London Cocktail Week 2021 trade schedule released

London Cocktail Week has once again been extended to the whole month of October for 2021 and the full trade schedule has been released.

Canada on-trade sales exceed pre-pandemic levels

On-trade sales in Canada have climbed 4% higher than pre-pandemic levels, according to new data from CGA.

The Fernet-Branca Barback Games return to London Cocktail Week

Fernet-Branca has announced that after a year’s hiatus, the Barback Games will return to London Cocktail Week for a third time, on 28th October.

Edrington UK to host trade events series for London Cocktail Week

Edrington UK has announced a series of workshops and events for the London trade as part of October’s London Cocktail Week.

The Essence House returns to Covent Garden for London Cocktail Week

The London Essence Company has announced that The Essence House pop-up is returning to Covent Garden throughout October for London Cocktail Week 2021.

Officina Cocktail Week brings in World's Best

Milan bar Officina is set to host Officina Cocktail Week with bartenders from some of the World’s Best Bars set to attend the inaugural event.

Port of Leith Distillery launches white port

The Port of Leith Distillery company has launched a new white port alongside its Portuguese partner Martha’s Wines.

London Cocktail Week adds new Covent Garden hub

Wristbands are now available for London Cocktail Week 2021 which will once again be extended for the entire month of October.

Sales of beer and Jägerbombs soar in England during the Euros

Alcohol sales in English pubs have skyrocketed during the Euros according to data collected by UK hospitality app OrderPay.

London Cocktail Week launches one-off Warm-Up festival

For the first time, London Cocktail Week has announced a one-off Warm-Up festival, taking place 05-11 July 2021.

London Cocktail week 2021 extends to full month of October

London Cocktail Week has announced that the 2021 festival will once again be extended to the full month of October and not host The Cocktail Village.

US off-trade sales continue to surge throughout summer

Sales of spirits, wine and beer continue to soar in the US off-trade as shoppers shun bars and restaurants in favor of drinking at home.

Scottish alcohol consumption falls to record low

Public Health Scotland has revealed that alcohol sales fell to a record low for the second year running in 2019.

US alcoholic beverage sales soar amid coronavirus lockdown

Alcoholic beverage sales in the US increased 55% year-on-year during the week to March 21 as shoppers stocked up ahead of a long coronavirus lockdown.

Stockpiling among British shoppers causes beer, wine and spirits sales to spike dramatically

Sales of beer, wine and spirits grew by a remarkable 67% in the UK off-trade during the week to March 21.

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.