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7 December, 2016

Viña Santa Rita is Chile’s winery of the year

Wines of Chile, the Chilean wine industry’s official trade organisation has chosen Viña Santa Rita as its 2016 winery of the year.

A new competition for English wine which claims to be England’s first wholly independent wine competition has been launched.

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association is calling for Brexit ministers to let industry lead negotiations to ensure the ‘best possible’ free trade agreements with the EU and beyond.

Pernod Ricard has announced the sale of the Domecq brand and its related brandies and wines to Emperador Group and Gonzalez Byass. 

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Budweiser and Uber have joined forces to launch their biggest UK responsible drinking campaign for Christmas. 

Cunard partners with WSET

01 December, 2016

Luxury travel brand Cunard has partnered with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust to launch the first WSET certified wine and spirit courses to be available on its flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2.

Vinisud goes annual

30 November, 2016

Vinisud, the French wine trade exhibition that showcases wines from around the Mediterranean, is going to be an annual event.

DrinkUp.London has announced former Belvedere ambassador, Ali Dedianko, will join its team as festival director for London Beer Week.

The Benromach Distillery Company has added a ‘rare’ single cask malt whisky to its range, Benromach Heritage 1973. 

Brown-Forman has named Nidal Ramini as its new head of brand advocacy for Northern Europe.

Independent craft brewer Innis & Gunn surpassed its equity crowdfunding target by £1.5 million, raising a total of £2.5 million when its Crowdcube powered, AdventureCapital campaign closed last night.

Marie Brizard Wine and Spirits has announced that it is expanding its partnership with the Polish distributor Eurocash to strengthen the presence of its flagship brands.

Michael Mann, formerly of City of London Distillery has been named the Lucas Bols UK brand ambassador. 

The British arm of the Danish brewer has announced a £15m marketing spend designed to revitalise its flagship brand, Carlsberg Export.

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Christian Davis

Drinking Danishly

So, Danish brewer is spending £15m on revitalising its flagship Carlsberg Export brand (see news story) and at the core of activity is emphasising the company’s Danish origins.

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