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28 May, 2015

Middle aged drinkers are going to have drink problems

Approximately 3.4 million middle aged people who drink regularly are going to have health problems, according to an alcohol education charity.

Cocktail trends: UK

20 May, 2015

There are no cocktail trends in the UK, say bartenders. Hamish Smith does his best to round up the activity.

Asia, and specifically China, is heading back to growth following the Chinese government's clamp down nearly two years ago on extravagant entertaining, excessive drinking and gifting.

Mendoza winery Salentein are in talks with Argentinean authorities to create a new GI for San Pablo in Mendoza.

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Dominic Roskrow has won Drinks Writer of the Year at the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drinks Awards 2015 for articles published in Drinks International magazine.

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has called for further Government help for the UK wine sector.

Casella Family Brands’ Yellowtail has reached one million nine-litre case sales in Great Britain during 2014/15. 

The drinks industry needs to get better at listening to consumers, according to Neil Anderson, marketing director at Kingsland.

The rise in prosecco has made Australian Vintage rethink its sparkling wine offering, according to CEO Neil McGuigan.

Stock Spirits Group has warned of an ‘extremely weak’ first quarter in a trading statement released ahead of its annual general meeting today. 

Diageo and DFS Group have opened the latest Johnnie Walker House retail showcase in Singapore Changi Terminal 3.

52% of prosecco drinkers in the UK regard the Italian fizz as ‘very good value for money’, more than twice the figure for champagne, according to a new report from Wine Intelligence.

SABMiller has bought the London-based craft brewer, Meantime. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Chilean wine brand Cono Sur is the official wine of the legendary road cycle event and one of the world’s great sporting spectacles, Le Tour de France.

Mattia Cilia from Sicily has won Strega liqueur’s first cocktail competition.

Irish minister for agriculture, food and marine Simon Coveney will launch the Irish Whiskey Association’s ‘Vision for Irish Whiskey’ at an event this evening (May 12) in the Old Jameson Distillery, in Dublin.

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Pure Gould on what it means to be handcrafted

Patience Gould looks at a titan of the vodka world and how its ‘handcrafted’ approach is appealing to the Millennial generation

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