New York breweries discontinue Aqua Shiva beer after Hindu protests

Two New York breweries have apologized and swiftly discontinued a “highly inappropriate” collaboration beer named after a Hindu deity.

Ardbeg announces new distillery manager

Ardbeg has announced that Colin Gordon will take over as distillery manager after incumbent Mickey Heads retires in October.

Nyetimber owner predicts English sparkling wine production will double by 2030

A leading English sparkling wine producer has predicted that the county’s production levels will double in the next decade.

Cutty Sark Tam o’Shanter arrives in travel retail

The Edrington Group has launched a limited edition of its Cutty Sark 25 Year Old to global travel retail.

Constellation officially becomes Accolade

Costellation Wines Australia and Europe has officially become Accolade Wines - as of June 27. Accolade brands include Hardy’s and Echo Falls.

Design firm Claessens/Cartils now Cartils

Dutch branding and packaging design consultancy Claessens/Cartils has changed its name to Cartils.

ICB loses Vodkat name in court battle

Diageo Great Britain (Diageo GB) has agreed a final settlement with Intercontinental Brands (ICB) in their dispute over ICB’s Vodkat product. The settlement sees the end of litigation between the two companies that has been ongoing since 2008.

Montana becomes Brancott Estate

Pernod Ricard has decided to dump the Montana brand name and re-name New Zealand’s flagship Sauvignon Blanc, Brancott Estate.