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Wednesday 1 July 2015

Africa

Is drinking in our genes?

The recent observation of chimpanzees indulging in palm “wine” has lent weight to a study suggesting hominids evolved the ability to metabolise alcohol 10 million years ago.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Diageo takes control of United National Breweries

Diageo has taken control of South Africa’s United National Breweries, having acquired the remaining 50% stake it did not already own.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Vinexpo to explore African wine boom

Vinexpo Bordeaux 2015 will host a conference dedicated to opportunities in the African market, where wine consumption is predicted to rise by a third in the decade to 2018.

Monday, March 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Africa the next great beer frontier

The African beer market is exploding, with research predicting an annual average growth rate of 5% between 2013 and 2017 – making it the fastest growing region in the world.

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Pernod Ricard: The thirst to be first

As Alexandre Ricard prepares to take the throne at Pernod Ricard this month, returning the family name to the top job, he and his predecessor Pierre Pringuet speak to Ron Emler about the ever-growing ambitions of the company

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 No Comments »

‘Drunk’ gorilla takes swing at snapper

A 550 pound silverback gorilla tried to pick a fight with an unsuspecting photographer after getting drunk on fermented bamboo stems.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Africa – a land of opportunity for Pernod

Africa is set to become the next big growth region for Pernod Ricard, according to its soon-to-be-chairman Alexandre Ricard in an exclusive db interview.

Monday, February 9th, 2015 No Comments »

US demand driving world wine market

Demand for wine from US consumers is set to drive the world wine market over the next three years, according to a recent study conducted by the IWSR for Vinexpo.

Monday, January 26th, 2015 No Comments »

Buoyant US fails to halt Cognac slide

Global Cognac exports saw another dip in 2014 as the category came up against “a conflicting and unstable economic backdrop”.

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 1 Comment »

Crocodile bile beer kills 56 at funeral

A batch of beer believed to have been poisoned with crocodile bile and served at a funeral has killed 56 people and put dozens more in hospital.

Monday, January 12th, 2015 1 Comment »

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