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The Irish whiskey category has ambitious growth plans Analysis - Irish whiskey eyes a slice of Scotch's global pie 15 Sep 14

James Wilmore

We've had a reminder this month of the high levels of investment being ploughed into the renaissance of Irish whiskey by emerging players.


With Anheuser-Busch InBev thought to be circling, has SABMiller blinked?Editor's Viewpoint – Heineken's 'No' Cuts SABMiller Options as Anheuser-Busch InBev Looms Large 15 Sep 14

Olly Wehring

Heineken's announcement earlier today of an approach by SABMiller confirms what some observers have warned in recent months: The 'Mega-Merger' is most definitely on.


Anheuser-Busch InBev, start your enginesAnalysis - SABMiller spurned by Heineken: The start of the endgame? 15 Sep 14

Olly Wehring

To many observers, the endgame for 'Mega Merger' began today. With SABMiller being outed for approaching Heineken about a takeover, the overwhelming feeling among analysts is that, with Heineken pooh-poohing SAB's overtures, Anheuser-Busch InBev has started the engines on its plan to buy the world's second largest brewer.


Exhibitors at the Beautiful South tasting gave positive feedback Comment - Wines of the Beautiful South Ups its Game 11 Sep 14

James Wilmore

Triple-region wine show The Beautiful South kicked off in London yesterday, with a different feel and look to last year's inaugural event.


The latest critique from The ISFAR considers research into the association of alcohol consumption with breast cancerInternational Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 147: Association of Alcohol Intake with Different Types of Breast Cancer 11 Sep 14

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

The study concerned is based on a large number of women participating in a clinical trial (enhanced screening for certain cancers versus routine care) focusing on prostate, lung, colorectal, and ovarian cancer.


Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000-year lease for St JamesEditor's Viewpoint - Guinness: A Great Day for St James's Gate 10 Sep 14

Olly Wehring

Today's official opening of the new Guinness production facility at the brand's St James's Gate site in the centre of Dublin stands in marked contrast to how the plot's future looked less than ten years ago. It is refreshing to see – for whatever reason - a plc the size of Diageo bowing to a brand's provenance, even if such nods are a rarity these days.


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