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Richard Woodard

Richard WoodardBiography

A trained newspaper journalist, Richard Woodard was editor of the drinks trade magazine Wine & Spirit International from 2000 to 2005, responsible for writing, commissioning and producing a broad range of business-related content relevant to the international drinks industry.

He now works freelance and is a regular contributor to just-drinks.com, Decanter, The Spirits Business, The Drinks Business and Imbibe, among others.

Columns by Richard Woodard

Comment - Spirits (White) - A Word with WoodardComment - Spirits (White) - A Word with Woodard

Resident columnist and spirits know-it-all Richard Woodard provides his monthly take on the latest in the global white spirits industry.

Articles by Richard Woodard

Sol Limón y SalSol Limón y Sal gets US launch on back of chelada success 7 February 2020

Molson Coors is launching lime- and salt-flavoured beer Sol Limón y Sal into the US as part of plans to extend the imported brand's franchise there.

William Grant & Sons unveils expanded Tullamore Dew push - video 7 February 2020

Spirits company William Grant & Sons is to extend its "Beauty of Blend" marketing campaign for Irish whiskey brand Tullamore DEW, aiming to "open a window onto the human blend".

Reed’s Ginger Wellness ShotsReed’s Inc’s Reed’s Wellness Shots - Product Launch 7 February 2020

Soft drinks business Reed’s Inc has unveiled Reed’s Wellness Shots, two functional soft drinks that focus on the claimed anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of ginger.

Blue Moon LightSkyMolson Coors’ Blue Moon LightSky - Product Launch 7 February 2020

MillerCoors, the US unit of brewer Molson Coors, has launched Blue Moon LightSky, a light citrus wheat beer joining the brand's craft beer range.

Kilbeggan Single Pot Still Irish whiskeyBeam Suntory’s Kilbeggan Single Pot Still Irish whiskey - Product Launch 7 February 2020

Beam Suntory's Kilbeggan Distilling Co has released a limited edition single pot still Irish whiskey in the US market.

Heineken recruits Phil Mickelson for US Amstel Light push - video 6 February 2020

Heineken's US division has teamed with golfer Phil Mickelson in a multi-year partnership for the brewer's Amstel Light beer brand in the country.

E&J Gallo’s Apothic Cabernet SauvignonE&J Gallo Winery’s Apothic Cabernet Sauvignon - Product Launch 6 February 2020

E&J Gallo Winery has made a foray into single varietal wines in the US with its Apothic brand.

Wine exports continue to climb for Australia as coronavirus threatens 2020 - data 5 February 2020

Continued growth in Asia drove Australian wine exports to near-record levels in 2019, but this year's sales are likely to be hit by the recent coronavirus outbreak in the region.

Southern Glazer's will handle Beam Suntory's US distribution in 43 states in the countryBeam Suntory strengthens US tie-up with Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits 5 February 2020

Beam Suntory has expanded its distribution arrangement with Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits in the US.

Loch Lomond signed a sponsorship deal with The Open golf tournament in 2018Loch Lomond Group expands UK golf partnership 5 February 2020

Scotch whisky distiller Loch Lomond Group has signed a new sponsorship deal with the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) in the UK to become a "PGA Partner" and lead sponsor of the Scottish PGA Championship.

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