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Sunday 19 February 2017 loc: GB

Spirits

Russia hints at illegal spirits problem

As much as 70% of spirits sold in Russia could be non-alcohol or ‘surrogate’ alcohol, Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry announced at a press conference this week.

Thursday, February 16th, 2017 1 Comment »

Alcoholic drinks: 4 key trends for 2017

Spiros Malandrakis, senior alcoholic drinks analyst at Euromonitor, rounds up the drinks trends he predicts will shape the industry in 2017, from cannabis cocktails and ‘hometainment’ to genderless marketing.

Thursday, February 16th, 2017 No Comments »

Go-ahead for EU-Canada CETA trade deal

The EU has voted to ratify a controversial trade deal with Canada which will boost the exports of drinks between the two trade blocks, and remove Canadian regional monopolies on wine retailing.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 2 Comments »

Pernod Ricard to roll out connected ‘smart’ bottles across brands

Pernod Ricard is rolling out ‘fully-connected’ bottles with individual QR codes across its brands that will give users info on the brand, provenance and nutritional content via their smartphones.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 No Comments »

Armenian brandy production up 27% in 2016

Armenian brandy enjoyed healthy growth in 2016 with production rising by 27% to 21.6 million litres over the previous year, according to the latest figures released by the National Statistical Service (NSS).

Thursday, February 9th, 2017 No Comments »

Diageo could be forced to buy remaining shares in USL

India’s Securities and Exchange Board (Sebi) could force Diageo to buy the 44% of the shares it does not own in United Spirits Limited (USL).

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 No Comments »

Top 10 drinks trends for 2017

Dynamic digital agency Kerve has kept a close eye on drinks developments to bring us its top 10 alcoholic drinks trends for 2017, from multi-sensory experiences to virtual reality.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 No Comments »

Campari buys Bulldog gin for £46.8 million

Gruppo Campari has bought London Dry Gin brand Bulldog for £46.8m to strengthen its premium position in the on-trade.

Friday, February 3rd, 2017 No Comments »

Pernod Ricard snaps up small US bourbon distillery

Pernod Ricard North America has snapped up a small US distillery after completing its acquisition of Bourbon and spirit producer Smooth Ambler.

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 No Comments »

Gin saved as juniper is added to national seed bank

Gin is to be saved for posterity after it was announced that juniper, the spirit’s main ingredient, is to be added to the UK’s national seed bank.

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 No Comments »

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