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Editor's Viewpoint - Spirits in China: The Blip is Here to Stay

By: Olly Wehring | 17 April 2014

I'm calling it, people. Today is the day that I feel confident enough to conclude that the China 'crisis' is not a blip.

Comment - Beer - Craft Beer: A Success By Any Definition

By: Larry Nelson | 15 April 2014

As just-drinks publishes its latest on-trend report, which focuses on the craft beer sub-category, Larry Nelson ponders the future for the segment in its biggest market, the US.

PepsiCo will release its full-year results on ThursdayComment - PepsiCo Gets Real as Diet Declines Force Natural Focus

By: Andy Morton | 14 April 2014

When The Coca-Cola Co releases its first-quarter results tomorrow, we can be all but certain they will contain more bad news for US diet sodas.

Editor's Viewpoint - Appointing a CEO: Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number

By: Olly Wehring | 14 April 2014

How long is a satisfactory term for a CEO? Of course, there's two answers to this question: One if the company is publicly-listed, the other if it's a privately-held firm. Then, of course, there is the small matter of how the company – irrespective of ownership structure – is performing.

Ray Rowlands can see both sides of the PepsiCo spin-off rowComment - Soft Drinks & Water - PepsiCo: Time to Split?

By: Ray Rowlands | 10 April 2014

Last month, Nelson Peltz of Trian Fund Management sent a 37-page letter to PepsiCo's board urging it to spin off, what he described as, its struggling beverage business. Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd looks at the pros and cons of such a monumental undertaking and draws his own conclusions.

Carlsberg is hoping the drink will prove an alternative to alcopops Comment - Will Carlsberg's Leap into Lemons Prove Bitter?

By: James Wilmore | 9 April 2014

Carlsberg's unveiling yesterday (8 April) of a new alcoholic lemon drink strikes me as a bold, rather odd and - dare I say - slightly desperate move.

TWE appointed Clarke in FebruaryComment - A Praiseworthy Performance From Treasury Wine Estates' New CEO?

By: Andy Morton | 9 April 2014

When news broke in February that Michael Clark was to move to Australia to lead Treasury Wine Estates, I advised the Englishman to pack a flak jacket.

David Beckham, (probably not) yesterdayEditor's Viewpoint - Single Grain Scotch Scores with Diageo Beckham Tie-Up

By: Olly Wehring | 9 April 2014

As one would expect, yesterday's news that Diageo is teaming up with model/team franchise investor/Jaguar brand ambassador/'celebrity' husband/retired footballer David Beckham got the wires burning red hot. So much so, that the partnership even warranted a kicking from alcohol issue charity Alcohol Concern this morning.

Comment - Wine - Old World Problems Proffer New World Opportunity

By: Chris Losh | 8 April 2014

In recent years, the wine producers from the Old World have struggled with weak harvests. The issue has provided a perfect opportunity for the New World to make hay. But, how successful have the likes of Argentina, Australia, Chile and New Zealand been? Chris Losh takes a look.

Vineyard property prices in Oregon remain attractive Comment - Wine - Oregon Moves from Cottage Wine Industry to Mainstream

By: James Wilmore | 7 April 2014

Foley Family Wines' first acquisition in Oregon, announced last week, is a reminder of the growing stature of the US state among wine producers and consumers alike.

Comment - Cider - Education the Key to Global Success

By: James Wilmore | 27 March 2014

Comment - Spirits - Brand Loyalty? Let's Be Friends

By: Richard Woodard | 27 March 2014

Comment - Spirits - Are We Running Out of Casks?

By: Ian Buxton | 25 March 2014

Comment - Wine - Pushing the Moderate Message

By: Chris Losh | 11 March 2014

Comment - "Speers" and the Near-Beer Revolution

By: Andy Morton | 10 March 2014

Comment - Beer - BrewDog: Publicity Hounds

By: Larry Nelson | 6 March 2014

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