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Monday 31 August 2015

Spirits

Constellation buys stake in cocktail company

Constellation has acquired a minority stake in a Chicago-based cocktail company, the first project of its newly established investment arm Constellation Ventures.

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 No Comments »

Asda sales see record slide

Asda has become the latest victim of the UK supermarket price war and rise of the discounters, posting its worst ever quarterly sales fall.

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 marketing campaigns

Summer sporting tie-ups seem to be dominating the world of drinks marketing lately, with sponsorships ranging from horse racing to the Rugby World Cup.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Cocktail vending machine seeks funding

A Kickstarter campaign is attempting to raise funds to launch an automated cocktail vending machine, which it claims will eliminate queues at bars.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Butcher puts the ‘bang’ into bangers

A UK butcher may soon be selling sausages flavoured with vodka and Red Bull or Jack Daniel’s after it invited customers to suggest new additions to the range.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Tassie whisky aims high

A Tasmanian whisky producer is hoping to ride on a global thirst for luxury spirits by launching the region’s most expensive ever bottling.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Conviviality close to Matthew Clark takeover

Conviviality Retail has emerged as the preferred bidder for the takeover of UK drinks distributor Matthew Clark.

Monday, August 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Lower calorie ‘juniper-infused’ spirit launched

New spirits range LoCa, founded by a 26-year-old entrepreneur, has launched its first product – a low calorie, low abv “juniper-infused spirit”.

Friday, August 14th, 2015 No Comments »

WSET hails growth in student numbers

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust has revealed that this year has been the 13th year of consecutive record growth in students taking up courses.

Friday, August 14th, 2015 1 Comment »

Cognac performance in Asia ‘disappointing’

While Cognac exports have risen rapidly in Europe and North America in the three months to the end of July, the unsteadiness of the Asian market remains.

Friday, August 14th, 2015 No Comments »

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