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Thursday 31 July 2014

Cabernet Sauvignon Masters 2014: The results

An impressive cast of judges convened for the Global Cabernet Sauvignon Masters to put 200 wines through their paces in June. Here we list the medalists.

UK Lords investigate EU drinking strategy

The House of Lords has launched an inquiry into the next EU drinking strategy, potentially informing policy on issues such as minimum unit pricing.

Rémy pushes for liqueur and spirit growth

Rémy Cointreau has promoted Panos Sarantopoulos to the post of CEO for its Liqueurs & Spirits division with a remit to speed up growth in this corner of the portfolio.

Brewery recalls ‘exploding’ beer bottles

A US brewery has voluntarily recalled bottles of its Swill beer over concerns some could explode.

Cork firms hail US and China data

The cork sector has hailed two new surveys it claims signal a strong preference for natural cork closures in the US and China.

Diageo net sales drop by £1.1 billion

Diageo has blamed a net sales loss of £1.1 billion in 2014 on weak emerging markets and a continued slowdown in China.

Student gets $200k payout over ‘beer’ sting

A student who was jailed after alcohol control officers mistook a case of water for beer has been paid $212,500 in compensation.

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