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Wednesday 2 September 2015

Spirits

The week in pictures

A taxidermy taxi, vintage cocktails, Bourbon masterclass and a stunning soiree at London’s Somerset House to mark the start of the Rugby World Cup – it’s the week in pictures.

Friday, August 28th, 2015 No Comments »

Absolut write-down hits Pernod profits

Pernod Ricard saw sales rise by 8% to almost €8.56 billion in the year to the end of June, but a €404 million write down of its Absolut vodka brand caused net profits to fall by 15%.

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Amazon launches one-hour drinks delivery

Online retailer Amazon has announced it will be offering one-hour delivery on beer, wine and spirits in the US, as the country’s on-demand drinks delivery industry grows.

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 No Comments »

Sparkling wine and spirits drive UK sales

The UK’S off-trade saw value sales rise by 0.7% this summer, boosted by strong sales of sparkling wine and spirits, as beer and cider sees a 12% decline.

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 bizarre body-based drinks

From whale secretions and beard yeast to pig’s blood and porn stars, the drinks trade has thrown up all manner of bizarre beverages in recent years.

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 No Comments »

Pernod urges on-trade to tap into Twitter

Pernod Ricard is encouraging bars and pubs to do more to harness the power of social media, which it believes will be key to success during the 2015 Christmas season.

Monday, August 24th, 2015 No Comments »

US spirits sales up for 18th year

Sales of American whiskey have helped propel the US spirits industry to its 18th consecutive year of growth.

Monday, August 24th, 2015 No Comments »

The week in pictures

As the harvest kicks off at JP Ramos’ Falua Vineyards in Portugal, db samples a liver-cleansing milk thistle gin and the Great British Beer Festival signs off on its 38th year.

Friday, August 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Stock Spirits hit hard by Polish woes

Problems in the Polish market have seen profits tumble by -77% at drinks group Stock Spirits, which released its half-year results today.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Quinine gin steps up malaria fight

A new gin is celebrating the spirit’s historic role in keeping the British Empire healthy by using quinine as an ingredient and supporting a charity that fights malaria.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 No Comments »

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