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The ongoing weakness of the euro in the global currency markets has proved a boon for makers of wine and spirits in France, according to figures released by the Fédération des Exportateurs de Vins et Spiritueux de France.
Global drinks giant Pernod Ricard has reported solid growth in the first half of its financial year 2015/16, with organic sales up 3% to £3.9 billion.
Washington State’s Charles Smith Wines is marking its tenth anniversary with the launch of a new range of Italian-varietal wines.
Alistair Carmichael, secretary of state for Scotland in the 2010-15 coalition government, has written to the chancellor George Osborne calling for a further 2% cut in the duty on whisky and other spirits.
Over 1,700 exhibitors will converge on Montpellier next week for Vinisud, the biennial International Mediterranean Wines and Spirits Exhibition.
Leading Chilean winery Viña Ventisquero has appointed sommelier Janina Doyle as its UK brand ambassador.
Award-winning Scottish small-batch gin, Daffy’s has won a national listing in Waitrose.
Jancis Robinson has partnered with online learning agency Electric Academy to develop a wine course which promises to give even beginners an understanding of wine in a single evening.
Instil Drinks Company, the beer and niche spirits trading arm of Bibendum PLB, has added five new artisan gin distilleries to its portfolio ahead of its relaunch in London on March 1.
Sales of Rioja hit a record 388 million bottles in 2015, with domestic growth for the iconic Spanish wine region matching export growth for the first time since the recession.
Lanson’s Rosé Champagne was the number one best-selling wine in its category in 2015, according to the latest figures from data analysts Nielsen.
Wines from the family-owned Sussex winery Ridgeview were the featured serve at an official reception last week as part of the government’s GREAT Britain campaign to celebrate what the UK has to offer the world.
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