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Foster's to launch sparkling rosé

Australian wine brand Wolf Blass is to launch a sparkling rosé wine at the London International Wine Fair.

Asia: Women prefer red wine

Red is the most popular choice of wine for Asian women, according to new research.

Edrington appoints Cutty Sark brand boss

The Edrington Group has appointed a new brand controller for its newly acquired scotch whisky Cutty Sark.

Ketel One launches orange vodka

Ketel One vodka has introduced Ketel One Oranje, an orange flavoured vodka.

Australian triumphs in Ballantine's golf

Korea: The 2010 Ballantine’s Championship golf tournament has been won by Australia’s Marcus Fraser.

Bacardi gets new distro in Estonia

Estonia: Liviko is to become the sole representative of Bacardi-Martini Group’s products in Estonia.

Speyside whisky festival kicks off this week

The Spirit of Speyside whisky festival starts this week.

Italy: Guerrieri Rizzardi appoints new marketing boss

Italian wine producer Guerrieri Rizzardi has announced the re-appointment of Rupert Dean, as international sales & marketing manager.

Stoli and Red Bull take to the skies

UK: Stolichnaya vodka has linked up with the Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2010, by supporting defending British champion Paul Bonhomme.

Finlandia vodka to launch charity water bottles

In honor of the 40th anniversaries of both Earth Day and Finlandia vodka, Finlandia is releasing limited edition charity water bottles. The bottles are to feature designs by Finnish graphic designer Klaus Haapaniemi.

Drinkaware: UK binge drinking no surprise

Alcohol awareness charity the Drinkaware Trust has issued a response to the Eurobarometer survey on alcohol.

CEPS: EC alcohol survey misses bigger picture

The European Commission’s new Eurobarometer report on attitudes to alcohol misses the bigger picture, according to CEPS and EFRD, the representatives of the European spirits industry.

Scotland: Innis & Gunn picks up Queen's Award

Scottish beer company Innis & Gunn has received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

South African wine gets sustainability seal

The South African wine industry has launched a new sustainability seal, as a guarantee of environmentally-sensitive production.

Diageo confident in premium future

Consumers are returning to premium purchases, according to global drinks giant Diageo.

SABMiller talks to women about alcohol

As part of its ‘Open the Facts’ campaign, SABMiller is encouraging women to make informed choices about drinking.

General election candidates say pubs more important to communities than post offices and churches

Nine in ten parliamentary candidates in winnable seats believe pubs are an important part of the British way of life and more should be done to support them, according to a new poll released today by ComRes on behalf of the British Beer & Pub Association.

Havana Club rum sales down

Cuba: Havana Club rum sales fell by 3.5% in 2009, compared to 2008.

Scotland: Tomatin releases three whiskies

The Tomatin distillery, Inverness-shire, has released three new whiskies - two single cask and one limited edition bottling.

Record exports as scotch whisky defies downturn

Global exports of scotch whisky reached record levels in 2009 despite the economic downturn in some major markets, according to annual figures published by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

Foster's appoints new board member

Australia: Foster’s has appointed a former police officer to its board of directors.

Make your own Plymouth gin

Chivas Brothers has launched a private tour and gin-making experience for its Plymouth gin brand.

Beefeater gets new tamper-proof closure

United Closures & Plastics (UCP) has developed a new ‘combined aluminium and plastic tamper evident snap-on security closure’, called Orchid.

Heineken launches sustainability campaign

Amsterdam: Heineken has announced a new 10-year sustainability agenda.

Maxxium gives Brugal travel retail push

Maxxium Travel Retail is to launch a campaign for its Brugal rum in Heathrow terminal 5.

Grant's launches 25yo blended scotch whisky

William Grant & Sons has launched Grant’s 25 year old, a blended scotch whisky. The product will initially be exclusive to travel retail.

Pernod Ricard and Russian Standard settle Stoli case

US: Pernod Ricard and Russian Standard Vodka have reached a settlement of claims brought by Russian Standard against Pernod Ricard. According to Pernod Ricard, the dispute revolved mainly around the allegations brought by Russian Standard Vodka and Roust Trading Limited pursuant to which promoting Stolichnaya as "Russian vodka" resulted in false advertising.

Diageo releases third Managers' Choice batch

Diageo is to launch the third batch of its single malt collection whiskies – The Managers’ Choice.

India: United Spirits hits 100 million cases

India: United Spirits has crossed the milestone of 100 million cases for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010.

Maker's Mark wins wax seal trademark case

Maker’s Mark has won a trademark infringement case against Cuervo tequila. A judgment has confirmed that the whiskey’s free-form red wax seal coating is a well-known and valid trademark.

Off Piste appoints new chairman

Off trade wine supplier Off Piste has appointed a new chairman. Jerry Lockspeiser, who founded Bottle Green in 1990, is to help guide the business’s strategic development.

Bacardi invests £20m in rum marketing

UK: Bacardi has launched a new advertising campaign, called ‘Island’. The campaign is part of a £20million marketing spend.

Niederkirchener Weinmacher appoints new president

Marian Kopp has been appointed managing director/president of Niederkirchener Weinmacher  – a German wine cooperative located in the Pfalz region - effective April 1, 2010.

Europe: Bacardi and Brown-Forman distro deal

Bacardi and Brown-Forman have mutually agreed on distribution arrangements in Europe.

Hong Kong airport gets Martell experience

Travel Retail: Pernod Ricard has opened a Martell experience boutique at Hong Kong International Airport.

Campari revamps Cinzano

Gruppo Campari has redesigned its Cinzano range of three aperitif/cocktail wines . The aim of the redesign is to ‘revitalise brand image and create a more contemporary and approachable positioning’.

Jose Cuervo tequila plays games

US: Diageo’s Jose Cuervo has launched CuervoGames, an experiential marketing campaign.

Hine rolls out antique cognac

France: Hine is to roll our its new Antique XO Premier Cru cognac to markets around the world.

Absolut launches Jay-Z documentary

Absolut vodka has teamed up with hip hop star Jay-Z to bring consumers a 14 minute documentary about the music star.

Russian Standard Gold launches in the UK

Russian Standard is to launch its luxury Russian Standard Gold into the UK market.

Naked Wines launches advanced bookings

UK wine retailer Naked Wines has launched a new service that allows UK wine drinkers to buy wines for less than they cost at the cellar door.

Burgundy misses out in Chardonnay du Monde top 10

The Forum Oenologie association has announced the results of this year’s Chardonnay du Monde competition, held at Château des Ravatys in Saint-Lager, Burgundy.

Highland Park launches four new whiskies

Highland Park has released four new whiskies exclusive to global travel retail.

Australia: Beelgara moves into Europe

Australia: Wine exporter Beelgara has appointed Jaap Sonnemans as its new European market manager.

Champagne Lanson disgorgement on label

France: Champagne Lanson is to put disgorgement dates on the back labels of all 75cl bottles of Lanson Black, Rose and Ivory Label NV imported into the UK.

Glenglassaugh makes new appointment

Scotland: The Glenglassaugh distillery has appointed a new customer account manager. Ronnie Routledge will take the post from April 6.

Champagne: CIVC unveils lighter bottle

March 16 2010. The champagne generic body CIVC today announced the launch of a new lighter weight champagne bottle.

J Wray & Nephew makes new appointments

UK: J Wray & Nephew has appointed two new employees to its sales and marketing team.

South Africa: Confusion reigns over wineland mining

Confusion reigns in South Africa as new reports suggest mining applications in the winelands have not been withdrawn.

Mont Tauch champions sustainability

France: Fitou cooperative Mont Tauch is to place the ‘Winegrowers for Sustainable Development’ logo on every bottle of its wine sold in the UK.