The former British ambassador to Argentina will succeed Karen Betts as the chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association.

Dr Emma Walker will replace the legendary Dr Jim Beveridge as Johnnie Walker master blender at the end of the year.

A Fever-Tree survey suggests that a third of Brits use an evening drink to mark the end of the working day during the lockdown.

Diageo has announced plans to step-up its multi-million dollar strategic partnership with social media website Facebook.

Mexico´s Tequila Regulatory Council (TRC) is working to step up operatives to curb a rising trade of fake and "toxic" blends after consumer watchdog Profeco this week announced 40% of the country’s alcohol is sold in an "adulterated" state.

Former Wine Australia boss Paul Henry is to join wine research company Wine Intelligence as associate director.

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Tess Posthumus

Staffing crisis could open opportunities

The pandemic has thrown many challenges at bar owners over the past couple of years and the ones that survived the various lockdowns and restrictions deserve a pat on the back. However, while revenues are returning and bars are beginning to recruit once more, we’ve come up against a whole new set of problems, one of which is a global starring crisis.

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