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.

La Maison Rémy Martin members only club

Rémy Martin to open a pop up private members club in London's Soho

09 Oct 2014 | By Erin Smith

Famous Cognac house Rémy Martin is opening a members’ only club in London for two weeks from November 25- December 6, 2014 .

Cognac sales are down after record period of growth

Decline in Far East and Europe hits global Cognac sales but US rallies

12 Sep 2014 | By Richard Siddle

The clampdown on luxury goods gifting in China continues to hit the global spirits industry with Cognac announcing total exports are down both in volume and value for the year to July 2014.

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