Diageo has completed the acquisition of Herefordshire-based craft spirits firm Chase Distillery for an undisclosed fee.

Diamond Jubliee port

16 April, 2012

The port house, Symington, is offering a 1952 tawny port to celebrate and commemorate the diamond jubilee of the British queen’s ascent to the throne of the United Kingdom.

A 170-year old bottle of champagne salvaged from a shipwreck in the Baltic Sea has fetched €30,000 at auction.

The Rémy Cointreau Group has announced the sale of Piper-heidseick – Compangni Champenoise to EPI (Européenne de Participations Industrielles)

Christie’s has conducted a 36-hour wine auction in Hong Kong and New York, with sales totalling US$11.2m.

Pernod Ricard has announced the sale of its minority shareholding in Suntory Holdings, which stands at around 1%.

There are unconfirmed reports that the sale of Rémy Cointreau’s champagne division, which includes the the Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck brands has gone through.

Pernod Ricard Espana has completed the sale of its shares in Ambrosio Velasco to Diego Zamora for a total price of 32.4 M€ in cash.

Russia: Moscow is to ban sales of vodka between 10pm and 10am, according to reports.

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