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25 June, 2024
Demie Kim

Demie Kim wins Altos Bartenders' Bartender for Asia's 50 Best

Seoul’s Dohyung ‘Demie’ Kim, co-founder of Zest, No.5 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2023 and No.18 on The World’s 50 Best Bars 2023, has been named the winner of the Altos Bartenders’ Bartender Award 2024.

Pernod Ricard-owned Japanese gin Ki No Bi has announced an investment in a new carbon-neutral, increased-capacity distillery.

WineGB has released its first wine tourism report which shows that visits to UK vineyards and wineries have risen by 55% in two years.

Romanian-based spirits owner Alexandrion Group has launched OMU Vodka, the first vodka brand created by the group.


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Indian spirits company Allied Blenders and Distillers has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) to raise $180 million.

The Labour Party’s plan for UK high streets aims to replace the business rates system, cutting energy bills and giving communities the ‘right to buy’ community assets, like pubs.

Spirits volumes declined by 5% in the UK last year amid excise duty changes, the cost-of-living crisis, and a trend towards moderation according to a new report from IWSR.

Diageo has announced that Singapore-based consumer group Tolaram is set to acquire Diageo’s 58.02% shareholding in Guinness Nigeria.

Suntory Global Spirits has officially submitted plans for the redevelopment of its distillery on Islay to expand production by more than one-third.

Tokyo’s Virtù has been named the winner of the Michter’s Art of Hospitality Award as part of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2024. 

The Millionaires’ Club 2024 has revealed that 44% of the world’s major spirits producers showed volume declines in 2023 as global recession and inflation takes effect.

The Rosebank Distillery has now opened its doors after more than 30 years of closure. 

Chivas Brothers has launched an agriculture programme supporting sustainable farming practices among Scottish barley growers.

Ukrainian vodka brand Nemiroff is expanding into Egypt and Tunisia through a partnership with Odyssey Group.

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La'Mel Clarke

Service isn’t servitude: the skill of hosting

La’Mel Clarke, front of house at London’s Seed Library, looks at the forgotten art of hosting and why it deserves the same respect as bartending.