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Sunday 26 February 2017 loc: GB

Spirits

Russian vodka exports plummet by 40%

Exports of Russian vodka have hit a 10-year low, dropping 40% in 2015 due to a decrease in demand across the West and more dramatically in Ukraine.

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 No Comments »

IWSC adds two vodka awards to line-up

The IWSC has announced the launch of two new mixer awards, widening its net yet further across the drinks trade and bolstering its cocktail credentials.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 1 Comment »

Bacardi calls on US to reverse Havana Club ruling

Bacardi has sent an official request to the US government to reverse its decision to hand the Havana Club rum trademark to the Cuban government.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 No Comments »

First Coyote Ugly bar to open in the UK

The chain of Western-themed bars that inspired the 2000 hit film Coyote Ugly is to open its first venue in the UK.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 No Comments »

Bar smashes world record for biggest gin tasting

A UK bar has set a new Guinness World Record for the largest gin tasting across multiple venues, after nearly 800 gin lovers piled together to sip the spirit in unison.

Monday, February 15th, 2016 No Comments »

Mallya extends olive branch to Diageo

Indian businessman Vijay Mallya has said that he would be willing to end the months of conflict with Diageo by stepping down as USL chairman if he was offered a “palatable settlement”.

Monday, February 15th, 2016 1 Comment »

Average Brit pays £333 a year in booze tax

The WSTA is ramping up its campaign for a cut in wine duty by highlighting the vast difference paid by consumers in the UK compared to Italy.

Friday, February 12th, 2016 1 Comment »

The week in pictures

This week saw db party with French Cognac brand Martell, test out Coravin’s latest invention and get down to business discussing the evolution of Austrian white wines.

Friday, February 12th, 2016 No Comments »

Pub offers rare £1,000-a-shot 1947 gin

A UK pub that holds the Guinness World Record for having the most varieties of gin behind its bar is now offering patrons a shot of gin priced at £1,000.

Friday, February 12th, 2016 No Comments »

Pernod Ricard improvement ‘driven by USA’

Improvement in the US helped drive “a gradual improvement” for Pernod Ricard in the first six months of the financial year, with the UK wine portfolio also performing strongly.

Thursday, February 11th, 2016 No Comments »

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