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Wednesday 18 January 2017 loc: US

Spirits

The week in pictures

The UK drinks trade let its hair down with TV magician Dynamo at the Pernod Ricard Christmas lunch, while two big appointments were announced at Berry Bros & Rudd and The Wine Society.

Friday, December 16th, 2016 No Comments »

Customers want choice in supermarket wine aisles, Waitrose boss says

UK consumers still want a “rich kaleidoscope” of wines in the BWS aisle, Waitrose BWS head of buying Pierpaolo Petrassi MW has said – despite many supermarkets contracting their ranges over the last few years.

Friday, December 16th, 2016 No Comments »

The Macallan releases new Sherry cask expression

Scotch whisky brand The Macallan has launched a new, limited edition, 40-year-old expression aged in Sherry casks.

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 No Comments »

World markets enjoying December ‘Santa surge’

Investors in the world’s major drinks companies have seen their share holdings grow strongly in 2016.

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 No Comments »

Whisky broker counsels caution

Andy Simpson, co-founder of Rare Whisky 101, has stressed the need for buyers to be wary of Scotch whisky sold in parts of the secondary market.

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 No Comments »

MMD offers WSET Alsace scholarship

Maisons Marques et Domaines has become a corporate patron of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust, offering a new scholarship focusing on the Alsace to one level four diploma graduate.

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 No Comments »

Haul of fake Scotch hints at wider world of counterfeits

Fake Scotch whisky worth close to £1 million has been removed from the market in what one broker has called “just the tip of the iceberg”.

Friday, December 9th, 2016 No Comments »

WSTA hails ‘year of gin’

Gin sales in the UK on- and off-trades have surpassed £1 billion for the first time according to the latest figures from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.

Friday, December 9th, 2016 No Comments »

Tequila-inspired cork hammock wins $10k prize

Patrón has named the designer of a hammock made out of its Tequila corks as the winner of its third “Art of Patrón” bottle art contest.

Thursday, December 8th, 2016 No Comments »

Seedlip non-alcoholic spirit launched in US

As the Diageo-backed non-alcoholic distilled spirit Seedlip sets its sights on the US market, we take a look at the growing non-alcoholic drinks sector and what’s driving it.

Thursday, December 8th, 2016 No Comments »

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