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.

If the spirits story of the last 40 years has been vodka's ascent to domination, are we now witnessing a whiskey fightback?

The High Court in the Indian state of Kerala has upheld a ban on bars and hotels serving spirits.

Wine exports from France's Rhône Valley fell in both volume and value in 2014 as the region's sales in the UK and US suffered, latest figures have revealed.

Late last month, the 15th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition took place. Last week, the list of Best in Show awards was released. Here is part one of the full list of winners.

This week, we speak to the chairman and co-founder of Quintessential Brands, and just-drinks subscriber, Enzo Visone.

Remy Cointreau is handing distribution of its portfolio in Canada to Glazer's.

Being based in the Cuban capital of Havana has its benefits, such as having a swimming pool in front of your office. But, for Jérôme Cottin-Bizonne, head of Havana Club International, the JV between Pernod Ricard and the Cuban government, there's little time to relax as the rum brand gears up for global growth. Here, the 41 year-old executive sits down with just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore.

The low-alcohol wine segment has been around for a while now, but has thus far failed to win over too many fans. Things are changing, however, with consumers' taste preferences driving the sub-category to higher ground. Chris Losh delves deeper.

Bacardi is moving ahead with plans to lay off around 10% of its staff in North America.

UK drinks retailer Majestic Wine has agreed a deal to acquire online rival Naked Wines in a deal worth GBP70m (US$103.7m).