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Thursday 24 April 2014

Spirits

Top 10 New York rooftop bars

Get away from the hustle and bustle of New York’s streets and escape to a rooftop oasis at one of the city’s many rooftop terraces.

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Diageo unveils HK world bartender shortlist

Four of Hong Kong’s best bartenders have been shortlisted to compete in the national finals of Diageo’s Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year competition.

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

Powdered alcohol cocktails to go on sale

US officials have signed off a powdered alcohol product called Palcohol, described by its creators as “a great convenience for the person on the go.”

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

Drinks giants battle global headwinds

A crackdown on ostentatious consumption by Chinese officials, which forecasters believe could cost the economy some $100 billion this year, is being keenly felt by the producers of luxury goods, especially premium spirits.

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

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 »

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