Cognac

21 December, 2012

With age statements and innovation grabbing attention worldwide, Cognac sales are booming. But can it keep up with global demand? Gavin D Smith reports 

Sparkling wine

01 November, 2012

Susanne Stauß takes a closer look at the global sparkling wine market

The scotch whisky category belied global economic instability in 2011 by growing sales value 23% to a record £4.2billion.

The Isle of Arran distillery is to double production to meet rising demand. Production in 2008 was 150,000LPA (litres of pure alcohol) and 130,000 in 2009. During 2010, the distillery aims to double the 2009 total.

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Philip Duff

Duff Said: Awash with rum

As the weather gets bleak Philip Duff turns to the warming notes of rum for comfort. But there are currently several elements unsettling the category

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