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Sunday 4 October 2015


Winery uncorks 124-year-old wine for Berlusconi

The director of a winery in Ukraine has angered authorities by appearing to open a 124-year-old bottle of wine for former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi.

Friday, September 18th, 2015 1 Comment »

Russia bans three US wines

Russia’s consumer rights watchdog has banned three US wines over claims they violate its food safety laws, the latest in a line of products to be banned in the country.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 1 Comment »

Chase to sell vodka to the Russians

Herefordshire-based Chase Distillery has signed a distribution deal to sell its potato vodka in Russia in the first deal of its kind for an English vodka brand.

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 No Comments »

Drunk passenger restrained on HK flight

A 30-year-old Russian man was beaten up and bound with Scotch tape after being drunk and unruly on a Siberian Airlines flight from Hong Kong to Vladivostok.

Friday, July 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Russian cooper targets Scotch sector

A Russian cooperage has joined forces with a UK firm to target the Scotch whisky industry with its barrels as “a quality alternative to traditional European sources.”

Thursday, May 28th, 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 »

Stoli belongs to Russian state in Benelux, court rules

SPI Group has lost control of its Stolichnaya brand in the Benelux region after a Dutch court ruled it belonged to the Russian state.

Friday, March 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Man builds Champagne bottle house

A Russian man has built a house made from 12,000 Champagne bottles in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, where it is known as the “Palace of Oz”.

Thursday, March 26th, 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 »

Brigitte Bardot saves alcoholic bears

Two bears who were plied with alcohol and forced to live in squalid conditions have been rescued and put on a rehab programme – thanks to Brigitte Bardot.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 1 Comment »

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