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Scott Baigent and Cam Wallace have bought Eight Degrees from Irish Distillers

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Eight Degrees founders buy back brewery

By Gwen Ridler

The founders of Irish drinks maker Eight Degrees have bought back their brewery from Pernod Ricard subsidiary Irish Distillers for an undisclosed sum.

How should alcohol-free drinks speak responsibly to consumer? Pic:getty/weare

How to market alcohol-free alternatives responsibly

By Rachel Arthur

Alcohol-free alternatives provide a welcome option to the increasing number of consumers who choose not to drink. But there are growing concerns that branding similarities to alcohol could mean that alcohol-free alternatives act as a gateway into alcohol...

Uber Eats wants to bring all consumers over to its main app. Pic:getty/hispanolistic

Uber to shut down alcohol delivery app Drizly

By Rachel Arthur

Drizly – North America’s largest online marketplace and delivery app for alcohol – will be shut down in March this year: three years after Uber acquired the brand.

The EU is Mercosur's (Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina) second-largest trading partner, second only to China. Image: Getty/Adam Gault

‘No time to lose’: EU urged to conclude Mercosur trade talks

By Teodora Lyubomirova

A total of 23 trade bodies have called for the swift approval of the EU-Mercosur free trade agreement, which will make it easier to export EU agri-food products including key dairy commodities to Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay and vice versa.

Partake's brews come in at between 10 and 30 calories per can. Pic: Partake

My Drynuary: ‘Our customers are our main source of inspiration'

By Rachel Arthur

Canadian non-alcoholic beer Partake Brewing was launched in 2017: and now sells its brews across Canada and the US. Evan Cohen, President and Chief Commercial Officer, looks at the two markets in this series on innovators in the low/no alcohol industry....

Diatomaceous earth remains the go-to beer filtration aid for most brewers. Image: Getty/MonaMakela

Brewing up change in beer filtration

By Oliver Morrison

Industrial filtration specialist Pall Corporation tells AgTechNavigator why it wants to help the brewing industry transition to more sustainable manufacturing processes by avoiding the use of diatomaceous earth.

Can the Australian wine industry provide a model for sustainable wine making? Pic:getty/bengoode

How can the wine industry reduce emissions?

By Rachel Arthur

Australia’s grape and wine industry has set out its path to reduce its carbon emissions by more than 40% by 2030. How can it achieve this – and can the strategy offer a template for the global wine industry?

Age-gates do little to stop underage drinkers ordering online - so how else can underage sales be stopped? Pic: getty/farknot

How can e-commerce retailers prevent the underage sale of alcohol?

By Rachel Arthur

Sales of alcohol online are becoming increasingly important: but it’s extremely difficult for retailers and brands to know if they’re selling to underage drinkers. A new set of guidelines from the UK’s Retail of Alcohol Standards Group (RASG) sets out...

The drink, despite overseas expansion, is still produced in Haiti. Image Source: 1001nights/Getty Images

Rhum Barbancourt: How a spirits brand weathers trials

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Haitian rum brand Rhum Barbancourt has a long history on the island. Despite being set back by 2010’s earthquake, and in spite of the political instability that Haiti contests with currently, it is still expanding, taking its wares to the UK through a...

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Ireland to ban TV alcohol ads before 9pm

By Rachel Arthur

Ireland will ban alcohol advertisements on TV before 9pm from 2025 in an effort to reduce children and young people’s exposure to alcohol products.

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