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Alcohol and the risk of breast cancer - ISFAR

A large study from Denmark was designed to test the hypothesis that women who increase their alcohol intake over a five-year period have a h...

Kirin Holdings Q1 performance by division - Focus

Earlier this month, Kirin Holdings reported a marked slide in net profits on a 6.1% fall in sales from the first three months of 2016. Here,...

Gruppo Campari's Q1 performance by region, brand

Earlier today, Gruppo Campari announced its first-quarter results, including flat sales a dip in pre-tax profits.  Here, we take a look at t...

Why we must embrace the circular economy

Declining raw material consumption in the UK is partially a result of better resource efficiency, while continued efforts to boost efficienc...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Conviviality CEO Diana Hunter 4 May 2016

Lucy Britner

Earlier this week, UK drinks company Conviviality agreed to purchase Bibendum PLB for GBP60m (US$88.5m), in what the country's Wine and Spirit Trade Association CEO Miles Beale called a "potentially seismic deal" for the industry. 

Interview, Chapel Down MD Mark Harvey 3 May 2016

Andy Morton

The London Wine Fair, which opens today, will host a growing contingent of English wine makers keen to grab a share of a category that according to government figures has doubled production in the past five years. Many of them will be aiming to emulate the success of Chapel Down that, with its stock-market listing and equally-booming brewing operation, sits at the top table of English wine's new breed. In recently-released 2015 results, the company grew both sales and profits by more than one-third. The company also raised GBP1.7m (US$2.5m) in a crowdfunding project to build a new brewery for its Curious Brew beer brand.

Latest News

Consumers want brands that challenge them - study 27 May 16

Lucy Britner

Consumers are looking for more than great packaging and celebrity endorsement when it comes to choosing brands, a study has found. 

This week in spirits & wine 27 May 16

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & water.

McWilliam's appoints new CEO after Gallo exit 27 May 16

James Atkinson

McWilliam’s Wines has followed its return to family control with the appointment of chairman Jeff McWilliam as its CEO.

Jeremy Parsons steps down as Berry Bros & Rudd COO 27 May 16

Olly Wehring

Berry Bros & Rudd has confirmed the departure of its chief operating officer, just over a year after his appointment.

Henkell & Co buys rest of Copestick Murray 26 May 16

Olly Wehring

Germany’s Henkell & Co has taken full control of UK-based wine supplier and brand owner Copestick Murray.

TWE revamps Blossom Hill, looks to new markets 25 May 16

Lucy Britner

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is to relaunch the Blossom Hill wine brand in the UK as it eyes new, international markets. 

Latest blogs

The brutal truth behind India's temperance movement 25 May 16

Andy Morton

Some people in India believe alcohol should be more difficult to purchase. Last month, the state of Bihar halted all alcohol sales as its chief minister made good on an election promise.

Aperol Spritz - Just the one. A large one? 12 May 16

Olly Wehring

I'll admit to being partial to an Aperol Spritz now and again, more usually in the summer months, sitting outside, shades on, slowly turning more golden/rusty.

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