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Preview - Constellation Brands Q4 & FY

Constellation Brands will announce its fourth-quarter and full-year results on Thursday (9 April). Here, just-drinks looks back at the wine,...

Time is Right for Refresco Gerber Exit

While unlikely to slip under the net before the year is out, Stefan Kirk from M&A practitioner Glenboden believes Refresco Gerber's sharehol...


Top Wine & Spirits Trends in the Last Ten Years

Stuart Whitwell at Intangible Business | 10 Jun 2015

Earlier today, brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and spirits brands. In this excerpt from the full report, which can be downloaded here, the company considers the consumer trends that have shaped the wine and spirits categories in the last ten years.


Focus – Brown Forman's Slane Castle Irish Whiskey

Olly Wehring | 3 Jun 2015

Late yesterday, Brown-Forman announced its entry into the Irish whiskey category through the purchase of Slane Castle Irish Whiskey Ltd


Comment - Beam Suntory's Big White Spaces

Richard Woodard | 5 Aug 2014

It's been three months since Suntory completed its purchase of Beam Inc. What better time that the summer lull for Richard Woodard to take a long, hard look at just what the Japanese group got for its US$16bn.


just the Facts – The Power 100 2014

Olly Wehring | 2 Jun 2014

Earlier today (2 June), brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and spirits brands. Here's a look at 'The Power 100', along with the methodology used to draw up the list.

Latest Interviews

Interview - Beam Suntory's EMEA president

James Wilmore | 2 Mar 2015

Formed just under a year ago, Beam Suntory is a “global whisk(e)y powerhouse,” in the words of Albert Baladi, the unit's Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) head. But, how have things progressed since Suntory's $16bn takeover of Beam Inc? What brands and regions are shining bright and where are the emerging opportunities? Here, just-drinks catches up with Baladi for his take on the present and the future for Beam Suntory.


just-drinks Interview - Irish Distillers' CEO - II

James Wilmore | 12 Sep 2013

Last week, just-drinks caught up with Irish Distillers' CEO Anna Malmhake. Part one of the interview ran on Tuesday. Here, in the second and concluding part of the interview, Malmhake discusses Irish whiskey's image, Pernod's competitors in the category and the threat of alcohol legislation in Ireland.

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Brown-Forman makes Irish whiskey play

Olly Wehring | 2 Jun 2015

Brown-Forman is the latest international spirits company to enter the Irish whiskey category, with the purchase of Slane Castle Irish Whiskey Ltd.


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Suntory eyes FY growth after strong Q1

Andy Morton | 11 May 2015

Suntory Holdings expects full-year profits to jump by a third as sales and underlying profits stayed strong in the first quarter.


Emperador Inc poised for Louis Royer move

Olly Wehring | 11 May 2015

Emperador Inc has confirmed it will make a bid for Suntory's Louis Royer Cognac brand.


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Latest blogs

Beam Inc defends "unconventional" bee campaign

Andy Morton | 28 Aug 2013

In a blog last week I highlighted Beam Inc's new campaign to raise awareness for the fight to combat a global decline in honey bee numbers.


Beam Inc risks wrong end of stick with bee poke

Andy Morton | 19 Aug 2013

Beam Inc has taken what could be described as an unusual approach to one of the most pressing environmental concerns of the day.

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