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19 January, 2019

Mr Lyan to launch three bars in 2019

Bar innovator Ryan Chetiyawardana will launch three new Mr Lyan venues across three countries in 2019, including Lyaness which replace Dandelyan, the reigning world’s best bar.

The House of Camus has announced the arrival of its Caribbean Expedition in Barbados after a month and a half’s voyage.

Distell, Africa’s leading wines and spirits producer and marketer is launching Libertas Vineyards and Estates as a new stand-alone company with ownership of all the premium wine brands.

Porter’s Gin is reaping the benefits of exposing its production techniques to the public since investing thousands in distilling equipment.

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De Kuyper Royal Distillers has been named the official distributer of Three Sixty Vodka in the Netherlands as part of the expansion of Friedrich Schwarze Gmbh & Co KG in Europe. 

Bolney Wine Estate has announced a merger with neighbouring vineyard Pookchurch to form a 104 acre estate dedicated to increasing the production of premium still English wines.

UK brewery, St Peter's, has appointed Rob Breakwell as head of sales to "significantly grow its on-trade sales”.

The 2019 TFWA China’s Century Conference has announced that China Duty Free Group (CDFG), Central Japan International Airport (Nagoya), Alibaba, Ctrip.com and Lagardère Travel Retail will be represented on stage at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Sanya, Haitang Bay from 5-7 March.

Babydoll wines from New Zealand will make its debut at the UK annual trade tasting “Flavours of New Zealand” this week, ready to increase its presence in the UK in 2019 in the premium New Zealand sector across all trade channels.

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association is calling for clarity from the UK government on its post no deal tariff plans, warning that any no deal Brexit will see wine prices hit an all-time high.

When it comes to the bestsellers, the roster of classic cocktails is subject to the vagaries of fashion in tastes. Angel Brown rounds up this year’s top 50

Spirits, cider, low alcohol and alcohol-free beer are some of the key areas of growth across the Welsh drinks sector, according to the Food and Drink Wales Industry Board (FDWIB).

Big Drop Brewing Co has received a £500k investment via seed funding from private investors which will see its international distribution increase.

Wester Spirit Co has begun commercial rum distillation in Glasgow for the first time in 300 years with the opening of its new distillery in November 2018.

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