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23 October, 2016

Constellation buys and sells

Constellation Brands has announced the sale of its Canadian wine business and is buying Charles Smith Wines, High West Distillery and a minority stake in Bardstown Bourbon Company.

Diageo, organisers of the World Class Bartender of the Year competition, is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity for a travel and drinks enthusiast to go on the ultimate cocktail adventure and host a new global travel show.

Dutch distillery brand Bols is inviting bartenders to compete in its next global bartending competition Bols Around the World: The Bols Genever Edition.

Matteo d’Imporzano has been appointed managing director of Codorníu in the United Kingdom and Ireland.


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Berlin Convent Berlin received record numbers of visitors this month, taking in 11,604 trade professionals over two days, an increase of 15% on last year.

The Global Drinks Forum

14 October, 2016

Leaders of the global drinks industry assembled in Berlin on October 10 to discuss the future of the industry. Here is a selection of what was said. 

Stock Spirits Group has bought three spirits brands from Bohemia Sekt for €5m/ CZK135 million (Czech Koruna).

Asahi Group Holdings has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Miller Brands UK and the formation of Asahi UK.

The English Wine Producers has announced that the harvest is now underway in the UK and growers are optimistic about the vintage.

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced the completion of the deal to buy SABMiller.

Time for Longmorn

11 October, 2016

Chivas Brothers, the scotch whisky and premium gin division of Pernod Ricard, has introduced two new expressions of Longmorn, its Speyside single malt.

The World's 50 Best Bars, which took place at Christ Church Spitafields yesterday (October 6th), saw nine awards presented to the best bars in the world. 

Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grogg from New York has taken the title of World’s Best Bar 2016 at the annual World’s 50 Best Bars Awards in London.

WSTA at FIVS conference

05 October, 2016

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association met with international partners in Canada, last week, as part of the FIVS Ottawa meetings for talks on developing post-Brexit trade agreements.


Dominic Roskrow

A brave new world of whiskies

It’s like a dream. Five years ago we didn’t have a whisky. Now we’re pouring to enthusiastic drinkers at the whisky show in London. It’s hard to believe we’re here.

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