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Sunday 14 February 2016

Spirits

Average Brit pays £333 a year in booze tax

The WSTA is ramping up its campaign for a cut in wine duty by highlighting the vast difference paid by consumers in the UK compared to Italy.

Friday, February 12th, 2016 No Comments »

The week in pictures

This week saw db party with French Cognac brand Martell, test out Coravin’s latest invention and get down to business discussing the evolution of Austrian white wines.

Friday, February 12th, 2016 No Comments »

Pub offers rare £1,000 a shot 1947 gin

A UK pub that holds the Guinness World Record for having the most varieties of gin behind its bar is now offering patrons a shot of gin priced at £1,000.

Friday, February 12th, 2016 No Comments »

Pernod Ricard improvement ‘driven by USA’

Improvement in the US helped drive “a gradual improvement” for Pernod Ricard in the first six months of the financial year, with the UK wine portfolio also performing strongly.

Thursday, February 11th, 2016 No Comments »

Mallya costs Diageo £100m in debt default

VJ Mallya, the non-executive chairman and former owner of India’s United Spirits, has cost Diageo $135 million (£93m) by defaulting on a debt to Standard Chartered Bank, reports suggest.

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 No Comments »

Blogger pairs drinks with contraception

A blogger has responded to controversial government advice regarding drinking and birth control by pairing different methods of contraception with alcoholic drinks.

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 No Comments »

British drinks tax ‘needs reform’

The UK’s alcohol tax regime is in need of significant reform, a leading think-tank has said.

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 No Comments »

Alcohol Education Trust secures £3k prize

The Alcohol Education Trust, a charity that works across the UK to teach children about safe alcohol consumption, has come runner-up in the 2016 GSK Impact awards.

Monday, February 8th, 2016 No Comments »

Inverarity Morton to close regional depot

Scotland’s largest independent wine and spirits merchant has blamed changes to drink driving laws in Scotland for the closure of its Kinross-shire depot.

Monday, February 8th, 2016 No Comments »

The week in pictures

Hotdogs, honkey tonk, dinner at The Ritz, frozen cocktails, DRC and wheels of cheese all feature in this week’s round-up of drinks trade antics.

Friday, February 5th, 2016 No Comments »

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