US off-trade sales soar while bars begin to reopen across China

The US off-trade has seen soaring sales of wine, spirits and beer as shoppers stocked up ahead of a lengthy coronavirus lockdown, according to Nielsen stats.

London Cocktail Week – back with a bang

London Cocktail Week organisers have announced that it will be moving The Cocktail Village to a new bigger venue on Brick Lane.

Courvoisier Le Voyage de Napoleon showcased at Cannes

Beam has announced the 2013 launch of Courvoisier Le Voyage de Napoleon, an exclusive travel retail range of cognacs.

G'Vine gin cocktail connoisseur announced

G’Vine has announced the winner of its Gin Connoisseur competition. Gegam Ghazaryan of Xandom Bar in Alicante, Spain took the title after a week of challenges including blending gin, aroma exams and speed drink making.  The final took place in G’Vine’s home town of Cognac.

Early heatwave puts 2011 Cognac crop at risk

Producers throughout the Cognac region have major concerns that early budbreak, caused by an unprecedented warm spell in early April, could result in severe crop damage if night-time temperatures fall to freezing in the next few weeks.

London Cocktail Week begins

The inaugural London Cocktail Week (LCW) has begun - a seven-day event of shows, pop-up bars, parties, classes and tastings.

Speyside whisky festival kicks off this week

The Spirit of Speyside whisky festival starts this week.