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Tuesday 1 December 2015


Rise in single malt exports boosts Scotch

There is now clear evidence that the recent decline in Scotch whisky is slowing, says the SWA, with the volume of exports down by 3% – half last year’s decline.

Thursday, November 12th, 2015 No Comments »

Conviviality PLC acquires London events company

Conviviality PLC has announced the acquisition of London-based events company Peppermint, as it also revealed a 38% rise in profits.

Thursday, November 12th, 2015 No Comments »

In pictures: Hong Kong Wine and Spirits Fair

From street art and oysters to Burgundy and beer-flavoured ice cream, we round up some of the highlights from this year’s Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair.

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Mallya ‘about to step down’ from USL

Vijay Mallya is about to step down as chairman of Diageo-controlled United Spirits before what could be an explosive annual meeting on November 24, reports from India claim.

Monday, November 9th, 2015 No Comments »

UK medical chief ‘to lower alcohol guidelines’

The UK chief medical officer will recommend a “significant” lowering of the safe alcohol consumption guidelines, according to reports.

Monday, November 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 tips for marketing to millennials

As drinks producers fight tooth-and-nail to attract the elusive yet valuable millennial consumer, here are 10 tips that brand builders would be wise to take on-board.

Monday, November 9th, 2015 No Comments »

HK extends customs clearance to China

Hong Kong’s growing importance as a hub of the Asian drinks trade has been given a further boost, with customs clearance granted to wines imported into further regions in China.

Monday, November 9th, 2015 1 Comment »

Asia to launch Edgerton to ‘next level’

Edgerton Gin is seeking to crack the Asian market with a new distribution deal in Singapore and a surge in interest from other markets following a successful HKTDC fair.

Saturday, November 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Meiburg: Taiwan ‘not just a little China’

Taiwan is rapidly emerging as an interesting prospect for wine producers believes Debra Meiburg MW, who has described it as a “unique, robust and eager market”.

Saturday, November 7th, 2015 No Comments »

The week in pictures

db made a run for the border with a trip to Mexico this week, while the drinks trade celebrated German Riesling and gin cocktails.

Friday, November 6th, 2015 No Comments »

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