Merry Christmas and happy New Year to just-drinks members

Merry Christmas and happy New Year to just-drinks members

So, that's that for another year, and what a 12 months it has been on just-drinks. Head over here for our full review of 2016, while clicking here will take you to our Top Tens of the Year.

In the meantime, we shall be closed from today, 23 December, returning on Tuesday 3 January.

Of course, we'll keep one eye on the news wires throughout the festive period, keeping you posted on any big stories, should they arise.

Finally, I'd like to send all just-drinks subscribers my heartfelt thanks for all your support in 2016. It continues to be a privilege to report on this great industry of ours, and I'm looking forward hugely to a lively 2017, which no doubt will provide its fair share of ups, downs, thrills and spills.

For now, though, on behalf of the whole just-drinks team, may I wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas.

See you next year.