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Think Spirits is gearing up to launch the Dragons’ Cup at this year’s event, offering attendees the chance to be part of an interactive and light-hearted debate about the spirits category.

Drygate Brewing Co has launched a citrus alcohol-free beer created to “boost battered immune systems across the UK”.

A Baijiu made in the UK is launching in time for Chinese New Year.

Yealands Wines is to unveil new label designs at the New Zealand Annual Trade Tasting event in London on January 15.

Mangrove UK has appointed Joel Defries as head of marketing.

Naked Wines has reported its Christmas trading was in line with expectations, up by 11% on the same period last year.

The Cava Designation of Origin has unanimously approved a “momentous and unprecedented” plan to overhaul its classification system.

Vinexpo has teamed up with global event organiser Comexposium to become the world’s leading organiser of events dedicated to wines and spirits.

Seedlip is set to unveil its first advertising campaign, supported by the strapline “Drink to the Future”.

Whitley Neill is adding to its range of gin flavours with a limited-edition Gooseberry variant, launching next month.

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has investigated separate adverts featuring Southern Comfort and Bombay Sapphire Gin and it concluded ads related to the former to be in breach of the CAP Code.

Morgenrot has extended its selection of low alcohol beers from the Netherlands with the launch of a new “fresh and fruity” sour beer called Fruit Machine.

Bodega Argento is introducing a new brand for the UK off-trade with its first variant set for Sainsbury’s shelves this month.

Majestic secured the highest online visibility score of any online drinks retailer during the crucial December trading period, according to a new report.

BWS sales decreased 0.1% over the four-week Christmas trading period as consumers switched to alcohol-free alternatives and soft drinks, according to Nielsen till data.

Majestic sees "largest-ever trading day" and festive sales rise

Aldi has reported that BWS sales grew 9.2% year-on-year at its stores over the Christmas trading period.

Thatchers Cider has introduced its first alcohol-free cider, Zero.

Fourpure Brewing Company’s product Juicebox IPA has been upheld in one of the first complaints under the Portman Group’s new Code of Practice, following concerns that the citrus-themed packaging and brand name could appeal to children. 

Black Chalk English Sparking Wine has entered the next phase of its expansion plans, with the addition of vineyards.

Liberty Wines has added one of the world’s most iconic producers to its portfolio by becoming the UK agent for Henschke.

Beer Hawk Fresh has announced it will now distribute Fix8 Kombucha, giving retailers the chance to offer freshly-fermented kombucha in both bottle and keg.

Complaints against Heineken’s Birra Moretti Gran Antichi and Leffe Brune Abbey have not been upheld by the Portman Group’s Independent Complaints Panel.

Harvey Nichols has added a limited-edition whisky created by The English Whisky Company to its own-label range.

Chapel Down Group has announced that its managing director, beers and cider, Gareth Bath, has resigned to pursue other interests.

Sales of liqueurs hit their highest ever level over the last 12 months, with 43 million bottles sold to a total value of £1.3 billion.

Majestic Wines has given its staff an extra day of holiday today to kick off 2020, as a thank you for their hard work throughout 2019.

Halewood Wines and Spirits has reported strong growth throughout 2019 driven by a number of its core brands, including Whitley Neil Gin, Crabbie’s Whisky and Dead Man’s Fingers Rum.

Off-Piste Wines has secured investment from business investor BGF to support further growth. The investment gives BGF a minority stake in the company.

Low and no alcohol producers are gearing up for a record number of consumers embracing Dry January this year, with a raft of campaigns targeting those looking to reduce their alcohol intake.