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Concha y Toro grew off-trade sales by 18.3% in the 12 weeks to January 5, 2019, to cap a strong year for the South American wine supplier.

Beck’s Blue remains the top dog in the non-alcoholic beer sector, but it has seen its market share eroded by a plethora of newcomers to the category.

The WSTA is calling for a temporary suspension on wine tariffs to prevent prices rocketing in the event of a no deal Brexit.

Naked Wines has retained its title as the UK’s most popular online drinks retailer when it comes to monthly searches.

The team behind online wine retailer Clos & Cru is set to launch a new ecommerce site called Elicite next month.

Naked Wines’ UK business enjoyed 12.2% year-on-year growth in the 10 weeks to December 31 as shoppers stocked up on cases ahead of Christmas.

Kopparberg producer Cider of Sweden has released a pair of low-calorie RTDs under a new brand called Balans Aqua Spritz.

Manchester brewery Seven Brothers has completed a £500,000 crowdfunding drive after attracting investment from more than 850 craft beer fans.

Pinkster gin has raised £1.1 million in a round of private financing to allow it to fully capitalise on the pink gin boom.

Tesco BWS director Rob Cooke has challenged suppliers to bring more genuine innovation to the market in order to maintain a thriving drinks industry.

Barefoot has leapfrogged Echo Falls, Blossom Hill and McGuigan to become the second most popular wine brand in the UK off-trade.

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.