AB Inbev reports 32% sales decline in April

AB Inbev has warned that Q2 trading will be “materially worse” than the previous three months due to brewery closures and supply chain disruption.

Liqueurs de France adds Enigma Verte Suisse

Liqueurs de France has added a Swiss absinthe to its Enigma brand range, Enigma Verte Suisse.

Heineken USA appoints marketing VP

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

US: Pernod to release Malibu Caribbean Cosmo Light

Pernod Ricard USA will replace its pre-mixed cocktail Malibu Caribbean Cosmo with a lower calorie version.

Pernod Ricard UK announces initiative to drive premium wine sales

Pernod Ricard UK has unveiled an initiative titled ‘Building Premium Wine Brands’, to bring growth back to the UK light wine sector.

Vodka Cocktails

Although vodka can be mixed with anything and everything, producers in eastern and central Europe prefer the light touch when it comes to cocktails. Patience Gould checks out the action...

Accolade launches low alcohol wine

Accolade Wines has launched a low alcohol wine under the Stowells brand. Stowells Light is 5.5% abv and a 125ml glass contains one unit of alcohol and 56 calories.

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.

Coors launches cold cans

UK: Coors has launched a cold-activated can for its Coors Light brand.