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31 October, 2014

Yeni Raki - embrace the Spirit of Slow

Yeni Raki, the leading Turkish aniseed brand brand, has unveiled what brand owner Diageo says is its most ambitious marketing campaign to date.

Anheuser-Busch InBev has just reported its results for the third quarter and the first nine months of 2014.

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) in the UK is calling on the drinks industry and newly appointed EU Health Commissioner to introduce calorie labelling for alcoholic drinks.

Wines of South Africa (Wosa) has opened a third international office, in Hong Kong.

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Bibendum and PLB merge

29 October, 2014

Bibendum Wine has announced that it will merge with drinks importer PLB Group. The union of the two UK drinks companies will form The Bibendum PLB Group.

Spirit France Group has announced it has acquired a majority stake in Armagnac brand Janneau from the Giovinetti family.

Tesco has confirmed that it has been notified by the Serious Fraud Office that it has commenced an investigation into accounting practices at the company.

Beam Suntory has promoted Rebecca Asseline from Courvoisier UK brand ambassador to global brand ambassador.

Sazerac has assured North American consumers that its Fireball Cinnamon-flavoured whisky is safe to drink after a recall in Scandanavia.

Football legend and global fashion icon, David Beckham, was in Cannes last Tuesday (October 28) for the the TFWA exhibition to promote Diageo’s new single grain scotch whisky, Haig Club.

Kingfisher Beer Europe has tweaked the packaging of Kingfisher for the European market to enhance the brand’s "heritage" and "authenticity".

New limited edition Martell

28 October, 2014

Martell, which claims to be the oldest of the great cognac houses, is celebrating its 300th anniversary with the release of a new limited edition expression, Martell Premier Voyage.

English wine producer Chapel Down has registered a record yield this year, harvesting enough grapes to produce almost a million bottles of wine.

Gruppo Campari has rolled out its Glen Grant 50 Year Old from travel retail to domestic markets.

Mast-Jaegermeister UK has announced it is attempting to tackling the issues of ‘passing off’ and ‘pouring over’.

Bacardi Global Travel Retail will continue its single malt scotch drive with the release of Aultmore next month.

Pernod Ricard unveiled Midleton Very Rare 30th Anniversary Pearl Edition last week, a limited edition release to celebrate three decades of the whiskey.

William Grant & Sons UK has paired Tia Maria with beauty brand Babyliss to recruit 21 to 35-year-old women consumers to the liqueur brand.

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