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Sunday 20 April 2014

Spirits

Russia’s illegal vodka market takes hold

Illegal vodka trade accounted for 55% of Russia’s entire vodka market in 2013, while its legal vodka production dropped by 17% in this year’s first quarter.

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Diageo bids £1bn for control of United Spirits

Ivan Menezes, Diageo’s new chief executive, has bid £1.13bn for control of India’s United Spirits, the sub-continent’s dominant spirits group.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 No Comments »

UK alcohol consumption at 23-year low

New figures released by the BBPA have confirmed a drop in UK alcohol consumption of 2.1% in 2013 – the lowest level recorded since 1990.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Chilgrove launches ‘first’ English gin distilled from grapes

English craft distiller, Chilgrove, has created what it claims to be the first English gin made from distilled grapes.

Monday, April 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Wine steals market share in Canada

Wine is gaining ground as the drink of choice among Canadians, enjoying a 4.9% sales increase last year as the country’s beer sales continued their long-term decline.

Friday, April 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Global alcohol action group launched

Nineteen of the world’s leading producers of beer, wine and spirits have announced the creation of a new global organisation to help reduce harmful drinking and promote responsible drinking.

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Artist rebuilds Crystal Head Vodka skull

A forensic artist has rebuilt the face of Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head Vodka skull bottle in a creepy homage to the brand.

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Red Army vodka ‘gun’ banned

A vodka packaged in a gun-shaped bottle has been found in breach of UK marketing laws for its “inappropriate” links to violence and aggression.

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Carlsberg enters ‘hard drinks’ category

Carlsberg is making its first move into the “hard drinks” category with a new alcoholic lemon drink aimed at young men.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Diageo to benefit from UK pension changes

Now that the dust has settled from this year’s Budget, City analysts and commentators are looking beyond the freeze on spirits duties and the abandonment of the alcohol duty escalator.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 No Comments »

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