Aquavit: A new lease of life

Aquavit, ‘the water of life’ was all but dead in the water thanks to younger drinkers’ aversion to it. but now all that is changing, as Hamish Smith discovers

Carlsberg Export sales up +9%

A year on from the launch Carlsberg UK says its Export premium lager is up +9% in retail sales and +49% up (in retail value) in its platinum and gold outlets.

Champagne regains fizz

The Champagne Bureau has reported increased shipments in 2011. Total shipments worldwide rose from 319.5 million bottles in 2010 to 323 million in 2011.

Austrian wine exports set a record

Exports of Austrian wine by value have exceeded estimates as a result of higher prices and a decline in bulk wine.

CEDC's Green Mark and Zubrówka to join First Drinks

First Drinks will be the new UK distributor of CEDC brands Zubrówka Bison Grass Vodka and Green Mark - the world's fourth largest vodka.

€5m global Vinho Verde campaign unveiled

The Vinho Verde Wine Commission (CVRVV), in Portugal, has invested €5m on a three-year global promotion.

Budvar bucks Czech beer decline

Czech beer Budvar bucked a 12% decline in Czech beer exports in 2010 to record growth of 4%.

Panama grants scotch whisky GI

Scotch whisky has been granted geographical indication of origin (GI) in Panama.

Record exports as scotch whisky defies downturn

Global exports of scotch whisky reached record levels in 2009 despite the economic downturn in some major markets, according to annual figures published by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).