Patience Gould puts in a good word for the multinationals who are promoting spirits and helping to bring them more into the mainstream

Patience Gould looks at a titan of the vodka world and how its ‘handcrafted’ approach is appealing to the Millennial generation

on 19 September, 2014

Patience Gould is entranced by Cointreau’s literary offering – and its contribution to her new favourite drink, the Margarita

on 27 May, 2014

As the Scottish referendum looms, Patience Gould ponders the possible fate of the scotch whisky industry if EU membership is lost

Liqueurs: Forever Young

26 March, 2014

From their traditional role in the cocktail firmament, liqueurs are now being used to make spirits more accessible to the younger generation, says Patience Gould

on 14 March, 2014

Patience Gould has been following the fortunes of the drinks giants – and of the countries where they seek those fortunes

on 03 January, 2014

There’s been a shift in the way drinks are marketed. Patience Gould looks at the new worthy contenders

Liqueurs: Top of the pile

08 August, 2013

The cocktail remains central to liqueurs action and, for producers, keeping their brand relevant is a number one priority. Patience Gould reports

on 02 August, 2013

Former Drinks International editor Patience Gould takes a look at the great age debate that’s aging in the whisky sector.  

Patience Gould checks out the latest state of play in the blended Scotch whisky world – and finds much cause for optimism

on 26 April, 2013

Former Drinks International editor Patience Gould gets a bee in her bonnet about honeyed whiskies

on 26 April, 2013

Former Drinks International editor Patience Gould ponders Diageo’s approach to gin as it follows the flavoured route

on 26 April, 2013

Former Drinks International editor Patience Gould looks at the wacky world of flavoured drinks as Baileys nears 40

Bitters

08 January, 2013

Bitters are making a huge comeback worldwide as innovative brands and classic cocktails push them into the limelight. Patience Gould reviews the category

Gin

10 December, 2012

Patience Gould looks at gin’s re-emergence in the world of mixology and finds no end of potential in its variety

Vodka Cocktails

24 February, 2012

Although vodka can be mixed with anything and everything, producers in eastern and central Europe prefer the light touch when it comes to cocktails. Patience Gould checks out the action...

on 11 November, 2011

Drinks International is delighted to announce that Patience Gould, its former editor and a well known figure in the drinks industry, is returning to write a regular column.

Drinks International is delighted to announce that Patience Gould, its former editor and a well known figure in the drinks industry, is returning to write a regular column.

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