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TFWA Review: Heineken, Stolichnaya, Hine

There's usually a surprise or two at the Tax Free World Association (TFWA) World Exhibition in Cannes....

Can SPI Group Unhook Stolichnaya From Gay Boycott

The gay community in the US has, understandably, reacted angrily to new laws in Russia that outlaw so-called “homosexual propaganda” and gay...

'Tariko Looks to Raise Standard with CEDC Takeo'

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Comment - Campari and the 'mystery' vodka brand

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just the answer - Stolichnaya 26 Aug 2008

just-drinks.com editorial team

Pernod Ricard's acquisition of Absolut has once again made the future of Stolichnaya a subject of intense speculation. Pernod had been in negotiations with Russian owner SPI Group about a possible acquisition of Stolichnaya, but for anti-trust reasons has had to abandon any such plans and walk away from its existing international distribution agreement for the brand. Chris Mercer spoke with SPI minority shareholder Andrey Skurikhin about Stoli’s future.


The just-drinks interview - Skyy Spirits 19 Aug 2008

just-drinks.com editorial team

Gloomy talk of a global economic slowdown have so far failed to dilute growth in the US vodka category. One of the better known contenders in the segment – if only for its ocean blue-coloured bottle – is Skyy vodka. In this month's just-drinks interview, Olly Wehring grills the president & CEO of Skyy Spirits, Gerry Ruvo, over the rise of the company's namesake vodka brand, what the future holds for the Campari-owned unit, and how much longer vodka's moment in the US sun can last.

Latest News

Liqs Cocktail Shots enters Texas, Massachusetts 23 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

Liqs has expanded the US distribution of its namesake cocktail shots into two new states eight months after launching in Florida.


SPI Group pushes Stoli lemonade cocktail concept 20 Jun 2014

James Wilmore

SPI Group has launched a multi-market summer campaign to promote the idea of mixing its Stolichnaya vodka brand with lemonade.


SPI Group's Stoli Ginger Beer 2 May 2014

Andy Morton

The US unit of SPI Group, Stoli Group USA, has released a ginger beer designed to mix with Stolichanya vodka for a Moscow Mule cocktail.


SPI Group eyes growth with US distributor deals 27 Feb 2014

James Wilmore

The US unit of SPI Group has signed new deals with three distributors as it eyes growth across the country.


SPI expands Southern Wine & Spirits US tie-up 11 Feb 2014

Olly Wehring

SPI Group has confirmed the appointment of Southern Wine & Spirits of America as the distributor of its vodka portfolio in six more US states.

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