Pisco Waqar has launched a series of training seminars aimed at bartenders to improve the on-trade knowledge of pisco throughout Europe.

Botanical brewer Lowlander Beer has launched a genever distilled from its Lowlander I.P.A. the first of its kind.

Chinese distiller Kweichow Moutai Co. has outlined plans to expand sales overseas using the UK as a launch pad into Europe.

Non-alcoholic spirit Borrago has launched in the UK as part of the new market for premium soft drinks.

Bordeneuve Cheaux & Collection has formed a new partnership with US-based importer, Biagio Cru and Estate Wines LLC.

Bordeneuve Cheaux & Collections has been pushing its ranges of Armagnac and Calvados throughout Europe following the end of its 2017 harvest.

The harvest of Baco and Ugni Blanc grape varietals has started for this year's Armagnac vintage at Bordeneuve Cheaux & Collections.

Olivier Goujon has been named director of the BNIA(Bureau National Interprofessionnel de lArmagnac)following the departure of Sastien Lacroix.

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23 August, 2017

Cognac exports have increased for the third year running, with overall growth of +10.2% in volume and +15.2% in value.

French Armagnac brand Janneau has recorded an exceptional year of sales in Europe, US and the duty free sector.

Armagnac producer Cheau de Bordeneuvehas been made supplier for Caspian Crystal LLC in Azerbaijan.

Ry Martin has introduced its first global mixed reality experience, which will be launched in Los Angeles on 15 June, before being rolled out to stores and events worldwide.

Angel Brown caught up with Lucas Bols CEO Huub Van Doorne in the Lucas Bols distillery in Amsterdam.

Lucas Bols has launched a special edition genever, called Bols Genever 100% Malt Spirit.

Altia, the Finish-based wine and spirits company serving the Nordic and Baltic countries, has opens a new distillery in Sundsvall, Sweden.

Stock Spirits Group has bought three spirits brands from Bohemia Sekt for 5m/CZK135 million (Czech Koruna).

Fabiano Latham has been running around some of Londons best bars collecting cacha-based cocktail recipes to send to Rio for the Olympics.

The four top performing bitters brands in The Millionaires Club 2016 all had an increase in sales in 2015, Drinks International can report.

Spirit Cartel has announced that Benji Purslow is the face of bourbon brand Four Roses in the UK.

William Grant & Sons, makers of Glenfiddich and Hendricks gin has launched a promotion offering fans the chance to win tickets to Rugby World Cup matches, including the final

Stock Spirits Group, the leading central and eastern European branded spirits producer, is aiming to treble its UK business over the next two years with the roll-out of four of its brands.

Pernod Ricard has announced the completion of the sale of the Mexican ready-to-drink brand Caribe Cooler to Grupo Bepensa.

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Gruppo Campari has attributed recent sales growth in Campari to a resurgence of the Negroni and other classic cocktails.

Yeni Raki, the leading Turkish aniseed brand brand, has unveiled what brand owner Diageo says is its most ambitious marketing campaign to date.

Mast-Jaegermeister UK has announced it is attempting to tackling the issues of passing off and pouring over.

UK distribution of Averna, the second best-selling bitter in Italy, has gone to J. Wray and Nephew UK.

Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits has appointed Marussia Beverages RUS to distribute The Glenrothes Speyside Single Malt scotch whisky, No. 3 London Dry gin, The Kings Ginger liqueur and Pink Pigeon Mauritian rum from June 1.

The owner of the new powdered alcohol brand, Palcohol, has responded to fears about the product.

Hi-Spirits has welcomed a legal settlement relating to sambuca.

The Diego Zamora group has appointed Matthew Turner as its global brand director for Licor 43.

In a report on advertising in the alcohol industry, the US Federal Trade Commission has recognised the Distilled Spirits Council for its effective self-regulatory system.

Bacardi Martini has announced the re-launching of its Martini Bitter which it says is the original bitter aperitif.

Altia, the Nordic and Baltic wine and spirits company, has announced the appointment of 44-year-old Pekka Tennil who has been poached from Carlsberg.

UK spirits specialist Mangrove has split from parent company Coe Vintners to create an independent firm, it has emerged.

For the latest instalment of the Brands Report, we quizzed the class of 2013 on the brands they use in cocktails.

For the latest instalment of the Brands Report, we quizzed the class of 2013 on the most popular cocktails in their bars.

For the latest instalment of the Brands Report, we quizzed the class of 2013 on the aperitfis and digestifs brands moving through their bars.

The pre-mixed drinks category, for so long the ugly duckling of the drinks world, has spread its wings and flown.

Diageo has released the special edition baijiu Shui Jing Fang Red Fortune to travel retail ahead of Chinese New Year.

Entry to the Pre-Mixed Drinks Challenge 2014, Drinks Internationals annual blind-tasting event, will close on Monday 26 November.

Brand agency Bamboo has made its first venture into consumer products with the launch of frozen and bottle-aged cocktails brand Pontoon to the UK market.

Berry Bros & Rudd Spirits has launched a single estate XO aged rum from Mauritius, called Penny Blue.

Fair Spirits, the fair-trade spirits company, has launched a rum to the UK market through Coe Vintners.

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