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Saturday 10 October 2015


The week in pictures

The drinks trade was kept busy this week, as royalty paid a visit, a globe-spanning flight was launched, and the Left Bank leapt to life with its Cabernet Sauvignon harvest.

Friday, October 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Top new products at TFWA Cannes

As the travel retail industry readies itself for a week in the sun at TFWA Cannes, we round up some special drinks products set to debut at the show.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Wine volumes being stifled in travel retail

It’s not worth investing in more staff training to try to improve volume sales of wine in travel retail, a prominent duty free purchaser has said.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 1 Comment »

Cognac seeks salvation from US growth

With exports of Cognac to the US rising in value by over 30% in just one year, producers are hailing the country as the saviour of the category following its far-eastern folly.

Thursday, September 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Chinese woman chugs Cognac at airport

A woman was prevented from boarding a plane by airport security in Beijing because she was too drunk having downed an entire bottle of Cognac.

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Star Trek star sees off £7k of alcohol

Karl Urban, who plays Leonard McCoy in the most recent Star Trek film franchise, spent nearly £7,000 on Champagne and spirits in Cardiff on Saturday.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Cognac performance in Asia ‘disappointing’

While Cognac exports have risen rapidly in Europe and North America in the three months to the end of July, the unsteadiness of the Asian market remains.

Friday, August 14th, 2015 No Comments »

ABK6 Cognac joins McKinley Vintners

ABK6 Cognac from Domaines Francis Abécassis, a single estate Cognac aimed at a “new generation” of Cognac drinkers, has joined McKinley Vintners’ UK portfolio.

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Suntory sells Louis Royer Cognac for €100m

Suntory has sold its Louis Royer Cognac brand to France’s Terroirs Distillers for €100 million (£74m).

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 1 Comment »

Rémy suffers sales setback in Q1

Rémy Cointreau’s move into premium pricing has unnerved its Asian and American markets, contributing to a 9% sales decline in the three months to 31 June.

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 No Comments »

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