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20 December, 2014

WSTA calls for cut in drinks duty

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association, the lead body for the UK wine and spirits industry, is calling the British government to cut the duty on all alcoholic drinks.

The Bibendum PLB Group has announced the structure of the buying team of the recently merged company.

Casella Family Brands (CFB), producers of the Australian wine brand Yellow Tail, has announced that it has acquired full ownership of Peter Lehmann Wines (PLW).

The Tax Free World Association has announced that incumbent Erik Juul-Mortensen has been re-elected unanimously as president for a 16th term.

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IWSR to partner INSEEC

18 December, 2014

The International Wine and Spirit Research (IWSR) has announced a partnership with the INSEEC Wine & Spirits Institute.

The 2015 edition of the John Walker & Sons Private Collection was unveiled in London yesterday (December 9).

Bacardi has redesigned its Martini Asti bottles as part of its sustainability initiatives. 

Jane Ellison MP will be questioned in the final evidence session of its House of Lords inquiry on the future of EU Alcohol Strategy this Wednesday (10 December). 

Buffalo Trace Distillery has announced the wheat bourbon release from its Warehouse Floor Experiment. 

Chivas Brothers has unveiled limited edition gift packs for its Finest and 12 Year Old Ballantine’s expressions. 

New research from Wine Intelligence suggests over-65s are most likely to spend less than £5 a bottle on wine for a celebration. 

Laura Sharp, who was part of the project team behind Diageo’s £40 million Roseisle distillery, is one of three new directors to join the board of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival.

The AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction, the fundraising initiative that raised R7 million (€500,000)  for education in the South African winelands at its inaugural 2014 event, has announced the 34 auction lots for the 2015 event.

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