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North South Wines is adding Noughty to its portfolio, to add to its growing collection of alcohol-free drinks.

Unicorn Tears Gin has a new look in time for Christmas, along with a revamp recipe and updated bottle design.

McColl’s Retail Group has announced a partnership with Uber Eats to offer home delivery of everyday convenience goods, including alcohol, from over 400 of its stores across the UK.

Iconic Wineries of British Columbia (IWBC) is introducing CheckMate Artisinal Winery to the UK for the first time.

Off-trade growth stalled at the start of December as consumers flocked back to on-trade venues – where possible - when lockdown restrictions lifted.

Smirnoff, Gordon’s Gin, Baileys and Captain Morgan will be the first of Diageo’s alcohol brands to provide UK consumers with new health guidance on pack.

Freixenet Copestick has purchased the assets and business of Jascots Wine Merchants from the administrators. All current Jascots employees will transfer to a new business which will trade as Jascots Wine Limited.

Phillip Schofield and When in Rome have launched the “world’s first celebrity-endorsed wine in Garçon Wines’ flat bottles”.

Flint Wines has announced the addition of the first-ever Greek winery to their portfolio. 

McGuigan Wines has partnered with FoodTribe to host a series of giveaways, quizzes and wine pairings ideas as part of the foodie platform’s “12 days of Christmas” digital activation.

1800 Tequila has teamed up with Cocktail Porter to create a limited-edition Christmas Dinner Cocktail Kit for cocktail lovers to indulge in the festive spirit from home.

Plumpton College is seeking UK wine producers that are keen to take part in its 2021 apprenticeship programme.

Atom Group, which incorporates Atom Brands, Maverick Drinks and Master of Malt, has added a new innovation arm to its portfolio.

Casillero del Diablo has announced it has renewed its long-running media partnership with Sky Cinema.

Beefsteak Club has been confirmed as one of the sponsors involved in Sky Sport’s coverage of the England versus South Africa one-day international cricket match series.

Helen Mulholland, master blender at Bushmills Irish Whiskey, has been recognised by Drinks Ireland | Irish Whiskey Association for her outstanding contribution to the development of the Irish whiskey industry.

United Wine Growers (UWG) has launched its first brand for the UK drinks sector.

Ridgeview Wine Estate has appointed drinks marketing agency YesMore to launch a Christmas social media campaign that emphasises the English sparkling wine brand as “a perfect choice for celebrations, even when social distancing”. 

Smokehead Islay Single Malt Whisky plans to launch its “Dreaming of a Wild(ish) Christmas” campaign, which promises a raft of “smoky festivities”.

Churchill’s Port has launched a digital-first club for “port lovers and the port curious”.

Waitrose has identified a number of key drinks trends from 2020, which it predicts will escalate into 2021.

A new UK-based online wine shop has revealed plans to go up against its rivals by offering an exclusive portfolio of wines from 12 countries, while also positioning wine alongside different occasions.

The Drinks Trust has announced The Drinks Community Mentoring Programme, which forms part of The Drinks Community initiative.

The Portman Group has announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive, Matt Lambert who will take up his post from January 2021.

Dishoom’s retail arm has launched a collected of bottled cocktails.

Ehrmanns-owned wine brand Beefsteak Club will be launching its first television campaign this winter.

Malux Wine & Spirits is launching a 25cl size bottle of Tokaji Aszu, which will sit alongside the full-size 50cl variants.

The Whisky Exchange’s Black Friday 2020 limited-edition single malt whisky sold out in less than two hours.

Millésime Bio 2021 has announced that it will now be taking place as a digital event. The organisers said this unprecedented move reflects Millésime Bio’s commitment to “all the professionals of the organic wine and alcoholic beverages sector who look forward to and rely on this key industry event every January”. The event’s dates remain unchanged: the world organic wine fair will take place from January 25 to 27 2021.