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The licence establishing the Champagne geographical indication (GI) in Brazil was presented to representatives of Comité Champagne at a ceremony in Sao Paulo in April. This authorisation had been previously announced by the Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff during her official visit to Paris last December. The Champagne GI is one …

48,858 visitors, 2,400 exhibitors from 44 countries have taken part in successful business meetings during the week of Vinexpo. Early indications show growing numbers of visitors from outside France with 37,8%. In total, visitors from 148 countries attended Vinexpo for its 17th edition. June 2013

According to the IWSR last studies, vodka is displaying significant growth in Asia-Pacific, rising by 5,7% to 13,5 million cases. Its share of the global market has increased from 1,7% in 2008 to 2,7% in 2012. While vodka receded in India, it gained strongly in Vietnam (+49%). It also showed …

France AgriMer presented the findings of a study at Vinexpo 2013, according to which Europe remains at the forefront of world wine markets, even if the New World is still gaining ground. While Europe accounted for 69.1% of all the wine consumed in the world in 2000, the European share …

You may remember Jeff Koons’ latest exhibition at the Gagosian in New York and despaired at the the thought of ever owning something from him. Now, love him or hate him, fans of the contemporary art giant’s sculptural works have a (relatively speaking) more affordable chance to own an editioned version …

Champagne Taittinger has secured ‘official Champagne’ status for its namesake brand at next year’s FIFA World Cup football tournament. The family-owned company announced today (27 June) that it has signed a sponsorship deal with global football body FIFA that will run until the end of 2015.

Baroness Philippine de Rothschild has been named as the recipient of the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award, jointly sponsored by the Institute of Masters of Wine and international trade publication The Drinks Business.

Last month, Macau hosted its first Wine & Dine Festival with the support of the Macau government and has a thriving Wine Society. A tiny former Portuguese enclave, Macau is only 35 miles away from Hong Kong across the Pearl River Delta and an hour away by hydrofoil. It is …

The Distell Group, Africa’s leading spirits, wines and ready-to-drinks business has acquired top-performing producer of Scotch whiskies, Burn Stewart Distillers Limited, for just over R2,2 billion (£160 million) from the Scottish based CL World Brands Limited and Trinidad and Tobago based Angostura Limited, owners of Hine Cognac and Angostura Bitters …

This year the Domaine des Hospices de Beaune was offering 407 barrels of red wine and 111 of white wine. The sale featured 31 cuvées of red wine and 13 of white. Combined with La Pièce des Présidents and alcohols, the whole sale totalled EUR 5,909,276, record result for the …