Diageo’s Short Measures Are An Insult To Johnnie Walker’s Workers

Even as the drinks giant posts huge profits, it treats its workforce with contempt


Smirnoff And Gordon’s Production Threatened As Staff Vote For Strike

Diageo says it has contingency plans for dispute in Scotland, where it also makes whiskies


Top 10 Vineyard Stays In The Uk And Europe – To Visit By Train

On the cusp of the grape harvest, here’s our pick of vineyard stays easily accessible by train in the UK, France and Switzerland


Starbucks: Asking For Customers’ Names Builds Resentment, Not Connection

If your name is unusual, it’s almost inevitable the barista will misspell it on the side of your coffee cup. And sometimes the mistakes seem downright unkind


Cocktail Of The Week: Aizle’s Sazerac

Sometimes you can’t beat the classic New Orleans whiskey or cognac cocktail


The Pumpkin Spice Latte – Harbinger Of Autumn – To Return This Month

The yearly unveiling of the drink has become as emblematic of the autumn as the changing leaves


Scientists Produce ‘atomik’ Vodka From Chernobyl Grain

Alcohol is free of radioactivity and could help economic recovery in region


Cocktail Of The Week: Casa Do Frango’s Portuguese Punch

Impress summer party guests with this Portuguese rum cocktail


Fifty Shades Of Grape: Why Wines Don’t Always Have To Look The Parts

Red wines that aren’t plummy, and rosés and whites that aren’t pale enough, get a bad rap. But an open mind can open up rich pickings in these unusual shades


Diageo Keeps An Eye On Cannabis As Gin And Tequila Sales Soar

Drinks firm says it will wait and see before investing in marijuana after its profits rise

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