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Belvédère’s Q1 Performance by Region

Earlier today (13 May), French wine and spirits group Belvédère announced that its first-quarter sales were up 4.4% on a comparable basis. H...

just Five Years Ago - Belvedere Group's Bumpy Ride

Five years ago this week, French wine and spirits group Belvédère was embroiled in legal proceedings with creditors over the amount of debt...

Hail Marie Brizard: But, For How Long?

Stuart Todd | 1 Jul 2015

Earlier this week, to general surprise, French spirits group La Martiniquaise Bardinet revealed that it has been a long-standing shareholder in Belvedere - since yesterday (30 June) re-named as Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits (MBWS) - and now controls 6.8% of the latter's capital.

Comment - Belvedere Group: The Storm is Coming

Chris Mercer | 16 May 2012

Belvedere's sales are rising, but only the sale of a core asset looks likely to placate the French drinks firm's creditors.

Comment - What Next For Belvédère?

Chris Mercer | 8 Jun 2011

Belvédère's condition has deteriorated markedly after losing its legal protection from creditors. So, is the Sobieski vodka maker finished?

just the Ten - Top Hot Topics of 2010 editorial team | 23 Dec 2010

With the end of the year looming, just-drinks is running a series of 'Top Tens of the Year' in the run-up to Christmas. Here are the ten most read Hot Topics on just-drinks in 2010.

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Belvedere confirms Marie Brizard name change

Lucy Britner | 1 Jul 2015

Belvedere’s shareholders have adopted all resolutions approved by the board at its shareholder meeting, including the change of the company's official name.

just the week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 22 May 2015

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.

Castel acquires stake in Belvedere

Stuart Todd | 22 May 2015

Castel has purchased a 5.66% holding in Belvédère. The transaction has been completed within the framework of an agreement with Morocco-based Diana Holdings, the wine and spirits company's single biggest shareholder.

Belvedere proposes name change

Olly Wehring | 20 May 2015

Belvédère is set to change its name to Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits.

just a While Ago - On 16 April in...

Olly Wehring | 16 Apr 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...

San Francisco World Spirits Best in Show I

Olly Wehring | 8 Apr 2015

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.

just a While Ago - On 19 March in...

Olly Wehring | 19 Mar 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...

just a While Ago - On 9 February in...

Olly Wehring | 9 Feb 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...

just a While Ago - On 16 December in...

Olly Wehring | 16 Dec 2014

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...

Belvedere's Marie Brizard to shed 56 wine staff

Stuart Todd | 25 Nov 2013

The wine division of Belvédère-owned Marie Brizard has informed its works council of plans to cut 56 posts from a total workforce of 206.

Cuba Ron's Ron Cubay, Carta Blanca Extra Viejo

Stuart Todd | 9 Oct 2013

Cuba Ron's Ron Cubay, Carta Blanca Extra Viejo

Belvedere gets debt restructure green light

Stuart Todd | 21 Mar 2013

Belvedere has been granted court approval for its debt restructuring plan, while the French spirits group has also lined up the sale of its Danzka vodka brand.

Offers start to come in for Belvedere assets

Lucy Britner | 30 Nov 2012

A senior executive at Belvedere has confirmed to just-drinks that the company's receivers have taken delivery of several offers for some of Belvedere assets.

Belvedere agrees deadline for possible asset sale

Olly Wehring | 26 Oct 2012

Belvedere has set a deadline for offers for any of its assets.

Belvedere readies settlement proposals

Stuart Todd | 20 Sep 2012

The creditors and bond holders of Belvedere have approved proposals for the settlement of liabilities.

Court puts Belvedere units in administration

Stuart Todd | 18 Jul 2012

The commercial court of Dijon has placed seven of Belvedere's subsidiaries under administration.

UK: Matthew Clark to take on Gruppo Campari

Andy Morton | 4 May 2012

Gruppo Campari is set transfer its UK distribution to Matthew Clark, according to current distributor Cellar Trends.

Belvedere's Marie Brizard Chocolat Royal Liqueur

Olly Wehring | 14 Mar 2012

Belvedere's Marie Brizard Chocolat Royal Liqueur

Belvédère renews creditor protection

Stuart Todd | 5 Jul 2011

Belvédère has announced that it has again been placed under creditor protection by the French court system, giving it breathing space to agree a deal to pay off debt.

just the Round-up - The week in drinks editorial team | 17 Dec 2010

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

Belvédère puts Marie Brizard sale on hold

Stuart Todd | 14 Dec 2010

Belvédère has confirmed that it has put the sale of the Marie Brizard subsidiary and its distribution activities in Poland on hold, citing “strategic reasons.”

India's NV Group invests to expand - report editorial team | 24 Nov 2010

India-based distiller NV Group aims to quadruple its production capacity by 2012, according to a report.

Belvedere signs deal with India's NV Group editorial team | 19 Nov 2010

French drinks group Belvedere has signed a manufacturing and distribution agreement with one of India’s leading distillers, the NV Group.

Sobieski lifts Belvedere's spirits in Q3 editorial team | 16 Nov 2010

Strong demand for Sobieski vodka in the US has brought a little cheer to stricken French drinks group Belvedere, as it commences a ten-year debt repayment plan.

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