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just Five Years Ago - Belvedere Group's Bumpy Ride 23 Dec 2014

Column: just Five Years Ago

Five years ago this week, French wine and spirits group Belvédère was embroiled in legal proceedings with creditors over the amount of debt it owed. Since then, the firm - which has Bruce Willis as a minority shareholder - has endured a roller coaster of fortunes in its bid to stay afloat.


Editor's Viewpoint - Cuba-US Normalisation: Bacardi, Pernod Ricard both Winners? 18 Dec 2014

Column: Editor's Viewpoint

The announcement late yesterday that Cuba and the US have started on the road to normalised relations will be of particular interest to two spirits companies – one evicted from its home by the revolution, the other a co-owner of a rum because of the revolution.


Product Launch - Shepherd Neame's Mash Tun No.1 Ale 15 Dec 2014

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Shepherd Neame has launched a limited-edition ale to mark the centenary of its wooden mash tuns, which its claims are the last remaining ones in Britain.


International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 153: Moderate Alcohol Intake may Lower the Risk of Developing Diabetes among Obese Subjects 11 Dec 2014

Column: Critiques from the International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

A recent case-control study compared the risk of having a high level of haemoglobin A1c, a measure of hyperglycemia, and of the waist/height ratio, a measure of obesity, according to reported alcohol consumption.


Product Launch - Purity Brewing Co's Gnarly 10 Dec 2014

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Purity Brewing Co has released a limited-edition black beer in Champagne-style bottles.


Focus – Calorie Counts on Drink Labels: The Branding Implications 10 Dec 2014

Column: Focus

In the UK, the Royal Society of Public Health has called for nutritional labels - including calories - to be placed on alcoholic drinks, in order to curb the country's growing obesity epidemic.


Product Launch - Diageo's John Walker & Sons Private Collection 2015 9 Dec 2014

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Diageo is to launch a second Private Collection edition under its John Walker & Sons brand.


Product Launch - CBS Consumer Products' 2012 Klingon Bloodwine 9 Dec 2014

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

CBS Consumer Products has released a blended red wine from the Paso Robles region in California that forms part of its Star Trek wine offering in the US.


Product Launch - Myx Beverage's Myx Fusions Myxotica 9 Dec 2014

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Myx Beverage has released a limited edition, signature bottle for its Myx Fusions Myxotica flavoured wine brand.


Product Launch - Sazerac Co's Peychaud’s Whiskey Barrel-Aged Cocktail Bitters 5 Dec 2014

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

The Sazerac Co has released an extension to its Peychaud's bitters range.


Product Launch - Deep Eddy Vodka's Lemon Vodka 5 Dec 2014

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Deep Eddy is launching a lemon version of its namesake vodka in the US next month.


just the Facts - Heineken's Nigerian Breweries & Consolidated Breweries 5 Dec 2014

Column: just the Facts

Earlier today, Heineken confirmed that a plan to merge two of its Nigerian units - Nigerian Breweries and Consolidated Breweries - remains on tracks. Minority shareholders in both firms have voted in favour of the deal.


Comment - Spirits - Is the Golden Age of Rum Upon Us? 4 Dec 2014

Column: Comment - Spirits - Buxton: Banging the Dram

Long touted as the natural successor to single malt whiskies, premium and super-premium rums have yet to make a dramatic impact on consumers. Could that be about to change? Ian Buxton takes a closer look.


Product Launch - Diageo's Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co Lost Prophet 22-Year-Old 4 Dec 2014

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Diageo's Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co has lined up the US launch of the fourth addition to its range of whiskeys.


Product Launch - A. Smith Bowman Distillery's Abraham Bowman Vanilla Bean Infused Whiskey 4 Dec 2014

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

A. Smith Bowan has launched the final release in its Abraham Bowman series for 2014.


just On Call - Brown-Forman head sees "upstarts" hamper vodka pricing in US 3 Dec 2014

Column: just On Call

The CEO of Brown-Forman has flagged the growth of rival vodka “upstarts” such as Tito's Handmade Vodka as driving a “brutally competitive” vodka category in the US.


The just-drinks Interview - Panos Sarantopoulos, CEO of Remy Cointreau's liqueurs & spirits unit 3 Dec 2014

Column: The just-drinks Interview

Earlier this year, Panos Sarantopoulos was promoted by Remy Cointreau to head up its liqueurs & spirits division. Late last month, Richard Woodard travelled to France to meet him.


Comment - Beer - Trend of the Year 2014: Convergence 2 Dec 2014

Column: Comment - Beer - Nelson's Column

As the end of the year approaches, Larry Nelson looks back at the impact the craft beer segment has had on the broader beer category in 2014. The multi-national brewers' need to play in craft is no longer about simply riding the growth wave, argues Nelson, it's much more about basic survival.


just The Preview - Brown-Forman Q2 & H1 1 Dec 2014

Column: just the Preview

On Wednesday, Brown-Forman will report its second-quarter and first-half results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of October:


Product Launch - SHS Drinks' WKD Las Vegas Limited Edition 28 Nov 2014

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

SHS Drinks has lined up a new limited-edition flavour for it's WKD RTD range.


Product Launch - Diageo's Jinzu sake gin 28 Nov 2014

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Diageo has launched a new gin that uses Japanese botanicals with the addition of sake.


just the Facts - SABMiller, Coca-Cola Co, Coca-Cola Sabco form Coca-Cola Beverages Africa 28 Nov 2014

Column: just the Facts

Yesterday, SABMiller, The Coca-Cola Co and Gutsche Family Investments – the owner of Coca-Cola Sabco - announced their intention to combine their bottling operations in east and southern Africa. Here, we take a look at the finer detail of the arrangement.


Product Launch - Naranjas Che's Tarongino orange wine 28 Nov 2014

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Spanish orange grower Naranjas Che has launched an organic alcoholic wine made from oranges.


Editor's Viewpoint - Budweiser's Main Problem? It's Budweiser 27 Nov 2014

Column: Editor's Viewpoint

Last weekend, the Wall Street Journal published a fascinating article that looks at the more recent performance – or lack thereof – of Anheuser-Busch InBev's Budweiser brand in the US.


just On Call - Beer, soft drinks to stay separate - SABMiller CEO 27 Nov 2014

Column: just On Call

SABMiller's CEO has said the company will continue to operate soft drinks separate to beer, despite its new tie-up with The Coca-Cola Co.


International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 152: Specific Genetic Factors Modify the Reduction in Heart Disease Risk from Alcohol Consumption 27 Nov 2014

Column: Critiques from the International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

It has long been known that genetic and other environmental factors modify the association between alcohol consumption and a variety of diseases, especially coronary heart disease (CHD).


just the Answer: Bacardi's global category director for rums, Dmitry Ivanov 27 Nov 2014

Column: just the Answer

Dmitry Ivanov was appointed global category director for rums at Bacardi in 2012. Earlier this month, editor Olly Wehring travelled to Puerto Rico to speak to him about the company's flagship white rum brand, where it went wrong in the past and Bacardi's hopes for its broader rum range going forward.


Product Launch - Britvic's J20 Spritz 27 Nov 2014

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Britvic is to launch a lightly carbonated J20 extension as it looks to turnaround performance of the brand.


Editor's Viewpoint - When the Drink is Not the Ad 26 Nov 2014

Column: Editor's Viewpoint

I must be getting soft in my old age, but there are two drinks marketing campaigns that have recently launched, which have resonated particularly well with me. The one thing they have in common is that they both barely feature the product they are promoting – if at all.


just On Call - Britvic CEO heralds 2015 as "year of innovation" 26 Nov 2014

Column: just On Call

Britvic's CEO has said that the company's Robinsons brand will be a “big focus” for next year as it ramps up innovations across a number of products.

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