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Renato Giovannoni wins Altos Bartenders’ Bartender Award 2020

Renato ‘Tato’ Giovannoni has won the Altos Bartenders’ Bartender Award 2020 after building up an iconic reputation among his peers.


Scottish Hospitality Group pleads for further government aid after extended closures

The extended closure of Scottish hospitality venues will have “devastating consequences” on the industry according to the Scottish Hospitality Group.


Guinness launches alcohol-free variant

Guinness has become the latest major beer brand to launch an alcohol-free variant in a bid to capitalise upon growing consumer demand for the category.


Carlos I commemorates 130th anniversary with exclusive brandy

Leading Spanish brandy producer Osborne has launched a limited-edition called Carlos 130 to mark the bestselling brand’s 130th anniversary.


Harrods head of wine and spirits moves to Mocktail Beverages

Ed Gerard has left his role of head of wines and spirits at upmarket retailer Harrods to join Mocktail Beverages as global business development director.


Zing Zang launches RTD range in US

US pre-mixed cocktail company Zing Zang has launched a new line of spirits-based ready-to-drink (RTD) canned cocktails.


Marussia Beverages launches Hatozaki Japanese whisky

Marussia Beverages has bolstered its spirits portfolio by taking on two Japanese whiskies from Hatozaki.


Number of new US spirits brands exploding in 2020

The registration of new spirits brands in the US has rocketed in the US in 2020 compared to the previous year.


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Pernod Ricard recovery gathers pace in Q1

Resilient off-trade sales in the USA and Europe helped Pernod Ricard rally during the first quarter of fiscal 2021.


Bacardi unveils world's first biodegradable spirts bottle

Bacardi has unveiled plans to put the world’s first 100% degradable spirits bottles on shelves and back bars by 2023.


Wine GB appoints Simon Thorpe as CEO

Wines of Great Britain has appointed Simon Thorpe MW as its new CEO, starting Monday 26 October.


Remy Cointreau raises guidance after 16.4% sales decline

Remy Cointreau has reported a 16.4% decrease in sales for the first half of its fiscal year after the pandemic ravaged its on-trade business.


Zamora Company reports strong 2019 sales

Spanish drinks producer Zamora Company has reported that turnover increased 6.3% to €208 million in 2019.


Former Pernod Ricard execs create botanical rum

Former Pernod Ricard executives Laurent Lacassagne and Patrick Venning have launched a botanical rum after setting up a micro-distillery in London’s Brixton Market.



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