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Wednesday 1 July 2015

Canada

Diageo appoints North America president

Deirdre Mahlan, Diageo’s chief financial officer, has been announced as the company’s new president for North America.

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 No Comments »

Trade war sees Canada threaten US wine

A proposal by the Canadian government to impose staggering taxes on US wine imports will be considered by the World Trade Organisation next week.

Friday, June 12th, 2015 No Comments »

The week in pictures: Hong Kong

An audience with Antinori, tasting Louis Jadot, the launch of Dom P ’05 and sampling Canadian vodka. It’s been a busy and eventful week for the db HK team.

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 No Comments »

BC wineries up London presence

Wineries from British Columbia upped their presence at the Wines of Canada tasting in central London this year with 13 producers attending.

Friday, May 15th, 2015 No Comments »

Former CEO of Diamond Estates arrested for fraud

A dozen people including the former CEO of Diamond Estates Winery have been arrested in Montreal as part of an investigation into an alleged tax fraud in which 1.8m bottles of wine were sold on the black market.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Toronto wants to be craft beer capital

Two Toronto city councillors have proposed plans to make the Canadian city the “craft beer capital of the world”.

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 1 Comment »

Restaurant bans ‘small screaming children’

A Canadian restaurant has received messages of “hate and threats” after it banned “small screaming children” from its premises.

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 1 Comment »

Bacardi lays off 15% of North American staff

Bacardi has begun the process of firing around 80 of its 600 employees in North America, maintaining that “it is business as usual” at the company.

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Canada’s taste for English gin ‘soaring’

Grape-distilled English gin Chilgove will be available in Canada from April, with interest in the spirit said to be “soaring”.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Rival oak bottle enters wine market

A wooden bottle that aims to replicate the effects of oak ageing has entered the market to rival the Pinocchio Barrique Bottle, launched on Kickstarter in January.

Monday, March 30th, 2015 2 Comments »

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