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Wednesday 1 July 2015

Spirits

Lidl hints at plans for online wine shop

UK supermarket Lidl has not ruled out launching an online wine shop, reporting wine sales to be up 38% since it introduced a premium range last year.

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 No Comments »

UK reviewing alcohol intake guidelines

Health officials are to review the government’s drinking guidelines, as research linking moderate drinking to cancer leads to increased pressure from medics.

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Diageo appoints North America president

Deirdre Mahlan, Diageo’s chief financial officer, has been announced as the company’s new president for North America.

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 No Comments »

Deadline looms for IWSC digital post

The International Wine & Spirit Competition has made a final call for applicants to take up a paid six-month role as host of its new digital platform.

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 No Comments »

UK customs seize 550,000 litres of alcohol

More than 550,000 litres of illegal beer, wine and spirits have been seized by the UK HM Revenue and Customs as part of a six-week crackdown on smuggling.

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 No Comments »

US Senate passes bill to boost spirits exports

The US senate has been applauded by members of the spirits trade for passing a “critical” bill that it hopes will help open up further markets for US spirits exports.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Flavoured styles lead drinks NPD

A new report from Nielsen shows that flavoured variants are dominating brands’ new product development focus across the UK wine, cider and spirits categories.

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Britain’s cocktail habits expose north south divide

A survey has revealed Brits’ cocktail preferences depend on there they live, with the G&T a staple in the north and Pimm’s proving popular in the South.

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Range of Victorian gins launched in UK

A range of gins celebrating the Victorian gin-making era has been launched in the UK.

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 No Comments »

UK market in growth as price increases slow

The latest figures from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association show that “consumers are finally getting the break they deserve after years of inflation-busting tax rises”.

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 No Comments »

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