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26 April, 2015

Torres: The World’s Most Admired Wine Brand

Drinks International editor, Christian Davis, is pictured presenting DI’s The World’s Most Admired Wine Brand award plaque to Torres general manager, Miguel Torres Maczassek.

The state of California is suffering its fourth year of severe drought. The governor has recently imposed the state's first mandatory water restrictions, affecting nearly 40 million people. Farmers, business owners, and residents will be forced to cut their usage by 25%.

Bacardi has been named among the most reputable companies in the world, according to the annual Global RepTrak 100 list recently released by the Reputation Institute and published in Forbes magazine.

London Luton Airport (LLA) has announced that LS Travel Retail UK & Ireland has won the tender to operate a new 1,700 sq m flagship tax and duty free store at the airport.

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The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2015 in international trade.

Diageo, the world’s largest premium drinks company, has announced its interim management statement for the nine months ended March 31, 2015.

The new management team at Nicolas Feuillatte has targeted the improvement of the brand’s reputation as a "prestige" Champagne, despite it now selling in record volumes.

Hollywood actress and self-confessed Francophile Diane Kruger is Martell cognac’s ambassador for the brand’s 300th anniversary this year.

Stock Spirits Group, the central and eastern European branded spirits producer, has announced that Michael Kennedy will be managing director, International and Italy from April 27.

Belvédère SA, the wine and spirits company in Europe and the US, has announced has announced the composition of its executive committee, headed by CEO Jean-Noël Reynaud.

Global Spirits, a privately held international manufacturer and marketer of wines and spirits, intends to expand its global presence by establishing an Americas Business Unit which will be based out of the company’s New York office.

Drinks International’s regular spirits writer Dominic Roskrow has been short-listed for a coveted Fortnum & Mason Food and Drinks Award for work carried out for Drinks International.

Harpers Wine and Spirit and www.harpers.co.uk have joined Off Licence News and Drinks International at Agile Media.

Majestic Wines has shocked the UK wine trade by buying Rowan Gormley’s Naked Wines and appointing him as CEO of the enlarged Majestic.

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