Ferrari Trento announces partnership extension with Formula 1

Ferrari Trento has announced it will be the official toast of Formula 1 until the end of the 2025 season, extending its partnership from three years to five.

Building Whiskey Bridges

Trade disputes resulting in crippling tariffs have been lifted after four years, but will America and its export countries find a permanent peace?

Atlas appoints Lidiyanah K as head bartender

Singapore-bar Atlas has announced the appointment of former assistant head bartender Lidiyanah K as its new head bartender.

Destilería Serrallés launches Don Q in UK and Europe

Puerto Rican rum producer, Distillería Serrallés has launched its portfolio of aged Don Q Rums in the UK and European markets.

Aber Falls Whisky announces plans for international expansion

Welsh whisky brand Aber Falls has announced an international roll-out that will see the brand become available in more than ten countries including Australia, Germany, Denmark, and Canada.

A 'Michelin' for the bar industry, The Pinnacle Guide launches

London Cocktail Week founders Siobhan Payne and Hannah Sharman-Cox, alongside Global Bartending’s Dan Dove, have announced the launch of the Pinnacle Guide, a new one, two and three ‘Pin’ recognition system for the world’s best bars.

Brands Report 2022: Mixers

Listening to the demands of bartenders, premium mixer brands have become increasingly experimental with their flavour combinations. To reflect this greater variety, the tonic water table of previous reports has been broadened to encompass all mixer brands.

Brands Report 2022: Non-alcoholic spirits

The non-alcoholic spirits category debuted in last year’s report, but the sector has quickly taken root and now no drinks group’s portfolio is complete without one.

Brands Report 2022: Pisco

Barsol reigns supreme in the pisco category. The Peruvian brand took a whopping 31% of the first-choice votes and 23% of the top-three pours in the World’s Best Bars.

Moët Hennessy launches WhistlePig sales and marketing drive in the UK and Europe

Luxury drinks company Moët Hennessy and WhistlePig have launched a full sales and marketing drive in the UK and Europe this month, following the announcement of their partnership last year.

Laphroaig veteran John Campbell joins Lochlea Distillery

Single malt whisky distiller, John Campbell, has joined the independent family-owned Lochlea Distillery as its new production director.

Glenfiddich and Goodwood join forces for dementia charity auction

Glenfiddich has teamed up with the Goodwood sporting estate for an auction that will raise money for the Race Against Dementia charity.

Guinness launches at-home draught tap

Guinness has announced the limited first release in the UK of a draught tap for homes this Christmas.

Alex Thomas named Bushmills master blender

Bushmills has appointed Alex Thomas as master blender at The Old Bushmills Distillery working across the entire portfolio and product development.

Emma Walker to take over from legendary Jim Beveridge at Johnnie Walker

Dr Emma Walker will replace the legendary Dr Jim Beveridge as Johnnie Walker master blender at the end of the year.

Canned wine hits new heights

It’s fair to say that the perception of canned wine among consumers has historically been less than favourable, perceived as the choice of hen parties, train-drinkers, and people with “it’s wine o’clock” fridge magnets. In recent years though, canned wine has matured and now some very good products are available in the format.

Glenmorangie launches floral limited-edition packaging

Glenmorangie has launched limited-edition packaging for its 18 Years Old variant to celebrate its partnership with botanical sculptor Azuma Makoto.

Ice Wine's Asian appeal

Sometimes accidents breed innovation. In 1928 Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin by chance, having thrown away a bacteria sample he thought was spent.

Hacha leads by example

Back in 2002 celebrity chef Jamie Oliver launched Fifteen, a restaurant made up of a team of trainee chefs from underprivileged backgrounds.

Martini on track to become certified sustainable by end of year

Martini has announced that all its Asti grape suppliers are on track to being certified sustainable by Equalitas in 2021.

Takamaka: The Seychelles rum turns 20

Shay Waterworth talks to brothers Bernard and Richard d’Offay about their Takamaka rum brand as it hits the ripe age of 20.

US scotch whisky tariffs suspended for five years

A deal has been struck between the UK and US to end retaliatory tariffs on malt whiskies for five years.

AB InBev announces Carlos Brito's successor following blowout quarter

AB InBev has announced that North America president Michel Doukeris will succeed veteran leader Carlos Brito as chief executive this summer.

Gonzalez Byass UK appoints Melissa Draycott as managing director

Melissa Draycott will take over from Martin Skelton as managing director of Gonzalez Byass UK in September.

Kingsland Drinks champions alternative grape varieties

UK importer Kingsland Drinks is championing alternative grape varieties that have the potential to drive excitement and experimentation among consumers.

Bowmore targets travel retail with 31 Year Old single malt

Bowmore has launched a limited-edition 31 Year Old single malt into the travel retail channel as part of its Timeless Series collection.

Ardbeg 25 Years Old joins permanent range

Ardbeg 25 Years Old has become the oldest expression to join the Islay distillery’s permanent range.

Ardbeg releases bottling to commemorate the retirement of distillery manager Mickey Heads

Ardbeg has released a limited-edition bottling, Arrrrrrrdbeg, to celebrate distillery manager, Mickey Heads’ 13 years at the head of the distillery.

Milestone Beverages eyes expansion across Asia Pacific

Joe Milner's Milestone Beverages has been driving expansion through Asia, and it is now eyeing new markets. Martin Green hears how the company plans to move forward.

BrewDog launches 2020 advent calendar

BrewDog has launched a craft beer advent calendar with support from DS Smith and Glenhaze.

Harrods head of wine and spirits moves to Mocktail Beverages

Ed Gerard has left his role of head of wines and spirits at upmarket retailer Harrods to join Mocktail Beverages as global business development director.

Clive Jones elected New Zealand Winegrowers chair

Nautilus Estate winemaker Clive Jones has been elected chair of the board at New Zealand Winegrowers.

Jack Daniel's appoints Chris Fletcher as master distiller

Jack Daniel’s has announced that Chris Fletcher will take over from the outgoing Jeff Arnett as master distiller of the Tennessee whiskey brand.

Jack Daniel's master distiller steps down after 20 years in Lynchburg

Jack Daniel’s master distiller Jeff Arnett is stepping down after a 20-year career at the world-famous American whiskey producer.

Heineken 0.0% takes over Europa League sponsorship

Heineken 0.0% will take over sponsorship of the Europa League when the tournament resumes on Wednesday night.

Chivas Regal master blender Colin Scott reflects upon his illustrious career

Colin Scott has retired from his role as the custodian master blender of Chivas Regal after enjoying an illustrious 47-year career in the Scotch whisky industry. Drinks International caught up with the esteemed blender on his final day at the office.

How to grow beer sales in a challenging market

In America, the beer category has lost volume to wine and spirit in recent years. There are several reasons for this.

Maison Villevert snaps up Celtic Whisky Compagnie

Maison Villevert has acquired craft French distillery Celtic Whisky Compagnie for an undisclosed sum.

Champagne Gosset launches non-vintage cuvée aged for 12 years

Champagne Gosset has launched a non-vintage cuvee that has benefited from more than 12 years of ageing on the lees.

Rum from Isles of Scilly launched

A British family from the Isles of Scilly has created a new rum called Daymark 1683 Original.

Daou Vineyards bids to put Paso Robles on the global fine wine map

Iconic Californian producer Daou Vineyards is ramping up its focus on exports in a bid to put Paso Robles on the international wine map.

Havana Club launches rums for bartenders

Havana Club has unveiled The Havana Club Professional Edition range which has been specifically developed to target bartenders.

Brown-Forman’s Owsley Brown Frazier dies

Owsley Brown Frazier, the great-grandson of the distiller who founded Brown-Forman Corp and former vice chairman of Brown-Forman Corporation died yesterday (August 16) after a long illness. He was 77 years old.

La Hechicera rum docks in the UK

Columbian super-premium rum brand, La Hechicera, will launch to the UK this September, ahead of a roll out to the rest of Europe and the Americas in 2013.

Accolade Wines revamps Echo Falls

Accolade Wines has unveiled a new look for its Echo Falls Californian wine brand in key European markets, including the UK, Netherlands and Spain.

Brands by Value

We have teamed up with Brand Finance to reveal the world’s biggest wine and spirits brands by value. Christian Davis highlights trends in the sector 

Janneau releases limited edition armagnacs

The House Janneau has released some limited edition armagnacs, called the Dragon Vintages.

New Zealand announces Pinot Noir 2013

New Zealand Winegrowers has announced the dates and details of its Pinot Noir conference, 2013

Johnnie Walker takes 1st place in Brands by Value list

Johnnie Walker has taken first place in Brands by Value, a list of the world’s 50 most valuable drinks brands.