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Saturday 20 December 2014

Spirits

Drunk fish are leaders to sober tank mates

Fish when drunk become hyperactive, swim faster and exhibit aggressive behaviour elevating them to the status of leader among their sober tank mates, according to a recent study.

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 richest UK drinks barons

The UK is home to a bevy of millionaires, and billionaires, who have made their wealth from the drinks trade as the recently published Sunday Times Rich List 2014 proves.

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 No Comments »

Drinks barons star in The Rich List

Giants of the international brewing, distilling and wine business appeared among other titans of UK industry in The Sunday Times Rich List 2014.

Monday, May 19th, 2014 No Comments »

Indonesia threatens plain alcohol labels

Indonesia is threatening to slap plain packaging on wine and spirits from countries that put plain labels on cigarette packets.

Monday, May 19th, 2014 No Comments »

End of ‘illegal’ tax loophole to benefit whisky

Exported drinks to Hungary, especially Scotch whisky, should now benefit from a fairer playing field after an “illegal” loophole in the Hungarian spirits market was brought to an end.

Friday, May 16th, 2014 No Comments »

16% of world’s population deemed binge drinkers

Drinking six units of alcohol on one single occasion at least monthly amounts to “heavy episodic drinking”, according to a recent report by the World Health Organisation.

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 1 Comment »

Latin America’s illicit alcohol trade worth $2bn

Latin America’s $2.4 billion illegal alcohol market accounted for more than a quarter of the region’s total alcohol sales in 2012, costing the legal trade $736 million.

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 No Comments »

Gruppo Campari profits drop by 47% in Q1

Weak shipments and “unfavourable exchange rates” caused the profits of Italian drinks group, Gruppo Campari, to slip by nearly 50% in the first quarter.

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 No Comments »

Rum Fest returns to HK

The Hong Kong Rum Festival is to return for its second year later this month following a successful debut in 2013.

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 No Comments »

2014: A year of big budget takeovers

The drinks business predicted at the turn of the year that 2014 would see notable takeover activity and deal making in the sector, and so it has proved.

Monday, May 12th, 2014 No Comments »

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