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Strong growth for UK alcohol exports

Exports of UK alcohol saw strong growth in the first half of 2017, with whisky and beer still topping the list of the nation's biggest exports, according to the latest HMRC stats.

Cognac reports third consecutive year of growth

Exports of Cognac continued to rise for the third year running, reaching record levels for both volume and value, the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac has reported.

Champagne promo prices rise by 4%

The price of beer, wine and spirits on promotion increased by 1.1% in the UK this year, however the price of Champagne on promotion increased the fastest, with the fizz now 4% more expensive than it was last year.

Diageo completes $1bn purchase of Clooney’s Tequila

Drinks giant Diageo has completed its US$1 billion acquisition of Tequila brand Casamigos, which was founded just four years ago by Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney and Rande Gerber.

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