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Aug 2022

The Beaches and Bar destinations, the place to party

For those who love the beach, and want to party, there are many options to enjoy on the beach. For many sun seekers, visiting the...

Aug 2022

Nepal bans import of liquor, among other items, to rein in economic crisis

India’s neighbours – Sri Lanka and Nepal – are in deep economic crisis. The crisis is a bit similar as both countries largely depend on...

Jun 2022

Have you been to these microbreweries in Bengaluru? If not, you should

In the late 1980s, when Ramada Pub off Church Street, next to the erstwhile popular Premier Bookshop, started vending ‘draught’ or ‘draft’ beer in mugs,...

Jun 2022

Indri Trini bags ‘best Indian Single Malt’ @ World Whiskey Awards

Indri Trini is making waves in its nascent years. The new Indian Single Malt, from the stables of Piccadily Distilleries launched in 2021, has been...

Jun 2022

The story of Godawan, The Bird, and the artisanal Single Malt Whisky it inspires

Diageo launches Godawan, its artisanal single malty whisky, set to redefine the world of sustainable, modern and conscious Indian luxury. Godawan, the Great Indian Bustard,...

Jun 2022

Oh Summer Beer

A summer beer can be just about any style, as long as it's crisp and refreshing and makes you never want to go back inside...

Jun 2022

India and Australia sign an interim trade deal

The India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (“IndAus ECTA”) was signed by Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and...

Jun 2022

Kerala Government allows pubs, wine parlours in IT parks, tweaks policy

The Kerala Government has approved setting up pubs and wine parlours in IT parks across the state. The State Cabinet which met recently announced a...

May 2022

Rise of Premium vodka spritz RTDs

As the RTD trend continues, a number of premium vodka brands are launching their first canned products focussing on the spritz serve. Spritz itself has...

Apr 2022

The SWA has released the 2021 global export figures for Scotch Whisky

Global exports of Scotch Whisky grew to £4.51bn during 2021, according to figures released recently by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), as the industry continues...

Apr 2022

Beam Suntory global sales up 11%, India and China key markets for future growth

Beam Suntory, a world leader in premium spirits, reported full-year 2021 results, with sales up 11% globally. These results also demonstrated strong growth versus the...

Apr 2022

Heineken excited about ‘long-term growth opportunity’ UBL provides

The Chief Executive Officer of Heineken NV, Dolf van den Brink said that, in India, beer volume grew in the thirties, outperforming the market, following...

Feb 2022

Liquors that ‘do not affect liver or kidney’ to be launched in Odisha

• No hangover guaranteed • Anti-anxiety oxidants • Anti-aging properties Junior Abhishek Herbals Pvt Ltd. is launching its first product range of liver supporting liquor...

Jan 2022

India Travel Retail Market

GROWTH, TRENDS, COVID 19 IMPACT AND FORECASTS (2021-2026) Travel Retail is the next great frontier of the Indian Retail Sector, and as people’s incomes rise,...

Jan 2022

IndSpirit 2021 Awards underline quality of brands and packaging: Judges

After two years of Covid, Indspirit 2021 Awards evaluation got underway with all seriousness. It was indeed nice to see the coming together of professionals,...

Jan 2022

Beam Suntory moves towards 2030 goal, launches Oaksmith in North India

Following a massive success in various markets since its launch, Oaksmith, a premium Indian whisky and the Iconic portfolio from The House of Suntory -...

Nov 2021

Top Bar Trends for 2021

The top bar trends for the new year include creative ways bar owners are adapting to save their businesses and preserve bar culture. Off-Premise Alcohol...

Nov 2021

Prohibition, Illicit Alcohol and lessons learned from Lockdown

The highly contagious and lethal nature of Covid-19 forced governments worldwide to rapidly implement measures to stem the spread of the virus. In pursuit of...

Nov 2021

Best places for Drinking Around the World

While drinking at night is very popular, day drinking during Covid times has also gained traction. There are a huge variety of day drinking destinations...

Nov 2021

Hotel industry recovers faster than expected post Covid 2.0: ICRA

While the first few months of FY2022 were impacted because of Covid 2.0, the industry witnessed faster-than-expected ramp up in Q2 FY2022, because of lower...

Sep 2021

Alcobev Sector enhances customer delight, thanks to Artificial Intelligence

In 2019, Swedish whisky distillery Mackmyra released Intelligens, said to be the ‘world’s first’ whisky created using AI. Mackmyra collaborated with Microsoft and a Finland-based...

Sep 2021

1 million cases in sales - Seagram's 100 Pipers becomes the First and Only Scotch Brand in India to Smash the Record, yet again

Seagram’s 100 Pipers, the largest selling Scotch whisky in India, continues to achieve bigger milestones and set new benchmarks in the industry. It has proven...

Feb 2021

Alcohol consumption patterns in India

To start off, it has been assessed by the World Health Organisation that an individual consumes about 6.2 litres of alcohol per year. According to...

Nov 2020

Alcohol consumption in India to touch 6.5 billion litres by 2020

Alcohol consumption in India to touch 6.5 billion litres by 2020 Although perceived to be a recession-free industry, Covid-19 proved that the alcobev industry too...

Oct 2020

‘I believe our business is ready to shift gears’ - Varun Jain, CEO, NV Group

With premiumisation being the mantra for many alcobev manufacturers, NV Distilleries not only looking at pushing its domestic market but also making tremendous efforts in...

Dec 2019

Beam Suntory Sets High Ambitions for India

After the lull comes the storm as Beam Suntory launches it first Truly International Indian Whisky Oaksmith and the The House of Suntory portfolio including...

Dec 2019

THRIVING TODAY AND READY FOR TOMORROW

As many of the speakers at the TFWA Conference and workshops this week have suggested, the way to tackle the challenges the industry faces may...

Sep 2019

The Impact of E-commerce on Alcohol Trading

IWSR research indicates that 1.8% of the value of all global beverage alcohol is now Sold through E-commerce Like others, the drinks industry has recognized...

Sep 2019

Spirits Producers & Producer Organisations formally unite as the World Spirits Alliance

Global spirits producers unite to get a global voice. Spirits producers and producer organisations from across the world joined forces recently in Geneva for the...

Aug 2019

Budget sets a clear action plan for making India $5 trillion economy

  India is cruising towards becoming a $5 trillion economy. Indian alcobev industry stalwarts add credence to FICCI's take on the budget. Commenting on the...

Jul 2019

The Industry Today And The Opportunities Of The Future

The first guest speaker at the TFWA Asia Pacific Conference was Andrew Ford, President of the Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association. He detailed the four...

Jul 2019

Worldwide Alcohol Consumption Declines -1.6%

IWSR 2018 Global Beverage Alcohol Data shows growth in spirits, but beer and wine volume is down; market expected to grow by 3% over next...

Jul 2019

When to bottle craft beer?

Craft beer which is available mostly in kegs is now moving to the retail shelf. A look at some of the compelling reasons. As the...

Jul 2019

Australian Wine Exports Continue To Grow in Value

With premiumisation on the rise value of exports is going up. The total value of Australian wine exports increased by 5% to $2.78 billion in...

Jun 2019

Scotch Whisky makes strong Economic Impact

With the Brexit debate dominating British politics, the fate of Scotch, the money spinner for Scotland will be closely watched. The Scotch Whisky industry is...

Jun 2019

France’s buoyant US Spirits Business Tops 200 Million Bottles

France has been known for its luxury spirits brands and the US is one of the biggest markets in the world for premium spirits. Naturally...

Jun 2019

The Way Forward For India And The Alcobev Industry

While captains of industry welcome the new government and are hopeful of industry friendly policies, they are also looking at sustainable growth for the future....

May 2019

This summer, it must be Beer

After a prolonged winter which benefitted IMFL sales it is now time for beer sales to perk up. The beer market in India has been...

May 2019

Mead – From bee to bottle

Mead is the new beer or wine for millenials. A look at the history, its production process and its growing importance. Mead or honey wine...

Jun 2018

Liquor industry stumbles despite favourable demographics

Perhaps the only time India is not compared to China is the alcobev industry. The low taxes, easy accessibility with strict controls in place has...