The week in spirits and wine

The week in spirits and wine

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.

E&J Gallo has rolled out its “shimmery” vodka & Moscato brand, Viniq, nation-wide across the US.

This week sees Pernod Ricard switch its CEO, with Alexandre Ricard replacing Pierre Pringuet in the hot seat. With Pringuet retiring, just-drinks met up with him one last time to look back at his near 30-year career with the French wine and spirits group.

The European Commission has amended European Union (EU) marketing rules for Spanish sloe-flavoured liqueur Pacharán by insisting that a generic description is used when the product is made outside of Spain.

Earlier today, Pernod Ricard announced a 1% rise in sales in the six months to the end of December. Here's a look at the performance of the company's 14 major spirits and Champagne brands in the half-year, as well as a rundown of the top-line figures by region.

A Washington state wine group has said it is confident grape harvests will continue to increase after volumes last year jumped to another new high.

Bacardi has appointed a new head for its Latin America & Caribbean business division.

In the second part of just-drinks' exclusive interview with the outgoing CEO of Pernod Ricard, Pierre Pringuet, here he looks back at some of the deals that have shaped the company, and his role in their negotiation.

Les Domaines Paul Mas has added another estate to its growing wine business and unveiled plans to extend to its portfolio by a further 200 hectares in 2015.