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Russia bans 3,000 litres of imported wine

Russia has banned 200 batches of imported wine found in violation of the country’s “mandatory requirements”.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Emirates invests $500m in fine wine

Gulf airline Emirates has announced it has spent US$500 million in “long-term investment” in its fine wine programme over the last decade.

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

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 »

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