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

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

Waitrose is offering a range of ten ‘customer favourite’ wines for £10 each this Christmas.

Majestic Wine is confident that while other retailers are cutting costs, its strategy of continued investments into the business – which the company said was the primary reason for yesterday’s reports of a pre-tax loss of £0.2 million - will strengthen its position for the next phase of UK retail.

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

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

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

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

Drinks retailers are feeling bullish about their chances of thriving during the upcoming Christmas trading period, according to our reader survey.

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.

London retailer Real Ale has helped Marks & Spencer overhaul its own-label beer range in time for the key Christmas trading period.

Majestic Wine has launched a range of sakes in a bid “make rice nice for wine drinkers who may be stuck in Merlot and Sauvignon ruts”.

Berry Bros & Rudd has reported that operating profit fell 74.8% to £1.6 million in the year to March 31, 2018.

Hop Burns & Black has removed Beavertown beers from its shelves despite two of the brewer’s brands accounting for 8% of its turnover from beer.

Wine merchant Jeroboams is sponsoring the Financial Times’ Weekend Live Festival and it will pour wines for thousands of guests from a pop-up shop and bar.

Tesco and Asda are going head-to-head with 25% off wine offers in a bid to drive footfall during the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend.

Bargain Booze and Wine Rack franchisees will now be able to source 10% of drinks from outside of the company under franchise agreements.

Waitrose has reported soaring sales of organic wine and it now claims to enjoy a 60% share of the UK market.

Online retailer Winebuyers now lists more than 400 English wines sourced from 14 different counties.

Costcutter has reported a 28% rise in summer sales of Heineken brands after teaming up with the supplier for a competition called Golden Balls.

The Co-op’s beer and cider sales grew by 21% year on year over the past nine weeks, attributed to the World Cup and heatwave. 

The firm behind online retailer 31Dover.com and supplier Vanquish Wine is using its ecommerce expertise to branch out into the world of drinks marketing.

Corks Out founder Ruth Yates will step down from her role as chief executive at the Cheshire-based retail chain in September.

London fine wine merchant BI reported 6.1% revenue growth in the first half of 2018 thanks to increased demand for US wines, Burgundy and Champagne.

Aldi and Fallen Brewery have teamed up to launch two exclusive craft beers to capitalise on the growing demand for interesting brews in Scotland.

Independent drinks stores of all sorts can now enter the Drinks Retailing Awards 2019.

Trading in Conviviality shares was suspended this morning after it identified a need for short-term funding to pay a VAT bill due on March 29.

Conviviality’s share price took a further hit today as it confirmed the detailed effect of a profit warning issued last week.

PASS proof-of-age cards are being redesigned to include the logos of the National Police Chiefs’ Council and the Security Industry Authority.