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Monday 1 September 2014

Spirits

Wine body confirms threat of Russian ban

Australian winemakers should “prepare themselves” to be affected by Russian trade embargoes, according to the country’s Wine and Grape Authority.

Monday, August 11th, 2014 No Comments »

MPs call for alcohol label health warnings

UK MPs have warned of “a national crisis” as a result of alcohol misuse, calling for health warnings to appear on all drinks labels, among other measures.

Monday, August 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Brazen thieves steal trolley full of beer

A group of young shoplifters calmly walked out of a busy supermarket with an entire shopping trolley stacked full of beer.

Friday, August 8th, 2014 No Comments »

The week in pictures

London’s Royal Academy launches an exhibition in honour of the classic Martini, and team db sample the cocktail menu at Mark Hix’s latest hip hangout.

Friday, August 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Portable ‘date rape’ detector invented

A team of technologists are seeking funding to launch a pocket-size device capable of detecting whether a drink has been spiked.

Friday, August 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Russia rift threatens drink sector

EU wine is the first drinks sector to face a direct threat from the West’s recent breakdown of relations with Russia, which is considering a ban on European wine imports in response to sanctions over its annexation of Crimea.

Thursday, August 7th, 2014 No Comments »

Humphrey Bogart gin to launch

A gin dedicated to one of Hollywood’s biggest film icons is set to launch in the US and UK in association with the late Humphrey Bogart’s estate.

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 No Comments »

First UV energy tablet cocktail to launch

An entrepreneur is to launch what he claims is the world’s first “tablet cocktail mixer” drink that glows under UV lighting and boosts energy levels.

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 No Comments »

Bloom adds classy twist to RTDs

Bloom gin has worked with upmarket UK soft drinks producer Fentiman’s to add a pre-mixed gin & rose lemonade offering to its range.

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 No Comments »

Gruppo Campari rallies after tough start

A pick up in aperitif sales has helped Gruppo Campari to climb back from a weak start to its year as the company announced its first half results.

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 No Comments »

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