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Distil 'optimistic' following Blackwoods gin and vodka success, despite overall fall in turnover

Published:  04 June, 2015

Distil has reported a "satisfactory year" as it completed it transition from UK third distributor to brand-focus drinks company, despite a large fall in turnover.

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Jack Daniel's delivers another "superb" year of growth for Brown-Forman's 2015 year end results

Published:  04 June, 2015

Brown-Forman reported another year of growth with net sales increasing 4% to $4.096m and operating income increasing 6% to $1.027m for the fiscal year end of 2015.

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Welsh tapas bar launches own label Spanish-style beer as it opens third restaurant

Published:  04 June, 2015

Welsh-based tapas restaurant and sherry bar, Bar 44 is launching an own label Spanish-style pale ale, as it opens it third restaurant in Cardiff.

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Wine Vision 2015 travels to Bilbao, gateway to Rioja Alavesa, the 'land of a 1,000 wines'

Published:  03 June, 2015

Wine Vision, the must attend event for business leaders across the global wine industry, is set to go global when it returns in November.

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En primeur - a mixed bag and a missed opportunity, experts say

Published:  03 June, 2015

This year's en primeur campaign has been a mixed bag that failed to capitalise on the chance to reset the market, according to fine wine investment experts.

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Jackson Family Wine collaborates with Telsa's new energy innovation to reduce costs

Published:  03 June, 2015

Jackson Family Wines has been working in collaboration with Tesla, the car manufacturer turned energy provider and has adopted the Tesla Powerwall product at six of its wineries in California.

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Brown-Forman to invest $50m to build a distillery on Slane Castle Estate

Published:  03 June, 2015

Brown-Forman the corporation that owns famed American Bourbon brand Jack Daniel's has purchased SlaneCastle Irish Whiskey Limited and plans to invest $50m into the site in Ireland.

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Pernod Ricard to trial computerised cocktail bars in 500 homes in London and Paris

Published:  03 June, 2015

Pernod Ricard plans to trial its computerised "bar at home" project in 250 homes in London and 250 in Paris as it bids to revolutionise the way spirits are bought.

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Pernod Ricard to overhaul business as it looks to boost profits 5% and overtake Diageo

Published:  03 June, 2015
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McWilliams to target millenials with new red wine blend

Published:  02 June, 2015

Australian wine group, McWilliams has launched a new red wine blend targeting millennials.

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Morrisons returns to growth, and Lidl takes its highest market share

Published:  02 June, 2015

Morrison returned to growth for the first time since December 2013, the latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel have shown, while Lidl rose its highest recorded market share.

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Rabobank: There is a big opportunity for smaller and quirkier brands in the US

Published:  02 June, 2015

Rabobank has argued that many of America's food and beverage companies are in trouble as iconic brands are "increasingly out of favour with consumers", posing a potential opportunity for smaller artisans brands.

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Sipsmith's Chiswick distillery 'disappointed' after it is refused a license for late night distillery tours

Published:  02 June, 2015

London distiller Sipsmith has been refused a late licence, after opposition from residents near its Chiswick distillery.

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Tanqueray master distiller Tom Nichol reflects on 42-years in the industry

Published:  02 June, 2015

Tanqueray's master distiller, Tom Nichol, who is retiring from Diageo after a 42-year career, has been awarded a lifetime award by the Gin Guild, at its annual dinner. 

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Waitrose reports boom in gin sales, as craft and artisan styles increase

Published:  01 June, 2015

Waitrose has seen a surge of gin sales, up 7% on the same time last year, boosted by the growing interest in new styles.

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Scotch whisky tourism hits record numbers and worth over £50m a year

Published:  01 June, 2015

Scotch whisky distilleries are attracting record numbers of visitors with over 1.5m people visiting Scotland last year generating more than £50m at distilleries.

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Consumer confidence in the UK hits a 9 year high, according to Nielsen

Published:  01 June, 2015

UK consumer confidence, which rose for the fifth consecutive quarter, hit the highest level in nine years according to Nielsen's most recent figures.

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As many as 3.4m UK middle aged drinkers are at risk of health problems despite industry warnings

Published:  01 June, 2015

Drinkaware, the alcohol education charity, found that 3.4m middle aged drinkers are "regularly drinking about the lower risk limits despite many recognising the potential health arms" according to a new report.

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Copestick Murray reports strong performance on back of 'iheart' and Prosecco

Published:  01 June, 2015

Copestick Murray reported turnover up 15% to £23.6m in 2014 on the strength of its leading wine and Prosecco brands, 'iHeart' wine and Mionetto.

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Villa Maria winemaker Alastair Maling moves to Foley Family Wines

Published:  01 June, 2015

Alastair Maling MW, the general manager winemaking at Villa Maria is set to leave the New Zealand winery at the end of June to join Foley Family Wine.

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