Ready-to-drink spirits are well-known on both sides of the
Atlantic, but in the US, malt-based brands such as Smirnoff Ice or
Bacardi Silver do not actually contain any of the named spirit. But
Jim Beam is about to shake up the market...
The UK's first strawberry vodka has been launched by Stolichnaya,
the Russian vodka brand at the centre of an ongoing trademark
dispute. Stoli Strasberi contains real strawberries, and is being
marketed as an excellent cocktail...
Sales of Champagne recovered last year to pre-Millennium levels as
stocks were finally sold off and US sales picked up. But boycotts
of French goods in America and the threat of war in the Gulf could
push sales back down again in...