Somerset Cider Brandy gets EU protection

UK: Somerset Cider Brandy has been granted geographical protection.

Businesses urged to make Responsibility Deal pledges

The UK government has urged the drinks industry to back its Responsibility Deal aimed at countering binge drinking and alcoholism.

Africa: Diageo to invest £225m in brewing ops

Africa: Diageo’s Guinness Nigeria has committed £225million (NGN 55 billion) to expand its brewing operations. The company has said this will create 200 permanent jobs for Nigerians.

China: Scotch whisky gets geographical protection

China - an important market for scotch whisky – has announced that it will recognise and protect ‘scotch whisky’ as a Geographical Indication (GI).