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Brands Report 2020: Liqueurs

While it feels like Negronis have been big business for a decade, our research suggests it’s been more like half that.


Lameyse: New Vinexpo JV a "fantastic opportunity"

Vinexpo CEO Rodolphe Lameyse said the new joint venture with Comexposium will make it the number one wine and spirits events company in the world.


Wall and Smith to roll out Homeboy with five new bars

Homeboy owners Aaron Wall and Ciarán Smith have decided to roll out their Islington-based Irish bar to other parts of London and even further afield, Drinks International can exclusively reveal.


Brands Report 2020: Cocktail bitters

If the bitters category was laid out like a Monopoly board then Angostura would have hotels on Mayfair and Park Lane.


West Indies distillery opposes Barbados GI proposal

The West Indies Rum Distillery has appealed the implementing of a Geographical Indication for Barbados rum which was put forward by Mount Gay, Foursquare and Saint Nicholas Abbey.


Buchan and Mclellan to open late-night Edinburgh bar

Edinburgh hospitality figures Sian Buchan and John Mclellan will open their debut bar in early February – Uno Mas Bar, Drinks International can exclusively reveal.


Brands Report 2020: Cachaça

Cachaça's dependence on the Caipirinha cocktail creates both opportunities and problems for the category.


Brands Report 2020: Mezcal

Del Maguey has yet again dominated the mezcal results for 2020, with 44% of bars suggesting it’s their bestseller.


Comment
Gender equality is a hot topic of debate in today's society and La'Mel Clarke from London's Lyaness gives us his thoughts on where the hospitality sector lies with the issue.
Analysis
Champagne: Passing the baton
Coca-Cola Signature Mixers: Max Venning
Blurred lines: Expanding brands into new categories
Coca-Cola Signature Mixers: How it's made
Bar News
Bramble launches first menu in 13 years
Enzo Sigaut named Beaufort Bar manager
Churchill Bar & Terrace launches new menu
Sofitel appoints Ciprian Zsraga head bartender
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Bollinger extends England Rugby deal

England Rugby has extended its partnership with Champagne Bollinger as their official champagne supplier for a further five-years. 


Diamond P: New look for Powers Irish whiskey

Irish Distillers has unveiled a new look for its Powers Irish whiskey brand. The rebrand is meant to attract a new generation of drinkers to, historically, one of Ireland’s key whiskey brands.


Brands Report 2020: Tequila

Don Julio has retained its crown as the bestselling tequila brand in the world’s best bars.


Brands Report 2020: World whisky

This catch-all category, taking in global whiskies (outside of American, scotch and Irish) tends to be dominated by Japan.


Brands Report 2020: Brandy

Torres has been named the bestselling brandy in this year's Brands Report.


The World’s Best-Selling Classic Cocktails 2020

You can’t beat the classics, but every year there’s change within their ranks somewhere. Hamish Smith rounds up this year’s top 50



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