How spirits producers are surviving in Venezuela

The volatile political and social situation in Venezuela has hit spirits brands. The Spirits Business examines how they are coping with the unrest, and looks at how drinks companies are faring in Latin America as a whole. Venezuela is the reverse tale of rags to riches. Once the wealthiest country in South America, crippling inflation rates and political turmoil have plunged the nation into a downward spiral of chaos and crisis. But how did one…

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Mexico: Premium spirits have room for expansion

The Mexican spirits market is young, dynamic and growing, especially at the top end, which suggests the best could be yet to come. *This feature was originally published in the October 2018 issue of The Spirits Business “A big deal looking good with Mexico!” tweeted US president Donald Trump on 27 August, as he prepared to rip up the North American Free Trade Agreement – and sure enough a new deal was announced the next…

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