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Concha y Toro Performance Trends 2015-19 - data

In mid-March, Concha y Toro posted a 7% rise in full-year sales from the 12 months of 2019. The performance was driven by exports of the gro...

Is the pisco breakthrough on its way? - analysis

Earlier this year, just-drinks visited an array of pisco producers in Chile, on a trip organised by trade association Pisco Chile. From smal...

How will Diageo change Cuban rum?

Last year, I spoke to Juan Gonzalez, the head of Cuba's state-owned rum company, Cuba Ron. It was one of the most entertaining afternoons of...

Brazil on its way back, but not in a hurry

Brazil's economic recovery, its slowest in two decades, may be hampered by a fragile job market, high interest rates and the strength of the...

Latest Interviews

just the Answer - Havana Club International's MD, Jerome Cottin-Bizonne 8 Apr 2015

James Wilmore

Being based in the Cuban capital of Havana has its benefits, such as having a swimming pool in front of your office. But, for Jérôme Cottin-Bizonne, head of Havana Club International, the JV between Pernod Ricard and the Cuban government, there's little time to relax as the rum brand gears up for global growth. Here, the 41 year-old executive sits down with just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore.

just the Answer - Sebastian Aguirre, Concha y Toro Marketing Director for Premium Wines 23 Jan 2015

Olly Wehring

This week, editor Olly Wehring has been travelling through the winelands of Chile with the country's biggest wine producer, Concha y Toro. While there, he met Sebastian Aguirre, the company's marketing director for premium wines, to delve deeper into CyT's biggest brand, Casillero del Diablo.

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Cuervo hints at M&A move as third-quarter sales soar - results data 26 Oct 2020

Olly Wehring

Cuervo has posted another barnstorming set of results, this time for the third quarter, with sales leaping by almost 50%.

Cinco Spirits goes big with limited edition bottle series from Cincoro Tequila 15 Oct 2020

Richard Woodard

Cinco Spirits has unveiled the first limited edition release from its Cincoro Tequila brand - a range of numbered, large-format bottles called 'The Number Series'.

Brown-Forman’s Herradura Legend añejo Tequila - Product Launch 15 Oct 2020

Richard Woodard

Brown-Forman has launched what the group claims is a "first of its kind" ultra-premium Tequila under its Herradura brand, aged in deeply-grooved and heavily-charred oak barrels.

William Grant & Sons ups focus on Milagro Tequila with distillery buy 6 Oct 2020

Andy Morton

William Grant & Sons has said the purchase this week of a Mexican distillery for Milagro Tequila elevates the brand to equal importance as Glenfiddich Scotch whisky and Hendrick's Gin.

Rum spies investment opportunity as Dictador readies US$880 expression 30 Sep 2020

Lucy Britner

High-end rum is well-placed to capture the attention of spirits investors, according to Scotch whisky veteran Ken Grier, with Colombian brand Dictador looking to capitalise on interest with a new, EUR750 (US$880) iteration.

Codigo 1530 Tequila branches out in Americas, Travel Retail through Monarq Group deal 29 Sep 2020

Olly Wehring

Código 1530 has secured a distribution agreement with Monarq Group, meaning the company's namesake Tequila brand will expand into a raft of new markets.

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