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The real stars behind supermarkets' Scotch success 25 Jul 14

There was a big focus on supermarkets and their Scotch offerings this week when a couple of own-brand malts scooped top awards at the International Wines and Spirits Competition (IWSC)...


Coca-Cola Co steps out of the past with new UK home 17 Jul 14

Last night, The Coca-Cola Co's UK division celebrated moving in to its stylish new central London headquarters with a barbecue on its roof-top terrace...


Westons competition lands Peter the story of his life 10 Jul 14

Peter Hardee claims he drinks Henry Westons Vintage Cider because it's just like himself - “nice and mature”...


The man with the golden lager - is Bond still working for Heineken? 8 Jul 14

It has been about two years since Heineken sponsored the 23rd James Bond movie, Skyfall. Remember when the brewer scored a huge marketing coup by arranging a scene in which the British super spy takes a break from saving the world with a cold glass of Heineken lager?..


Bowmore a smash hit in royal ship launch 4 Jul 14

Part of a sainted tradition or a waste of a perfectly good whisky? That was the question some may have been asking when Queen Elizabeth II launched the Royal Navy's newest vessel in Scotland today (4 July)...


Will grey sky thinking lead to broccoli beverage boom? 20 Jun 14

A joint US and Chinese study released this week found that a tea made with broccoli sprouts helps the body to break down and expunge high levels of the chemical benzene...


US anti-obesity groups fight to lose in publicity scramble 19 Jun 14

Health groups in California this week failed in a bid to force sugary drinks to carry health warnings after the state assembly voted against legislation...


No punches pulled in low-abv wine review 13 Jun 14

A review of low-abv and low-calorie wine brands in UK national newspaper The Guardian yesterday (12 June) suggests producers still have much to do if they want the growing category to stick around...


It's the World Cup and drinks are having a ball 12 Jun 14

The FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil today (12 June), and to honour the occasion just-drinks is digging out its non-specific national team scarf and giving a big Mexican wave to the granddaddy of the sporting calender...


France's southern winegrowers vie for award - and respect 5 Jun 14

Among the bustle of - in my opinion - a rejuvenated London Wine Fair yesterday was a competition to honour the best wines of France's Languedoc-Roussillon region...

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