Liquor stores across India reopened this morning after the country moved into a new phase of its coronavirus lockdown.

Liquor stores will be permitted to remain open in New York, New Jersey and California during the coronavirus pandemic after they were declared “essential businesses”.

The Wine Institute of California has argued that wineries are an “essential business” and should be allowed to maintain operations during a lockdown.

London International Wine Trade Fair organiser, Brintex, has announced that the 2013 show will now start on the Monday, May 20 instead of the usual Tuesday. The three-day show will therefore finish on the Wednesday, May 22.

Ivan Menezes has been appointed to the Diageo board as an executive director with effect from July 2.

US Spirits company Fortune Brands today begun trading as Beam on the New York stock exchange, following the separation of its businesses.

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Nick Strangeway

NOTHING'S NORMAL

Happy customers across the UK enjoyed their first pints and non-homemade cocktails at the start of July as its hospitality sector reopened after months of lockdown. But normal service has hardly resumed.

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