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Sunday 29 November 2015

Bond leads British gin boom in the US

James Bond, Downton Abbey and Adele are all helping to boost exports of gin to the US, with their popularity helping to promote all things British among US consumers.

New booze app eyes up national roll out

An app that brings booze to your door within 20 minutes of ordering is hoping to extend its reach across London within six months, before targeting other cities.

A quarter of wine drinkers will pay more than £10 a bottle

More than a quarter of still wine buyers are prepared to spend more than £10 on a bottle of wine at home, according to a new report by Mintel.

Champagne Doyard moves to Matthew Clark

Matthew Clark has taken on exclusive distribution for Champagne Doyard from Flint Wines.

Man poses as a glass of wine on Tinder

A man who posed as a glass of red wine on Tinder proved such a hit on the online dating site that he clocked up 300 matches in two days.

The week in pictures

This week saw the drinks trade get its tastebuds around baijiu and bulk wine, before donning their best dress for one of the biggest nights in the industry’s calendar – the IWSC awards banquet.

Young women key to China wine rise

China’s imported wine drinking population has doubled since 2012, and the new consumers are mainly under 30 and female.

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