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Thursday 8 December 2016 loc: GB

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Alcohol drives fall in consumer inflation

Alcohol is the main driver behind another fall in consumer inflation, with prices of wine and beer falling for three consecutive months to October 2015, according to the Wilson Drinks Report.

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Diageo unveils ‘weird and wonderful’ whisky arm

Diageo has launched an experimental whisky arm tasked with producing “unorthodox, weird and wonderful whiskies”.

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 1 Comment »

Spirits growth to be slower than expected

The global spirits market is set to grow by 122 million nine-litre cases by 2020, meaning a compound annual growth rate of just 0.6%, new IWSR figures reveal.

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Constellation buys craft brewer for $1bn

Constellation Brands is to acquire San Diego-based Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits for US$1 billion in a bid to strengthen its position in the premium US beer market.

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Ricard rallies employees with message on Paris attacks

Alexandre Ricard, CEO of French drinks giant Pernod Ricard, has reached out to employees following the massacres in Paris on Friday evening, which have so far claimed 129 lives.

Monday, November 16th, 2015 No Comments »

New company to open Japan’s ‘first’ gin distillery

The newly founded Number One Drinks Company is set to open what it claims is Japan’s first distillery dedicated to producing artisan gin.

Monday, November 16th, 2015 No Comments »

The week in pictures

Robert De Niro, flying pigs, Rioja, royalty and the 225th anniversary of one of the Douro’s oldest Port producers – it’s all in a week’s work for the drinks trade.

Friday, November 13th, 2015 No Comments »

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 »

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