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According to Kantar Worldpanel figures out this week, the good weather helped UK consumers increase their spend with grocers, with market growth hitting 0.3%.
In New Zealand Winegrowers’ 2016 annual report, the country has achieved yet another year of double digit growth, with exports rising 10% to $1.6bn.
According to the most recent figures from Coffer Peach Business Tracker the resilience of consumer spending in causal on-trade outlets seems to be mixed across the UK.
From the same team behind the London Wine Fair, The Epicurean, the first direct to consumer event for the group, has appointed three drinks ambassadors as part of the larger event set to be hosted at the end of October.
Inverarity Morton has appointed former chief executive officer of Tennent Caledonian Breweries, Brian Calder, to its board.
The Languedoc was the most recent region to suffer at the hands of extreme weather, when a severe hailstorm hit last week.
The new moderate drinking guidelines which created a stir at the beginning of the year are still set to move forward, but the messaging the government is taking may be more diluted than what the chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies recommended earlier in the year.
While rum is making gains in the bar and club scene providing sugar-fuelled highs for party-loving millennials, its image as a hip party drink needs to be balanced with its credibility as a quality spirit if it wants to surpass expectations.
Sales of gin at Waitrose are up 17% on last year thanks to a new wave of millennials discovering gin-based cocktails.
Facing fierce competition is a daily reality of selling fine wine in and around London.
Japan’s first artisan gin producer, The Kyoto Distillery, has been granted a production licence, to begin producing its inaugural release KI NO BI Dry Gin.
Bodega Argento is looking to strengthen its position in the minds of “culture seeking Londoners” with its continued sponsorship of the Argentine Film Festival.
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