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Sunday 4 October 2015


Playboy sued for $12m over vodka

A lawsuit has been filed against Playboy by its former spirits licensing agent over claims it failed to pay millions of dollars in commission fees.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 No Comments »

The week in pictures: Hong Kong

Sampling Belvedere’s 007 Spectre martini, sailing with the Aqua Luna and tasting Ksara over a Lebanese wine dinner are just a few things the db HK team got up to last week.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

Belvedere launches 007 Spectre bottles

Ahead of the forthcoming launch of the new James Bond film Spectre, vodka brand Belvedere has released two limited edition bottles and created four martini cocktails as part of a global campaign.

Thursday, September 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Diageo and SABMiller ‘should merge’

Diageo and SABMiller could boost their profits by nearly a fifth and see off a much-feared AB InBev takeover if they choose to merge, analysts say.

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 1 Comment »

Thieves steal 7,000 bottles of vodka

Nearly 7,000 bottles of vodka have been stolen from a lorry in Essex, after thieves sliced through the HGV’s curtain as it sat in a lay-by.

Monday, September 7th, 2015 No Comments »

US spirits sales up for 18th year

Sales of American whiskey have helped propel the US spirits industry to its 18th consecutive year of growth.

Monday, August 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Stock Spirits hit hard by Polish woes

Problems in the Polish market have seen profits tumble by -77% at drinks group Stock Spirits, which released its half-year results today.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Butcher puts the ‘bang’ into bangers

A UK butcher may soon be selling sausages flavoured with vodka and Red Bull or Jack Daniel’s after it invited customers to suggest new additions to the range.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Star Trek star sees off £7k of alcohol

Karl Urban, who plays Leonard McCoy in the most recent Star Trek film franchise, spent nearly £7,000 on Champagne and spirits in Cardiff on Saturday.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 No Comments »

New marketing role for Beam Suntory

Spirits producer Beam Suntory has announced the creation of a new US marketing general manager role, which is to be taken by former Kraft Heinz executive Greg Hughes.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 No Comments »

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