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Asia's 50 Best Bars goes online due to COVID-19 spread

Asia’s 50 Best Bars has decided to replace its on-site awards ceremony, originally due to take place in Singapore on 14 May, with a digital countdown.


COVID-19 sees UK bar sales fall 88%

Britain’s pub, bar and restaurant group sales plummeted 71% in the week that the  UK government ordered all licensed premises to close down because of the COVID-19 virus.


South African wine producers permitted to finish 2020 harvest during coronavirus lockdown

South African wineries are now permitted to finish the 2020 harvest after the government added them to the list of essential businesses during the coronavirus lockdown.


Daou Vineyards bids to put Paso Robles on the global fine wine map

Iconic Californian producer Daou Vineyards is ramping up its focus on exports in a bid to put Paso Robles on the international wine map.


ISC 2020: Round one results

The first round of results for the International Spirits Challenge 2020 have been released for baijiu, soju, shochu, liqueurs & specialities, tequila, mezcal and other agave spirits.


US off-trade sales soar while bars begin to reopen across China

The US off-trade has seen soaring sales of wine, spirits and beer as shoppers stocked up ahead of a lengthy coronavirus lockdown, according to Nielsen stats.


Brands expert encourages on-trade support through COVID-19

Denomination strategy director Mariella Menato believes looking after members of the on-trade is an important step for brands to take during the Coronavirus crisis.


Pernod Ricard predicts -20% profit for FY20

Pernod Ricard has released a revised outlook for the 2020 financial year in light of the effects that COVID-19 is having on the drinks industry.


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Hyslop: Chivas Extra 13 a huge leap for scotch

Chivas director of blending Sandy Hyslop said the company had anticipated changes to the scotch whisky laws allowing for the launch of Chivas Extra 13 in March.


Bacardi launches $3m fund to help bartenders during coronavirus pandemic

Bacardi has set up a $3m fund to help bar owners and bartenders make ends meet during the global coronavirus lockdown.


Liquor stores deemed "essential" businesses in several US states

Liquor stores will be permitted to remain open in New York, New Jersey and California during the coronavirus pandemic after they were declared “essential businesses”.


London Wine Fair postponed due to coronavirus pandemic

The London Wine Fair is the latest high profile-event to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic that has swept the world.


Laithwaite's works hard to meet high demand among self-isolating wine lovers

Leading online wine retailer Laithwaite’s has assured customers that it will continue to keep them well stocked after demand shot up amid the coronavirus lockdown.


Zamora Company donates €400,000 to social charities in aid of COVID-19

Zamora Company has implemented a series of measures to alleviate the effects that COVID-19 is having on social life and business in Spain.



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