This week in spirits & wine

This week in spirits & wine

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.

There is a definite scent of juniper in the air. But how long will it last? Richard Woodard takes a closer look at the rise and rise of gin. 

Accolade Wines is set for an AUD1bn (US$768m) IPO as owner CHAMP Private Equity looks to emulate the stock market success of Treasury Wine Estates.

Stock Spirits has appointed a full-time CEO as it bounces back from a disastrous 2015 to post an improved H1.

The new CEO of Stock Spirits has said new results this week prove he has responded to investor attacks on the company, but warned there is "still more to do" following recent turmoil.

Castle Brands has posted a lacklustre Q1 but said sales are expected to accelerate through the year as a number of new products roll out.

Sea Smoke has bought the 201-acre Rita's Crown Vineyard in California from Santa Colina Vineyard. 

US Brown-Forman executive Marc Satterthwaite is to replace the head of the Jack Daniel's maker's Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia (ANZSEA) unit, the company has announced.

French spirits company La Martiniquaise-Bardinet will roll out a global advertising campaign for its Negrita Rhum range this year. 

Pernod Ricard's Irish unit is to invest EUR11m (US$12.3m) in the redevelopment of its Old Jameson Distillery in Dublin as it looks to capitalise on the growth of Irish whiskey.