Pub, bar and restaurant report rise in festive trading

UK pub, bar and restaurant groups reported that sales grew by 2.5% over the six weeks of the festive season, compared to the same period in 2018, with spend increasing on both food and drink.

US wine consumption falls for first time in 25 years

The consumption of wine in the US decreased by 0.9% in 2019, the first such fall in 25 years, however total volume and value sales of alcohol rose, with distilled spirits and RTD products picking up the slack. 

EU alcohol imports blocked in Indonesia

Indonesia is clamping down on imports of European wine, spirits and dairy products in an escalating dispute over the Asian country’s palm oil.

Three Barbados rum distillers push for GI

Distillers Mount Gay, Foursquare and Saint Nicholas Abbey have agreed on a geographical indication (GI) for Barbados rum, however, they face opposition from the fourth major producer on the island. 

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