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27 August, 2014

James Clay to lead Left Hand push in the UK market

Colorado-based US brewer Left Hand is aiming to expand its presence on the UK market in a distribution partnership with James Clay.

South African wine producer Distell has added two wines under the name 56 Hundred to its Nederburg portfolio in the UK.

Low-alcohol and alcohol-free beer is becoming more socially acceptable and off-trade volumes have grown more than 8% in the past year, a study has revealed.

William Grant expects the first spirit from its new €35 million distillery at Tullamore in Ireland to come on stream from mid-September.

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Tesco is running a warehouse clearance sale on its Wine By The Case website.

Diageo has been found in breach of marketing rules for using a counter-top promotional unit that could encourage irresponsible, impulse purchases.

Exports of New Zealand wine grew 10% in value and volume in the past year as sales surged in northern Europe and the US following a record harvest.

Meantime brewery and Chase distillery have teamed up to launch a beer that replaces essential hops with gin botanicals.

Chilean winery Santa Carolina has teamed up with Ehrmanns to grow its UK distribution and take on the country’s biggest brands.

Morrisons has topped its own-label Soave with an “environmentally friendly closure” that is said to use 64% less aluminium than a traditional screw cap.

The convenience channel is missing a trick on premium spirits and should use Christmas 2014 to catch up with the grocers, according to a leading supplier.

Six retailers have lost their licences and 10 more are under review after Newham council’s enforcement team blitzed the east London borough in a series of test purchasing stings.

A “treatment tax” for helping alcoholics should be added to alcohol sold in the off-trade, according to think tank Centre for Social Justice.

Britain’s most northerly distillery has launched its first gin.

Alliance Wine has signed up Valencia-based artisanal producer Celler del Roure.

Tobacco manufacturer JTI has sponsored a pilot test purchasing scheme to help retailers in the north west tackle under-age tobacco sales.

Czech brewer Budvar has hit back at a report claiming drinkers cannot taste the difference between Stella Artois, Heineken and its eponymous beer, writing it off as a prank from a notorious troublemaker.

Retailers need to stand their ground and refuse to be bullied into adopting Reducing the Strength schemes by heavy-handed authorities, according to a licensing expert.

A “yes” vote for Scottish independence could leave the drinks industry out of pocket either side of the border, an excise specialist has warned.

Wine agency Barwell & Jones has added 10 wineries from across the globe to its portfolio in a bid to build on 30% growth in the past year.

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