Cognac

Rebecca Asselin, global brand ambassador for Courvoisier

Beam Suntory names Rebecca Asseline as Courvoisier ambassador

29 Oct 2014 | By Erin Smith

Rebecca Asseline has been appointed the global brand ambassador for Courvoisier.

Gin

The strengthening of the UK economy could benefit wine and spirits sales in 2014

English gin grows in western Europe, says Euromonitor

28 Oct 2014 | By Erin Smith

English gin consumption has been dominated primarily by the US, Spain and the UK, but Euromonitor is beginning to see signs of change as the product becomes more popular in Western Europe.

Liqueurs

Armagnac Academies expands to China

Armagnac Academies expands to China

29 Oct 2014 | By Erin Smith

French brandy Armagnac is setting its sights on China with the launch of its Armagnac Acadamies there later this month. 

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

Dennis Malcolm

Gruppo Campari owned Glen Grant releases 50-year-old whisky

29 Oct 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Glen Grant, the Scotch whisky brand owned by Gruppo Campari, is releasing an “exceptionally rare” 50-year-old expression in a tribute to craftsmanship.

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