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Wednesday 29 July 2015

Spirits

UK customs seize 550,000 litres of alcohol

More than 550,000 litres of illegal beer, wine and spirits have been seized by the UK HM Revenue and Customs as part of a six-week crackdown on smuggling.

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 No Comments »

US Senate passes bill to boost spirits exports

The US senate has been applauded by members of the spirits trade for passing a “critical” bill that it hopes will help open up further markets for US spirits exports.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Flavoured styles lead drinks NPD

A new report from Nielsen shows that flavoured variants are dominating brands’ new product development focus across the UK wine, cider and spirits categories.

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Britain’s cocktail habits expose north south divide

A survey has revealed Brits’ cocktail preferences depend on there they live, with the G&T a staple in the north and Pimm’s proving popular in the South.

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Range of Victorian gins launched in UK

A range of gins celebrating the Victorian gin-making era has been launched in the UK.

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 No Comments »

UK market in growth as price increases slow

The latest figures from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association show that “consumers are finally getting the break they deserve after years of inflation-busting tax rises”.

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Vinexpo: five days ‘too much’ says organiser

Vinexpo doesn’t need to run for the full five days because no visitor stays more than three, according to the CEO of the biennial Bordeaux wine and spirits fair, Guillaume Deglise.

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 3 Comments »

Tequila leads luxury spirits boost

Luxury brands of Tequila backed by celebrities such as P Diddy and George Clooney have started to eat into the market share of white and brown spirits.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

New £25m Chivas distillery opened

Nicola Sturgeon hailed the “exceptional quality” of Scotch whisky as she opened the new Chivas Brothers distillery in Carron this morning.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015 1 Comment »

Tesco to announce more sales woes

Tesco’s travails look set to continue, as City analysts say it is preparing to announce further falling sales despite the millions it has spent on slashing prices.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

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