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Monday 3 August 2015

Spirits

UK sparkling wine industry takes off

Sales of sparkling wine produced in the UK have more than doubled since 2010, rising to £6 million in 2014 from £2.9m in 2010.

Monday, July 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Diageo needs to ‘show direction’

When Ivan Menezes unveils Diageo’s results at the end of this month, investors and analysts will be more interested in what he has to say about the group’s direction than its achievements in the past 12 months.

Monday, July 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Mount Gay reunited with original land

Mount Gay Distilleries has advanced its ambition to create “luxury terroir rum” with the acquisition of nearby land that formed part of the producer’s original 18th century estate.

Friday, July 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Jameson launches bitters project

Jameson Irish Whiskey has launched a “Wild Sloe Berry Bitters” to encourage bartenders to “create new experiences”.

Friday, July 17th, 2015 No Comments »

The week in pictures

Riverside cocktails at a spice garden pop up, a Champagne-fuelled day at the polo, caviar and Dom Pérignon make for another fabulous week in the world of drinks.

Friday, July 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Lidl sets sights on expansion

After Scotch whisky helped Lidl to achieve record UK sales of more than £4 billion in 2014, the discount retailer has signalled plans for further growth in this market.

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 1 Comment »

Growth in cider poses ‘real threat’ to wine

The wine industry has been urged to “assess the threat” posed by the recent growth of the cider category in global markets by Rabobank in its Wine Quarterly report.

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 fictional drinks

As 21st Century Fox announce the launch of an official Duff beer, a brew made popular by The Simpsons, we take a look at some of the most-loved fictional beverages to appear on the big screen.

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 2 Comments »

Raising a glass to the metrosexual urbanite

Big alcohol has looked in the mirror and decided it was time for a makeover, writes Spiros Malandrakis senior alcoholic drinks analyst at Euromonitor International.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 No Comments »

Conviviality shows healthy balance sheet

Conviviality Retail has posted full year pre-tax profits of £9.7 million, a 4.4% rise “slightly ahead of expectations”, as the group negotiates a major deal to buy Matthew Clark.

Monday, July 13th, 2015 No Comments »

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