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28 April, 2017

Donald Trump wine whitewashed in California

The vineyard of US president Donald Trump was beaten 7-0 in a ‘Judgement of Our Time’ wine tasting event against a variety of Californian wine estates.

One Drinks has launched a crowdfunder campaign for its new sage craft gin which will be the brand’s first move into the spirits industry.

Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London has unveiled its new GŌNG Bar cocktail menu. Named the Director’s Cut, the menu is inspired by the greatest film directors of all time.

Mannings Heath Golf Club & Wine Estate has begun planting 38,000 vines on its 500 acre site in the south of England.

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Tickets have been released for the sixth annual Distillers’ City Debate on Tuesday 16 May 2017 at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, London.

UK supermarket chains have embraced the craft beer market by increasing the range of individual breweries and lowering the varieties of big brands.

Bordeaux wine producer Château Malartic-Lagravière has paired up with Michelin-star chef Yannick Alléno to host 1,500 industry experts for the Fête de la Fleur at VINEXPO.

The Australian wine industry wants to exploit the Chinese market after its imports to the US were valued less than that of New Zealand.

Bacardi-owned Grey Goose has launched a limited edition Riviera bottle to ‘compliment’ its Le Grand Fizz cocktail this summer.

Champagne Lanson is set to launch an organic champagne at the Wimbledon tennis championships in July.

A new documentary film about the southern hemisphere wine harvest will preview on Monday, 22 May at this year’s London Wine Fair. 

Irish company Renegade Spirits has received €20m of funding from UK banks to support production of single malt whiskey at its Waterford distillery.

The UK’s wine industry will plant one million vines this year with popularity forcing the industry to launch a new competition in recognition.

Molson Coors-owned Carling has re-launched Carling Premier, its premium lager which will be available across both the on and off-trade markets in the UK.

Luxardo has extended its estate of cherry orchards in northern Italy with 2,000 trees to compentase for a UK sales boom.

French wine group Maisons & Domaines Henriot has taken majority ownership of Beaux Frères Vineyard in the US.

WSTA chief executive officer Miles Beale believes the UK can use Brexit to boost spirit export numbers after 45 new distilleries emerged in 2016.

Scottish whisky distiller William Grant & Sons has bought Tuthilltown Spirits in New York state to expand its whisky portfolio into the US for the first time.

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