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16 January, 2018

Brands Report: Tequila

It’s all about top quality when it comes to Mexico’s finest, reports Shay Waterworth

Brands Report: Pisco

16 January, 2018

There’s an exciting new entrant in this sector, reports Shay Waterworth

The acquisition of Catalan sparkling wine brand Freixenet to German counterpart Henkell is hanging in the balance, with a deadline to make the transaction in April according to a DI source in Cava.

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has been shortlisted for two European Association Awards, which will take place on February 23 in Brussels.

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Tesco has renewed its role as gold level corporate patron of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET).

The Benevolent launched a new mental health awareness campaign #NotAlone at the Vintners’ Company Annual Wine Trade Lunch on 12 January at Vintners’ Hall.

Asahi UK, the British subsidiary of Asahi Europe Ltd, has relaunched Asahi Super Dry to the UK markets, which will be made in the Peroni brewery, north Italy.

Gebr. Heinemann is to enter the American and Australasian market as a retailer on four cruise ships, represented by its subsidiaries, Heinemann Americas and Heinemann Asia Pacific.

The Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC) has announced that all XO Cognac brandy will be classified as 10 years old from April 1, 2018.

Bacardi has issued a statement in response to Pernod Ricard’s claim that the new Havana Club “Forever Cuban” campaign is ‘misleading’.

Constellation Brands has acquired a minority stake in rum brand The Real McCoy, and will handle distribution for the brand throughout the United States, and provide assistance with marketing and operations.

Brands Report: Liqueurs

09 January, 2018

Now bitter is back as a consumer taste, bars are feeling the love for Campari, finds Hamish Smith

Hennessy dominates but brands with an Asian presence are gaining traction, says Hamish Smith

The 12th edition of the Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix, a biennial competition for bartenders from more than 40 countries globally, will have a new format putting the bartender centre stage throughout.

The first draft wine delivery company, LoveWineOnTap.com has launched in the UK to serve on-trade outlets.

Brands Report: Scotch Whisky

08 January, 2018

The previously unassailable Johnnie Walker could be showing signs of weakness, finds Hamish Smith

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