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Strong Fever-Tree results consolidate market position

Published:  27 July, 2015

Fever-Tree, the UK-based manufacturer of premium mixers, has revealed strong growth for the first half of 2015. Its results for the six months to 30 June showed revenue of £24.1m - up 62% on the same period for the previous year.

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Euromonitor: Global spirits grow at the slowest rate in 2014 since 2008

Published:  27 July, 2015

Euromonitor International's most recent report, Trends in the Global Spirits Markets, reveals that despite the hype around spirits, the category grew at the slowest rate in 2014 since the start of the global financial Crisis.

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Diageo facing scrutiny in US over claims of artificially inflating sales

Published:  24 July, 2015

Diageo is facing a probe from the US Securities & Exchange Commission into its distribution activities in the country.

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Euroboozer ships 'biggest range' of US craft beers to hit UK in one go

Published:  24 July, 2015

World beer importer Euroboozer has launched what it claims is the biggest range of American craft beers and ciders to ever land in the UK at one time.

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Retail volumes ahead by 4% over the year but price deflation holds revenue growth back says ONS

Published:  24 July, 2015

Retail sales volume grew in June on an annual basis for the 27th consecutive month according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

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Waitrose sees mini bottles of wine surge in sales to 82% ahead of a year ago

Published:  24 July, 2015

Waitrose says sales of mini bottles of wine have soared in recent weeks as the trend for single serve sizes accelerates.

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Quintessential to create Manchester base for new Dakin small batch gin

Published:  23 July, 2015
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Alcohol consumption among under-18s at a record low in 2014, UK government statistics show

Published:  23 July, 2015

New government statistics show that the number of 11- to 15-year-olds drinking alcohol has fallen to a record low.

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Suntory agrees sale of Louis Royer Cognac to Tullibardine whisky owner Terroirs Distillers

Published:  23 July, 2015

Japanese drinks giant Suntory has announced in Tokyo that it is to sell the Louis Royer Cognac brand to Terroirs Distillers.

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Gin Guild survey: Six out of 10 on-trade customers ask for a gin by brand name

Published:  23 July, 2015

A survey conducted for The Gin Guild by One Poll showed that almost two-thirds of on-trade customers (62%) ask for a specific gin by name rather than settling for the generic house gin when ordering a G&T. The results suggest half request tonic by name too.

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Brown-Forman starts work on new distillery for Old Forester bourbon

Published:  23 July, 2015

Brown-Forman has begun construction on a new distillery for its Old Forester bourbon brand in a return to West Main Street in Louisville, Kentucky - otherwise known as Whiskey Row.

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Wine Intelligence report: One in three US wine drinkers use internet to source prices but only 11% buy online

Published:  23 July, 2015

American wine drinkers have dramatically increased their use of the internet and social media to source information about wine over the past four years - but only 11% have actually bought wine in the ecommerce sector in the previous six months, a Wine Intelligence has shown.

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International summits drive UK government wine cellar consumption up 15% in a year

Published:  22 July, 2015

Consumption of wine from the government wine cellar rose by 15% in 2014/15, according to the latest annual statement on its use.

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Price moves are positive but wine investment market not yet 'normal' says specialist fund manager

Published:  22 July, 2015

A leading wine investment fund management company says that the fine wine market is "by no means back to anything that can be considered normal" despite a recent recovery in prices.

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Champagne & Fromage bistro and shop concept expands with third London site

Published:  22 July, 2015

Bistro and retail deli concept Champagne & Fromage has opened its third site in London.

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PLB on a high after bagging Hilltop Hungarian wines in off-trade deal

Published:  22 July, 2015

PLB will take on UK take-home distribution of Hungarian wines from Hilltop Neszmély on August 1. Its sister company Bibendum already handles the wines in the on-trade.

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UK market strong for Rémy as China and Greece hit Cognac and liqueur group's sales

Published:  21 July, 2015

Rémy Cointreau enjoyed "healthy momentum" for its Rémy Martin Cognac brand in the UK as the French group reported an 11.2% increase in global sales for the brand in the quarter to June.

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Multi-vintage Lallier Champagne makes UK debut through Boutinot

Published:  21 July, 2015

Champagne Lallier has released the first cuvée in its Série R collection of multi-vintage NV Champagnes through Boutinot in the UK.

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Hallgarten launches campaign to get independents behind 'weird and wonderful' varieties

Published:  21 July, 2015

Hallgarten Druitt & Novum Wines has embarked on a campaign to drive interest from independent wine merchants in the "weird and wonderful" wines in its portfolio.

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Treasury sells Asti wine estate in Sonoma to Gallo

Published:  21 July, 2015

Australia's Treasury Wine Estates has sold its Asti Winery in Sonoma County in California to Gallo.

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