The Drinks Business

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Meet the maker: Matt Hoffman

The co-founder of Westland American Single Malt Whiskey, which is now in its twelfth year, talks to Douglas Blyde.

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Centre-Loire vintage 'maybe the best in 30 years'

After the 2021 vintage was blighted by spring cold snaps, the Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins du Centre (BIVC) is optimistic about the quality of the 2022 vintage thanks to the growing season's favourable conditions.

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Conor McGregor's friend sues him over Proper No 12 whiskey

UFC star Conor McGregor is facing a multi-million dollar lawsuit from friend and former teammate Artem Lobov.

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One in nine hospitality jobs vacant

New surveys from CGA by NielsenIQ and Fourth have revealed that 11% of hospitality roles are vacant, but there are still reasons to be optimistic for the future of the industry.

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NZ tonic company breaks into the US

East Imperial, the New Zealand producer of ultra-premium mixers, has taken a significant step to expanding its market and improving its financial position.

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Fundraiser to save 265-year-old restaurant reaches £100,000

After 265 years of business, Simpson's Tavern was forced to shut its doors earlier this month after a dispute over rent, but a fundraiser to save the famous chophouse has just hit a major milestone.

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Q&A: Trivento CEO Marcos Jofré

In an exclusive interview, the drinks business catches up with Trivento CEO Marcos Jofré to discover more about his journey to the top, the success of white Malbec and how gastronomic enthusiasm and wine create the perfect union.

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Heineken’s Beerwulf expands online beer marketplace

Heineken’s online beer retailer Beerwulf has teamed up with Mirakl in an effort to create Europe’s leading B2C online beer marketplace.

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The results: Asia gin masters 2022

This year’s Gin Masters competiton showed that countries all over the globe have met the challenge of creating exciting expressions featuring local ingredients, as Alice Liang discovers.

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Budweiser 'seeks $47 million' from FIFA after World Cup beer ban

Budweiser is to request a $47.4 million discount from FIFA after officials in Qatar led decided to ban beer being sold in World Cup stadiums.