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Global vodka sales dip in 2013, but US set for “unrelenting” growth – research

Worldwide vodka sales fell by 1.1% to 496.4m cases in 2013, according to a new just-drinks/The IWSR report, hit by continued declines in Eas...

China to axe duty on Australian wine in free trade deal

China is to drop duty on Australian wine imports after the two countries signed a “landmark” free trade agreement....

SABMiller H1 profits, sales up but challenges remain

SABMiller has reported a healthy rise in first-half net profits but warned that trading conditions will remain "challenging"....

Casella Family Brands agrees US$50m deal for Peter Lehmann Wines

Casella Family Brands is set to acquire fellow Australian wine firm Peter Lehmann Wines (PLW)....

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just the Week in - Spirits & Wine 28 Nov 2014

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


just the Week in - Beer 28 Nov 2014

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for spirits & wine and soft drinks & bottled water.


just the Week in - Soft Drinks & Bottled Water 28 Nov 2014

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global soft drinks & bottled water category. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and spirits & wine.


just a While Ago - On 28 November in... 28 Nov 2014

Olly Wehring

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Product Launch - SHS Drinks' WKD Las Vegas Limited Edition 28 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

SHE Drinks has lined up a new limited-edition flavour for it's WKD RTD range.


Product Launch - Diageo's Jinzu sake gin 28 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

Diageo has launched a new gin that uses Japanese botanicals with the addition of sake.


Product Launch - Naranjas Che's Tarongino orange wine 28 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

Spanish orange grower Naranjas Che has launched an organic alcoholic wine made from oranges.


just a While Ago - On 27 November in... 27 Nov 2014

Olly Wehring

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Les Domaines Paul Mas extends Languedoc vineyards 27 Nov 2014

Stuart Todd

Les Domaines Paul Mas has added a further 16 hectares of vineyards to its portfolio, through the extension of the production area at its Château Crès Ricards in Languedoc to 42 hectares.


Carlsberg's Baltika CEO calls time 27 Nov 2014

Olly Wehring

The head of Carlsberg's Russian unit, Baltika, has confirmed his intention to step down from the position.


Hayman Distillers fears cask-aged gin threat as 1850 renamed 27 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

Hayman Distillers has relaunched its cask-aged 1850 gin under a new name as it tries to distance itself from recent trends in the aged-gin category.


Remy Cointreau stems H1 profits fall 27 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

Remy Cointreau has slowed falling profits in its fiscal first half, but has warned that Cognac trends in China continue to damage performance.


SABMiller, Coca-Cola Co and Coca-Cola Sabco to create Africa bottler unit 27 Nov 2014

Olly Wehring

SABMiller has secured an agreement with The Coca-Cola Co and the majority shareholders in Coca-Cola Sabco to create the world's tenth largest Coca-Cola bottler.


Altia Corp lines up Russia launch for Koskenkorva vodka 27 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

Finland's Altia Corp is to launch its Koskenkorva vodka brand in Russia ahead of the holiday season.


Bacardi appoints Jacques Tortoroli chief administrative officer 27 Nov 2014

Olly Wehring

Bacardi has created the role of chief administrative officer and appointed Jacques Tortoroli to the position.


Wine Australia poaches Tesco wine exec to head UK & Europe 27 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

Wine Australia has appointed Tesco's wine development manger to lead its UK & Europe office.


Maison Sichel turns to Amazon for UK off-trade boost 27 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

Maison Sichel is to sell its core brand Sirius Red in the UK through Amazon.


Product Launch - Britvic's J20 Spritz 27 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

Britvic is to launch a lightly carbonated J20 extension as it looks to turnaround performance of the brand.


Britvic targets alcohol market with syrup mixers 26 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

Britvic is to launch a range of mixers for alcohol as it looks to expand diluting opportunities beyond water.


US brewery closure rate rise inevitable - Dogfish Head president 26 Nov 2014

James Wilmore

The head of Dogfish Head Brewery has admitted that the closure rate among US craft breweries is likely to increase, but criticised big brewers for marketing their brands as craft.


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