The UK’s wine industry will plant one million vines this year with popularity forcing the industry to launch a new competition in recognition.
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 has extended its estate of cherry orchards in northern Italy with 2,000 trees to compentase for a UK sales boom.
French wine group Maisons & Domaines Henriot has taken majority ownership of Beaux Frères Vineyard in the US.
WSTA chief executive officer Miles Beale believes the UK can use Brexit to boost spirit export numbers after 45 new distilleries emerged in 2016.
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’s wine brand GN Sauvignon Blanc has been made available in Tesco supermarkets in the UK and Kroger stores in the US.
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 Dougal Sharp believes that crowdfunding has made Scottish craft beer brands the most internationally recognised.
Anheuser-Busch InBev will export African beer brands with ‘huge potential’ to its global market.
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, from Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands, has launched a cider for the UK on and off-trade markets.
English cask ale Doom Bar will be an official sponsor for the British & Irish Lions rugby tour to New Zealand this summer.
Owner of Reàl, American Beverage Marketers, has teamed up with drinks consultant Giuseppe Gallo to create Bon Vivant Tonic Syrup.
Craft beer company BrewDog has been valued at £1bn after TSG Consumer Partners spent £213m on shares in the brand.
The Meantime Brewing Company in London has launched a can range of its three best selling beers.