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17 August, 2017

Diageo confirms Casamigos acquisition

Diageo has completed the acquisition of Casamigos, the fastest growing super-premium tequila brand in the US.

Bacardi Limited has collaborated with Latin American restaurant group Coya, to produce the Rum Round Tale at Coya Angel Court, London.

New Zealand-based brewery Emerson's, was forced to halt production last night (15 August) after local water supplies were contaminated due to drainage failures.

The Consejo Regulador de la DOCa Rioja has submitted to pressure and brought in new designations for smaller producers and individual vineyard owners.

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Corona Extra the number one imported beer in the US is set to launch its limited edition “Legends” bottles for the fifth consecutive year.

Q&A: Funkin CEO Andrew King

15 August, 2017

Andrew King, CEO of Funkin, spoke to Hamish Smith about business in the current cocktail climate

Armagnac producer Château de Bordeneuve has been made supplier for Caspian Crystal LLC in Azerbaijan.

Ultra-premium vodka Cîroc has launched its French Vanilla flavour, specifically designed for Porn Star Martinis.

Cockspur rum will be distributed through Quintessential Brands’ off-trade and on-trade distribution arms - Essential Drinks and Marblehead Brand Development respectively - from September 1, 2017.

Here are some key global stats surrounding the beer industry sourced by Euromonitor International, the world's leading independent provider of strategic market research.

Speyside Distillery has released a limited edition, single malt whisky collection called PSTA/SPEY Speyside Wildlife Collection in support of the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts (PSTA).

The Benevolent, the charity for the UK drinks trade, has announced that a bike ride, in memory of Dan Townsend the Treasury Wine Estates’ European managing director who died in March while on business in Napa valley, raised more than £13,000.

Leisure operator CG Restaurants & Bars has reported a sales uplift for its Dirty Martini portfolio for the first six months of 2017.

London art gallery Tate Modern, has created a beer and food pairing menu in its levels six and nine restaurants throughout the summer.

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