All articles by Olly Wehring

Olly Wehring

Moet Hennessy sees 2021 sales trump pre-COVID era – results data

Moet Hennessy bounced back and beyond last year.

Remy Cointreau re-enters Champagne with J de Telmont purchase

Remy Cointreau has secured majority control of Epernay-based J de Telmont, marking the group’s return to Champagne.

Altia and Arcus primed for wine & spirits merger, Anora Group is formed

Finland’s Altia and Norway-based Arcus are lining up a merger, with the former set to have the slight upper-hand in the new Nordic wine & spirits group.

Diageo targets US super-premium gin with Aviation, Davos Brands buy

Diageo has lined up the addition of Aviation American Gin to its high-end gin stable, spending up to US$610m on the brand’s privately-held owner, Davos Brands.

Draught beer set to struggle throughout 2020 for Craft Brew Alliance as H1 sales slide – results data

The impact of COVID measures on the US on-premise has hit Craft Brew Alliance hard in 2020, with the brewing collective posting a near-20% fall in sales from the second quarter.

Craft Brew Alliance Q1 2020 – Sales down 6.6%, draught demand dries up – results data

Declining demand for draught beer in the US, as lockdown measures came into play in March, have dragged on sales at Craft Brew Alliance in the first quarter.

Pernod Ricard secures full control of Monkey 47 gin

Pernod Ricard has upped its majority holding in Monkey 47, taking full ownership of the German high-end gin brand.

How did Craft Brew Alliance perform in 2019? – results data

Craft Brew Alliance has closed its final full-year with a second consecutive quarter of double-digit sales declines.

Pernod Ricard buys into gin again, takes stake in Japan’s Ki No Bi

Pernod Ricard has made another investment in the gin category, this time acquiring a minority holding in the owner of Japanese high-end brand Ki No Bi.

Another CEO calls time, Rob Sands makes way for Bill Newlands at Constellation Brands

Constellation Brands has emerged as the third major US-based drinks company to announce a change of CEO, with Rob Sands set to stand down early next year.