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 Tennilä, 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 International’s 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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Nick Strangeway

Bar food's blurred lines

Once upon a time pubs and bars were somewhere you went with the sole purpose of getting pissed and there wasn’t a knife and fork in sight, just a packet of dry roasted nuts.

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