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29 July, 2015

Jacquart appoints new UK business development manager

Champagne Jacquart has appointed Diane Gonzalez as its new UK business development manager.

Board changes at Diageo

29 July, 2015

Diageo has announced the appointment of Emma Walmsley as a non-executive director effective January 1, 2016. 

Diageo has announced that Diageo, Heineken NV and the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) group, the majority shareholder of Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL), have agreed to restructure their South African and Namibian joint ventures.

Suntory Holdings has announced the sale of cognac group Louis Royer to the family group Terroirs Distillers, a privately-held fine spirits company based in France.

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Jameson bitters launches

21 July, 2015

Pernod Ricard unveiled Jameson Wild Sloe Berry Bitters at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans last week.

After the release of The Millionaires' Club 2015, contributor and Euromonitor International's senior drinks analyst Jeremy Cunnington gives us his take on the spirits market's performance in 2014.

Buffalo Trace Distillery has completed the construction of a “revolutionary” new distribution centre, which uses satellite technology to store and retrieve pallets of finished goods.

Nicolas Feuillatte has been named the no.1 Champagne brand in France and 3rd in the world by volume, according to the latest Impact report.

IWC champion wines

17 July, 2015

The 32nd International Wine Challenge announced its champion wines for 2015 last night (July 16) in London.

Five out of six IWC great value Champions went to supermarket own-brand wines.

IWC superstar winemakers

17 July, 2015

The International Wine Challenge announced its wine trade superstars at its awards dinner at the Hilton Hotel, on London’s Park Lane last night (July 16)

Diageo has announced the appointment of James Thompson as chief marketing and innovation Officer for North America, effective August 1.

The Millionaires' Club, Drinks International's report on the largest selling spirits brands, is now available to download.

Lejay Noir de Bourgogne was named Supreme Champion at the 20th International Spirits Challenge ceremony yesterday.

Bacardi buys Leblon

08 July, 2015

Bacardi has completed the acquisition of Leblon cachaça, having owned a share of the brand for several years.

SABMiller’s board has announced that it intends to appoint Domenic De Lorenzo as an executive director and as chief financial officer with effect from the conclusion of the forthcoming annual general meeting, to be held on July 23.

Chapel Down plc has announced that Mark Harvey, a former LVMH business development director, is its new managing director, wines.

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has decided to include the Champagne slopes, houses and cellars on its world heritage list.

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