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8 February, 2016

Ian Harris wins lifetime achievement award

Ian Harris, chief executive at the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Drinks Retailing Awards held at London’s Dorchester Hotel on Tuesday (February 2).

Concha y Toro has announced the renewal of the Casillero del Diablo sponsorship of Sky Movies.

Glenturret Distillery has announced that Douglas Laing is its European distributor for Glenturret single malt scotch whisky.

Vinexpo 2017

03 February, 2016

Organisers of the huge Bordeaux wine and spirits trade exhibition, Vinexpo, has announced its dates for the 2017 show.

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Sogrape appoints new MD for UK

02 February, 2016

The Sogrape Group has announced the appointment of Gonçalo Sousa Machado as its new Sogrape UK managing director.

WIRSPA guide to true rum

02 February, 2016

The West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers’ Association (WIRSPA) has produced a guide for trade press and professionals, titled The Explorers Guide to True Rum.

Conviviality has announced revenues were up 38% to £252m for the half-year ending November 1, despite a company restructuing following the acquisition of Matthew Clark.

The Consejo Regulador Jerez-Xérès-Sherry and Manzanilla-Sanlúcar de Barrameda, has announced the retirement of its Sherry Wines UK director, Graham Hines.

Unearth Wines Unearthed

01 February, 2016

Organisers of the Wines Unearthed initiative is calling for participants at this year’s London Wine Fair.

Pernod captures Monkey 47

29 January, 2016


Pernod Ricard has announced the acquisition of a majority share in German “cult gin" Monkey 47.

The AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction organisers say there are 40 extraordinary once-off lots, the selling of which will benefit youth education in the South African winelands.

Diageo has announced 1.8% organic net sales growth, on 1.0% organic volume growth and 2.4% organic operating profit growth.

New Zealand wine exports have reached a new record high of $1.54 billion for the 2015 year, up 14% on 2014, according to New Zealand Winegrowers.

Cape Wine Auction dates

28 January, 2016

The organisers of the Cape Wine Auction, described as South Africa’s most successful charity fundraiser, has announced that it will take place on February 12 and 13 at Klein Constantia.

Wine Australia has announced that its exports have jumped 14% to AUS$2.1 billion in 2015, the highest growth in value since October 2007.

Drinks International will publish its first regional spin-off of the World’s 50 Best Bars, with the launch of Asia’s 50 Best Bars.

Napa wineries drop port

21 January, 2016

Three winery members of the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) have announced that they are giving up voluntarily the use of port on their fortified dessert wine labels.

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