Asia Pacific beverage sales set to return to growth in 2021

Beverage alcohol in Asia Pacific markets is expected to gain more than +2% in volume and more than +4% in retail value by the end of 2021, according to IWSR Drinks Market Analysis.

Bordeaux wineries work collegiately to drive sustainability

Three organic wine producers in Bordeaux have joined forces in a bid to promote a sustainable future for the region.

The rise of Rioja’s carbonically macerated reds

It’s December 2020 and I’m holding in my hands a Rioja whose vintage bears the same year. And it’s one of the brightest, freshest, easiest to drink wines I’ve had since moving to the area.

Rueda ramps up focus on exports

The Rueda wine region plans to significantly ramp up its focus on export markets after overhauling its Denomination of Origin regulations.

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.

Washington State Wine goes from strength to strength

Horse Heaven Hills could be the next region from Washington State to take the wine world by storm, according to an industry expert.

Heineken reports 14% volume sales drop in March

Heineken has reported a 14% drop in volume sales during March as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

International varietals could be the future for Portuguese wine

CEO of Sogrape Vinhos, Francisco Ferreira, has ventured that the planting of further international varietals could help to attract more consumers to Portuguese wine.

Frost damage to Austrian vineyards

The Austrian Wine Marketing Board (AWMB) has reported that a late frost has damaged more than 10% of Austrian vineyard area.

Beaujolais primed for new Burgundy AOC

As the third consecutive "great" Beaujolais vintage readies for market and glasses, the talk in the region has turned to another newcomer, the newly formed appellation of Coteaux Bourguignon.

Heineken USA appoints western sales chief

Heineken USA has appointed Brian Fried as regional vice president sales, western region, effective immediately.

Beam makes senior appoint

Beam, the US-based global premium spirits company, has announced that Arthur Aroney will join the organisation as managing director of Emerging Markets for its Asia Pacific/South America (APSA) region.

Asia-Pacific to become the fastest-growing alcoholic drinks region over the next five years

International Wine & Spirit Research (IWSR) says that Asia-Pacific will be the fastest-growing region for the alcoholic beverage markets over the next five years.

Armagnac has lit its alambics

The Bureau National Interprofessionnel de l’Armagnac (BNIA) has reported that distillation in the region – ‘La Flamme de l’Armagnac’ - commenced yesterday (October 5).

170-year old Veuve fetches €30K

A 170-year old bottle of champagne salvaged from a shipwreck in the Baltic Sea has fetched €30,000 at auction.

Early heatwave puts 2011 Cognac crop at risk

Producers throughout the Cognac region have major concerns that early budbreak, caused by an unprecedented warm spell in early April, could result in severe crop damage if night-time temperatures fall to freezing in the next few weeks.

Heinemann takes on Topping

Heinemann Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of Germany-based duty free retailer and distributor Gebr Heinemann, has appointed Paul Topping to the role of director.

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.

SABMiller reveals lager growth in Africa and Asia

SABMiller has recorded double-digit lager sales growth in its African and Asian markets

Monarq to distribute Disaronno and Tia Maria

Monarq Group is to distribute Tia Maria and Disaronno in the Caribbean domestic and duty free markets.