Freixenet Copestick cemented its status as the UK’s leading supplier of sparkling wine by increasing sales 21% over the Christmas trading period.

Diageo has launched an Instagram filter that encourages social media users to moderate alcohol consumption by switching to water instead.

Quintessential Brands is launching a marketing push across its leading gin brands in the run-up to the festive trading period.

Chivas Brothers is to roll out a Christmas edition of it Ballantine’s scotch whisky. Ballantine’s Christmas Reserve is available until December in ‘key markets’ including Spain, France and Taiwan.

Diageo has announced the launch of Baileys Biscotti to the UK.

Whisky brand Glenglassaugh has announced the release of a limited edition range of single malt scotches named ‘Manager’s Legacy’.

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