Drinks group Sazerac has unveiled a line of flavoured vodkas under its Wave brand for the US market.

Packaging company Rexam is to build a new beverage can plant in Finland.

The United Kingdom Vineyards Association (UKVA) has unveiled new wine schemes for English and Welsh still wines, in line with the wine regime changes implemented by the EU.  A new wine scheme for sparkling wines will be introduced later this year.

Estonian alcohol producer AS Liviko has acquired 50% of a Japanese alcohol import and distribution company.

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Nick Strangeway

Bottled cocktails: The dos and don'ts

Pre-made cocktails have always carried a stigma, which I find odd. The romance of watching bartenders make drinks from scratch left pre-batched cocktails feeling cheap to many consumers, but lockdowns have forced this attitude to change.

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