WEBB Banks launches CBD and wellness subsidiary

Leading Caribbean and Central American drinks distributor WEBB Banks has created a subsidiary that will focus on supplying CBD and wellness products to the trade.

Belvedere launches Organic Infusions range

Belvedere has stepped into the organic category with a trio of flavoured expressions that infuse the Polish rye vodka with organic fruits and botanicals.

Tequila regulatory body stresses the importance of respecting Geographical Indications of origin

Picture this scenario: a world-famous alcoholic drinks brand launches what it calls a “Tequila-flavoured” product, with the aim of persuading consumers that they are enjoying a drink with the purest expression of the country of Mexico.

Caribbean Export Development Agency launches virtual expo

Several spirits brands will be featured at the first ever virtual expo hosted by the Caribbean Export Development Agency on November 17-18.

The Gin Guild forces 29% abv "gin" brands to withdraw

Red Storm and Ocean Storm have been withdrawn from the market after The Gin Guild threatened legal action against the producer for incorrectly labelling them as “gin”.

Children more aware of alcohol ads

UK: Children as young as 10 are more familiar with some leading alcohol brands and adverts than those for popular foods and snacks, according to a new report by Alcohol Concern.

Luxardo sambuca launches Pear and Cola to the UK

Luxardo has added to its range of flavoured sambucas with the launch of Pear and Cola variants to the UK market.

Chase and Mangrove go separate ways

UK spirits and liqueur agency, Mangrove, will no longer distribute Chase Distillery products. 

Pre-mixed Drinks Challenge results are published

The 2012 Pre-mixed Drinks Challenge was Drinks International’s fourth examination of the category and our most wide-ranging yet.

Beam agrees Cooley Distillery purchase

Beam Inc has announced an agreement to purchase Irish whiskey producer Cooley Distillery.

Ballantine's whisky gets festive

Chivas Brothers is to roll out a Christmas edition of it Ballantine’s scotch whisky. Ballantine’s Christmas Reserve is available until December in ‘key markets’ including Spain, France and Taiwan.

Show some humility, says CEO of Renaud Cointreau

Owners of traditional products such as champagne and cognac need to show some humility in their dealings with new emerging markets, according to the president and CEO of Groupe Renaud Cointreau.

Diageo launches Ursus vodka in the US

US: Diageo has launched a range of brightly coloured flavoured vodkas called Ursus. The products feature a label that changes from white to blue when chilled in a freezer.

London to host Tax Stamp Forum

The 2010 global Tax Stamp Forum is to take place in London in June.

Bacardi gets new distro in Estonia

Estonia: Liviko is to become the sole representative of Bacardi-Martini Group’s products in Estonia.

Molson Coors signs up for sustainable future

UK: Brewer Molson Coors has become the first to be a founding signatory of WRAP’s Courtauld Commitment 2.