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Fever-Tree profits more than double thanks to UK growth

Published:  21 March, 2017

Posh mixer brand Fever-Tree continued to go from strength to strength in 2016 driven by accelerated growth in the UK.

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UK Champagne sales flow down the drain

Published:  21 March, 2017

UK Champagne sales have been hit by the nation's love of more affordable Prosecco alongside the Brexit-caused drop in the value of the pound.

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The Benevolent Ball hailed a "huge" success

Published:  21 March, 2017

More than £42,000 were raised at The Benevolent Ball last Thursday, with a record number of senior members and noted personalities from the UK drinks industry gathered in support of the trade charity to raise funds for their colleagues in need.

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Distell extends partnership with Stock Spirits to boost its UK spirits portfolio

Published:  21 March, 2017

South African alcohol producer Distell has extended its partnership with Stock Spirits to enhance its spirit range in the UK.

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Wine labels of the future

Published:  20 March, 2017

Wine labels of the future will increasingly have a link to a website or QR bar code which could be scanned with phones to reveal the ingredients, calories and nutritional value of wine, but far less likely is any further legal obligation to fully disclose ingredients.

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Origine by Diam launched across Europe

Published:  20 March, 2017

Closure company Diam Bouchage has unveiled a new more sustainable version of the Diam closure range in Europe.

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'South West' now fastest growing French region for red wine exports to the UK

Published:  20 March, 2017

France's 'South West' wine region has become the country's fastest-growing exporter of red wines to the UK, new official figures from French customs have revealed.

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The drinks world takes action over alcohol misuse

Published:  17 March, 2017

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) announced this week it is calling for entries for this year's Scotch Whisky Action Fund - an initiative set up in 2013 to help tackle alcohol misuse by offering grants for related projects across Scotland. 

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Conviviality brings La Burgondie to the UK

Published:  16 March, 2017

The newcomer will be available in the UK off-trade from this spring representing key appellations and crus of La Grande Bourgogne via a range comprising over thirty still and sparkling wines from throughout Burgundy and Beaujolais.

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Hallgarten signs deal as official partner of The Goodwood Estate

Published:  16 March, 2017

The partnership, which starts this month, will see Hallgarten supply the entire business, including Goodwood House, Goodwood Hotel, The Kennels, Hound Lodge, Goodwood Racecourse and Goodwood Motor Circuit, with still and sparkling wine.

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Treasury Wine Estates has appointed Tom King as its new European MD

Published:  16 March, 2017

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) today appointed Tom King as its new European MD following the sudden recent passing of Dan Townsend.

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Olivier Dauga reveals project bringing together wines from different châteaux

Published:  15 March, 2017

French winemaking consultant Olivier Dauga has launched a project bringing together wines from a selection of châteaux.

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Diageo's Aileen Keyes to take on head of alcohol in society GB & Europe role

Published:  15 March, 2017

Diageo has revealed Aileen Keyes will take up a newly created position of head of alcohol in society, Diageo GB & Europe, following Mark Baird's departure from the business next month.

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Gin replaces spirit-based drinks in ONS inflation basket

Published:  14 March, 2017

The ONS, which has not included the price of gin in inflation calculations for 13 years, today unveiled it had re-introduced it in light of "increased expenditure" on the popular tipple, which has replaced spirit-based drinks in the basket.

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Jameson makes its first move into RTDs

Published:  14 March, 2017

Pernod Ricard has poured Jameson into cans in a bid to up the Irish Whiskey brand's relevance among younger drinkers.

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Marie Bizard makes its first foray into frozen cocktails with low-calorie line

Published:  14 March, 2017

The range, rolling out in the UK and other European countries from May this year followed by a worldwide launch in 2018, comprises seven variants, including more unusual cocktails such as Rosé Grapefruit, White Peach, Elderflower Lime & Mint and apple liquor Manzanita.

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Boutinot has acquired Henners Vineyard in East Sussex

Published:  14 March, 2017

Boutinot has acquired Henners Vineyards in East Sussex for an undisclosed sum, marking the first time it brings its winemaking expertise to English shores.

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