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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sales of American whiskey have helped propel the US spirits industry to its 18th consecutive year of growth.
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.
Problems in the Polish market have seen profits tumble by -77% at drinks group Stock Spirits, which released its half-year results today.
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.
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