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24 May, 2019

DI's Shay Waterworth wins young spirit writer award

Drinks International’s Shay Waterworth has been named the Alan Lodge Young International Drinks Writer of the Year 2019.

The organisers of the London Wine Fair have expressed surprise at the attendance figures for the 39th edition of the show held earlier this week.

The Glenlivet has unveiled a new brighter look for its single malt scotch whisky portfolio.

Mexico and Canada have dropped their tariffs on American whiskey which were implemented in retaliation to president Donald Trump’s import tariffs last year.

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Vinexpo CEO Rodolphe Lameyse has announced big changes to the running of various shows over the coming years following his inception to the company in April.

Leading South American wine producer Viña Concha y Toro has launched a range of wines, specific to the global travel retail channel.

In the space of a year, the value of the UK cocktail market has increased 9.5% to £587m according to CGA data released by Funkin Cocktails.

Distell has announced Andrea Freeborough as head winemaker having been promoted from the role of cellar master at Paarl winery.

Ronnaporn Kanivichaporn from Bangkok has been crowned Bacardí Legacy champion for 2019 with his cocktail Pink Me Up.

The Santa Rita 120 Arsenal Experience took place at the Emirates Stadium on Friday 10 May to celebrate a “key element” of the brand’s global marketing strategy.

Holiday operator Virgin Holidays will send one British bartender to the Caribbean to swap grey skies for Jamaican sun.

The historic Nederburg Auction is to become the Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction and with it comes changes in location, selection and format.

Conor McGregor has seemingly taken the credit for Irish whiskey's revenue growth in the US.

That Boutique-y Gin Company has announced that it is giving its 10 most popular gins, including nine flavoured, a resize from 50cl to 70cl at no extra cost.

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The wine trade can be divided into two fundamentally opposed camps. on one side, you have the romantic idealists who believe that wine is – or can be – something special, bordering on mystical: an elixir like no other, comparable to the greatest works of art.

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