Liquor and Spirits
Jan 06, 2013 02:54 EST
With their huge copper vats and open fires, little-known backyard liquor makers have toiled for generations on Philippine coconut farms to distil their equivalent of Russian vodka.
Dec 31, 2012 13:45 EST
Excuse me, waiter, but why is my caipirinha glowing?
Dec 20, 2012 02:25 EST
Deep in concentration, Tina Queralt sorts through a scatter of white paper strips sprayed with scent. She has whittled the choice down to a handful in her search for The One: the perfect perfume.
Nov 21, 2012 20:20 EST
Mexican tequila makers celebrated on Wednesday Australia's decision to recognize Mexico as the only place in the world that can use the drink's name.
Nov 21, 2012 03:02 EST
The Philippines has moved closer to raising tobacco and alcohol taxes, the government said on Wednesday after the Senate passed a bill aimed at weaning millions of smokers off the habit.
Nov 01, 2012 16:14 EDT
Renowned Colombian artist Fernando Botero has turned his talents to liquor, designing a bottle and label for an aged rum, with 80 percent of the proceeds pledged to Medellin's museums.
Oct 03, 2012 11:31 EDT
China has displaced Britain as the world's biggest importer of armagnac following a spectacular surge in sales of the upmarket brandy produced in southwestern France.
Jul 09, 2012 08:31 EDT
French spirits group Remy Cointreau is in exclusive negotiations to buy Scottish whisky maker Bruichladdich, a distillery founded in 1881 on the Isle of Islay, the French firm said on Monday.
Jun 06, 2012 13:21 EDT
The Philippine president promised Britain his country was changing its tariff regime on strong drinks, a move which would give Scotch whiskies greater access to the market, London said Wednesday.
Jun 06, 2012 10:20 EDT
Drinks maker Diageo on Wednesday launched plans to invest £1.0 billion ($1.5 billion, 1.2 billion euros) in Scotch whisky production in a move that will create hundreds of jobs.
May 22, 2012 09:11 EDT
Paul Brannigan, the street-cast young star of Ken Loach's new Glasgow-set comedy "The Angel's Share", told the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday that the picture probably saved his life.
Apr 09, 2012 12:37 EDT
The United States on Monday announced a trade deal with Brazil to recognize certain distilled spirits, bourbon and Tennessee whiskeys in the US and cachaca in Brazil, as "distinctive products."
Mar 28, 2012 02:09 EDT
Master distillers from Scotland are stepping three centuries back in time to make single malt whiskey in the same place where George Washington produced his own liquid gold.
Feb 26, 2012 07:16 EST
Forty years ago when Dutch businessman Bay van der Bunt bought his first two bottles of vintage cognac on a road-trip to France, little did he know it would be the start of a collection worth millions of euros today.
Feb 10, 2012 13:51 EST
Thousands of bottles of rare cognac and other drinks, some dating back to the French Revolution, went up for sale Friday, with its Dutch collector expected to reap several million dollars.
Jan 14, 2012 10:49 EST
PARIS (Reuters) - Global cognac sales reached a record last year, with more than five bottles sold every second, boosted by soaring demand in China, the BNIC industry body said on its website.
Dec 21, 2011 14:14 EST
An appeal panel on Wednesday upheld a World Trade Organization ruling that the Philippines broke trade rules by imposing high excise taxes on imported liquor.
Dec 17, 2011 14:50 EST
Legendary Cape Verdean singer Cesaria Evora, nicknamed the "barefoot diva", died at the age of 70 Saturday, three months after retiring due to ill health.
Dec 16, 2011 07:38 EST
LONDON (Reuters) - If Diageo -- the world's biggest spirits company -- wants to be a leading player in American whiskey, the experience of another major company attempting a U.S. merger won't give it much cause for cheer.
Dec 15, 2011 08:36 EST
MOGRAHAT, India (Reuters) - An adulterated batch of bootleg liquor has killed at least 125 drinkers in eastern India, with dozens more arriving at a cramped rural hospital with poisoning symptoms.