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Scotch Whisky specialist Douglas Laing & Co has released its Year of the Pig Limited Edition bottlings in celebration of the Lunar New Year.

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

Naked Wines is collaborating with Garcon Wines to offer a novel way to acquire new customers.

Dalston’s Soda Company is kicking off 2019 with the launch of four new variants, to coincide with Dry January.

Purity Brewing Company is to distribute Galipette Cidre in the UK.

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.

Hatch Mansfield has taken on its first Italian producer with three Italian estates from the Gaja family.

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

The wine estates for Ornellaia 2015 and Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2016 have commissioned artist William Kentridge to create unique labels for the wines.

Craftwork has been appointed as UK distributor for the premium Spanish gin brand, Nordés.

Manchester Gin has revealed plans to open a city centre distillery in Manchester.

Arbikie Highland Estate Distillery has launched Scotland’s first Rye Whisky in over 100 years, using rye grown on its highland estate.

Eight distilleries have joined forces to introduce a new Whisky festival in the Scottish Highlands, while at the same time a Highland Malt Scotch Whisky brand has revealed plans for a limited-edition launch.

Morgenrot, the specialist beer importer, has added a non-alcoholic variant from Dutch craft brewer, vandeStreek Brouwerij, to its portfolio.

Peroni Nastro Azzurro is introducing an 0.0% abv variant billed “the first super-premium alcohol-free beer” to hit the UK market.

A new alcohol-free spirit is set to hit the market in time for Dry January.

Drinkaware ambassadors will go into 100 Asda stores across the UK this month to educate shoppers about the pitfalls of drinking to excess.

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

Stock Spirits, the Central and Eastern European branded spirits and liqueurs business, will move its UK distribution to The Drinks Company as of January 1, 2019.

Gin sales in the UK this year reached almost £2 billion, which is nearly double the amount sold in 2016, the year dubbed ‘Year of Gin’.

Off-Piste Wines has revealed plans to expand its Most Wanted Wines sparkling range in 2019, following “a great year” for the brand in the off-trade.

Budweiser is to be brewed with renewable electricity following a deal between ABInbev and European solar energy company, Lightsource BP.

Thatchers has added two West Country style ciders to its Cider Barn collection for 2019.

Berry Bros & Rudd has appointed Matt Smith as one of its wine buyers.

Diageo Reserve has officially launched Belsazar Vermouth after acquiring the brand from Distill Ventures earlier this year.

Diageo is piloting a new Amazon Alexa Skill to inspire consumers to 'think, talk and try' Scotch at home this festive season.

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

Square Root Soda is launching its Non-Alcoholic Gin & Tonic in January 2019.

The Crafty Brewing Company has acquired Guildford-based brewery, The Little Beer Corporation (LBC).