European spirits exports smash €10bn

European spirits exports were worth €10.2 billion in 2012 - 20% up from €8.5 billion in the previous year.

Carlsberg: Russia and Asia offset faltering Europe

Carlsberg has announced that sales advances in Russia and Asia offset difficulties in Europe during H1 of 2012.

New management structure at Accolade

Accolade Wines, which is the fifth largest global wine company, is to split the existing role of European commercial general manager into two, covering mainland Europe and UK & Ireland, to focus better on these two strategically crucial markets.

Cox has left New Zealand Winegrowers

David Cox, director – Europe for New Zealand Winegrowers has left the organisation to pursue other interests and projects.

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...

Mast-Jägermeister appoints new manager

Jägermeister parent company Mast-Jägermeister has appointed Denis Schrey to its management team.

Rémy launches new VSOP

Rémy Martin is to introduce a new expression of its VSOP cognac for the European market. VSOP Mature Cask Finish is to replace VSOP in Europe, while the rest of the world will continue to receive the original VSOP cognac.

Rémy Cointreau cites Asia in H1 profit spike

Rémy Cointreau has attributed its positive half-year profits to “remarkable” growth in Asia and “strong” performances in the US and Europe.

Lindeman's launches NZ Sauvignon Blanc

Lindeman’s has added a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc to its international Winemaker’s Discovery range. It's a UK launch, initially, but is expected to roll out across Europe. 

Pernod announces staff shuffle

Pernod Ricard has announced a number of staff changes.

Rémy Cointreau GTR adds Eades

Rémy Cointreau Global Travel Retail (GTR) has appointed Lynsey Eades as key account manager for Europe

Diageo GTME unveils "world class" bar in BA club lounge

Diageo GTME, the global travel and Middle East division of the world’s largest drinks company, has unveiled its latest initiative to grab a greater slice of the travel retail alcoholic liquor market.

10% of male cancer due to alcohol

10% of cancer in males and 3% in women is attributable to alcohol, according to Europe-wide research by the British Medical Journal.

Asia-Pacific and Latin America spur AB InBev growth

AB InBev’s buoyant Asia-Pacific and Latin America markets have offset negative growth in North America and Europe, to spur overall revenue growth.

Diageo’s sales grow despite Europe faltering

Diageo has reported an 4% increase in organic net sales growth for H2 of 2010, despite a drop of 3% in Europe.

Sales of European spirits reach £58 billion in 2009

The economic contribution of Europe's spirits industry to the European economy has been revealed in a new report. The report was prepared by Ernst & Young and commissioned by CEPS – the trade body for the European spirits industry.

JF Hillebrand acquires Lagena Distribution

Logistics company JF Hillebrand has acquired Lagena Distribution, the Stockholm-based distributors.

Amrut launches new single malt

Indian distiller Amrut has extended its range of whiskies with the addition of a three cask-matured single malt.

Europe: Bacardi and Brown-Forman distro deal

Bacardi and Brown-Forman have mutually agreed on distribution arrangements in Europe.

Europe pushes responsible drinking

Europe’s spirits producers have launched a catalogue of industry-led programmes to reduce alcohol related harm.