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Li Tong crowned 2017 Patrón Perfectionists champion

Li Tong from China has been crowned champion of the 2017 Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition.

Bacardi Limited agrees Patrón acquisition

Bacardi Limited has agreed to acquire 100% ownership of Patrón Spirits International AG and its Patrón brand, one of the world’s leading premium tequilas.

Brands Report: Bitters

Angostura’s wide distribution puts it in a class of its own, says Hamish Smith

Brands Report: Mezcal

Hamish Smith finds there’s one front-runner here that looks unstoppable

WSET annual awards

The Wine & Spirits Education Trust awards took place last night (January 22) at The Guildhall in the City of London.

Martini Miller's Gin acquired by Zamora Company

Zamora has acquired a majority stake in gin brand Martini Miller’s Gin with the co-founders retaining 45% of the shares.

Gin sales lead UK distillery boom

HMRC figures have revealed that 49 new distilleries started up in the UK in 2017 including 22 in England and 20 in Scotland.

Chinese distiller buys stake in VSPT

Chinese distiller, the Yanghe Distillery Company, has bought a 12.5% stake in the VSPT Wine Group, Chile’s second largest wine producer and exporter.

Brands Report: Tequila

It’s all about top quality when it comes to Mexico’s finest, reports Shay Waterworth

Brands Report: Pisco

There’s an exciting new entrant in this sector, reports Shay Waterworth

Henkell on brink of acquiring Cava brand Freixenet

A near 51% share in Catalan sparkling wine brand Freixenet has been offered to German counterpart Henkell.

WSTA nominated for European Association Awards

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has been shortlisted for two European Association Awards, which will take place on February 23 in Brussels.

Tesco renews partnership with WSET

Tesco has renewed its role as gold level corporate patron of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET).

The Benevolent launches mental health campaign

The Benevolent launched a new mental health awareness campaign #NotAlone at the Vintners’ Company Annual Wine Trade Lunch on 12 January at Vintners’ Hall.

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