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Bacardi and Pernod Ricard return to battle for Havana Club brand

Published:  18 January, 2016

The US Patent and Trademark Office has reignited the long-running battle between Bacardi Ltd and Pernod Ricard for the Havana Club rum brand by awarding the mark to Pernod Ricard.

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Climate change threatens to wreak havoc on Australian harvest

Published:  15 January, 2016

A range of extreme weather events are making Australia's winemakers fearful for the 2016 harvest, which is due to start in around six weeks, global news agency Reuters is reporting.

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Free Run Wines returns to NZ tasting with Selaks Winery

Published:  15 January, 2016

Marlborough-based off-trade supplier Free Run Wines will be exhibiting four wines from New Zealand winery Selaks Wines at the New Zealand Wine Annual Trade Tasting in London on Monday.

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Value and exclusivity key drivers at duty free, new survey shows

Published:  15 January, 2016

Value for money and travel retail exclusives are key to the attraction of duty free shopping for buyers of alcohol, a new survey from the Tax Free World Association has revealed.

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SWA backs EU moves to end market rigging in Colombia

Published:  15 January, 2016

The Scotch Whisky Association has welcomed moves by the European Union to end restrictive trade practices in Colombia.

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Bouvet Ladubay launches sparkling red Bouvet Rubis in Majestic

Published:  15 January, 2016

Bouvet Ladubay, the largest producer of traditional method sparkling wines in Saumur, has launched a demi-sec red sparkling wine, Bouvet Rubis, in Majestic.

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Second annual Think Gin event to showcase premier distillers worldwide

Published:  15 January, 2016

The second annual Think Gin event is to take place in London on March 1.

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GrapePip receives The Vintners' Benevolent Award for 2016

Published:  14 January, 2016

Caspar and Victoria Bowes of GrapePip have won The Vintners' Benevolent Award for 2016 for their oustanding commitment to raising both money and awareness for The Benevolent.

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Chinese wine market continues to contract

Published:  14 January, 2016

The Chinese wine market continued to fall last year, according to the Shanghai Daily newspaper.

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Courvoisier launches global Champagne cocktail competition

Published:  14 January, 2016

Premium cognac house Courvoisier has announced its first global bartender competition.

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Greenwood takes UK & Ireland helm at William Grant

Published:  14 January, 2016

Family-owned distillers, William Grant & Sons has appointed Rita Greenwood as its new managing director for the UK and Ireland.

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Aldi to launch online offering

Published:  13 January, 2016

Mike James, wine buying director of Aldi, outlined his range strategy ahead of launching the discounter retailer's online wine offering, which is expected to launch in the first two months of the year.

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Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016 scheduled for February release

Published:  13 January, 2016

Japanese drinks group Suntory has announced the release of its Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016 whisky on February 1.

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Global warming impacts on Sula's harvest in India

Published:  13 January, 2016

The harvest at India's largest wine-producer, Sula Vineyards, started two weeks early this year, thanks to the effects of global warming.

 

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Boschendal targets premium on-trade with new range of wines

Published:  13 January, 2016

South Africa's Boschendal winery has launched a new range of wines developed specifically for the on-trade, as part of its 330th anniversary.

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Barwell & Jones underscores growth strategy with three sales hires

Published:  13 January, 2016

Essex-based wine agency Barwell & Jones has announced three key new appointments to its sales team as it drives for growth in 2016.

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Porter's Gin plans expansion after successful December launch

Published:  13 January, 2016

Porter's Gin, the first to distilled in Aberdeen for 100 years, has already sold out its first batch.

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Drinks category bolsters supermarkets in battle with discounters

Published:  12 January, 2016

The beers, wines and spirits category was one of the big winners over the festive season, according to the latest figures from IRI.

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Ruinart highlights support of contemporary art with London exhibition

Published:  12 January, 2016

Champagne house Ruinart will be showcasing six recent artist collaborations at its inaugural Lighthouse exhibition next month.

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South Africa faces off against England and Wales in sparkling wine test match

Published:  12 January, 2016

This Sunday, January 17, will see South African Methode Cap Classique wines go head to head with English and Welsh sparkling wines in a Cape Town tasting.

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