Brands Report: Pisco

16 January, 2018

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

Brands Report: Scotch Whisky

08 January, 2018

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

Brands Report: World Whisky

05 January, 2018

With Irish Whiskey stripped out, other countries get a chance to shine. Hamish Smith does the maths

Diageo’s Bulleit holds both top spots for the third year running. Shay Waterworth reports

Brands Report: Gin

04 January, 2018

Tanqueray tops the best sellers yet again, but Hendrick’s is making its mark. By Hamish Smith

Brands Report: Vodka

04 January, 2018

There’s been little change in the best sellers, with the top brands all holding, says Hamish Smith

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association will announce on Tuesday that Britain’s wine trade has more than doubled in the last decade.

The decline in Scotch whisky exports is slowing, as industry exports in the first half of the year totalled £1.7 billion.

UK consumers' openness to new forms of wine packaging could mean the traditional glass bottle’s stranglehold on the market is relaxed, says Wine Intelligence.

The Scotch Whisky Association has launched a report, which outlines the number of jobs supported by the scotch whisky industry. 

Acceptance of screw-cap closures on wine bottles sold in the UK has risen to 85% of the regular wine-drinking population, according to a report on wine stoppers from Wine Intelligence.

Pernod Ricard has announced a number of staff changes.

Deep discounting on wine by UK retailers may be having less impact on consumer behaviour, according to a new report

Rémy Cointreau has announced “important” director-level changes to its Global Travel Retail (GTR) team, in the shape of the appointments of Matthew Hodges and Simon Roffe.

10% of cancer in males and 3% in women is attributable to alcohol, according to Europe-wide research by the British Medical Journal.

US distributors Glazer’s has appointed Robert Swartz as chief operating officer and Phil Meacham as executive vice president malt beverages.

UK: Trade bodies Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA) and the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) have denied that UK alcohol consumption is rising.

Moderate drinking can help prevent heart disease, according to a new report in the British Medical Journal. The report, which is a review of research published over 30 years, said individuals who drink alcohol in moderation are less likely to develop heart disease compared to non-drinkers.

The economic contribution of Europe's spirits industry to the European economy has been revealed in a new report. The report was prepared by Ernst & Young and commissioned by CEPS – the trade body for the European spirits industry.

The European Commission’s new Eurobarometer report on attitudes to alcohol misses the bigger picture, according to CEPS and EFRD, the representatives of the European spirits industry.

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