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Thursday 31 July 2014

Spirits

Biggest drinking US states mapped

Home to some of the world’s biggest drinks brands it is no surprise that Americans enjoy a tipple or two – but some states are more partial than others.

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 No Comments »

Bar first to ban smokers from beer garden

A UK restaurant is believed to be the first in the country to ban smoking in their beer garden after complaints by other guests.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 No Comments »

LVMH profits hit by China slump

Destocking in China continued to impact Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) in the second half of 2014, which has posted a 15% drop in profits in its wine and spirits portfolio.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 No Comments »

Wine world lines up for Vinexpo Nippon

An international collection of winemakers and spirit brands have signed up to this November’s Vinexpo Nippon.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 No Comments »

New drinks retail brand launches in UK

Conviviality Retail, owner of the Wine Rack and Bargain Booze chains, has launched a warehouse-style UK retail brand promising to undercut rivals’ wine, beer and spirit prices.

Monday, July 28th, 2014 No Comments »

Lidl reconciles fine wine with budget image

Lidl has insisted that its move into higher priced wines does not undermine the European discount retailer’s budget-friendly reputation.

Friday, July 25th, 2014 No Comments »

‘Spoons shuns Diageo in Irish venture

JD Wetherspoon will not stock any Diageo-distributed products “for the long- term” in its new pub ventures in Ireland unless it can haggle lower prices from the brewer.

Friday, July 25th, 2014 No Comments »

Diageo to see slight growth in 2014

Analysts have predicted Diageo’s net sales growth will have risen by 0.5% in 2014, ahead of the release of the company’s full end of year results next week.

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 1 Comment »

Bartender sets patron’s face on fire

A guest at a bar in Lithuania suffered horrendous injuries after a bartender accidentally set his face on fire.

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Americans favour beer over wine

In the battle of the beverages, beer has won out over wine again in the US, with Americans favouring a pint of beer over a glass of wine or dram of whisky.

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 No Comments »

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