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Convenience retailers have a glorious opportunity to boost sales in the days between Christmas and New Year, according to a leading retailer. 

Oddbins is putting its faith in New World wines in the run-up to Christmas as it bids to offer its customers good value for money.

The Portman Group has issued a retailer bulletin urging the trade not to stock Flying Dog Brewery’s Easy IPA as it encourages immoderate drinking.

Premium bottled ale needs to innovate to avoid meeting the same fate as the tanking blended Scotch whisky category, according to a leading buyer.

Lebanon’s oldest winery has celebrated its 160th anniversary by going back to its roots and launching a 100% Merwah.

The UK’s largest wine supplier is branching out into the gin category with the launch of Stone’s ginger gin.

Foxhole Spirits has appointed Highball Brands as its exclusive UK distributor.

Glasgow is set to get its first rum distillery in more than 300 years.

A Kentucky-based distillery is bringing its bourbon and rye whiskey to the UK this month to tap into a growing consumer interest in American whiskey.

Lidl has made new tickets available for its premium pop-up gin bars after the original batch sold out within 24 hours.

Jeroboams has added its eighth retail shop to the group by adding wine merchant Prohibition Wines to the portfolio.

Bayou Rum is rebranding its Louisiana rums and adding to the portfolio, in order to tap into the thriving premium rum and craft spirit sectors.

Hawkshead Brewery has opened its new brewhouse, trebling its annual production capacity.

Diageo Reserve has extended its ultra-premium Ciroc vodka portfolio with the addition of a limited-edition, Black Raspberry variant.

The Times has laid into Sheffield University academics in a scathing editorial that ridicules their demand for Public Health England to end its partnership with Drinkaware.

DMD Ventures, the parent company of online drinks retailer 31Dover.com and luxury trade supplier Vanquish Operations, has added a number of brands to its portfolio.

Jagermeister has launched a limited edition pack in time for Halloween and Christmas.

Glen Moray Distillery has launched the Glen Moray Cider Cask Project, which is a small batch single malt whisky expression that is exclusive to the UK.

The largest UK tasting event of Lebanese wines is set to take place in London later this month.

JP Chenet is launching its latest marketing campaign across five UK cities this month.

Amaro Montenegro has joined the Mangrove Global portfolio, as part of a move to build the brand within the UK’s retail and bar sectors.

Chilgrove Spirits and Hammonds of Knutsford have signed a new distribution deal, which coincides with the launch of Chilgrove’s new Bramble Edition Gin.

Tails Cocktails has announced a brand relaunch to coincide with London Cocktail Week.

Whyte & Mackay is launching a new gin featuring a Cat’s Claw botanical.

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has announced it will distribute Frescobaldi’s Tenuta Perano in the UK.

Greene King has secured the exclusive UK distribution rights for Spanish lager brand Estrella Galicia.

Black Cow has revealed details of a collaborative project with M&S, which has resulting in a limited edition vodka and on-pack promotion.

All Shook Up has added to its range as the popularity of cocktails in cans continues to grow.

Winter is coming and Johnnie Walker has launched a limited edition whisky to cash in on the enduring popularity of hit show Game of Thrones.

El Jimador tequila is to release two new limited edition Day of the Dead bottles into Waitrose and Asda stores nationwide this October.