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Thursday 31 July 2014

Spirits

Thalidomide victims to sue Diageo

UK victims of the Thalidomide drugs scandal have launched legal action against Diageo, 50 years after the morning sickness drugs was first prescribed to their mothers.

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 No Comments »

Rémy closes door on nightmare year

Rémy Cointreau has predicted a return to growth next year, despite seeing net profits slide by 46.9% and sales fall by 13.5% in its final 2013/14 results.

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 1 Comment »

Pernod: ‘China becoming a normal emerging market’

Drinks giant Pernod Ricard has predicted an “improvement” in the currently struggling Chinese market next year and is delving into its wider portfolio to attract consumers.

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 new products in June

A host of drinks categories launched an array of products this month – from an exclusive Drambuie gift set to a 150-year-old Port.

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 No Comments »

Alcohol-detecting laser developed

Catching drink drivers could soon be as simple as pointing a laser, thanks to a device that can detect the presence of alcohol inside a moving car.

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Vinexpo benefits from ‘broader’ visitor base

2014’s Vinexpo Asia-Pacific has benefitted from a 6.4% increase in visitors with a boost in numbers coming from southeast Asia, according to the fair organiser.

Friday, May 30th, 2014 No Comments »

Inside the ultimate £750k drinks tour

A travel company is offering a one-off 10-stop world tour sampling some of its most expensive drinks. We take a look at what the £750,000 ticket will buy you.

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 No Comments »

db Awards 2014: the shortlist

Following several days of judging last week, we are delighted to reveal the shortlisted entries for the drinks business Awards 2014.

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 women in whisky

From bloggers and event organisers to distributors and distillers there are plenty of women doing their bit to shake up the typically perceived male dominated world of whisky.

Friday, May 23rd, 2014 10 Comments »

Drunk fish are leaders to sober tank mates

Fish when drunk become hyperactive, swim faster and exhibit aggressive behaviour elevating them to the status of leader among their sober tank mates, according to a recent study.

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 No Comments »

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