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Saturday 10 December 2016 loc: GB

Spirits

SWA to appeal minimum unit price ruling

The Scotch Whisky Association has announced it will appeal the decision by the Scottish Court of Session to allow minimum unit pricing in Scotland to go-ahead.

Friday, November 18th, 2016 No Comments »

The week in pictures

From a glittering awards banquet to honour the winners of this year’s International Wine and Spirit Competition, to a record-breaking gin tasting – this is the week in pictures.

Friday, November 18th, 2016 No Comments »

Louis XIII sells for £188k at Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s has sold a magnum decanter of Louis XIII Cognac for £188,000 in London in the course of a wine sale that realised £2.7 million.

Friday, November 18th, 2016 No Comments »

New book celebrates Islay distilleries

A new, beautifully-illustrated book has been published to celebrate the whiskies of Islay and Jura, and the islands that shaped them.

Friday, November 18th, 2016 No Comments »

Farr Vintners donates £10k to The Benevolent auction

Fine wine merchant Farr Vintners has made a donation of £10,000 to drinks trade charity The Benevolent, helping to kickstart its upcoming silent auction.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 No Comments »

The Drinks Business Green Awards 2016: the winners

We reveal the winners of 2016’s Drinks Business Green Awards, which were announced last night at The Ivy in London.

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 No Comments »

Beer a day may prevent stroke claims study

A study of more than 80,000 Chinese adults has suggested that consuming a moderate amount of alcohol each day could help cut a person’s risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease.

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 No Comments »

Wine to ‘lose least’ from Scottish booze pricing

Wine has the least to lose from the proposed Scottish minimum unit pricing legislation (MUP), research from Nielsen found, but spirits, beer and cider and own-label lines look set to be hit harder.

Monday, November 14th, 2016 No Comments »

East India Company launches London dry gin

The East India Company has sought to profit from its historic connection with the invention of the gin and tonic by launching its own brand of London dry gin.

Monday, November 14th, 2016 No Comments »

New World dominates HKIWSC awards

The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition held its awards ceremony at the Exhibition Centre last night.

Friday, November 11th, 2016 No Comments »

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