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By: Andy Morton | 10 March 2014
At the launch of an extension to Heineken's hugely successful Desperados brand two weeks ago, the brewer's UK management issued a brash come-on to rivals looking to challenge them in the so-called “spirit-beer” category. “You'd better be good,” they said.
By: Olly Wehring | 7 March 2014
Yesterday morning, I headed into London to attend an event that had been shrouded in secrecy. All I knew was that it concerned Bacardi's Martini brand and - according to the agency - would be “very, very cool”.
By: Larry Nelson | 6 March 2014
This month, Larry Nelson has a challenge for those of you with an eye on the beer category. Pencils at the ready?
By: Ian Buxton | 4 March 2014
It is almost six months until Scotland decides. Will the country vote for independence from the UK on 18 September? Ian Buxton has a few thoughts on the matter, and he's surprised that the Scotch whisky industry doesn't appear to have any.
By: Olly Wehring | 27 February 2014
On Thursday 18 September, the residents of Scotland will take to the polls to consider a question, their answer to which could have huge repercussions: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"
By: Andy Morton | 21 February 2014
When Michael Clarke makes the move from London to Sydney for Treasury Wine Estates at the end of next month, he may want to consider packing a flak jacket.
By: Olly Wehring | 21 February 2014
Here in the UK, the wine industry is mourning the passing of one of its most well-known and well-liked characters. Michael Cox, who had headed up the UK & Europe arm of trade body Wines of Chile, died yesterday. He was 62.
By: Richard Corbett | 18 February 2014
Earlier this month, The Coca-Cola Co took aim at the in-home carbonation market, through its tie-up with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. Richard Corbett surveys the battlefield.
By: Olly Wehring | 18 February 2014
For as long as I've known the firm, Pernod Ricard has always carried itself with an air of Gallic insouciance:
By: Olly Wehring | 11 February 2014
I'll freely admit to being addicted to social media. During work hours, I have to reign myself in on checking Facebook, but I forgive myself my Twitter usage while at the coal face, as sometimes – just sometimes – I use it “for work purposes”.
By: Richard Woodard | 11 February 2014
By: James Wilmore | 7 February 2014
By: Andy Morton | 6 February 2014
By: Olly Wehring | 6 February 2014
By: Chris Losh | 6 February 2014
By: Olly Wehring | 4 February 2014
By: Ray Rowlands | 4 February 2014
By: Andy Morton | 29 January 2014
By: Olly Wehring | 29 January 2014
By: Larry Nelson | 28 January 2014
By: James Wilmore | 28 January 2014
By: Ian Buxton | 27 January 2014
By: Olly Wehring | 23 January 2014
By: Richard Corbett | 23 January 2014
By: Olly Wehring | 22 January 2014
By: Olly Wehring | 20 January 2014
By: Chris Losh | 16 January 2014
By: James Wilmore | 15 January 2014
By: Olly Wehring | 15 January 2014
By: Richard Woodard | 14 January 2014