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Vinexpo Shanghai
Vinexpo to launch Shanghai show in 2019

The first Vinexpo Shanghai will take place on 23-25 October 2019 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC).

Diageo sells 19 brands to Sazerac
Diageo sells 19 brands to Sazerac for $550m

Diageo has agreed the sale of 19 brands to Sazerac for an aggregate consideration of $550m, due for completion in early 2019.

UK craft distilleries
UK distilleries up 30% in one year

The number of distillery businesses in the UK jumped 30% in a year from 131 in 2016, to 170 in 2017, says UHY Hacker Young, the national accountancy group.

Brewdog Lonewolf Diageo David Gates
Brewdog appoints new spirits MD

Brewdog has appointed David Gates as managing director of Brewdog distilling after nearly 30 years working with Diageo.

Dave Pickerell
Obituary: Dave Pickerell

Legendary whiskey distiller Dave Pickerell passed away on 1 November in San Francisco, aged 62.

Chris Miller
Scottish exporter targets big China deals

Scotland’s leading exporter of craft beer and spirits JW Filshill International, has embarked on a two-week trade visit to China as it seeks to build on a series of export deals.

Diplomático
Diplomático named Spirit Brand of the Year

Diplomático has become the first rum brand to be been named Spirit Brand of the Year at Wine Enthusiast’s Wine Star Awards.

Grant's Distinction
William Grant & Sons launches Grant's Distinction in India

William Grant & Sons has launched Grant’s Distinction, the latest variant of its leading blended scotch whisky brand, in India ahead of the festive season.

Niepoort in Lalique 1863 decanter
115-year-old port sets new auction record

A Guinness World Record for the most expensive port wine sold at auction was set last week with the sale of the first Niepoort in Lalique 1863 decanter.

Templeton Rye
MHW expands to Europe with Templeton Rye

MHW the leading service provider for wine, beer, cider and spirits in the US, has expanded to Europe starting with Templeton Rye.

Berry Bros. & Rudd brings Israeli wines to UK

Fields, Morris & Verdin has added Israeli winery Recanati to its producer portfolio.

WSTA chief: wine duty rise "grossly unfair"

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has warned consumers to expect an increase in wine prices as businesses take an inflationary hit following the Budget announcement.

EBS appoints new London general manager

Former head of Reserve Brands at Diageo, Nick Temperley, has joined Edrington-Beam Suntory UK as general manager for London.

Bordeneuve Châteaux & Collections records historic harvest

Armagnac producer Bordeneuve Châteaux & Collections has reported the largest ever harvest in the history of the brand.

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