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With 2015 drawing to a close, just-drinks looks back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry. Here, deputy editor Lucy Britner picks out the highs and lows for the spirits category.
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With just seven weeks left until the start of ProWein, just-drinks sat down with lead organiser Michael Degan to ask what makes the wine and spirits show one of the biggest draws on the alcohol calendar. Along the way, Degan reveals why the show is unlikely to get much bigger, discusses the possibility of adding beer to the mix and why German rock bands know their Riesling from their Spatburgunder.
Last year, Marco Ferrari left his post as CMO of SPI Group to lead Italian spirits and aperitif maker Montenegro Group. just-drinks spoke to him at the TFWA exhibition in Cannes in October to find out what it is like to go from managing a global brand such as Stolichnaya to a company with strong domestic brands and a global outlook. Ferrari also spoke about his ambitions for Amaro Montenegro, a herbal liqueur that is finding traction in the US.
The former head of William Grant & Sons, Stella David, has returned to her previous employer Bacardi, this time as a director.
Bacardi is looking to bolster the presence of its version of Havana Club in the US, through a broader roll-out programme and a brand extension.
Bacardi has released two new flavours for its namesake rum brand.
Bacardi has said rum has the biggest long-term opportunity in global Travel Retail as it rolls out the Facundo Rum Collection to US airports.
Bacardi has lined up the "next chapter" of the current global marketing campaign for its Grey Goose vodka brand.
Bacardi has confirmed it will separate its Oakheart rum from the Bacardi brand.
Bacardi has unveiled a new global campaign for Martini in the wake of the brand's packaging overhaul.
Bacardi has confirmed a promotion and an appointment within its "creative excellence" team.
Bacardi and Lion have ended their 13-year joint venture in the Australian market.
Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands (BBFB) is to take over UK distribution of Old Forester Kentucky Bourbon from Mangrove.
Bacardi has signed a deal with Russian spirits producer Synergy to bottle its William Lawson's blended Scotch whisky in Moscow.
Bacardi has redesigned its Martini portfolio and unveiled a new brand strategy as it looks to focus on the 'Modern Aperitivo' occasion.
Bacardi has updated its US legal filing from 2004 against Pernod Ricard over the Havana Club trademark in the country.
Bacardi has made several personnel changes to its Asia Pacific Global Travel Retail (GTR) division.
Southern Wine & Spirits said today that it has created a new division, called Transatlantic Spirits, which will be responsible for driving Bacardi's portfolio.
Bacardi has filed a Freedom of Information Act request in the US, after the country's authorities granted licence for Pernod Ricard to renew its registration of the Havana Club trademark in the country.
United Breweries has launched Kingfisher Buzz as it targets Bacardi's dominance in India's RTD market.
Bacardi has attacked the US authorities for granting licence for Pernod Ricard to renew its registration of the Havana Club trademark in the country, with Bacardi maintaining that it is "the legitimate owner of the brand".
Pernod Ricard's Cuban JV partner has renewed its registration of the Havana Club trademark in the US following the granting of a "specific licence" from the country's Office of Foreign Assets Control.
Bacardi has consolidated a swathe of its distribution arrangements in North America, partnering with the recently-merged Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits in the majority of the region's markets.
Diageo's Indian spirits unit, United Spirits, has said it is reviewing its Smirnoff Ice strategy amid media reports it has halted production.
Bacardi's Scotch whisky arm John Dewar & Sons has released a 16-year--old single malt from its Aberfeldy distillery.
just-drinks is in Cannes this week the Tax Free World Exhibition. Here's the first part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of the most important dates in the Travel Retail calendar.
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