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Sunday 21 September 2014

Spirits

US spends $3m on drunk monkey project

A US research body is spending US$3.2 million taxpayers’ money on getting monkeys to drink excessive amounts of alcohol.

Monday, September 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Hong Kong in pictures

Whisky tastings, dragon dances and island hopping marked the beginning of September with db‘s schedule hotting up as the weather cools down.

Monday, September 15th, 2014 1 Comment »

Jago takes on beer and spirits at Tesco

Tesco’s Dan Jago has given the additional responsibility of beer and spirits, broadening his role as the group’s director of wine.

Friday, September 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Asia and Europe drag down Cognac

Sharp declines in shipments to the Far East and Europe have brought an end to Cognac’s three consecutive years of record growth.

Friday, September 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Denis O’Flynn elected WSTA chairman

The managing director of Pernod Ricard UK, Denis O’Flynn, has been elected the next chairman of the UK Wine and Spirit Trade Association.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 No Comments »

India’s Kerala alcohol ban halted

Protests by bar owners and hoteliers have promoted India’s Kerala state to temporarily halt plans to introduce total prohibition.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 1 Comment »

Louis XIII auction line-up

Spink’s sale in Singapore next week will see a stellar line-up of rare Louis XIII Cognacs go under the hammer, representing nearly every decade back to the 1960s.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Russia’s drinks market on a knife edge

Russia’s alcoholic drinks industry is in tatters, reeling under the pressure of excise tax hikes, advertising bans and relentlessly tightening legislation.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 2 Comments »

United Spirits’ directors quit board

Three independent directors have quit United Spirits’ board days after Diageo launched an investigation into the company’s finances.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Zachys toasts inaugural spirits auction

Zachys auction house is toasting “extraordinary” results from its latest Hong Kong auction, which featured its first line-up of rare spirits as well as fine wines.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 No Comments »

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