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.
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.
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.
ABK6 Cognac from Domaines Francis Abécassis, a single estate Cognac aimed at a “new generation” of Cognac drinkers, has joined McKinley Vintners’ UK portfolio.
Suntory has sold its Louis Royer Cognac brand to France’s Terroirs Distillers for €100 million (£74m).
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.
A seaside gin distilled in Edinburgh, a rare, cask-aged 1965 Port and an organic sparkler from Chile’s Limarí Valley are among this month’s top new product releases.
While somewhat steadying the sinking ship that was brought on by an over-reliance on the Asian market, global brandy and Cognac brands still have plenty to improve upon.
Luxury brands of Tequila backed by celebrities such as P Diddy and George Clooney have started to eat into the market share of white and brown spirits.
French spirits producer Rémy Cointreau has said it is open to acquiring new brands in an effort to further premiumise its portfolio.
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