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Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global spirits & wine categories. Click the links to view our round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & bottled water.

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Premium mixer producer Fever-Tree has joined forces with another spirits group, this time developing Fever-Tree Citrus Tonic Water with Patrón Tequila.

One of North America's biggest alcohol distributors, Breakthru Beverage Group, is to open up a Canadian unit focussed solely on cannabis.

Russian Standard is launching a limited edition pack of its namesake vodka brand into the Global Travel Retail channel, as well as unveiling a revamped version of its premium expression, Russian Standard Platinum.

American single malt whiskey Westward has become the latest brand to join Distill Ventures, the Diageo-backed incubator for spirits entrepreneurs.

South Africa needs to sell its wine at higher price points across all pricing tiers, the chair of the country's wine trade organisation has warned.

Even South Africa's famous wildlife is conspiring against the country's wine industry. At a dinner in Cape Town this week, Accolade's head winemaker for South Africa, Gerhard Swart, revealed that baboons, driven hungry by a three-year drought, had eaten up to five tonnes of Accolade's grape harvest.

Whyte & Mackay will showcase a brace of single malt Scotch whisky collections for the Global Travel Retail channel at this year's TFWA Exhibition in Cannes.

Pernod Ricard has launched a nation-wide marketing activation for the Canadian whisky brand JP Wiser's in its home market.

US wine exports rose 2.7% in value terms in the first half of 2018, according to figures released this week, reaching a total of US$708m thanks to a double-digit increase in shipments to China.

The chief marketing officer at Beam Suntory is set to leave the group in the coming days, only two years after assuming the position.

Public Health England has countered attacks over its tie-up this week with alcohol industry-funded body DrinkAware to promote drink-free days in the country.


Sectors: Spirits, Wine

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