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19 December, 2018

Alex Kratena & Monica Berg unveil bar plans

Alex Kratena and Monica Berg will launch their first solo London venue in Spring 2019, it has been exclusively revealed to Drinks International’s sister publication Class.

Diageo has announced that next year’s World Class Bartender of the Year awards will be in Glasgow.

Edrington announces new CEO

06 December, 2018

Edrington has announced that chief executive officer Ian Curle is retiring in March and will be succeeded by Scott McCroskie, who is on the Edrington board and managing director of The Macallan.

The Austrian Wine Marketing Board has announced that its mercurial managing director, Wili Klinger, will be leaving at the end of next year.

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Premium spirits and liqueurs owner and producer Stock Spirits Group has recorded an +8.7% revenue increase for the year ending September 2018.

Armagnac producer Bordeneuve Châteaux & Collections has declared “exceptional quality” for its fresh eau-de-vie and expects distillation for 2018 to finish mid-December.

Matt Whiley has announced he will open a sequel to his London bar Scout in Sydney in February 2019.

Leaders of the Chinese baijiu market: Moutai, Wuliangye, and Yanghe are the world’s most valuable spirits brands, according to the latest report by Brand Finance, an independent brand valuation and strategy consultancy.

Dublin distillery Teeling has named Maverick Drinks as its UK distributor which will be effective from the new year.

Nusa Caña Rum, an Indonesian white rum brand based in Bali has launched in the UK.

Disaronno wears Trussardi

03 December, 2018

The Italian liqueur is back with its annual Disaronno Icon project, which this year sees the iconic bottle dressed in a limited-edition design by Italian fashion house Trussardi.

Stryyk, the zero-proof ‘spirit’ brand has launched Stryyk Not Vodka to its portfolio in time for Christmas and ‘Dry January’.

The Scotch Whisky Association has secured enhanced legal protection in Indonesia for “scotch whisky” as a geographical indication was successfully granted.

Organic wine consumption is expected to increase by more than 50% in the UK by 2022, according to research carried out by IWSR.

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