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Monday 23 January 2017 loc: GB

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India to prove troublesome in 2017 for drinks MNCs

A combination of increased taxation and alcohol sales restrictions – and the withdrawal of high-value notes – could make India a major headache for Diageo and Pernod Ricard in the year ahead, writes Ron Emler.

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 No Comments »

Top 10 new products: December 2016

The last new products roundup of 2016 saw an eclectic mix of alcoholic offers, from an organic South African duo of wines and a spirit made from birch sap to a £16,000 Scotch.

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 No Comments »

China’s alcohol imports grew in 2016

China’s imported alcoholic beverages continue to grow in the first 11 months of last year, with spirits imports registering positive growths in both volume and value.

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 No Comments »

Islay distillers: A singular vision

Distillers on Islay are harnessing the concept of terroir to make exciting single-malt whiskies using locally grown barley and traditional methods. Fiona Rintoul looks at the trend.

Friday, December 23rd, 2016 1 Comment »

Top 10 ‘Top 10s’ of 2016

It’s the end of the year, almost, and with that comes our round up of 2016’s biggest top 10s – from extraordinary vineyards and top-selling Scotch, to irritating habits of the wine trade – we’ve covered it all.

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

Deau Cognac launches special XO for year of the rooster

Deau Cognac is launching a special edition of XO with a rooster image to celebrate China’s upcoming Year of the Rooster in 2017.

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 1 Comment »

Change presents opportunity, TWFA boss says

Change and upheaval in 2017 is likely to present opportunities for duty free and travel retail, the head of the TWFA has claimed.

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 No Comments »

WSET names Educator of the Year nominees

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has announced the nominees for its annual Educator of the Year award, which celebrates the achievements of WSET educators.

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 No Comments »

Supermarket fizz soars – but still wine sales plummet

UK supermarket sales of sparkling wines continued to soar in 2016 – but sales of still wine fell £82 million, the latest figures from Nielsen have shown.

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 No Comments »

Stoli USA takes on KAH Tequila

Stoli Group USA has taken on distribution and marketing rights for KAH Tequila after fellow SPI Group subsidiary Amber Beverage Group acquired a significant stake the company that produces it earlier this year.

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 No Comments »

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