Tequila

Japan is the second biggest market in the world for RTD beverages, catching up to the US in sales.

'Premium level' RTD shots find new footing on-premise in Japan

By Beth Newhart

New York-based LIQS Cocktail Shots is taking its growth international with November’s launch into Japan. Its lines of liquor-based and wine-based shots build their audience first on-premise at concerts, stadiums and festivals.

Villa One is made with artesian well water and sustainably sourced, 100% blue weber agave. Pics: Villa One

Nick Jonas launches tequila with Stoli Group

By Beth Newhart

In collaboration with the makers of Stoli Vodka, Nick Jonas and John Varvatos have created a new US tequila brand. Villa One premieres in September with three varieties.

Yumix cocktails land in Walmart

By Beth Newhart

Mix-your-own cocktail brand Yumix has launched its products in 400 Walmart stores across the US, featuring low-calorie and no added sugar formulas.

R&J Estancia Distillery has teamed up with Proof Drinks to bring Estancia Raicilla into the European and Australian markets.

Agave spirit Raicilla coming to UK

By Jim Cornall

UK wholesaler and retailer Amathus Drinks has teamed up with distributor Proof Drinks for the launch of Mexican company Estancia Distillery’s agave spirit Raicilla. 

(Picture Copyright: Patricia Oliveira/Flickr)

BREAKING NEWS

Diageo terminates talks on 'future' of Jose Cuervo tequila brand

By Ben Bouckley

Diageo said today it had terminated discussion with Jose Cuervo relating to the future of the tequila brand, and that both parties will now work to ensure the orderly end of the current distribution agreement due to expire in June 2013.

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