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27 March, 2017

WSTA: Frictionless borders needed to prevent smuggling

The WSTA has warned that Brexit talks must achieve “frictionless borders” to avoid alcohol smugglers at ports.

Funkin is expanding its range of cocktail mixers with the addition of Funkin Bramble this month, bringing the classic English cocktail to the on-trade in an "easy-to-use" format. 

Glenmorangie has announced the launch of the oldest whisky it has produced to date.

Lidl UK has announced Tristan Stephenson will consult on its spirits range, working closely with its buying team.

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Mast-Jägermeister has announced the appointment of Christopher Ratsch as the third member of its executive board.

Diageo has published its list of top 50 bartenders for the Diageo Reserve World Class GB 2017 semi-final.

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has announced that Tom King will be its new managing director Europe, effective immediately.

Bulleit, the Diageo-owned bourbon brand, has formally opened its new US$115m distillery in Shelbyville, Kentucky.

Vinexpo has announced that it is to try again to mount a successful exhibition in the US.

The European Commission has published its long-awaited report on the exemption granted to alcohol products from certain mandatory labelling requirements.

Treasury Wine Estates has announced the death of its European managing director, Dan Townsend.

The Prosecco DOC plans to obtain certification that will guarantee the sustainability of individual wines.

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) says the Chancellor’s decision to increase excise duty on spirits by nearly 4% or 36 pence a bottle in today’s Budget is a major blow to a key UK industry. 

Accolade Wines has announced the appointment of Ade McKeon as its new general manager for the UK & Ireland, effective immediately.

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At the beginning of the year, British supermarket Sainsbury’s quietly introduced a new Chilean wine brand.

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