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Yealands appoints new CEO

Leading New Zealand wine producer, Yealands Wine Group, has announced the appointment of Tiffani Graydon as CEO.


Westward gets UK distribution deal

Westward Whiskey will make its European debut in the UK via an exclusive partnership with distributor Spirit Cartel as part of its ongoing global market expansion.


Camden Town Brewery appoints new MD

Camden Town Brewery has appointed Adam Keary as the brewery’s managing director following his promotion from sales director.


Auchentoshan launches Sauvignon Blanc finish

Auchentoshan has launched a Sauvignon Blanc expression which is available exclusively on Amazon.


WIRSPA adds Clement Lawrence to board of directors

The West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers’ Association has enrolled Clement “Jimmy” Lawrence to the board of directors representing the Jamaica rum industry.


Trudiann Branker calls for greater female presence in rum

Mount Gay master blender Trudiann Branker believes the rum industry is beginning to open up to women but insists she does not want to be remembered for ‘just being a woman’.


Neil McGuigan: Australian wine has its mojo back

Brand Australia has got its mojo back, so says Neil McGuigan, the mercurial CEO of Australian Vintage, which owns McGuigan Wines.


PIWOSA founder: South Africa wine 'coming back'

After a few tough years due to drought, South Africa is coming back, according to the founder and chairman of the Premium Independent Wines of South Africa.


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It was the Worshipful Company of Distillers’ annual dinner at the Lord Mayor of London’s residence Mansion House a few weeks ago, and as a junior member of the Gin Guild I was permitted to attend, provided I promised not to pinch any silverware and did a little light sweeping afterwards.
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Château Bordeneuve excited for "impeccable" 2019 harvest

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Walmart launches 'drive thru' beverage service in US

US supermarket chain Walmart has launched Grocery Pickup in 2000 stores nationwide which allows customers to order and pickup alcoholic beverages without leaving that car.


Taylor's launches Historic Limited Edition tawny blend

Taylor’s has launched a new Historic Limited Edition across the UK market in the run up to Christmas.


More spirits outlets needed in Pennsylvania, says DISCUS

David Wojnar, VP of state government relations for the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, has called for increased spirits outlets across the US state of Pennsylvania.


Savage unveils Paris and London bar plans

Remy Savage is to become a partner at the bar group Le Syndicat in Paris and launch two new bars - one on either side of the Channel, Drinks International can exclusively reveal.



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