Spirits

Rum, Tequila and vodka set sights on Asia Pacific

The struggle and subsequent redemption of Scotch and Cognac dominates discussions about spirits in Asia Pacific. SB assesses what diverse new opportunities exist for the region’s lesser-established categories

First drinks body for vodka launches

A number of brands have joined forces to form the vodka category’s first collaborative drinks body – The Global Vodka Alliance, which will focus on “education, integrity and innovation within vodka”

Cognac exports rise for third year running

The Cognac industry witnessed record exports in 2016/17, with impressive growth across the previously beleaguered regions of China and Russia

Confessions of a retailer… Astor Wines & Spirits

Nima Ansari, spirits buyer for Astor Wines & Spirits in New York, applauds the levels of creativity coming from a new generation of drinks producers

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