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Tuesday 1 December 2015


Top 5 biggest brandy and Cognac brands

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.

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 1 Comment »

Courvoisier lines up Christmas treats

Courvoisier is releasing a series of four high-end, limited edition Cognacs into the UK just in time to tap into the Christmas shopping season.

Friday, November 21st, 2014 No Comments »

The top 10 travel retail brands

The International Wine & Spirits Research (IWSR) has released its 2013 Travel Retail Summary Report, which is an overview of duty free trends from 2007 to 2012.

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 No Comments »

Small Cognac growers taking wine approach

A single vintage approach is helping small Cognac producers to stand out from the might of the “big four”: Courvoisier, Rémy Martin, Martell and Hennessy.

Thursday, August 1st, 2013 No Comments »

Cognac in pictures

db’s eventful trip to Cognac took in Sinead O’Connor, an umbrella tree, Napoleon’s hat, blindfolding, bobbing boats and pyjama-wearing donkeys.

Friday, July 12th, 2013 No Comments »

The week in pictures

From duchesses and tennis legends, to rock stars, celebrity chefs and a multitude of mint via a meringue bulldog, it’s been a busy week in the drinks business.

Friday, July 12th, 2013 No Comments »

Beam defies takeover pessimists

When Beam Inc was separated from Fortune Brands in late 2011, speculation was widespread that it would become a takeover target, but the group’s progress makes that unlikely.

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 No Comments »

Courvoisier ‘Le Voyage’ launches in travel retail

Maxxium Travel Retail has launched Courvoisier’s “Le Voyage de Napoleon” with World Duty Free Group this month.

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 No Comments »

New Harrods head wine buyer appointed

Harrods has appointed Nick Fleming as head wine and spirits buyer following the departure of Jo Ahearne MW.

Monday, January 21st, 2013 1 Comment »

Top 10 alcohol-related sweets

From absinthe lollipops to wine gums, alcohol and sweets work well together and Christmas is a great time to enjoy the partnership.

Thursday, December 13th, 2012 No Comments »

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