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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]

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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]

Announcements, News, Wines

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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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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Brian Duffy appointed Category Chief for Beers at Diageo

Brian Duffy appointed Category Chief for Beers at Diageo

Brian Duffy the veteran head of Guinness has been appointed Global Category Director for all of the beers within the Diageo portfolio. This division accounts for sales of over $3 billion. Among some of the brands that fall under his remit include Harp, Tusker, Red Stripe and of course Guinness which accounts for over half […] [...more]

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Small just got bigger according to the Brewers Association

Small just got bigger according to the Brewers Association

The board of directors of the Brewers Association (BA), the trade association representing the majority of U.S. brewing companies, has voted to change the BA’s designation of “small” in its definition of a “craft brewer.” The Association’s board of directors also has revised its bylaws to reflect the change. In the BA’s craft brewer definition, […] [...more]

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Carlsberg sells Dresden Brewery – Protects Jobs

Carlsberg sells Dresden Brewery – Protects Jobs

Carlsberg has sold their interests in the Feldschlosschen Brewery in Dresden, Germany. They have worked hard to protect the jobs of the 172 employees at the brewery and have concluded the sale to Frankfurter Brauhaus. Carlsberg have also sealed an agreement for continued local representation and logistical support through the new owners. The Felschlosschen Brewery […] [...more]

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Transcript of Global Rum Presentation to Analysts by Diageo

Transcript of Global Rum Presentation to Analysts by Diageo

Ed Pilkington, the Global Category Director for Vodka, Gin and Rum at Diageo hosted a conference call for Diageo investors and analysts and conducted a full question and answer session that makes for interesting reading especially if you have an interest in the Rum category in general or in Diageo’s thinking about their competitive advantages. […] [...more]

Announcements, News, People, Production, Spirits

Enhanced image makeover for Blavod Vodka

Enhanced image makeover for Blavod Vodka

Blavod Vodka – fast becoming the darling of budding mixologists has undergone an extreme image make-over. The black vodka now comes in a distinctive black bottle which the company hopes will help to further project it’s premium heritage. The look and feel of the bottle is further enhanced by a change of type and colour […] [...more]

Announcements, New Products, News

Heineken announces new Business Services division

Heineken announces new Business Services division

Heineken N.V. today announced that, effective October 1, 2010, it will create a Global Business Services organisation focused on the most effective and efficient delivery of Purchasing and Business Process & Technology services across the company. Frans Eusman, currently Managing Director, Heineken France, will be appointed Global Business Services Director reporting to René Hooft Graafland, […] [...more]

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