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Sunday 4 October 2015


Diageo in £315m threat to USL shares

Diageo could stand to lose shares worth £315 million from its Indian subsidiary United Spirits (USL) if “adverse” rulings are taken on legal proceedings against its former holding company.

Monday, September 14th, 2015 No Comments »

Scotch battles US Bourbon boom

Scotch whisky needs to adopt a more innovative approach if it is to fight off competition from rival categories in the vital US market.

Monday, September 14th, 2015 No Comments »

The week in pictures

This week db got schooled in the art of Sherry, delved into the world of Lebanese winemaking and attended Europe’s biggest South American trade tasting.

Friday, September 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Cognac seeks salvation from US growth

With exports of Cognac to the US rising in value by over 30% in just one year, producers are hailing the country as the saviour of the category following its far-eastern folly.

Thursday, September 10th, 2015 No Comments »

MMI boosts African presence

Maritime Mercantile International (MMI) has announced a “strategic partnership” with leading Ethiopian drinks distributor Edouard Garabedian to bolster future growth in the African country.

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Drink and drama: top 10 quotes

Wine, beer and spirits have been causing mirth and mayhem for millennia and the world of theatre has been quick to capitalise. We consider some of the finest, most provocative drinks quotations from the stage.

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 1 Comment »

Rum fights back against ‘challenging’ market

Europe’s rum consumption fell by 1.5 million litres between 2009 and 2014 driven almost singlehandedly by the Spanish market, according to Rabobank’s Q4 spirits report.

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 No Comments »

Ballantine’s unveils space whisky glass

Ballantine’s has launched a glass designed specifically for drinking whisky in space aimed at an assumed future generation of space tourists.

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 No Comments »

Diageo and SABMiller ‘should merge’

Diageo and SABMiller could boost their profits by nearly a fifth and see off a much-feared AB InBev takeover if they choose to merge, analysts say.

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 1 Comment »

NI distillery begins whiskey production

Rademon Estate Distillery, which claims to be Northern Ireland’s first and only craft spirits producer, has announced plans to develop a new Irish whiskey.

Monday, September 7th, 2015 No Comments »

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