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24 September, 2017

Late Chinese New Year an issue, says Diageo chief

Diageo chief executive Ivan Menezes says that despite a late Chinese New Year and highway ban in India, the company is on course to hit its targets ahead of the 2017 annual general meeting.

Vineyards in Ningxia Hui in north east China have helped the local environment, according to the School of Agriculture, Ningxia University.

Bombay Sapphire has appointed Dr. Anne Brock as its new master distiller at its distillery in Laverstoke, England.

De Kuyper has launched a special limited edition of its Mandarine Napoléon liqueur which boasts 125-year-old Grande Fine Champagne Cognac and comes in a bottle shrouded in 24 carat gold leaf.

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Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has announced that 99% of shareholders have accepted a £15m investment from L Catterton, the largest consumer-focused private equity firm in the world.

Following its move into sunglasses made from staves from its whisky casks, Glenmorangie, has now moved into bicycles - also made from whisky cask staves.

British bartender Jo Last has been crowned champion of the Gin Mare Mediterranean Inspirations cocktail competition for 2017 which was held in Ibiza, Spain.

Annual cider sales have exceeded the £1bn threshold for the first time since 2014 due to good weather in Britain at the start of its summer.

The Bacardi Legacy UK heats are open for registration across the country ahead of the 10th global final in Mexico City in 2018.

González Byass focuses on GTR

08 September, 2017

González Byass, the leading Spanish wine and spirits producer, has launched a new division to focus specifically on the international tax free sector.

Oregon wine trade organisations The Willamette Valley Wineries Association and Oregon Pinot Camp will merge to create a single trade entity for the region’s wine industry.

A representative of the government of South Australia has posted a bizarre marketing video calling Scottish Brewers Brewdog “rude w*****s” after plans to build a brewery in Adelaide stalled.

Jura Single Malt Whisky has launched a limited edition range One And All, in celebration of Jura’s community and its workers.

Scotch whisky is one of the first applications to be listed on New Zealand’s register of geographical indications (GIs) - a sign used on wines and spirits from a specific area which have a quality, reputation or other characteristic linked to that location.

Doomsday is upon us. On August 2 this year, the human race used more resources from nature than earth can renew in a complete year. And to think the population is now 7.5bn and still increasing is terrifying. But let’s look at some positives.

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