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Mexico and Canada drop US whiskey tariffs

Mexico and Canada have dropped their tariffs on American whiskey which were implemented in retaliation to president Donald Trump’s import tariffs last year.


Vinexpo chief announces big changes to global shows

Vinexpo CEO Rodolphe Lameyse has announced big changes to the running of various shows over the coming years following his inception to the company in April.


Concha y Toro launches GTR range of wines

Leading South American wine producer Viña Concha y Toro has launched a range of wines, specific to the global travel retail channel.


UK cocktail market valued at £587m

In the space of a year, the value of the UK cocktail market has increased 9.5% to £587m according to CGA data released by Funkin Cocktails.


Distell appoints Andrea Freeborough head winemaker

Distell has announced Andrea Freeborough as head winemaker having been promoted from the role of cellar master at Paarl winery.


Kanivichaporn wins Bacardí Legacy 2019

Ronnaporn Kanivichaporn from Bangkok has been crowned Bacardí Legacy champion for 2019 with his cocktail Pink Me Up.


Santa Rita 120 Arsenal Experience enjoys great success

The Santa Rita 120 Arsenal Experience took place at the Emirates Stadium on Friday 10 May to celebrate a “key element” of the brand’s global marketing strategy.


Virgin Holidays search for a bartender in paradise

Holiday operator Virgin Holidays will send one British bartender to the Caribbean to swap grey skies for Jamaican sun.


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The wine trade can be divided into two fundamentally opposed camps. on one side, you have the romantic idealists who believe that wine is – or can be – something special, bordering on mystical: an elixir like no other, comparable to the greatest works of art.
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Nederburg becomes Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction

The historic Nederburg Auction is to become the Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction and with it comes changes in location, selection and format.


Conor McGregor takes credit for Irish whiskey's US growth

Conor McGregor has seemingly taken the credit for Irish whiskey's revenue growth in the US.


That Boutique-y Gin Company increases bottle sizes for free

That Boutique-y Gin Company has announced that it is giving its 10 most popular gins, including nine flavoured, a resize from 50cl to 70cl at no extra cost.


Highland Park opens new customer experience centre in Orkney

Single malt whisky brand Highland Park has opened its new customer experience store in Kirkwall, Orkney.


Proof Drinks takes on Melonade

Proof Drinks has taken on the UK marketing and distribution of Melonade, a Provençale fruit aperitif.


KBE Drinks expands global beer portfolio

KBE Drinks, which is best known for representing and developing the brand of India’s Kingfisher, has added a range of world beers to its portfolio.



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