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Prosecco DOCG achieved record sales in 2019

The Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG produced and sold a record 92 million bottles in 2019 after enjoying a large harvest the previous year.


Peroni launches global ad campaign

Peroni Nastro Azzurro has launched a global ad campaign that urges viewers to appreciate the small pleasures they were denied during the coronavirus lockdown.


Pernod Ricard boycotts Facebook and builds app to combat social media abuse

Pernod Ricard has become the latest major company to halt advertising on Facebook and Twitter in a bid to stop the spread of hatred and misinformation.


Swift readies Shoreditch sequel

Soho cocktail haunt Swift will open its second site later this month, Drinks International can exclusively reveal, just weeks after the country’s hospitality industry starts to emerge from lockdown.


50 Best Recovery Auction goes live on Friday

The 50 Best Recovery auction will go live on Friday in a bid to raise funds for the hospitality industry during these difficult times.


Chivite pushes boundaries with barrel-fermented rosé

Spanish producer Chivite has launched a barrel-fermented rosé made from Garnacha grapes sourced from the Legardeta estate in northern Navarra.


Chase Distillery launches gin seltzer range

Chase Distillery has launched a range of gin seltzers in a bid to appeal to health-conscious millennial consumers.


Sogevinus buys Quinta da Boavista in Douro region

Grupo Sogevinus has added two brands to its portfolio through the acquisition of Quinta da Boavista, an 80 ha property that was part of the first delimitation of the Douro region.


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Beefeater celebrates The Spirit of London in global ad campaign

Gin brand Beefeater has launched a global advertising campaign designed to celebrate the spirit of London.


Washington State Wine goes from strength to strength

Horse Heaven Hills could be the next region from Washington State to take the wine world by storm, according to an industry expert.


William Grant & Sons appoints new CFO

William Grant has appointed Giles Wilson as its new chief financial officer and he will begin work on September 1.


World of Zing launches 18 luxury pre-made cocktails

Premixed cocktail specialist World of Zing has launched 18 new bottled cocktails and pouches in time for the summer.


Naked Wines' new UK managing director outlines strategic priorities

Naked Wines announced that chief financial officer James Crawford will take over as managing director of its UK business when it delivered its full-year results this morning. We caught up with him to learn more about his plans for the business, the opportunities ahead and the challenges that must be overcome. 



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