Vivino is launching a free delivery service, which it describes as the “Amazon Prime” of the wine industry.

Morgenrot has strengthened its Spanish beer offering by becoming the exclusive importer of Alhambra Reserva Roja.

Pickering’s Gin’s 3 Queens range, which was originally created exclusively for luxury British cruise line, Cunard, is now being made available on dry land.

Boutinot has launched The Capeography Co, a new range which aims to chart the story of the Cape’s regional diversity.

Scotland’s first tequila company has officially launched, releasing the world’s first Speyside whisky cask-aged tequilas to the market.

Berry Bros & Rudd has announced a new distribution agreement with Scottish “new wave” distillery, Daftmill.

Gonzalez Byass is increasing its investment in Croft Twist to drive awareness of the “very modern” aperitif.

Broadland Wineries has secured a brand and distribution deal which will bring a number of Australian and New Zealand wines to the UK market.

Waitrose has seen “unprecedented sales” of its festive Heston from Waitrose gin, and it has now doubled its initial order for the product after it sold a month’s worth of stock in just one day.

Boutinot is adding the first Hungarian wines to its portfolio; the wine company has a selection of “quality and characterful” wines from two Hungarian producers, which it can now offer to independent retailers.

Champagne Taittinger has released a limited edition bottle of its Brut Reserve NV to celebrate its association with the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

California is battling with more wildfires in the south, just weeks after northern California was hit by fires which devastated many of the region’s vineyards.

Thatchers is introducing a 10-can multi-pack for its Thatchers Haze Cider to tap into the popularity of both the brand and this smaller multi-pack format.

Aber Falls Distillery has launched its first range of premium flavoured gins and liqueurs.

Langham Wine Estate has added Langham Blanc de Noirs 2013 to its portfolio in time for Christmas.

Nirvana Brewery, which claims to be the UK’s only non-alcoholic brewery based in East London, has launched two beers into the off-trade.

Berry Bros & Rudd has announced it has increased its stake in Anchor Distilling Company.

The Co-op has announced it is to become the first supermarket in the UK to stock a Fairtrade wine from Lebanon.

Clamato, described as ‘the cult US tomato cocktail juice with a twist’, has released a festive campaign in the UK.

Copestick Murray has purchased French wine specialist Free Run Wines and is now busy integrating the team into its growing business.

Bristol-based brewery Moor Beer has acquired a 2,000 square foot premises in London’s Bermondsey Beer Mile.

Registration is now open for the 2018 Rioja Wine Educators Programme.

The former MD of Caledonian Brewery has opened a new brewery, distillery and retail space in Liverpool.

Adrian Tierney-Jones has been named Beer Writer of the Year 2017 at the British Guild of Beer Writers’ annual awards ceremony.

Kongsgaard Raw Gin has been launched into the UK off-trade, with initial listings in Harvey Nichols, The Whisky Exchange and Amazon.

Thatchers is introducing Dabinett and Redwood variants to its Cider Barn range.

Jack Daniel’s has launched a new expression as part of its Single Barrel Collection.

The winegrowers of the AOC Saint Mont and Plaimont Producteurs are heading to London in February to present long lost ancient grape varieties at an exclusive trade tasting event.

The Benevolent has raised more than £25,500 at its ‘Thanks for Giving’ online silent auction.

Chapel Down has launched its first gin and vodka, produced using grapes from its 2016 harvest.

Sheppy’s has added cans to its portfolio along with a new look designed to cement its premium position.

Salcombe Distilling Co has linked up with Spain’s oldest known sherry house to create its latest limited-edition gift set.

Online bottle shop and craft drinks specialists Flavourly has struck a deal with Chinese craft brewer Panda Brew.

Speyside Distillery has launched a new gin inspired by poet Lord Byron’s words.

Colombian rum producer Dictador has announced a collaboration with a select group of premium drinks producers to create “a new take on a sharing experience”.

The trend for multinational brewers investing in their small, craft counterparts continues apace as Heineken has taken a minority stake in Brixton Brewery.

Denbies Wine Estate is tapping into the trend for zero-dosage sparkling wines with its latest newcomer.

ABInbev has created limited-edition packaging for Stella Artois to coincide with the festive period.

The Co-op is reported to have signed a five-year deal to supply Costcutter stores, following the collapse of Palmer & Harvey (P&H) yesterday.

Vinisud and Vinovision Paris have joined forces to create a joint wine show in Paris in 2019.

Innis & Gunn has released the first of its new Vanishing Point beers; a series of barrel-aged brews which aim to reflect the apex at which the skills and passion of its brewers converge with its ambitions to create exceptional beers.

Palmer & Harvey is on the brink of falling into administration, leaving thousands of jobs in jeopardy as Christmas approaches.

Retailers are expected to continue cutting their ranges in 2018 in a bid to save money and make life easier for their customers, according to market research firm IRI.

Hawskhead Brewery has announced it will build a new brewery, which will form part of a £3 million two-site brewery expansion scheme.

Ex Sipsmith duo James Grundy and Felix James have announced the opening of what they have described as “the world’s first ‘small beer’ brewery”, which will be dedicated to the lower alcohol beer sector.

St Austell Brewery has opened a new 40,000sq ft Bristol-based storage and distribution depot, creating at least seven new jobs in the area.

Sadler’s Brewing Co is extending its Peaky Blinder portfolio by adding a spirits range, in time for the start of the fourth series of the cult BBC TV show.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label has released a limited edition exclusive gift set in time for the festive season.

Rum expert Peter Holland has been appointed co-chair of Think Rum 2018.

BrewDog has launched its latest protest beer, which it hopes will “shake the world by its shoulders” and remind leaders to prioritise Climate Change issues.

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