Moutai withdraws appeal against China’s top trademark office

China’s most famous liquor brand, Kweichow Moutai, has withdrawn its appeal against China’s top trademark office after it denied the liquor company’s application to use the term “national spirit” for its products.

The week in pictures

This week in the world of drinks: England rugby star Chris Robshaw pays a visit to Nyetimber, Blur's Alex James goes one step further with plans to make his own English fizz under the name Britpop, Erdinger prepares to serve 250,000 pints during Oktoberfest in London and a whisky release prompts a police call-out in Scotland.

BBR unveils spirits collection in Hong Kong

Berry Bros & Rudd has launched its spirits portfolio in Hong Kong including its own selection of whiskies, gins, and liqueurs.

Constellation Brands to invest extra $4bn in cannabis company

Constellation Brands, the owner of Corona, Kim Crawford Wines and Ballast Point, is to increase its stake in Canadian cannabis company Canopy Growth, investing US$4 billion to acquire a 38% share of the business. 

The week in pictures

August 10th, 2018

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