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Tuesday 7 July 2015

Europe

German man launches ‘Grexit’ vodka

A German entrepreneur has trademarked the word “Grexit”, referring to Greece’s possible exit from the Euro, and is launching a satirical vodka-based drink off the back of it.

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 No Comments »

World’s cheapest city for a beer revealed

The average price of a bottle of beer is £1.07 in Krakow and Kiev, making them the cheapest cities in the world to buy beer, according to a recent survey.

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 No Comments »

EU spirits trade calls for fresh approach

Spirits producers in the EU will “achieve much more” if they follow a new strategy to focus on building exports outside the continent, a market report has claimed.

Friday, June 19th, 2015 No Comments »

Trade builds on British gin success

With 140 million bottles of British gin being exported a year, the government, suppliers and the industry’s largest trade body have teamed up to promote the category further.

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 No Comments »

‘Weak’ first quarter for Stock Spirits

European spirits producer Stock Spirits has warned shareholders of its “extremely weak” performance in the first quarter of 2015.

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Winners and losers in precarious global market

Global total volume growth remains subdued for a second year running, setting it up to be among the three lowest in the last decade.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 No Comments »

EU to vote on alcohol calorie labelling

Members of the European Parliament will today vote on whether calorie labelling should be made compulsory on all alcoholic drinks.

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 No Comments »

High tax on spirits gives rise to black market

A total of 32 tax increases across EU countries in the past two years have encouraged the black market to flourish, a spirits trade body has claimed.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 No Comments »

EU wineries allowed to increase plantings

From next year, EU member states will be allowed to increase the size of their winegrowing areas by 1% annually – a move designed to counter the falling market share of EU wines.

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Amorim lends support to Master Sommeliers

The Court of Master Sommeliers’ European branch has confirmed a partnership with natural cork supplier Corticeira Amorim, which will offer education about wine faults for the organisation’s members and students.

Monday, March 16th, 2015 No Comments »

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