The week in wines & spirits

The week in wines & spirits

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & water.

Here, Euromonitor considers what we can expect in the wine category in the year ahead.

In the latest of his consumer trends articles, Ben Cooper highlights the potential still on offer for drinks companies from the Baby Boomers out there.

Pernod Ricard has reported a high single-digit rise in sales in its first half, with the earlier Chinese New Year benefiting its second quarter.

Earlier today, Pernod Ricard reported a 7% rise in sales in the six months to the end of December. Here's a look at the performance of the company's major spirits, wine and Champagne brands in the year-to-date, as well as a rundown of the top-line figures by region.

Foley Family Wines has purchased Diageo's Chalone Estate vineyards and Gavilan brands in California, marking Diageo's exit from wine in the US.

Having considered the trends that are set to shape the year ahead for the wine category yesterday, Euromonitor now takes a corporate view on what 2016 will look like in the sector.

Brown-Forman has announced plans to build two new barrel houses and modify bottling facilities at its Jack Daniel's distillery, in an investment worth US$140m. 

Wine and spirits exports from France hit a new record last year, according to figures released this week.