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Tuesday 26 May 2015

Spirits

24-hour drinking law ‘was a mistake’

The Labour party was wrong to bring in reforms to licensing laws that allowed for 24-hour drinking in England and Wales, the party’s health spokesman has said.

Thursday, April 30th, 2015 1 Comment »

High tax on spirits gives rise to black market

A total of 32 tax increases across EU countries in the past two years have encouraged the black market to flourish, a spirits trade body has claimed.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 No Comments »

10 richest people in the UK drinks trade

As The Sunday Times Rich List 2015 reveals the wealthiest individuals in the UK and Ireland, find out who’s managed to build their fortune from the drinks trade.

Monday, April 27th, 2015 1 Comment »

Airport cleaner steals 1,500 mini liquor bottles

A woman stole more than 1,400 miniature bottles of booze worth $10,000 while working as an airplane cleaner at JFK Airport in New York.

Monday, April 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Diageo’s battle with Mallya boils over

A battle has erupted between Diageo and Vijay Mallya over his position as chairman of United Spirits, after a report has alleged past financial irregularities in the company’s accounts.

Monday, April 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Portobello rides the global gin wave

Portobello Road Gin has embarked on a major expansion drive just four years after it was founded as the brand seeks to build on strong sales in the UK and abroad.

Friday, April 24th, 2015 No Comments »

The week in pictures

This week saw db host its annual Green Awards at London’s swanky Club at The Ivy, and partake in a whistle stop tour of the breathtaking Douro Valley.

Friday, April 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Cruise line offers free booze on board

Passengers on board a Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line ship will benefit from free beer, wine and premium spirits from next year.

Friday, April 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Bruichladdich master distiller to retire

Bruichladdich master distiller and production director Jim McEwan has announced his intention to retire in July after over half a century in the Scotch whisky industry.

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 1 Comment »

Buoyant spirits giants leave Diageo glum

The mood music around the world’s major spirits companies is beginning to sound more cheerful. However, Diageo seems less than positive.

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

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