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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

ProWine Asia becomes annual event 23 May 16

Lucy Britner

The organisers of wine trade show ProWein have confirmed Asian show ProWine will become an annual event, as they look to meet demand in the region. 

Pernod switches Travel Retail Europe op's director 23 May 16

Olly Wehring

Pernod Ricard has announced the appointment of Ben Gibson as operations director for its European Travel Retail unit, with present incumbent Phil Corfield set to retire.

This week in spirits & wine 20 May 16

Lucy Britner

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.

Asia’s importance to soar for all drinks 20 May 16


Asia will account for two-thirds of global incremental beverage consumption by 2021, with China alone responsible for one-third of the additional volume, according to Canadean's most recent Global Beverage Forecasts report.

GI Partners takes Far Niente Wine Estates share 18 May 16

Lucy Britner

San Francisco-based investment firm GI Partners has taken a stake in Napa winery Far Niente Wine Estates. 

Southern Wine & Spirits launches artisanal unit 18 May 16

Lucy Britner

Southern Wine & Spirits' Florida unit has created an Artisanal Fine Wine & Spirits division as it looks to champion smaller producers. 

Latest blogs

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.

How many Prosecco brands can you name? 17 Feb 16

Andy Morton

At a media breakfast in London, Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard gave an interesting response to a question he's no doubt asked a lot.

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