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Templeton Rye announces new distillery

Rye whiskey producer Templeton Rye has announced plans to open a new distillery in Iowa, US.

WSET Week USA set for May launch

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust will host the first WSET Week USA from May 1-7, 2017.

Peter F. Heering Sling Awards announces winner

Danish bartender Nick Kobbernagel Hovind was named global winner of the Peter F. Heering Sling Awards at the Ritz Carlton, Berlin.

Sparkling wine

Susanne Stauß takes a closer look at the global sparkling wine market

Team America: World Cup winners

Bacardi has named Team USA winners of the 42 Below Cocktail World Cup 2012, which took place at the vodka brand's home, New Zealand.

Heineken USA appoints marketing VP

Heineken USA has announced the appointment of Colin Westcott-Pitt as vice president of marketing, effective immediately.

US: Pernod adds Pineapple to Seagram's range

Pernod Ricard USA has extended the flavoured range of its Seagram's Gin brand with the addition of Pineapple Twisted.

Malibu Melon Margarita to make US splash

Pernod Ricard USA will launch Malibu Melon Margarita in May, an addition to its off-trade-focused Malibu Cocktails pre-mixed range.

Scotch exports hit record high

The scotch whisky category belied global economic instability in 2011 by growing sales value 23% to a record £4.2billion.

Malibu Sunshine to rise in spring

Pernod Ricard has announced the launch of Malibu Sunshine, a citrus edition of the rum and coconut liqueur.

Heineken USA appoints western sales chief

Heineken USA has appointed Brian Fried as regional vice president sales, western region, effective immediately.

Consultancy firm hires former Bacardi chief

Global business consultancy McKinney Rogers has appointed a former Bacardi USA president to its board.

Pernod Ricard and Southern strike Washington deal

Pernod Ricard USA has announced the appointment of Southern Wine & Spirits of America as its spirits and wine distributor in the state of Washington.

Sparkling sparkles in US

US consumption of imported sparkling wine will reach new heights in 2012 due to the increased penetration of prosecco and cava, says Wine Intelligence. 

Pernod rolls out Redbreast 12 Cask Strength to US

Pernod Ricard will release Irish whiskey Redbreast 12 Cask Strength to the US in February, following the expression’s September launch to Ireland, Germany and France.

Pernod targets US for Absolut Gräpevine and Miami

Pernod Ricard has furthered its line of Absolut Vodka flavours with the launch of Miami and Gräpevine to the US market.

Direct Wines reshapes its buying and merchandising team

Direct Wines, the world's largest independent wine merchant with a turnover of £350 million, has announced major changes to its buying and merchandising teams.

Pernod and Ne-Yo join forces for Malibu Red

Pernod Ricard USA has announced a tie-up with US R&B artist Ne-Yo for the launch of Malibu Red, a liqueur made from rum and tequila. 

Drambuie announces annual results

Drambuie has reported operating profits of £2.81m – up 2% on last year.

Eleven new masters of wine

The Institute of Masters of Wine has announced 11 new masters of wine.

Bacardi trials Bombay Sapphire East

Bacardi USA has announced plans to trial a new gin, Bombay Sapphire East, in the US on and off-trade.

SAB Miller appoints deputy CFO

SABMiller has announced the appointment of James (Jamie) Wilson as deputy chief financial officer.

Heinemann takes on Topping

Heinemann Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of Germany-based duty free retailer and distributor Gebr Heinemann, has appointed Paul Topping to the role of director.

Groupe Charlois acquires Winemakers Cooperage

French wine barrel manufacturer, Groupe Charlois, has expanded into the US with the purchase of Winemakers Cooperage (WC) from Treasury Wine Estates.

Foster's appoints CFO

Foster's Group has appointed Anthony Reeves to the role of chief financial officer (CFO), on a fixed term contract, effective from Monday 8 November 2010.

Irish Distillers to roll out Redbreast 15 year old

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, producers of Jameson, is set to introduce Redbreast 15 Year Old Irish Pure Pot Still whiskey as a permanent expression within the range in key international markets including Ireland, USA, France and Germany.

Diageo signs Flowers for Arthur's Day

Diageo has signed up rock band Killers frontman Brandon Flowers to help celebrate Guinness’s Arthur’s Day.