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Saturday 3 December 2016 loc: GB

Spirits

The week in pictures

This week saw db host a masterclass on wines from Navarra, celebrate the 25th anniversary of London wine merchant Roberson and smash a volley with tennis legend Boris Becker.

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Let industry lead on Brexit trade deals, WSTA tells Defra

The government should let the industry lead free trade negotiations to secure the best deals, the WSTA has told Defra, as the organisation publishes its Brexit policy paper.

Friday, December 2nd, 2016 No Comments »

The Benevolent silent auction raises £37k

The Benevolent’s first online silent auction has smashed its fundraising target of £25,000, raising more than £37,000 in one week.

Friday, December 2nd, 2016 No Comments »

Top 10 drinks-related gifts for Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching, and with that comes the obligatory panic buying of presents. Get some inspiration for the drinks lover in your life with our round-up of boozy gifts.

Friday, December 2nd, 2016 No Comments »

Tequila & mezcal… what’s happening?

Wine & Spirit International’s Dale Sklar looks at the mounting crisis for the Tequila industry as a chronic shortage of Blue Agave plants – which are used to make the spirit – cause huge price increases.

Thursday, December 1st, 2016 No Comments »

Q&A: Joe Wadsack

This year Joe Wadsack was named the IWSC Wine Communicator of the Year for a second time. Here, we find out how the former trainee fighter pilot got into wine, and why dessert wines and their drinkers are like “two pandas in a cage”.

Thursday, December 1st, 2016 No Comments »

WSET launches round-the-world wine course at sea

Offering what must be the most glamorous route to attaining a wine and spirits qualification, the WSET has partnered with Cunard to launch a round-the-world course at sea, taking in over 70 countries.

Thursday, December 1st, 2016 No Comments »

China reports strong imported alcohol growth

China’s total alcoholic beverage imports including wines, beers and spirits registered strong growth in both volume and value terms in the first 10 months of the year, according to the latest figures.

Thursday, December 1st, 2016 No Comments »

How technology is transforming the drinks trade

From minimalist, home-brewing solutions to Pernod Ricard’s prototype of a web-connected spirits library, technology is rising as the alcoholic drinks’ industry’s geeky, auspicious, although slightly awkward, drinking buddy.

Thursday, December 1st, 2016 No Comments »

Bacardi appoints new global comms chief

Bacardi has appointed a new global chief communication manager to drive the internal and external corporate comms, marketing and media strategies.

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 No Comments »

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