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30 April, 2016

WSTA announce Britain's wine trade has doubled

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association will announce on Tuesday that Britain’s wine trade has more than doubled in the last decade.

Robert J Cooper, creator of St Germain elderflower liqueur, has died at the age of 39 in Santa Barbara, California.

Only about 8% of wine farms in South Africa make money, according to a leading winemaker from the Rainbow Nation

Gruppo Campari has appointed a new board of directors for the 2016 to 2018 period.

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The four top performing bitters brands in The Millionaires’ Club 2016 all had an increase in sales in 2015, Drinks International can report. 

Former Artesian bartenders Alex Kratena and Simone Caporale have announced the launch of P(OUR), a foundation to build a holistic community for the global drinks industry. 

William Grant & Sons has announced the launch of an on-trade campaign to raise awareness of the way to serve Hendrick’s & Tonic - garnished with cucumber. 

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East (GTME) has announced the opening of the first ‘The Singleton Sensorium’ in Travel Retail in Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport.

Denbies Wine Estate will be exhibiting at the London Wine Fair 2016 for the first time. 

Independent bottler Wemyss Malts has released six new single cask whiskies ranging from 18 to 35 years old.

English sparkling wine brand Nyetimber has announced the launch of its second Tillington Single Vineyard vintage. 

Brown-Forman has announced that Eric Helms has become marketing director for its Global Travel Retail division.

The Brown-Forman Corporation has announced that it has bought the BenRiach Distillery Company Limited for approximately £285 million.

Organisers from London Wine Fair 2016 have announced there will be over 400 grape varieties showcased at the event.

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The price of greed

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