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26 June, 2016

SWA reacts to UK Brexit vote

The Scotch Whisky Association calls for unity as the UK electorate votes to leave the European Union

Hamish Smith interviewed Havana Club CEO Jérôme Cottin-Bizonne in Cuba.

English wine producer Bolney Wine Estate has been selected to be on the menu at the Wimbledon tennis championships for a second year running.

House of Beer, a France subsidiary of Carlsberg, has announced a deal to supply Nohoval Drinks’ Finnbarra Dry Irish Craft Cider to France.

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Diageo has launched a special limited edition bottling of Lagavulin Eight Year Old in honour of Britain’s most famous Victorian whisky writer, Alfred Barnard.

A new €25 million distillery with a capacity of 2.5m litres of pure alcohol (LPA’s) or 8m bottles/650,000 cases, has been officially opened in County Carlow, Ireland.

The 2016 New Zealand grape harvest has finished, with high quality fruit being picked across the country, according to New Zealand Winegrowers.

Hamish Smith gives us his take on the spirits market – things look better than last year but it’s far from plain sailing.

Agile Media will re-launch bartender magazine CLASS this autumn. 

The Millionaires' Club, Drinks International's report on the largest selling spirits brands, is now available to download.

The Stella Artois brand has unveiled its trade plans for promoting its sponsorship of the Wimbledon tennis, including limited edition packaging.

Major South African drinks producer, Distell, has confirmed a three-year sponsorship of the Africa-based Team Dimension Data Qhubeka cycle racing team.

The regulatory board for Spain’s sparkling wine, cava, has announced a new premium classification for cavas made with grapes from an exceptional estate or terroir.

Millionaires' Club: Soju

10 June, 2016

Drinks International's annual league of million-case brands returns. Here is a list of the world's best-selling Soju brands in 2015.

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David Williams

None of the fun of the fair

What is the point of a wine trade fair? it’s a question that can take on an almost existential quality when, let’s say, you’re wrestling with the 3am demons in a hotel room with wafer-thin windows overlooking a roaring périphérique in the light-industrial banlieues of a Fench city.

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