Spirits

Sally Easton MW wins award for WSET Vines & Vinification book

A book on winemaking and viticulture written by Sally Easton MW for the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has won the Viticulture and Oenology category at the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) Awards 2018.

China’s Changyu turns to Brandy for profits as wine sales lag

China’s oldest winery Yantai Changyu Pioneers in eastern Shandong province is launching what Chinese media are calling an “aggressive” plan to promote its brandy, as domestic wine sales remain tepid.

Gin Festival Limited enters administration as 20 events are cancelled

West Yorkshire-based events company Gin Festival Limited has fallen into administration after efforts to find a buyer for the business failed, meaning that 20 shows around the country have been cancelled and 27 members of staff face redundancy.  

Asia dominates world’s best-selling spirits brands

South Korea’s leading soju label 'Jinro' owned by Hite Jinro has topped the world’s best-selling spirits brands by volume list by IWSR, outranking brands from Diageo and Pernod Ricard.

Eight new pink gin launches

June 15th, 2018

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