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Monday 23 January 2017 loc: GB

Spirits

Tequila & mezcal… what’s happening?

Wine & Spirit International’s Dale Sklar looks at the mounting crisis for the Tequila industry as a chronic shortage of Blue Agave plants – which are used to make the spirit – cause huge price increases.

Thursday, December 1st, 2016 No Comments »

Q&A: Joe Wadsack

This year Joe Wadsack was named the IWSC Wine Communicator of the Year for a second time. Here, we find out how the former trainee fighter pilot got into wine, and why dessert wines and their drinkers are like “two pandas in a cage”.

Thursday, December 1st, 2016 No Comments »

WSET launches round-the-world wine course at sea

Offering what must be the most glamorous route to attaining a wine and spirits qualification, the WSET has partnered with Cunard to launch a round-the-world course at sea, taking in over 70 countries.

Thursday, December 1st, 2016 No Comments »

China reports strong imported alcohol growth

China’s total alcoholic beverage imports including wines, beers and spirits registered strong growth in both volume and value terms in the first 10 months of the year, according to the latest figures.

Thursday, December 1st, 2016 No Comments »

How technology is transforming the drinks trade

From minimalist, home-brewing solutions to Pernod Ricard’s prototype of a web-connected spirits library, technology is rising as the alcoholic drinks’ industry’s geeky, auspicious, although slightly awkward, drinking buddy.

Thursday, December 1st, 2016 No Comments »

Bacardi appoints new global comms chief

Bacardi has appointed a new global chief communication manager to drive the internal and external corporate comms, marketing and media strategies.

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 No Comments »

Tony Conigliaro to open Andy Warhol-inspired bar

World renowned cocktail maestro Tony Conigliaro is set to open his third venue in London this month – an Andy Warhol-inspired bar in Hackney.

Monday, November 28th, 2016 No Comments »

Travel retail: Total Immersion

Forget yesterday’s clinking bottles, today’s global travel retail sector is a glittering stage from which spirits brands seek to captivate consumers, finds Tom Bruce-Gardyne.

Monday, November 28th, 2016 No Comments »

Wine industry ‘needs to wake up to new drinking occasions’

The UK wine industry needs to wake up to new drinking occasions and the growing desire for low-alcohol wines or risk getting left behind according to one key player.

Friday, November 25th, 2016 No Comments »

Chancellor silent on UK alcohol duties

Philip Hammond MP delivered his first autumn statement as UK Chancellor of the Exchequer yesterday, but unusually made no mention of wine, beers or spirits.

Thursday, November 24th, 2016 No Comments »

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