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Bats Blood appoints UK Distributor

Bats Blood appoints UK Distributor

Bats Blood – The Legendary Wine from Transylvania London, UK — July 12th, 2011 — Bats Blood Merlot is the excitingly delicious creation of Angelika von Klein under the tutelage of her mysterious Master from the historical region of Transylvania. This rich, dark red wine intrigues on its own, but is even more exotic and [...] [...more]

Announcements, News, Wines

Oldest discovered beer from Shipwreck to be brewed again

Oldest discovered beer from Shipwreck to be brewed again

The BBC reports that samples of the world’s oldest beer have been taken in a bid to determine its recipe – and brew it again. In July 2010, a Baltic Sea shipwreck dated between 1800 to 1830 yielded many bottles of what is thought to be the world’s oldest champagne. Five of the bottles later [...] [...more]

Beer, News, Production

Constellation Completes Sale of Australian & UK Divisions

Constellation Completes Sale of Australian & UK Divisions

Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ), the world’s leading premium wine company, announced today that it has completed the sale of its Australian and U.K. business to CHAMP Private Equity of Sydney, Australia. The transaction is valued at approximately A$290 million. Constellation retained an approximate 20 percent interest in the business and received cash proceeds of [...] [...more]

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German Beer Sales at 20 year low

German Beer Sales at 20 year low

The latest official figures published by the German Brewers Federation show that in 2009 beer sales have dropped to their lowest level for 20 years. Sales of all domesticly produced beers fell by 2.8% to just under 100 million hectolitres. (2.2 Billion gallons). Despite the love that Germans have for their bier – in fact [...] [...more]

Beer, News, Production

Asahi becomes top beer in Japan despite decline in sales.

Asahi becomes top beer in Japan despite decline in sales.

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Asahi Breweries Ltd. recaptured Japan’s beer market leadership in 2010, garnering a 37.5 percent market share after falling to second place in the previous year, according to data released Monday by the nation’s top five beer brewers. Total shipments of beer and beer-like drinks last year declined 2.8 percent from a year [...] [...more]

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Heineken expansion in Nigeria

Heineken expansion in Nigeria

Heineken acquires additional brewery capacity in Nigeria Amsterdam, 12 January 2011 – Heineken N.V. today announced that it has strengthened its platform for growth in Nigeria via the acquisition of two holding companies from the Sona Group. The two acquired businesses have controlling interests in each of the Sona, IBBI, Benue, Life and Champion breweries [...] [...more]

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The World’s Oldest Winery Discovered – in Armenia

The World’s Oldest Winery Discovered – in Armenia

The World’s Oldest Winery Discovered As if making the oldest known leather shoe wasn‘t enough, a prehistoric people in what‘s now Armenia also built the world’s oldest known winery, a new study says. Undertaken at a burial site, their winemaking may have been dedicated to the dead—and it likely required the removal of any fancy [...] [...more]

Education, News, Wines

Yanjing Beer Group to acquire Jinchuan Beer

Yanjing Beer Group to acquire Jinchuan Beer

Beijing Yanjing Beer Group Corporation, China’s third-biggest beer brewer by sales, is expanding in its traditional best-selling area of the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, by purchasing a local brand called Jinchuan. Yanjing’s Shenzhen-listed subsidiary Beijing Yanjing Brewery Co Ltd bought a 96 percent stake in Inner Mongolia Jinchuan Health Care Beer High Tech Co Ltd [...] [...more]

Beer, News, Production

Relentless launches “Libertus” Brand extension in the UK

Relentless launches “Libertus” Brand extension in the UK

Coca-Cola Enterprises have added a sugar free extension to their Relentless range in the UK off trade. Stuart Agates, Head of Energy at Coca-cola Enterprises said: “Relentless continues to offer retailers a great sales opportunity, it’s performing extremely well and is now worth £52.2m. 90% of Relentless shoppers want diet drinks on the go, so [...] [...more]

Announcements, News, Non-Alcoholic

Hogans Cider expands into the USA

Hogans Cider expands into the USA

Hogan’s Cider spreads New Year cheer across the USA! Cider lovers across the USA have been celebrating Christmas and New Year with a glass of authentic English cider, thanks to the success of an export deal that has seen UK-based Hogan’s Cider ship bottled product across the Atlantic. The new venture follows on from the [...] [...more]

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