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.
European spirits producer Stock Spirits has warned shareholders of its “extremely weak” performance in the first quarter of 2015.
Global total volume growth remains subdued for a second year running, setting it up to be among the three lowest in the last decade.
Members of the European Parliament will today vote on whether calorie labelling should be made compulsory on all alcoholic drinks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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