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Monday 5 October 2015


Diageo in £315m threat to USL shares

Diageo could stand to lose shares worth £315 million from its Indian subsidiary United Spirits (USL) if “adverse” rulings are taken on legal proceedings against its former holding company.

Monday, September 14th, 2015 No Comments »

2014 Czech beer exports to China ‘nearly doubled’

Exports of Czech beer to China reached 22,688 hectolitres in 2014, nearly doubling from 12,688 hectolitres the previous year, the head of the Czech Beer and Malt Association has confirmed.

Monday, September 14th, 2015 No Comments »

The week in pictures

This week db got schooled in the art of Sherry, delved into the world of Lebanese winemaking and attended Europe’s biggest South American trade tasting.

Friday, September 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Millercoors joins craft beer spending spree

Millercoors, the second largest brewer in the US, has acquired a majority stake in Californian craft beer company Saint Archer – the latest in a spate of beer takeovers.

Friday, September 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Students brew beer in Zimbabwe with cereal

Several boarding schools in Zimbabwe have banned breakfast cereals after it was discovered students have been using them to brew beer.

Friday, September 11th, 2015 No Comments »

‘Britain’s best pubs’ 2015 announced

The best pubs in Britain, as judged by the Campaign for Real Ale, have been released to mark the launch of The Good Beer Guide 2016.

Friday, September 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Heineken buys 50% stake in Lagunitas

Dutch brewer Heineken has entered the craft beer fray, buying half of popular American craft beer brand Lagunitas.

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Drink and drama: top 10 quotes

Wine, beer and spirits have been causing mirth and mayhem for millennia and the world of theatre has been quick to capitalise. We consider some of the finest, most provocative drinks quotations from the stage.

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 1 Comment »

Diageo and SABMiller ‘should merge’

Diageo and SABMiller could boost their profits by nearly a fifth and see off a much-feared AB InBev takeover if they choose to merge, analysts say.

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 1 Comment »

Does anybody care about Coors Light?

A former Miller Coors executive spills the beans to Dan Fox claiming that the brewer’s “problems” are rooted in his belief that “nobody really cares” about its brand.

Monday, September 7th, 2015 1 Comment »

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