The UK drinks trade has delivered on a promise to improve health labelling of alcohol, but missed its overall target by a mere 0.7%.
A teacher’s job application was rejected point blank due to the “alcoholism nature” of her “kind”, referring to the woman’s Irish heritage.
UK-based distiller Stock Spirits has issued a profit warning after a 15% alcohol duty hike in its main market of Poland created a “very tough” trading environment.
Australian wine and Scotch topped the medal table as the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Competition announced its 2014 results.
“Are too many Cognac houses simply trying to ape the region’s biggest brands, rather than look to what their own terroir can offer?”, asks one category expert.
One of the UK’s youngest gin brands is tapping into “soaring interest” for this category in Canada after securing its first major export deal.
A Scottish whisky distillery has launched an expression made from an ancient barley strain that is thought to have been first introduced by the Vikings.
Today’s younger generation are increasingly choosing to drink less with the over 60s drinking twice as often, according to a recent poll.
Diageo has bolstered its stake in the luxury Tequila market by acquiring the Don Julio brand from Casa Cuervo in exchange for Irish whiskey Bushmills.
Calls made by health professionals to label alcohol with its calorie content “miss the point rather spectacularly”, according to a body which represents British advertisers.
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