Exports of Russian vodka have hit a 10-year low, dropping 40% in 2015 due to a decrease in demand across the West and more dramatically in Ukraine.
The IWSC has announced the launch of two new mixer awards, widening its net yet further across the drinks trade and bolstering its cocktail credentials.
Bacardi has sent an official request to the US government to reverse its decision to hand the Havana Club rum trademark to the Cuban government.
The chain of Western-themed bars that inspired the 2000 hit film Coyote Ugly is to open its first venue in the UK.
A UK bar has set a new Guinness World Record for the largest gin tasting across multiple venues, after nearly 800 gin lovers piled together to sip the spirit in unison.
Indian businessman Vijay Mallya has said that he would be willing to end the months of conflict with Diageo by stepping down as USL chairman if he was offered a “palatable settlement”.
The WSTA is ramping up its campaign for a cut in wine duty by highlighting the vast difference paid by consumers in the UK compared to Italy.
This week saw db party with French Cognac brand Martell, test out Coravin’s latest invention and get down to business discussing the evolution of Austrian white wines.
A UK pub that holds the Guinness World Record for having the most varieties of gin behind its bar is now offering patrons a shot of gin priced at £1,000.
Improvement in the US helped drive “a gradual improvement” for Pernod Ricard in the first six months of the financial year, with the UK wine portfolio also performing strongly.
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