The definitive round-up of the goings-on in the drinks trade, this week we feature some “sexist” wallpaper, we christen some new cocktails, and enjoy the splendours of one of London’s most grand hotels.
The cost of dealing with the results of alcohol abuse in England is significantly smaller than the tax revenue brought in from alcohol duty, a new study has found.
The performance of Pernod Ricard’s UK arm has been “remarkable”, according to Gilles Bogaert, the French group’s finance director.
A taxidermy taxi, vintage cocktails, Bourbon masterclass and a stunning soiree at London’s Somerset House to mark the start of the Rugby World Cup – it’s the week in pictures.
Pernod Ricard saw sales rise by 8% to almost €8.56 billion in the year to the end of June, but a €404 million write down of its Absolut vodka brand caused net profits to fall by 15%.
Online retailer Amazon has announced it will be offering one-hour delivery on beer, wine and spirits in the US, as the country’s on-demand drinks delivery industry grows.
The UK’S off-trade saw value sales rise by 0.7% this summer, boosted by strong sales of sparkling wine and spirits, as beer and cider sees a 12% decline.
From whale secretions and beard yeast to pig’s blood and porn stars, the drinks trade has thrown up all manner of bizarre beverages in recent years.
Pernod Ricard is encouraging bars and pubs to do more to harness the power of social media, which it believes will be key to success during the 2015 Christmas season.
Sales of American whiskey have helped propel the US spirits industry to its 18th consecutive year of growth.
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