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Retailers have been urged not to clear their shelves of rosé this Christmas after Nielsen data revealed a 60% sales spike for the category in December 2017.

Virgin Wines is expecting a bumper Christmas trading period after enjoying 12.5% sales growth during 2018 so far.

New Zealand has emerged as the only major wine producing nation to enjoy volume sales growth in the UK off-trade, according to Nielsen data.

Off-trade beer sales were up 7.6% in the third quarter of 2018, according to new figures from the British Beer & Pub Association.

London brewer Five Points is celebrating its fifth birthday by launching a limited-edition range in collaboration with some of its most exciting craft counterparts.

Asda is selling bottles of cava for £4.12, Prosecco for £4.50 and Champagne for £9 as part of a 25% off deal.

Labour MP Neil Coyle is the new chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Wine and Spirits.

Steve Parfett is to retire at the end of the year following a long career in which he turned his family business into a leading wholesaler.

A group of wine producers and students gathered at the WSET’s London offices this month to learn from the team behind the successful I Heart brand.

Chapel Down is importing three of its favourite red wines from across Europe and selling them via its website, its cellar door and a pop-up store in Bluewater.

The Languedoc Rousillon region provides British buyers with a golden opportunity to start making money from the wine business, a leading producer has declared.

The CIVL generic body representing the Languedoc Rousillon region has become the first French interprofession to appoint a female president.

Morrisons is selling bottles of I Heart wine for £4 apiece in a bid to drive shoppers into its stores on Black Friday.

More than half of UK consumers believe that drinking low and no-alcohol beer has become more socially acceptable in recent times, according to a new study.

Alcohol Awareness Week begins today and Tesco has marked the occasion by promoting Heineken 0.0 in 450 stores across the UK.

An Armagnac finished in a peated Scotch whisky barrel has been released in a bid to push the region in an innovative new direction.

A group of small distillers has banded together to campaign for a reduction in spirits duty for small producers. 

Plymouth Gin hopes to reach 7 million shoppers by sponsoring TV shows such as Sherlock, Cops UK and The Killing Season will 10-second idents.

Two of the UK’s best-performing wine suppliers will officially merge on January 1 to create a new company called Freixenet-Copestick.

Borough Wines is ramping up its focus on wholesale as it bids to become a leading supplier of wines on tap.

Brothers that evaded paying £3.6 million in tax by distributing illicit beer, wine and spirits across the UK have been jailed for a total of 12 years.

The managing director of Bargain Booze and Wine Rack is leaving the group to take up a senior role at Pets at Home.

Diageo GB managing director Charles Ireland is leaving the business after a 20-year stay and travel retail boss Dayalan Nayager will replace him.

Edrington Beam Suntory has appointed former Diageo Reserve Brands supremo Nick Temperley as its new general manager for London.

Beer, cider and spirits all enjoyed a duty freeze as the Chancellor delivered his autumn budget statement, but wine was hit by an RPI increase.

Shares in AB Inbev dropped by 11% after it announced it will cut its dividend in half in a bid to bring down its debt.

Bancroft Wines has bolstered its portfolio with 167-year-old Barossa Valley producer Seppeltsfield and it will relaunch the wines into the UK market this month.

Michelle Brampton is taking over as the new managing director for Treasury Wine Estates’ UK and European business from November 1.

Whisk(e)y accounts for 21% of all UK spirits sales and it dominates the off-trade channel, but there is still a massive opportunity to grow the category further. It vastly under-trades among female consumers and younger adults, and retailers can reap the rewards if they compose exciting ranges that appeal to a broader demographic. For that reason we decided to launch Think Whisky, building on the success of our popular Think Gin and Think Rum events, in order to help them share best practice.

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