SPI Group, producer of Stolichnaya vodka, has accused the Russian government of engaging in a campaign of harassment following a legal ruling that could see the brand taken into state ownership.
Drinks producer SPI Group is facing a trademark dispute that could see its Stolichnaya vodka brand taken into Russian state control following a US court ruling.
The introduction of a decommunisation law in Ukraine has forced a sparkling wine producer known for its “Soviet Champagne” to change its name.
The Legend of Kremlin vodka brand is on a “superlative mission” to become the most consumed vodka in Beijing, Hong Kong, Hanoi and Macau in 2016.
The director of a winery in Ukraine has angered authorities by appearing to open a 124-year-old bottle of wine for former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi.
Russia’s consumer rights watchdog has banned three US wines over claims they violate its food safety laws, the latest in a line of products to be banned in the country.
Herefordshire-based Chase Distillery has signed a distribution deal to sell its potato vodka in Russia in the first deal of its kind for an English vodka brand.
A 30-year-old Russian man was beaten up and bound with Scotch tape after being drunk and unruly on a Siberian Airlines flight from Hong Kong to Vladivostok.
A Russian cooperage has joined forces with a UK firm to target the Scotch whisky industry with its barrels as “a quality alternative to traditional European sources.”
Global total volume growth remains subdued for a second year running, setting it up to be among the three lowest in the last decade.
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