloudy apple cider in a bid to create a brand that can match Crabbie’s and Lambrini in scale.

A record number of Masters of Wine will gather in Florence next month for the Institute’s eight international symposium.

Hi-Spirits has accepted a “confidential settlement” after taking Global Brands to the High Court for releasing a sambuca brand that breached EU law.

Stirling-based Traditional Scottish Ales has relaunched under the name Black Wolf Brewery.

North Yorkshire’s Black Sheep brewery is revamping its range of bottled ales.

London Wine Fair organiser Brintex has taken a hit to its own revenue in a bid to return the event to growth.

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