Cognac

Brand Opus' Avril Tooley

Avril Tooley on the advertising challenges and opportunities for dark spirits brands

14 Oct 2014

From its invention in the 17th century gin has always had a murky reputation. Poor quality grain and low prices led to a virtual epidemic of extreme drunkenness. In fact, the impact was so great that the nickname “Mother’s ruin” remains with us today.

Gin

Waitrose predicts a healthy future for lighter wines like Gruner Vetliner and Albarino

Waitrose predicts healthy future for South American and lighter style wines and spirits

24 Oct 2014 | By Richard Siddle

South American wines and more left field grape varieties like an Austrian Grüner Veltliner or a Spanish Albarino are going to become far more trendy in the months ahead, according to the new Waitrose Food and Drink Report 2014.

Liqueurs

Warninks white

Advocaat brand Warninks launches new liqueur

15 Oct 2014 | By Helen Arnold

A white chocolate and mint vodka liqueur has been launched by advocaat producer Warninks, Warninks White.  Warninks launches white chocolate and mint vodka liqueur The advocaat producer has released Warninks White, whcih launches this month with a social media campaign.

Rum

Ian Burrell rum

Chief of the week: Ian Burrell - the world's rum ambassador

17 Oct 2014 | By Claret Pimpernel

As job titles go global rum ambassador is one to brag about with your mates down the pub. Really? Your job is to go around the world talking about and tasing and drinking rum?

Vodka

Matthew Clark

Matthew Clark sees British drinks soar in popularity

21 Oct 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

On-trade drinks supplier Matthew Clark has seen sales of English wines soar by 53% in the past year, with home-grown beers and spirits following suit.

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Whiskies

This week

The Week That Was: Tescogate and other top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

24 Oct 2014 | Updated: 24 Oct 2014 | By Erin Smith

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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