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Thursday 30 July 2015


IWSC unveils LWF masterclass line-up

The International Wine & Spirit Competition has confirmed its schedule of London Wine Fair masterclasses, which will shine a spotlight on current trends, unfamiliar regions and 2015 medal winners.

Friday, May 15th, 2015 No Comments »

Belvédére cuts to counter sales drop

Spirits producer Belvédére has revealed it cut its marketing budget by €6.5m and its workforce by around 500 people to help save money in the face of falling value sales.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Top marketing campaigns of the month

The Grant’s Scotch ultimate weekend, rapper P Diddy’s millennial focus and Lanson’s polo push all feature in this month’s roundup of the marketing moves shaking up the industry.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 No Comments »

Campari posts strong Q1 results

A 13.4% growth in value sales and a 72% boost in pre-tax profits has been welcomed by Italian spirits producer Gruppo Campari.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 No Comments »

Emperador moves to buy Louis Royer Cognac

Philippines-based spirits producer Emperador will make an offer to buy Cognac maker Louis Royer from Beam Suntory this week.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 No Comments »

db launches iOS app

the drinks business is proud to announce that our iPad and iPhone app is now available for subscribers to download for free.

Monday, May 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 new products

Leading the troupe of new releases over the last month is Dom Pérignon’s 2005 vintage, McGuigan’s Aussie answer to the growth of sparkling wine, and Ledaig’s rare 42-year-old Scotch.

Monday, May 11th, 2015 No Comments »

The week in pictures

This week’s roundup features a birthday gift for Becks, a sparkling bash for Dom Perignon ’05, and some shady gents at a Madeira tasting.

Friday, May 8th, 2015 No Comments »

Bizarre Glenfiddich sculpture to be scrapped

“Ford Escort with lamp post through bonnet”, a surreal artwork in the car park of the Glenfiddich distillery is destined for the scrap heap after eight years.

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 No Comments »

New spirit targets girls’ night out

Brown-Forman has launched a direct appeal to younger female consumers with its new fruit-flavoured, vodka-based spirit brand called “lbd”.

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 No Comments »

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