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Saturday 3 December 2016 loc: US

Alcohol

How technology is transforming the drinks trade

From minimalist, home-brewing solutions to Pernod Ricard’s prototype of a web-connected spirits library, technology is rising as the alcoholic drinks’ industry’s geeky, auspicious, although slightly awkward, drinking buddy.

Thursday, December 1st, 2016 No Comments »

Innis & Gunn smashes crowd-funding

Scottish brewery Innis & Gunn have raised a £1 million more than its target crowd-funding campaign, as it brings its plans for English bars forward by a year.

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 No Comments »

Travel retail: Total Immersion

Forget yesterday’s clinking bottles, today’s global travel retail sector is a glittering stage from which spirits brands seek to captivate consumers, finds Tom Bruce-Gardyne.

Monday, November 28th, 2016 No Comments »

Wine industry ‘needs to wake up to new drinking occasions’

The UK wine industry needs to wake up to new drinking occasions and the growing desire for low-alcohol wines or risk getting left behind according to one key player.

Friday, November 25th, 2016 No Comments »

Chancellor silent on UK alcohol duties

Philip Hammond MP delivered his first autumn statement as UK Chancellor of the Exchequer yesterday, but unusually made no mention of wine, beers or spirits.

Thursday, November 24th, 2016 No Comments »

Don’t demonise home-drinking, Lords told

Demonising “home-drinking” is simplistic and fails to reflect the way shopper habits have changed, representatives from three retailers told the House of Lords, as they confirmed there was no evidence to suggest ‘pre-loading’ at the weekends.

Thursday, November 24th, 2016 No Comments »

UKVA aims for ‘clear commitment’ to rejoin OIV

The UKVA has welcomed the news that Defra is considering the UK rejoining the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), vowing to work towards a “clear commitment” to do so.

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 No Comments »

Diageo uses VR to push drink driving message home

Diageo has launched an immersive virtual reality (VR) experience that allows users to “see, hear and feel” a fatal drunk driving collision as part of its efforts to tackle drink driving.

Monday, November 21st, 2016 No Comments »

Taiwan’s repeat DUI offenders get ‘corpse cleaning’ as punishment

Repeat drunk driving offenders in Taiwan will get an unorthodox punishment by working in the morgue to help clean up corpses as part of their community service in the city’s latest move to curb its increasing and often deadly DUI cases.

Monday, November 21st, 2016 No Comments »

SWA to appeal minimum unit price ruling

The Scotch Whisky Association has announced it will appeal the decision by the Scottish Court of Session to allow minimum unit pricing in Scotland to go-ahead.

Friday, November 18th, 2016 No Comments »

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