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Pernod Ricard reports stable Q3 sales amid market challenges

Published:  25 April, 2024

Pernod Ricard, a global leader in the spirits and wine industry, has reported robust performance in its third-quarter sales figures, indicating improving momentum across various markets. Despite challenges in certain regions like China and the US, Pernod’s premium international spirits portfolio and broad geographic footprint have largely mitigated the impact.


Georgia uncovered

Published:  13 October, 2022

There’s nowhere in the wine world quite like Georgia. Anyone visiting the country will have heard this mantra. It seems to accompany any discussion of the country’s wines, with their unique qvevris – egg-shaped earthenware buried underground – helping to make wine on the slopes of the South Caucasus for some 8,000 years.


Vodka's wild ride

Published:  29 June, 2022

The corporate world is very fond of quoting an old adage: “Commerce hates noise.” Yet vodka brands cannot hide from the upheaval caused by Ukraine, rising inflation and post-pandemic behavioural shifts. With the political, economic, and social environment in a state of realignment, spirit brands have been presented with a unique set of opportunities, and threats, in 2022.


Stoli Group announces rebrand in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Published:  09 March, 2022

Due to the Ukraine crisis, the Stoli Group will no longer sell its vodka under the Stolichnaya name.


Morrisons among UK retailers to boycott Russian vodka

Published:  04 March, 2022

Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there have been calls to boycott Russian brands with the country’s most famous commodity, vodka, on the radar of UK retailers.


OIV elects new president

Published:  13 July, 2021

The International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) has elected Luigi Moio as its new president.


Rebranded Halewood opens vodka plant in Russia

Published:  08 September, 2020

Halewood Wines & Spirits, which is to rebrand as Halewood Artisanal Spirits, has opened a new vodka distillery in the Russian city of St Petersburg. 


Roust Group increases Concha y Toro sales in Russia and Poland by 68%

Published:  09 August, 2019

Concha y Toro is celebrating a burst of successful trading in Russia and Eastern Europe via its distribution partner, Roust – with hints of further expansion in the near future.