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Stock Spirits faces profit slump after torrid spell in Poland

Published:  21 August, 2015

Market disruption in Poland in the first quarter brought about a slump in revenue and profits for Stock Spirits in the half-year to June 30.

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Quintessential Brands looks to ramp up presence in international markets

Published:  21 August, 2015

Greenall's gin owner Quintessential Brands is beefing up its presence in export markets and entering the global travel retail market for the first time.

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July fine wine prices soften but fund management firm expects a swing back in the autumn

Published:  21 August, 2015

A leading wine investment fund manager says it expects prices to rise again in the autumn after softening during the summer.

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Retail volumes up 4.2% but price deflation keeps lid on value growth

Published:  20 August, 2015

Office for National Statistics estimates suggest that volume retail sales in July were up 4.2% on the corresponding month last year.

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Spanish and French liqueurs to join Instil Drinks portfolio

Published:  20 August, 2015

Bibendum PLB's spirits division Instil Drinks is adding the Quenza and Combier liqueur ranges to its portfolio.

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Beaujolais commits to three more years in the UK and a first campaign for Ireland

Published:  20 August, 2015

The Beaujolais wine region has committed to run a generic campaign in the UK for the next three years - and will enter the Republic of Ireland for the first time.

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Export markets 'tough' but South Africa's Distell posts 10% rise in annual revenue

Published:  20 August, 2015

The South African wine producer and owner of Scotland's Burn Stewart Distillers has posted a 10.4% increase in revenue in the year to June 30.

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Wray & Nephew rum ends the summer in Jamaican party mood

Published:  20 August, 2015

Wray & Nephew Overproof rum is hosting Jamaican themed events over the last two weekends of the summer to raise awareness of the brand among consumers.

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Prosecco up 72% in off-trade to overtake Champagne sales by value

Published:  19 August, 2015

British consumers spent more on Champagne than prosecco in the last year.

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Own-labels top Which? white wine and gin polls

Published:  19 August, 2015

Own-label wines and spirits have beaten leading brands in blind taste tests conducted by consumer rights publication Which?

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Bancroft adds California's Castle Rock to agency list

Published:  19 August, 2015

Bancroft Wines has added the agency for Castle Rock wines from California to its list.

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Reduced focus on 'unsustainable volume' in UK hits Treasury Wine Estates' European figures

Published:  19 August, 2015

Australian wine giant Treasury Wine Estates saw its earnings in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region cut in half in the year to June 30, as the company sought to move away from low margin business in British supermarkets.

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Whiskey and glass pack for Jim Beam Apple as flavours lift producer's bourbon sales

Published:  19 August, 2015

Maxxium UK is looking to give its new Jim Beam Apple flavoured bourbon a boost with the introduction of a value added pack in Asda stores.

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Asda 'on right strategy' says boss Clarke despite 4.7% fall in sales

Published:  19 August, 2015

Asda chief executive Andy Clarke has branded a 4.7% fall in like-for-like sales as "disappointing" but indicated he expected it to be a blip.

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Morgenrot imports two new brews from Spain's Alhambra

Published:  18 August, 2015

Spanish beer brand Alhambra has launched two new draught products in the UK.

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Kingsbarns bottles new make spirit

Published:  18 August, 2015

New Scotch whisky venture Kingsbarns Distillery is giving visitors the chance to buy bottles of its new make spirit.

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Douglas Laing has grain expectations with release of four single cask Scotch whiskies

Published:  18 August, 2015

Independent whisky bottler Douglas Laing has released a range of four single cask whiskies from Scotland's pre-eminent grain whisky distilleries.

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Thornbridge links with Finnish drinks company to open craft beer bar in Helsinki

Published:  18 August, 2015

Derbyshire-based craft brewer Thornbridge is planning to open a bar in the Finnish capital Helsinki.

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Dalwhinnie releases Winter's Gold single malt whisky with a frozen perfect serve

Published:  18 August, 2015

A single malt whisky recommended to be served frozen has been launched by Diageo-owned Scotch whisky producer Dalwhinnie.

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Bourbon and Brewdog mix wins Bristol bartender Wild Turkey award

Published:  17 August, 2015

A Bristol bartender has won Wild Turkey's annual cocktail competition with a concoction containing the bourbon mixed with a Brewdog beer and egg white.

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