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Thursday 27 November 2014

Europe

Russia drags down AB InBev

Brewing giant AB InBev has seen global beer volumes slide by 2.7% in its third quarter, driven down by declines in Europe, especially Russia.

Friday, October 31st, 2014 1 Comment »

Winemakers bare all for saucy calendar

A bunch of young winemakers have again taken part in a raunchy calendar with the aim of presenting the wine industry as “sexy and modern.”

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 2 Comments »

Whisky pulled amid ‘antifreeze’ claims

Bottles of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky have been recalled over claims it contains excessive levels of propylene glycol – a chemical found in antifreeze.

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 No Comments »

2014 harvest: Europe at a glance

As Europe brings its 2014 harvest to a close, few of the key wine regions appear to have escaped the unsettled weather conditions that look set to characterise this vintage.

Monday, October 27th, 2014 1 Comment »

Diageo confident as challenges persist

Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes has told investors to expect an improved performance this year, despite the company reporting a 1.5% decline in organic net sales for its first quarter.

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Finland bans the word ‘whisky’ from fair

Authorities in Finland have been criticised for censoring a beer and whisky expo when they ruled that the word ‘whisky’ must be removed from its title.

Monday, October 13th, 2014 No Comments »

Hotel in Champagne diamond lucky dip

Assuming they don’t swallow it by mistake, one lucky guest at a New Year’s Eve party in Munich will find a €2,500 (£1,970) diamond in their Champagne flute.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Europe gets make-your-own wine shop

A Belgian man has opened what he claims is Europe’s first make-your-own wine shop in Ireland selling vino for as little as €4 (£3.14) a bottle.

Monday, October 6th, 2014 No Comments »

Asia and Europe drag down Cognac

Sharp declines in shipments to the Far East and Europe have brought an end to Cognac’s three consecutive years of record growth.

Friday, September 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Sydney sommelier wins scholarship

The 16th annual Daniel Pontifex scholarship has been awarded to Alexander Kirkwood of Sydney’s Rockpool Bar and Grill.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 No Comments »

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