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The EU Commission has confirmed Irish Whiskey’s status as a Geographical Indication (GI) has been approved.

Diageo UK has revealed a new policy to offer men and women an equal 52 weeks parental leave with the first 26-weeks fully paid.

Global Brands has reported a 19.5% growth in sales with turnover topping £50 million last year, driven by “innovative new products”.

Consumers are reining in their spending at the big four supermarkets due to Brexit uncertainty and rising living costs, according to the latest Nielsen data.

The clocks have gone forward, the sun is out and leading suppliers are rolling out marketing campaigns ahead of the summer trading period.

Waitrose is adding a range of mixers created specifically for certain spirits.

Mike Benner is to step down as chief executive of the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) after five years in the role.

Magic Rock Brewing Company has been bought by Australian-based food and drink company Lion, for an undisclosed sum.

A raft of activity and investment in the spiced rum market indicates a confidence from producers that this sector is set for more growth in the months ahead.

Bacardi is bringing Martini Fiero over to the UK with the aim of attracting a younger adult audience to the brand.

Another contender has emerged in the on-going battle to land the most preposterous attack on the drinks industry in 2019.

Diageo Reserve is set to launch the “world’s first Anejo Claro tequila” into the UK market, under its premium tequila brand Don Julio.

We Brought Beer has been forced to bid farewell to its iconic store near Clapham Junction due to the landlord’s “unreasonable rent terms”.

France has increased wine shipments to the UK by 30% as distributors stockpile cases in preparation for the fallout from Brexit.

Fever-Tree saw profits after tax rise 26% to £61.8 million in 2018 as it continued to revel in Brits’ growing love of gin.

The Bottle Shop has called in the administrators and made all employees redundant after sales dipped “well under forecast” during the winter trading period.

Majestic Wine’s managing director Joshua Lincoln has written to all customers in a bid "explain the big picture" beyond today's headlines. 

AB InBev UK has changed its name to Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I as management felt Budweiser is the group’s most famous global brand.

Majestic shares fell off a cliff this morning after the group announced plans to shut an undisclosed number of stores in a sweeping revamp of its business.

Greene King shares have been on a tear over the past year and they closed at 674p on Friday.

Yesteday we reported that JF Hillebrand has informed the trade it will not plan any collections for the next 48 hours from EU countries or until the government indicates what will happen with Brexit.

Think Gin will take place at the Honourable Artillery Company in London on June 18 and this year’s event will be the biggest yet.

Bordeaux wine exports to the UK grew 15% in value last year compared to the region’s overall global exports, which grew by just 3%.

The UK’s largest drinks logistics firm has placed a hiatus on collections from EU countries until the government confirms what will happen on March 29.

Producers are pushing pink drinks as they bid to boost sales in the build up to Mother’s Day on May 31.

Brewgooder is joining forces with Co-op for its first national retail campaign.

The team at Vivir is bidding to turn tequila into a mainstream spirits category in the UK by spreading the gospel about its craft, provenance and versatility.

Mackmyra has collaborated with a leading Calvados producer to create a limited edition seasonal whisky.

The Glasgow Distiillery Company has added a spiced rum to its premium spirit collection.

Bancroft Wines has been appointed as the exclusive UK agent for Heartland Wines.