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UK set to plant 1m vines in 2017

The UK’s wine industry will plant one million vines this year with popularity forcing the industry to launch a new competition in recognition.

Carling re-launches Premier League lager

Molson Coors-owned Carling has re-launched Carling Premier, its premium lager which will be available across both the on and off-trade markets in the UK.

Luxardo makes cherries blossom in Italy

Luxardo has extended its estate of cherry orchards in northern Italy with 2,000 trees to compentase for a UK sales boom.

Maisons & Domaines Herriot conqueres US vineyard

French wine group Maisons & Domaines Henriot has taken majority ownership of Beaux Frères Vineyard in the US.

Brexit can boost spirits exports says WSTA chief

WSTA chief executive officer Miles Beale believes the UK can use Brexit to boost spirit export numbers after 45 new distilleries emerged in 2016.

William Grant & Sons branches into US

Scottish whisky distiller William Grant & Sons has bought Tuthilltown Spirits in New York state to expand its whisky portfolio into the US for the first time.

Graham Norton wine gets Tesco deal

Graham Norton’s wine brand GN Sauvignon Blanc has been made available in Tesco supermarkets in the UK and Kroger stores in the US.

US editor says no to sexism in beer industry

John Holl, editor of All About Beer magazine in the US, has voiced his concerns about sexist beer labels and the ‘lack of gender equality’ in the beer industry.

Innis & Gunn founder says Scottish beer success owes to crowdfunding

Innis & Gunn founder Dougal Sharp believes that crowdfunding has made Scottish craft beer brands the most internationally recognised.

AB InBev expands to Africa

Anheuser-Busch InBev will export African beer brands with ‘huge potential’ to its global market.

Sapporo sues Japan government over tax rates

Sapporo Breweries in Japan has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese government seeking a tax return for the amount paid on its Goku Zero beer.

Jack Daniel's launches new cider

Jack Daniel’s, from Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands, has launched a cider for the UK on and off-trade markets.

Doom Bar sponsors British & Irish Lions tour

English cask ale Doom Bar will be an official sponsor for the British & Irish Lions rugby tour to New Zealand this summer.

Bon Vivant Tonic Syrup readies for UK launch

Owner of Reàl, American Beverage Marketers, has teamed up with drinks consultant Giuseppe Gallo to create Bon Vivant Tonic Syrup.

BrewDog valued at £1bn

Craft beer company BrewDog has been valued at £1bn after TSG Consumer Partners spent £213m on shares in the brand.

Meantime launches new can range

The Meantime Brewing Company in London has launched a can range of its three best selling beers.

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