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American rye whiskey sales leap 600% in five years - figures

Rye has shown the highest growth rate among American whiskies, according to figures released this week, thanks to increased consumer interes...

Moet Hennessy sees China rebound as FY sales, profits jump

LVMH's wines & spirits unit, Moet Hennessy, has posted a healthy leap in full-year profits as sales in China rebounded in the second half of...

Travel Retail liquor sales rise in 2014, set for further growth - research

The Travel Retail channel is set to offer continued growth for wines and spirits over the coming five years, according to a new report, albe...

Alcohol industry warns Kroger shelf plan may break US law

US alcohol trade groups have asked regulators to investigate a new shelf management programme from retailer Kroger that seeks payments from...

Recent news

Diageo completes wine category exit in US 8 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

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

Beam Suntory targets Kenya with Edrington/FIX and King Beverage 8 Feb 2016

Olly Wehring

Beam Suntory has lined up a sales, marketing and distribution switch in Kenya, through Edrington’s joint venture with Cyprus-based FIX Wines & Spirits and local partner King Beverage.

Rioja sales hold steady in 2015 - figures 8 Feb 2016

Olly Wehring

Sales of Rioja inched up last year, according to new figures, with domestic sales of the Spanish DOC wine recording a lift for the first time since 2008's economic downturn.

Kirin's Lion trims Tasmania beer operations, cuts jobs 8 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

Kirin's Australia unit, Lion, is to move a portion of its brewing operations away from Tasmania, resulting in around 39 job losses. 

The Coca-Cola Co rolls out Fuze Tea to Australia 8 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

The Coca-Cola Co's South Pacific unit has launched the Fuze iced tea brand in Australia.

This week in spirits & wine, featuring another Havana Club twist, Australia's wine failings and Islay's special-ness 5 Feb 2016

Olly Wehring

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.

This week in beer and cider, featuring SABMiller's corporation tax counter, Super Bowl 50 ads and Casella's Yellow Tail beer 5 Feb 2016

Olly Wehring

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

This week in soft drinks and bottled water, featuring Suntory, Latvia's energy drinks ban, Coca-Cola Co and Super Bowl 50 5 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

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

Highfern's Angels’ Nectar Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Rich Peat Edition - Product Launch 5 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

Highfern has added a heavily-peated expression to its Angels' Nectar blended Scotch brand.

William Grant & Sons restructures US commercial team 5 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

William Grant & Sons has appointed three executives to manage its US regions and channels, in a move that sees the "evolution" of the spirits group's commercial structure in the country.

Casella Family Brands launches Yellow Tail beer - report 5 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

Casella Family Brands has launched a beer extension of its Yellow Tail wine brand in the US, according to reports. 

Diageo nears wine exit with Acacia sale to Peju Province Winery 5 Feb 2016

Olly Wehring

Diageo has confirmed the sale of the Acacia winery and vineyard in California, having already sold off the Acacia brand.

Craft Brew Alliance FY sales inch up, set fair for 2016 5 Feb 2016

Olly Wehring

Craft Brew Alliance has posted ongoing healthy sales in its fourth quarter, with the top-line in the full year set to come in up on 2014.

Heaven Hill Distilleries' Burnett’s Flavored Vodka Cucumber Lime - Product Launch 5 Feb 2016

Olly Wehring

Heaven Hill Distilleries has added a cucumber lime flavour extension to its Burnett's Flavored Vodka range in the US.

Diageo's Oban Little Bay single malt Scotch whisky - Product Launch 5 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

Diageo has released a new expression of its Oban single malt whisky, called Little Bay. 

Remy Cointreau renews US distribution deals 5 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

Remy Cointreau's US unit has confirmed the renewal of several distribution relationships in the country, with changes lined up in three markets.

Speyside Distillers eyes global growth through US$3.3m loan 4 Feb 2016

Olly Wehring

Speyside Distillers has arranged funding to the tune of GBP2.3m (US$3.3m), to help deal with "increased worldwide demand" for its Scotch whisky portfolio.

Rombauer Vineyards' 2015 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc - Product Launch 4 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

Rombauer has released its first Sauvignon Blanc.

Kirin Lion's Hahn Ultra - Product Launch 4 Feb 2016

Andy Morton

Kirin's Australia unit, Lion, has launched a 0.9% abv beer under its Hahn brand as the company ups it focus on the low- and no-alcohol segment.

Concha y Toro renews Casillero del Diablo Sky deal 4 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

South American wine producer Concha y Toro's UK unit has confirmed the renewal of its Sky Movies partnership, after a "record year of sales". 

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