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China Gorman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
China Gorman

The world's best workplaces are getting better in large part because their leaders see a high-trust culture as an absolute business imperative today.

I Tried These 8 New Bourbons. What Happened Next Will Astonish You

Tony Sachs | Posted 10.20.2014 | Taste
Tony Sachs

Yes, bourbon is cool again.

For St. Patrick's Day, New Whiskeys From Around The World

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.11.2014 | Taste
Tony Sachs

There's a saying -- at least I read it on a t-shirt once -- that "everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day." Well, if that holds true for people, why not for whiskeys as well?

Sean "Diddy" Combs Joins Diageo to Acquire DeLeon Tequila

Reyne Haines | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Reyne Haines

Sean "Diddy" Combs and DeLeon Tequila - Photo Credit Blue Flame Agency Sean "Diddy" Combs in partnership with Diageo announced their new acquisit...

Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories of 2013

Andrew Winston | Posted 02.22.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

This year, like recent years, saw some continuation of big trends: with a few exceptions, the international policy community keeps failing to come to a meaningful agreement on climate change.

Mixology As Spectator Sport: What's The Deal With Bartending Competitions?

Tony Sachs | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste
Tony Sachs

When did bartending become a spectator sport? And how? And for heaven's sake, why?

Drink Me, I'm Not Irish! Limited Edition Scotch Whiskies for St. Patrick's Day or Anytime

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.13.2013 | Taste
Tony Sachs

They're rare, super-collectible, and as a result, pretty expensive.

The Inside Story of Diageo's Stunning Carbon Achievement

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green
Andrew Winston

Shifting subtly away from an attitude of "maximize profits this quarter at all costs" does not mean you leap right from capitalism to communism; it just means you take into account a broader definition of value to the organization and community.

Boycott Guinness on Arthur's Day -- or Should That Be "Diageo Day"?

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 11.26.2012 | World
Rory Fitzgerald

If a thriving multi-billion euro corporation asked you to provide free marketing services for it, would you do it? If you plan on taking part in "Arthur's Day" on Thursday, Sept. 27, that's exactly what you will be doing.

I'm the Guy Who Made Christina Hendricks Laugh

Tony Sachs | Posted 10.06.2012 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

I was in Rio to cover the Diageo Reserve World Class global bartending final. She was in Rio to promote Johnnie Walker's high-end Blue Label whisky, for which she is the spokeswoman. I scored an interview with her -- a five-minute interview, but an interview nonetheless.

Rio, On The Rocks: At The World Class Global Final Bartending Extravaganza

Tony Sachs | Posted 09.24.2012 | Home
Tony Sachs

A combination training program and competition now in its fourth year, this moveable feast for the liver had over 15,000 barmen and barwomen participating from every corner of the globe.

Liquor Titan To Invest $1.5 Billion To Quench Our Scotch Craving

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2012 | Home

* Diageo to invest over 1 bln pounds over five years * To build one or two new distilleries and expand others * Set to c...

Craft Brewery Swindled Out Of Award By Jealous Corporate Giant

Posted 05.14.2012 | Home

It's hard to believe what happened at The British Institute of Innkeeping's (BII) awards last week. BrewDog, a small craft brewery based in Scotla...

The Heartland Billboard Embarrassment and the Dangers of Ideological Ignorance

David Ropeik | Posted 07.08.2012 | Green
David Ropeik

It is far less an appeal to reason, and far more a campaign to preach to the choir, to circle the ideological wagons of the members of the tribe, and rally the troops around Heartland's deeply conservative and libertarian ideals.

McDonald's, Pepsi Tapped To Help Write UK Health Policy

The Guardian | Felicity Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Department of Health is putting the fast food companies McDonald's and KFC and processed food and drink manufacturers such as PepsiCo, Kellogg's, ...

Tax Subsidies for Wealthy Foreign Corporations? How Congress Has Already Broken its Most Important Promise

Miguel D. Lausell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Miguel D. Lausell

Rather than protect about 350 union jobs, Democratic lawmakers have allowed British-owned Diageo to move to the U.S. Virgin Islands where it will take about half of the Federal tax subsidy on rum..

Captain Morgan

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Captain Morgan rum is no longer welcome as a sponsor of the National Puerto Rican Day parade in New York City. Parade organizers say...

Haiti Relief: Corporate Donations - See How Much Major Companies Are Donating

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

HAITI RELIEF UPDATES: The Latest Corporation Donations In response to the crisis in Haiti, companies around the world are scrambling to donate to t...

Bruichladdich Secrets to a More Empowered Workforce: Try a Wee Dram

Jon Younger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jon Younger

Bruichladdich is not throwback. It is a modern, impressive distillery that has learned to put pride back in the workplace and a spirit of empowerment that makes it as special as its products.

U.S. Tax Dollars Go To British Maker Of Captain Morgan Rum

latimes.com | TOM HAMBURGER and PETER WALLSTEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum. With little fanfare, a deal is moving forward to direct billions in U.S. tax dollars to an unlikely beneficiary -- th...

Bailout For Rum: Distiller Diageo Gets A $2.7 Billion Windfall

bloomberg.com | Ryan J. Donmoyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

June 26 (Bloomberg) -- In June 2008, U.S. Virgin Islands Governor John deJongh Jr. agreed to give London-based Diageo Plc billions of dollars in tax ...

Congress Porks Out On TARP: VOTE For The Worst Expenditures

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Congress just can't help itself with the pork. Last fall, with the elections looming and the politicians anxious to get back to their districts to c...

Poll: Stimulus Backed By 66 Percent Of Americans

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new Diageo-Hotline Poll finds that 66 percent of Americans, when provided with specific details, support the current proposed stimulus package. That...

Guinness Overhauled: Layoffs And Brewery Closings

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DUBLIN, Ireland — Guinness beer owner Diageo PLC rattled an Irish icon Friday, announcing plans to lay off more than half of its brewery workers...