Global Cognac exports saw another dip in 2014 as the category came up against “a conflicting and unstable economic backdrop”.
While some bar owners are retreating into the past opening 1920s-style speakeasies, others are pushing into the future dreaming up bars that embrace cutting-edge technology.
Cypriot winemakers are refining their unique traditions and varieties for a modern marketplace.
Russia has banned 200 batches of imported wine found in violation of the country’s “mandatory requirements”.
Gulf airline Emirates has announced it has spent US$500 million in “long-term investment” in its fine wine programme over the last decade.
Brewing giant AB InBev has seen global beer volumes slide by 2.7% in its third quarter, driven down by declines in Europe, especially Russia.
A bunch of young winemakers have again taken part in a raunchy calendar with the aim of presenting the wine industry as “sexy and modern.”
Bottles of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky have been recalled over claims it contains excessive levels of propylene glycol – a chemical found in antifreeze.
As Europe brings its 2014 harvest to a close, few of the key wine regions appear to have escaped the unsettled weather conditions that look set to characterise this vintage.
Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes has told investors to expect an improved performance this year, despite the company reporting a 1.5% decline in organic net sales for its first quarter.
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