Beverage Industry Insights

The UK General Election in May saw the Conservatives secure an outright majority

What do Brewers need from the UK Government?

Following the Conservative Party's victory in the UK's General Election earlier this year, Larry Nelson has penned an open letter, on behalf...

Constellation Brands makes a move on Californian Pinot Meiomi

5 reasons why Constellation's Meiomi buy works

Five reasons why Constellation bought a wine brand when it's winning with beer...

Constellation Brands' beer business continues to drive the group's performance

Constellation Brands basks in beer glory

Constellation Brands has said the success of its beer business in its first quarter results is the key reason for the upward revision of its...

The latest critique from the International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research considers a study into the link between alcohol and suicide

ISFAR Critique 166

A recent study evaluated the relation of alcohol consumption and the pattern of drinking with self-reports of suicidal ideation and suicidal...

Constellation Brands reports its full-year numbers on Wednesday

just the Preview - Constellation Brands Q1

Constellation Brands will announce its first-quarter results on Wednesday (1 July). Here, just-drinks looks back at the wine, beer and spiri...

Edrington released its FY results today

Focus - Edrington's FY Performance by Brand

Edrington today reported a drop in FY sales and profits. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by brand in the...


Comment - Where Beer is Brewed Can Leave a Bad Taste 26 Jun 15

Where beer brands are actually brewed has been in the news again this week and the argument seems to be one of geography rather than one of taste.


Analysis - Cider Insider: What can the US Learn from UK Campaigns? 25 Jun 15

As the US looks set to start imbibing cider like its friends across the pond, we look at the key messages from this year’s campaign crop.

Thought Leaders


  • Environmental Sustainability in the Wine Sector

    Environmental Sustainability in the Wine Sector

    In this look at sustainability in the drinks industry we turn the spotlight on the wine sector. Topics tackled include the drought that has affected Cali...

  • New Tastes – New Glasses

    New Tastes – New Glasses

    The craft beer movement is gaining ever more momentum also across Germany. Newly established breweries are presenting their aroma-rich creations at numerous events, in stylish ...

Drinks Industry News

Comment - Diageo CFO to North America? Do the Math

Olly Wehring | 1 Jul 15

Yesterday's appointment news from Diageo has echoes of a similar HR switch at SABMiller two years ago - a question of perceived suitability.


Pernod Ricard allays Havana Club shortage fears

Andy Morton | 30 Jun 15 Germany is Havana Club rum's top European market

Pernod Ricard has said the company will have enough Havana Club for its core German market even if the US drops an import ban on the rum brand.


Diageo CFO Mahlan to head up N America

Olly Wehring | 30 Jun 15

The CFO of Diageo, Deirdre Mahlan, has been confirmed as the replacement for Larry Schwartz as head of the company's North America division.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:28pm 2 Jul 2015)

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Molson Coors acquires Rekorderlig UK rights

China Huiyuan Juice hives off troublesome units

Distell takes Bain's whisky to the US

SABMiller takes to the sea for global Peroni push

William Grant partners Rugby World Cup

NPD: GH Mumm Collection du Chef de Caves

Yealands Wine Group plumps for majority stake sale

Beverage Industry Interviews

just a Moment With … Jens Bernardo Helmbaek, commercial manager at Valora Trade Beverages 1 Jun 15

Olly Wehring

This week, we speak to Jens Bernardo Helmbaek, commercial manager at Nordic wine & spirit distributor, and just-drinks subscriber, Valora Trade Beverages.


just the Answer - Illva Saronno CEO Augusto Reina 28 May 15

Lucy BritnerIllva Saronno's Disaronno Riserva

At almost 75 years old, Augusto Reina could be taking it easy on an Italian beach somewhere. Instead, he's suited, booted and every bit the man in charge. Fresh from a trip to Ireland to check on the progress of his company's joint venture, the Walsh Distillery, he's sitting in his Florio Marsala winery on the north-west coast of Sicily, ready for the big launch: Disaronno Riserva.


just the Answer - Martell's CEO & chairman, Philippe Guettat 6 May 15

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard's Cognac unit, Maison Martell, is about to celebrate its 300th anniversary. just-drinks caught up with Philippe Guettat, Martell's CEO & chairman, to discuss how the party preparations are going, why China demand is at a crossroads and what lies ahead for the unit in Africa.

just-drinks Blog

How a visit to the dentist helped Muthar Kent get ahead in business

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 26 Jun 15

Want to know how to make it to the top of the beverage business? According to Muhtar Kent, it's all about the networking.


What's on offer in the UK off-trade?

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 18 Jun 15

A red sticker to a shopper is like a red rag to a bull. And as the masses charge at the deals, UK off licences and supermarkets are finding new and novel ways to entice the herd.


Hennessy's time capsule is for the ages

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 11 Jun 15

To celebrate its 250th anniversary, Cognac brand Hennessy is trumpeting a virtual time capsule, making a parallel between it and a barrel of Cognac.

Beverage Hot Issues

Round-Up - Vinexpo 2015

Round-Up - Vinexpo 2015

Vinexpo is back in Bordeaux and so is just-drinks. Here's a round-up of our coverage of the wine and spirits event.

Pernod Ricard Capital Markets Day 2015 - Round-Up

Pernod Ricard Capital Markets Day 2015 - Round-Up

This week, Pernod Ricard hosted analysts and media at its annual Capital Markets Day, at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' coverage from the event.

International Wine Challenge 2015 - The Winners

International Wine Challenge 2015 - The Winners

In May, the International Wine Challenge released the gold medal winners for 2015. Here they are.

Round-Up - Carlsberg's Q1 Results

Round-Up - Carlsberg's Q1 Results

In May, Carlsberg released the results for the three months to the end of March. Here's a full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the numbers.

Drinks Market Research

Global rum insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer tre

Global rum insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends research

For a long time seen as something of a poor relation in the spirits world, the rum category is identified as the "next big thing" according to this latest IWSR/just-drinks report. Any future volume falls will be seen at the value end of the market, whilst at the premium end of the spectrum, the picture is far rosier. This all-new report aims to deliver the most vital category data, insights, forecasts and strategic drivers in an easy-to-use package. The very latest market forecast data and brand market shares for rum are provided, offering a short-form, visual view of the most important and interesting markets for the coming five years... Read more

Published: March 2015 - ($1500.00)


Global Beer

Published: August 2014 - ($350.00)


Global Cognac insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends research

Published: August 2014 - ($2200.00)


Global Wine Market: News and Events May 2015

Published: June 2015 - ($295.00)


Global liqueurs insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends research

Published: June 2015 - ($1500.00)


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