Vodka Zelensky launches in the UK with all profits going to Ukrainian aid

Premium vodka brand, Vodka 4 Peace, has launched in the UK pledging to donate 100% of profits until 2026 and £5 per bottle to NGOs in Ukraine.

Berkmann Wine Cellars chair discusses vision for the agency

Alison Levett, the former chief executive of Enotria, was recently appointed to the role of non-executive chair at leading wine supplier Berkmann Wine Cellars. She discusses her vision for the company and the key traits and values required for a wine agency to thrive in the years ahead.

Kweichow Moutai former chairman sentenced to life in prison

The former chairman of baijiu giant Kweichow Moutai has been sentenced to life in prison for taking 112.9 million yuan ($17.5 million) in bribes.

Former head sommelier of Zuma and Roka opens new London wine bar

Kevin McCabe, former head sommelier of Zuma, Roka and Yautacha Group, has teamed up with, Antony Lyon, of Lyon's Seafood & wine bar, to open a new brasserie and wine bar in east London.

Jordan Henderson teams up with Budweiser for Dry January

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, former NBA star Dwyane Wade and UFC legend Georges St-Pierre are among the athletes promoting Budweiser Zero this month.

Former Campari chief executive fined over Grand Marnier tip off

The former chief executive of Davide Campari-Milano has been fined €50,000 for tipping off a friend about the Grand Marnier Group’s impending acquisition.

Former Pernod Ricard execs create botanical rum

Former Pernod Ricard executives Laurent Lacassagne and Patrick Venning have launched a botanical rum after setting up a micro-distillery in London’s Brixton Market.

UK government pledges to intervene in alcoholics’ lives

The UK government’s Work and Pensions Secretary and former Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith, is due to  announce today (May23) that “alcoholics rendered unable to work by their condition will face active intervention in their lives to make them clean and employable”.

Former Brown Forman chairman dies

Owsley Brown II, former chairman and CEO of Brown-Forman has died after a brief illness. He was 69 years old.