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Friday 25 July 2014

UK

The week in pictures

Biodynamic wine, copas of Sherry, seashell cocktails and a Bourbon barrel-aged gin were just some of the topics up for discussion among the drinks trade this week.

Friday, July 25th, 2014 No Comments »

Underage drinking rate at all-time low

The rate of underage drinking among 11 to 15 year olds in England has fallen to its lowest ever rate since records began in 1988.

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Diageo to see slight growth in 2014

Analysts have predicted Diageo’s net sales growth will have risen by 0.5% in 2014, ahead of the release of the company’s full end of year results next week.

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 1 Comment »

Bartender sets patron’s face on fire

A guest at a bar in Lithuania suffered horrendous injuries after a bartender accidentally set his face on fire.

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Over-65s lead at-home drinking trend

UK sales of alcoholic drinks for at-home consumption have leapt 15% in the last five years, although volumes are in decline thanks to rising prices and a health conscious younger generation.

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Wolf Blass steps up Malbec focus

The UK and Canadian markets are helping to create demand for Australian Malbec, according to Wolf Blass chief winemaker Chris Hatcher.

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 1 Comment »

Top 10 rockstar ‘winemakers’

With pots of cash and a taste for the finer things in life, it’s perhaps no surprise that many of the world’s global superstars eventually turn their attention to wine.

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Tesco exec new chair of standards body

Tesco’s licensing manager has been appointed chairman of the UK’s retail alcohol standards group.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

Tiger bones used to brew wine in China

China’s black market trade in tiger bones for the production of tiger ‘wine’ is thriving, despite an official ban.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 1 Comment »

Diageo rapped over Captain Morgan ad

An “irresponsible” advert posted on Diageo’s Captain Morgan Facebook page has been banned by the UK Advertising Standards Authority.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

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