Rhum Depaz embraces modern sugar cane cultivation

Martinique-based Depaz distillery has decided to replace its traditional method of growing sugar cane with pre-germinated cuttings with the aim of increasing the producer’s yield while limiting its environmental impact.

White Claw Mango enters UK market through Tesco

Hard seltzer brand White Claw has launched its Mango variety in the UK through supermarket chain Tesco.

Prosecco DOCG to reduce maximum yields per hectare

The Prosecco DOCG will reduce the maximum permitted yield to 12,000 kilos per hectare for the 2020 harvest.

Scottish alcohol consumption falls to record low

Public Health Scotland has revealed that alcohol sales fell to a record low for the second year running in 2019.

Heinekein posts net profits increase of 9.2%

Heineken has announced net profits of €1.5 billion before one-off items, an increase of 9.2%.

SA: Spirits duty rises by 10%

The South African government has increased excise duty on spirits by 10% and wine by 8%.

BBPA and WSTA defend UK drinking record

UK: Trade bodies Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA) and the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) have denied that UK alcohol consumption is rising.