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.
This week saw the end of Downton Abbey marked with a glass of Taittinger and a crate full of grand cru wines plunged into the Atlantic Ocean.
Crystal Head vodka is to launch its new aurora borealis-inspired expression in the UK this October.
Turkish authorities have launched an investigation into Diageo’s operations in the country, specifically over allegations its raki business took advantage of market dominance.
A new app that promises to offer an experience that is “the closest you can get to tasting a spirit without actually tasting it” is being launched.
ABK6 Cognac from Domaines Francis Abécassis, a single estate Cognac aimed at a “new generation” of Cognac drinkers, has joined McKinley Vintners’ UK portfolio.
“There is absolutely no reason why our gin trade can’t be as successful as whisky”, believes the UK’s environment secretary Elizabeth Truss, as it is revealed that the UK is the world’s biggest exporter of gin.
The recently renamed Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has reported a 4.5% sales increase for the first half of 2015 after implementing a new strategic plan.
Rye whiskey is fast becoming the on-trend spirit in the US, with volume sales growing by 536% since 2009, according to supplier figures.
Italian spirits producer Gruppo Campari is on track for a strong rise in profits this year after it posted large growth margins for the six months to 30 June.
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