The first episode of wine podcast A Glass With featured pop superstar Pink, and producer Richard Hemming MW has revealed they became friends after she followed him on Twitter.

Tesco plans to introduce a selection of premium Old-World wines under its Finest brand.

Adnams has stated 2016 was a record brewing year for the company, with volumes passing the 100,000 barrels mark for the first time in its history.

Winemaking duo Chris and Andrea Mullineux are releasing a new flagship portfolio of fine wines inspired by the culture, terroir, history and tastes of the Cape.

The producers of Wild Knight English Vodka have announced they will be expanding the range to include caramel vodka, with other drinks to follow shortly.

Carling Cider is adding to its range with a new Black Fruits flavour.

Vivino, the global online wine marketplace, has launched a new feature which it says is specifically designed to help the wine trade.

Elephant Gin is set to get an “elephant strength’ variant, which is said to be more powerful, intense and full-bodied than the original

Barefoot Wine & Bubbly has revealed its latest campaign, which aims to champion diversity and inclusivity.

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Tesco plans to halve the number of Heineken products it stocks but denies this move is a direct response to the brewer’s planned price hikes in the wake of Brexit.

Lidl has appointed spirits expert Tristan Stephenson to work with its BWS buying team and consult on the retailer’s spirits range.

Champagne sales dropped in both value and volume terms in the UK last year, driven by the fall in the value of the pound, a reduction in discounting by supermarkets and a “growing appetite” for premium-priced options, according to the Champagne Bureau (CIVC).

Colonsay Beverages, which already has a range of beers in its portfolio, has now branched into gin production with the launch of a gin infused with unusual botanicals from the local area.

Meantime Brewing has claimed a market first by launching the first beer to be based on a brewmaster’s DNA.

The makers of Tiger Gin are getting ready to raise the profile of the brand this year by focusing on trade shows and food festivals around the country.

Dark Star Brewery is gearing up to open its first bottle shop and tasting room, which will be in the West Sussex town of Crawley.

Millennial-friendly and South African wines, ethical brands and sparklers are among North South Wines’ predictions to be 2017’s big winners.

London independent wine merchant Lea & Sandeman is on a mission to win over younger drinkers and expand its retail empire as it seeks to drive awareness of its brand.

The Vineyards of Hampshire group now represents eight winemakers across the county after Raimes English Sparkling joined.

Aldi has revealed its latest wine projects – the environmentally friendly Green Collection and a range called French Discoveries.

One third of Britons have reduced their alcohol intake over the past year, according to the latest research from Mintel.

Calvet, the French wine brand owned by Les Grand Chais de France, has collaborated with leading Camembert brand, Le Rustique, to launch an on-pack promotion.

Barefoot Wine & Bubbly has revealed its latest campaign, which aims to champion diversity and inclusivity.

Berry Bros & Rudd has announced that DBG Italia, the Italian agency business founded by David Berry Green, is to become an independently owned company.

The Simpsons of Domaine Saint Rose are introducing a sweet wine to the market for the first time.

OLN’s resident MW Richard Hemming is teaming up with wine personality and all round jolly good fellow Olly Smith for a new podcast.

Sainsbury’s has completed its biggest wine range review in years after seeking to answer shoppers’ desires for more unusual styles, make the fixture easier to navigate and simplify pricing. 

Prosecco sales are forecast to grow 17.3% to 8.3 million cases by 2020 and Brits’ insatiable thirst for the Italian sparkler will prop up an otherwise declining category.

Fine wine specialist Friarwood is putting the focus firmly on retail and e-commerce as it celebrates its 50th birthday this year.

Peter Bowen started the business in 1967, when he began importing top Bordeaux direct from the châteaux and supplying the UK on-trade.

The along-awaited Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme comes into effect on April 1.

Gallo Family Vineyards is adding to its Spritz portfolio with a Wild Strawberry flavour.

Heineken is launching a 0% abv lager under its eponymous brand in response to the growing consumer trend for moderation.

Treasury Wine Estates has appointed Tom King as managing director for Europe after Dan Townsend sadly passed away.

La Burgondie, a new 30-strong French wine brand, is heading to the UK’s off-trade this spring, distributed by Conviviality.

Bushmills Irish Whisky has added a Red Bush variant to the range to appeal to bourbon enthusiasts and those new to Irish whiskey.

Stroud Brewery has re-released its peppercorn bitter, Teasel, as a limited seasonal ale and this time it appears in a bottle conditioned format.

Whyte & Mackay has announced its biggest-ever international sport partnership with rugby team The British & Irish Lions.

The soaring popularity of gin and fruit cider has been cemented as the Office for National Statistics including the drinks in the virtual basket it uses to measure inflation.

The Magic Spells Brewery has become the latest brewer to join London’s craft beer scene.

Pernod Ricard UK has unveiled a new premium, on-the-go offering for its Jameson Irish whiskey brand.

Scotch whisky distiller Tomatin has unveiled its limited-edition single malt series, Five Virtues.

Stewart Brewing gets prepared for its annual Edinburgh Beer Festival, which it promises will be the biggest yet.

Caple Rd Cider has formed a partnership to become the official Cider of Backyard Cinema for the next two years.

Boutinot is bringing its winemaking experience to English shores for the first time with the purchase of Henners Vineyards in East Sussex.

Desperados Dos, a new variant in Heineken’s tequila-flavoured beer portfolio, is being launched to tap into the late-night drinking occasion.

Foxhole Spirits has released its second batch of Foxhole Gin, the first gin distilled with English wine grapes picked from Sussex vineyards.

Treasury Wine Estates’ European managing director Dan Townsend has sadly passed away.

The Rothschild Collection will make its London Wine Fair debut this year and a special invitation-only tasting will see one bottle of 2010 Chateau Lafite opened.

The UK’s leading gin retailers, bar operators, wholesalers and communicators were honoured for their hard work in making it the UK's most exciting and trendiest drinks category at our third annual Think Gin event this week.

The cider industry took a battering in the Chancellor’s March Budget and warned the decision will threaten the health of several British businesses.

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