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Scottish independence referendum

Your view: the impact of Scottish independence on the drinks trade

15 Sep 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

With only three more days to go until the big Scottish independence vote we ask the UK wine and spirits industry what it thinks will be the best outcome for individual businesses and look at some of the big issues that might arise after the Yes/No vote. Will alcohol duty rates differ in an independent Scotland? And how would drinks firms cope with trading in separate currencies north and south of the border? What do you think is the right future for Scotland and the rest of the country. ...

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Cognac sales are down after record period of growth

Decline in Far East and Europe hits global Cognac sales but US rallies

12 Sep 2014 | By Richard Siddle

The clampdown on luxury goods gifting in China continues to hit the global spirits industry with Cognac announcing total exports are down both in volume and value for the year to July 2014.

Dan Jago

Tesco expands Dan Jago's global wine role to include beer and spirits

11 Sep 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Tesco’s UK and group wine director Dan Jago is to increase his responsibilities with the addition of the beer and spirits portfolio.

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