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SoCo struggles could be worse - Brown-Forman

Brown-Forman's CEO has said sales of the Southern Comfort brand would have declined even faster if not for efforts by the company to shore t...

Focus - The Risks of Acquisitions

Drinks giant Diageo has been in the news recently after discrepancies were found in the results of United Spirits, an Indian spirits company...

Will South Africa Raise Drinking Age to 21?

Last week, the South African government put up for public discussion proposed changes to the country's alcohol regulations. The 36-page Liqu...

Comment - How to Target Cognac's Mok Generation?

You might not know international superstar Karen Mok, but I do. I used to wake up to her every morning....

Latest Interviews

Interview - Valora Trade Beverages 1 Jun 2015

Olly Wehring

This week, we speak to Jens Bernardo Helmbaek, commercial manager at Nordic wine & spirit distributor, and just-drinks subscriber, Valora Trade Beverages.


Interview - Illva Saronno CEO Augusto Reina 28 May 2015

Lucy Britner

At almost 75 years old, Augusto Reina could be taking it easy on an Italian beach somewhere. Instead, he's suited, booted and every bit the man in charge. Fresh from a trip to Ireland to check on the progress of his company's joint venture, the Walsh Distillery, he's sitting in his Florio Marsala winery on the north-west coast of Sicily, ready for the big launch: Disaronno Riserva.

Latest News

just a While Ago - On 3 June in... 3 Jun 15

Olly Wehring

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


Angel's Share co-founder blasts mother's lawsuit 3 Jun 15

Andy Morton

The co-founder of the Bacardi-owned Bourbon unit Angel's Share Brands has hit back at a lawsuit filed against him by his mother this week, saying it includes “baseless and defamatory” inaccuracies.


Brown-Forman toasts "superb" full-year 3 Jun 15

Olly Wehring

Brown-Forman has reported a near-4% increase in both sales and profits for its fiscal-2014-15, with the outlook set fair for the current financial year.


NPD: Beam Suntory's Pinnacle Ruby Red Grapefruit 3 Jun 15

Olly Wehring

Beam Suntory has released a further flavour extension of its Pinnacle vodka brand in the US.


STI takes Tiny's Tequila to Kentucky 3 Jun 15

Andy Morton

STI Signature Spirits Group is to launch its Tiny's Tequila brand in Kentucky after signing a new distribution deal.


NPD - Sauza Cucumber Chili Tequila 3 Jun 15

Andy Morton

Beam Suntory has launched Sauza Tequila's first flavoured extension, which is designed to add a twist to traditional margaritas.

Latest blogs

Cannabis and alcohol - a potent mix 2 Jun 15

Andy Morton

It's yet another sign that the legal marijuana business is moving closer to the alcohol industry in the US.


All aboard the Aperol bus 14 May 15

Lucy Britner

Commuting in London is a drag. It’s overcrowded, sweaty and rarely goes to plan. In fact, it’s enough to turn a person to drink.

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