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Paddy Irish whiskey - The Facts

Late yesterday, Pernod Ricard confirmed that it has opened discussions with Sazerac with a view to selling its Paddy Irish whiskey brand. He...

How do the US and UK on-trades compare? - Focus

Data company Nielsen CGA has released its first market report to compare the US on-trade with the UK's. Here are some of the key takeaways:...

What will a UK sugar tax mean for CSD producers?

This month, Richard Corbett considers the impact of a sugar tax on the UK CSD market....

Who will be hit hardest by UK sugar tax? Analysis

A spoonful of sugar was long thought to help the medicine go down. These days, the medicine is more of a tough pill to swallow - especially...

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 - Harviestoun Brewery MD Toby Knowles 26 Apr 2016

Andy Morton

Scotland, already well-known for the quality of its whisky, is carving out a reputation as a centre of craft beer excellence. According to Nielsen data, craft beer consumers in Scotland drink more per head than almost anywhere else in the UK, and every year an increasing number of new breweries open to accommodate this thirst. Last year, there were 93 breweries in Scotland, the Campaign for Real Ale, says, with 20 of them opening over the past 12 months.

Latest News

England sees new wine producers jump 31 May 2016

Lucy Britner

A total of 37 new wine producers were granted licences in England during calendar 2015, according to accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young.

Bordeaux wine venue La Cité du Vin opens 31 May 2016

Olly Wehring

The 'La Cité du Vin' wine exhibition in France is set to be officially inaugurated today.

Pernod gives Malibu global summer push 31 May 2016

Lucy Britner

Pernod Ricard has launched an e-commerce platform for the Malibu rum brand, as it looks to target 18- to 24-year-old consumers in the UK.

Halewood's Caribbean Twist Raspberry Mojito - NPD 31 May 2016

Lucy Britner

Halewood International has added a Raspberry Mojito flavour to its Caribbean Twist RTD range. 

Diageo unveils first European Johnnie Walker House 27 May 2016

Andy Morton

Diageo's Johnnie Walker Houses have reached Europe for the first time, with the company unveiling one of the premium retail outlets in Amsterdam's Schiphol airport.

Jeremy Parsons steps down as Berry Bros & Rudd COO 27 May 2016

Olly Wehring

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

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