Curious Brewery has reached an agreement to add Wild Beer Co to its portfolio, an acquisition that will double the size of the existing Curious operation.

Super-premium gin Brockmans has announced that one million bottles were sold within a 12-month period, a milestone for the brand.

Premium vodka brand, Vodka 4 Peace, has launched in the UK pledging to donate 100% of profits until 2026 and £5 per bottle to NGOs in Ukraine.

Following a strong performance in the international market, D.O. Cava has reported a sales growth of 17.3 per cent and 252 million bottles in sales.

Martinique-based Depaz distillery has decided to replace its traditional method of growing sugar cane with pre-germinated cuttings with the aim of increasing the producer’s yield while limiting its environmental impact.

Hard seltzer brand White Claw has launched its Mango variety in the UK through supermarket chain Tesco.

The Prosecco DOCG will reduce the maximum permitted yield to 12,000 kilos per hectare for the 2020 harvest.

Public Health Scotland has revealed that alcohol sales fell to a record low for the second year running in 2019.

Heineken has announced net profits of €1.5 billion before one-off items, an increase of 9.2%.

SA: Spirits duty rises by 10%

25 February, 2011

The South African government has increased excise duty on spirits by 10% and wine by 8%.

UK: Trade bodies Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA) and the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) have denied that UK alcohol consumption is rising.

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