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Vinexpo chief: Hong Kong show scheduled with back up date

Vinexpo CEO Rodolphe Lameyse has insisted that the Hong Kong show is still scheduled to go ahead despite fears over the Coronavirus.


Coronavirus: a joint statement from TFWA and APTRA

The Tax Free World Association (TFWA) and the Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) have issued a joint statement expressing “great concern for the travel industry”, and assuring the public that they are working closely with their members across retailers, brands, airports, F&B and in-flight operators to monitor and evaluate the fast-moving situation.


De Kuyper and Salvatore Calabrese launch Acqua Bianca

De Kuyper Royal Distillers has partnered with Salvatore Calabrese to launch Acqua Bianca, an aromatic premium liqueur.


William Grant & Sons unveils Hendrick's Lunar

Hendrick’s Lunar Gin is the second limited edition release from master distiller Lesley Gracie’s Cabinet of Curiosities at the Hendrick’s Gin Palace, launching in the UK first. 


New senior appointment at St Austell Brewery

Cornish independent brewer and pub company St Austell Brewery has announced the appointment of Andrew Turner, to the newly created role of managing director, beer and brands. 


Vinexpo considers standalone spirits show in Asia

Vinexpo CEO Rodolphe Lameyse plans to launch a standalone spirits show assuming the upcoming Vinexpo instalments are a success.


Diageo interim results in brief

Diageo has reported increased profits for the six months ended 31 December 2019 with a 4.2% rise in reported net sales.


Sip and Savour launches for premium drinks industry

Five leading figures from the UK drinks scene have joined forces to create Sip and Savour, a strategic brand development and distribution business dedicated to launching and growing drinks brands internationally.


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Brands Report 2020: Tonic water

The continued premiumisation of tonic has changed the level of expectation consumers have for simple serves such as the G&T.


Dwayne Johnson unveils Teremana bottle

Dwayne Johnson has released an image of his new Teremana Tequila bottle on Instagram ahead of its launch later this year.


Brands Report 2020: Champagne

Champagne is a category in which brand reputation has a key role. Its expense clearly plays a part in consumers' brand loyalty - creating a reluctance to experiment with lesser-known brands as they might in the craft-spun worlds of beer and gin, for example.


Porter's Gin gets US distribution deal

Porter’s Gin has launched in the US through New York City-based importer and distributor partner Domaine Select Wine & Spirits.


Brands Report 2020: Beer

Almost 20% of bars polled for the Brands Report said Heineken was their number one bestseller.


Brands Report 2020: Vermouth

Manhattan, Martini, Martinez... the list of reasons to reach into the fridge for vermouth are many, and never has the bartender had such a choice.



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