Brockmans Gin sales hit one million bottles in 12 months

Super-premium gin Brockmans has announced that one million bottles were sold within a 12-month period, a milestone for the brand.

D.O. Cava enjoys record breaking 2021

Following a strong performance in the international market, D.O. Cava has reported a sales growth of 17.3 per cent and 252 million bottles in sales.

US champagne imports down 19% in 2020

According to the Champagne Bureau USA, the exports of champagne to the US fell almost 19% in 2020 year-on-year.

I Heart Wines sales exceeded 31m bottles in 2020

More than 31 million bottles of the I Heart wine brand were sold in 2020 after it enjoyed significant growth in several international markets.

Diageo rolls out advanced health warnings on key brands

Diageo is rolling out voluntary enhanced health warnings on bottles of Smirnoff, Gordon’s, Baileys and Captain Morgan as part of its broader responsible drinking campaign.

Bacardi unveils world's first biodegradable spirts bottle

Bacardi has unveiled plans to put the world’s first 100% degradable spirits bottles on shelves and back bars by 2023.

Lakes Distillery to produce English whisky from December

The new £2.5m Lakes Distillery will become the first whisky operation in the Lake District in more than 100 years, when it opens in December.

Champagne

Tesco has moved one of its champagnes to lightweight bottles, but should other brands follow suit? James Boulton of Claessens International explores whether champagne producers can embrace sustainability without damaging their products’ premium status

Vedett offers new back-label takeover

Belgian beer company Duvel Moortgat has announced the launch of a marketing campaign that will see the back labels of its Vedett beer bottles given over to its consumers’ artwork and blogs.

Champagne regains fizz

The Champagne Bureau has reported increased shipments in 2011. Total shipments worldwide rose from 319.5 million bottles in 2010 to 323 million in 2011.

Chivas launches $200,000 whisky

Chivas Brothers has launched a US$200,000 whisky as a tribute to the oldest crown jewels in Britain - the Honours of Scotland.

Buffalo Trace offers Millenium Barrel to charity

Buffalo Trace Distillery has offered the entire 174-bottle release of its Millennium Barrel expression to US charities for auctioning.

Chivas Brothers restyles The Glenlivet

Chivas Brothers has introduced new packaging across its “core range" of The Glenlivet.

DQ makes UK comeback

Swedish vodka brand DQ has re-launched to the UK, following the restructuring of parent company Nordic Spirit.

Glenglassaugh releases ‘Manager’s Legacy’ range

Whisky brand Glenglassaugh has announced the release of a limited edition range of single malt scotches named ‘Manager’s Legacy’.

Champagne Louis Roederer rolls out brown bottles

Following a 2009 announcement that it would be moving its non-vintage and vintage cuvées to brown bottles, Roederer has started to roll out Brut Premier in brown bottles.

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.