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Wednesday 7 October 2015


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 »

Stock Spirits in €6m fraud investigation

Central and Eastern European spirits producer Stock Spirits has announced that potentially €6 million of allegedly fraudulent payments were made within its Polish business over the last five years.

Thursday, March 12th, 2015 No Comments »

Profits slide at Gruppo Campari

Wild Turkey showed signs of struggling to capitalise on the current Bourbon boom, as owner Gruppo Campari announced a pre-tax profit fall of -15.7% in its end of year results.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Coravin steps up expansion plans

Coravin has brought in former Nespresso executive Frédéric Levy as CEO to help the wine access tool expand its footprint further across Europe and Asia.

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Pernod profits slip as Ricard takes charge

Pernod Ricard saw net profits drop 5% in the first half of 2014/15, as the company announces its financial results and the appointment of Alexandre Ricard.

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 No Comments »

Buoyant US fails to halt Cognac slide

Global Cognac exports saw another dip in 2014 as the category came up against “a conflicting and unstable economic backdrop”.

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 1 Comment »

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