Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 02 October 2014

SPIRITS AND WINES

Cognac Prince Hubert de Polignac auctions off latest creation for €26,000

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/14

A Prince Hubert de Polignac demijohn containing ancient Paradis eau-de-vie has sold for €26,000 at the ninth La Part des Anges charity auction.

Gancia sparkling wine cellars added to UNESCO World Heritage List

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/14

The centuries-old cellars of Gancia, the Italian sparkling wine brand, have been chosen by UNESCO for recognition as a world heritage site.

Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail to pay tribute to Patrick Moran in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail is inviting industry members to join its team in paying tribute to the late Patrick Moran at the TFWA World Exhibition next month.

Poliakov vodka to unveil revamped Flavoured range in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

La Martiniquaise brand Poliakov vodka will unveil its new-look packaging and revamped recipes for its Flavoured range at this month's TFWA World Exhibition.

MacDuff International to launch Lauder’s Ruby Cask Finish at Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

MacDuff International is to launch its latest product, Lauder’s Ruby Cask Finish (part of the Art of Blending range), at the forthcoming TFWA World Exhibition.

Masi Agricola celebrates half century for Campofiorin wine

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

Fifty years ago Masi created the Super Venetian Campofiorin, claimed to be the world’s best-selling premium wine without controlled designation of origin status.

My Wine Journey continues with Sri Lanka's son of a preacher man

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

We present My Wine Journey, where travel retail executives talk of their love of wine and its future in the channel. We meet 'The Wine Man of Sri Lanka', Paul Topping.

Triple win for Flagstone Wines in top wine and spirits contest in South Africa

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

The premium South African wine brand has won three awards – two Double Gold and one Silver – at The Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards 2014.

Asian duty free liquor volumes tumble in 2013, reports The IWSR

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

The region lost volume as well as market share during a turbulent year in which sales decreased by -4.4%; the first time sales in any region have declined since 2009.

Ever Rich launches Aberfeldy Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky in Asia first

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

Ever Rich Duty Free is the first retailer in Asian travel retail to launch Bacardi Global Travel Retail’s new Aberfeldy Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky in Taipei.

Martell partners foie gras house Rougié in Pure Gourmet campaign in Asia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/09/14

The Martell Pure Gourmet experience has launched in Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore Changi airports, featuring a tie-up with foie gras house Rougié.

Grey Goose VX takes flight at Las Vegas McCarran and Los Angeles airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/14

The new ultra-premium expression combining Grey Goose vodka with drops of fine Cognac has entered Americas travel retail at LAX and Las Vegas McCarran.

The Monarq Group steps ahead with strategy to broaden brand portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/14

Monarq continues its strategy of expanding its portfolio by adding a range of brands from the Bacardi stable including Baron Otard Cognac, B&B and Benedictine.

Danzka Vodka set to launch first flavour expansion in ten years in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

Danzka Apple Vodka, which will be presented in Cannes, is the first new flavour for Danzka since the launch of Danzka Vodka Cranraz a decade ago.

John Dewar & Sons unveil ‘Scotland's best-kept secret’ with major new launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

The Last Great Malts Collection includes new expressions and unreleased single malts from The Deveron, Craigellachie, Aberfeldy, Aultmore and Royal Brackla.

The Moodie Report mounts major drive behind wine in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

The Moodie Report today announces The Moodie Wine Project, a major initiative in the travel retail wine category in an effort to champion and advance best practice.

Cognac Hine launches Domaines Hine Bonneuil 2005 limited edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/09/14

Cognac Hine has launched a new limited edition, Domaines Hine Bonneuil 2005, with just 18 casks selected for bottling. It will be on display at next month's Cannes show.

Grey Goose announces partnership with space carrier Virgin Galactic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/09/14

Grey Goose vodka has been named as the official spirit partner of Virgin Galactic, operator of the world’s first commercial passenger flights into space.

The IWSR enhances data offer with Radius product innovation tracker

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/09/14

The IWSR has acquired the Radius product innovation tracker, which will complement and add more qualitative information to the IWSR’s range of data and reports.

The Nuance Group to install Glenfiddich Crystal Stags at key airport outlets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/09/14

William Grant & Sons' investment in bringing Scotch whisky brand Glenfiddich to life continues with the installation of the gondolas at five airport locations.

World of Patria adds älska cider and Yellow Tail wines to Cannes portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/09/14

The wine and spirits distributor will be headlining its new älska cider brand alongside new wines from Yellow Tail at the TFWA World Exhibition next month.

Diageo settles The Explorers Club dispute with sponsorship agreement

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

The Explorers Club has signed a global sponsorship and licensing agreement in a settlement of its trademark infringement lawsuit against Diageo.

William Grant’s opens new €35 million Tullamore D.E.W. distillery

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

Tullamore D.E.W., the world’s second largest Irish whiskey, has marked the opening of its new €35 million distillery in its home town of Tullamore in Ireland.

Denver International Airport hosts homage to craft beer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/14

USA. The airport is joining the busy beer festival season, welcoming local visitors and passengers to its own beer garden and brewing exhibition.

Bacardi announces 2014 winner of annual bartender Cruise Competition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

The final of the ninth Bacardi Cruise Competition Bartender of the Year took place on 5 September in Miami, crowning Liisi Kütt of Estonian Tallink Silja Line as winner.

DFS welcomes football star David Beckham in Haig Club launch at Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

David Beckham makes a special appearance at DFS’s Changi Airport store to mark the launch of Diageo’s new single grain Scotch whisky brand Haig Club.

Illva Saronno set to debut in Cannes with new Duca di Salaparute wines

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

The company will present a range of spirits including Disaronno, Tia Maria, Zucca and The Irishman whiskies and announce a new addition to its spirits portfolio.

In Memoriam: Criollo Supreme Brands Founder & Managing Director Jo Raskin

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

With great sadness we report the passing of Criollo Supreme Brands Founder and Managing Director Jo Raskin, who passed away on 12 August, aged 62.

Brown-Forman to officially launch Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/14

The new expression will make its global appearance alongside the latest Master Distiller edition, to be unveiled by new Assistant Master Distiller Chris Fletcher.

World of Patria adds single-serve sparkling Moscato to Cannes portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/14

The premium spirits and wine distributor will launch its Myx Fusions Moscato - targeted at young female drinkers - into travel retail at the TFWA World Exhibition next month.

DFS to host largest and most diverse Masters of Wines and Spirits event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

SINGAPORE. DFS will unveil its fourth annual Masters of Wines and Spirits collection - a showcase for fine wine, Champagne and spirits - in November.

Laying down the Law according to Johnnie Walker Blue Label

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

Diageo Global Travel unveils a series of promotional activities to showcase the Johnnie Walker Blue Label short film The Gentleman's Wager, starring Jude Law.

Courvoisier Extravagance pays homage to the Golden Age of Paris

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

Beam Suntory and Maxxium Travel Retail are launching Courvoisier Extravagance, inspired the Paris Golden Age of the late 1800s, in travel retail this month.

Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold makes golden debut in Europe through Heinemann

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey has been launched at Frankfurt Airport with Heinemann Duty Free, initially as an exclusive for the European region.

Dubai Duty Free to give away a kilo of gold in Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

The retailer’s ‘Gold Reward’ promotion this month marks the launch of Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey in the Middle East, India and Africa region.

Italian sparkling wine Gancia takes off in travel retail with Dufry

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

The Italian sparkling wine's Asti and Prosecco variants are now available at Dufry's airport stores in Basel, Mauritius, Tunis, Astana, Yerevan and Moscow.

Janneau to present limited 50yo vintage Armagnac at TFWA World Exhibition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

Janneau 50yo Golden Age Vintage 1964, the second limited edition from the Armagmac house, will be showcased alongside its new identity in Cannes.

Masi Agricola launches new wine initiative with Nuance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

The Italian winemaker, supported by Fiat, has teamed up with Nuance Zürich in a joint initiative that invites passengers to taste and buy its wines.

Gérard Bertrand to focus on exclusives and estate wines for Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

The French premium winemaker aims to increase awareness and uptake of super-premium South of France wines in travel retail at the TFWA World Exhibition.

Vinexpo announces appointment of Mathieu Vanhalst as Sales Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

Mathieu Vanhalst joins Vinexpo armed with seven years of experience in TFWA, which will help drive Vinexpo’s sales development in France and internationally.

William Grant & Sons acquires Drambuie liqueur

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

In major breaking news, independent drinks company William Grant & Sons has just acquired Drambuie, one of the world's most popular liqueur brands.

Grey Goose VX marks Asia Pacific debut with King Power in Bangkok

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/09/14

To celebrate the launch, Bacardi Global Travel Retail hosted an exclusive dinner event for King Power’s VIP customers in Bangkok ahead of the airport roll-out.

Bacardi Global Travel Retail launches two sipping rums at selected airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/14

The latest launches - Bacardi Reserva Limitada and Gran Reserva 8 Anos Ron - are part of Bacardi's strategy to inject new dynamism into travel retail's rum category.

Bacardi brings a touch of Cuban spirit to key European airports this summer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/14

A Havana inspired bar and Cuban band performances are some of the elements of an activation to support the launch of Bacardi Gran Reserva Maestro De Ron.

Camus and Ginestet highlight Bordeaux wine appellations with new travel exclusive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/14

The Collection Particulière by Vinissimes features wines from three of Bordeaux’s most prestigious appellations: Bordeaux, Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion and Medoc.

Diageo Global Travel opens Johnnie Walker Houses in Mumbai and Taipei

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/14

Diageo Global Travel is opening two Johnnie Walker Houses in travel retail – one in Mumbai (with DFS/Flemingo) and another in Taipei (with Ever Rich).

Heineken develops BrewLock system to deliver fresh beer onboard

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/14

BrewLock is a new draught technology developed to offer cruise passengers draught beer at brewery quality, with reduced logistical and handling complexity.

Diageo unveils travel retail campaign for Haig Club with DFS Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/14

The Changi activation for Diageo's new single grain Scotch whisky features a tasting bar, photo booths and a preview of the campaign starring David Beckham.

Edrington to expand partnership with World Equity Brand Builders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/14

The two companies are set to extend their partnership with plans for an exclusive distribution agreement for travel retail in the Americas and the Caribbean.

Russian Standard channels baroque style with new St Petersburg edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/14

Russian Standard Vodka has unveiled a limited edition St Petersburg sleeve - a global travel retail exclusive - which will be highlighted in Cannes next month.