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just the Facts – The Power 100 2013

24 May 2013

Earlier this week, brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's spirits brands. Here's a look at the top ten, along with the methodology used to draw up 'The Power 100'.

The just-drinks Interview - Dan Jago, UK & group wine director at Tesco - Part I

21 May 2013

To coincide with this week's London International Wine Fair, just-drinks managed to secure some time yesterday (20 May) with Dan Jago, the UK and group wine director for Tesco. In the first of this two-part interview, we look at Jago's time in the wine industry, Tesco's relationship with the wine consumer in the UK, and the 'E' word.

Comment - Wine - Losh's Chris-tal Ball - Part II

15 January 2013

After last week's look at what the first six months of 2013 has in store for the wine industry, Chris Losh considers the second half of the year. Prepare yourself for yet more insight and analysis from our resident wine bard.

Sustainability in Wine - Part II: Corporate Leadership

26 November 2012

Part two of this four-part management briefing on environmental sustainability in the wine sector looks at how the larger players play their part.

Product Launch - UK: Diageo's Blossom Hill Smooth and Spicy red, Fresh and Juicy white

5 November 2012

Diageo's Blossom Hill Smooth and Spicy red, Fresh and Juicy white

ESTONIA/UK: Baltic Beer Company switches Viru distributors

21 August 2012

Baltic Beer Company has confirmed changes of distribution for its Viru beer brand in the UK and the US.

Comment - Wine - Off-Trade a Turn-Off for the On-Trade

12 June 2012

The barrier between the on-trade and the off-trade for wine companies is so high as to be insurmountable. But, Chris Losh argues, its very presence is blocking a lucrative opportunity.

just The Facts - Minimum pricing on alcohol in Scotland

18 May 2012

On Monday, the Scottish government confirmed it will set a minimum price of GBP0.50 (US$0.80) per unit of alcohol.

UK: New Matthew Clark arm to take on Gruppo Campari distribution

4 May 2012

Gruppo Campari is set transfer its UK distribution to Matthew Clark, according to current distributor Cellar Trends.

Comment - Wine - Minimum Pricing: For Richer, For Poorer?

17 April 2012

The spectre of minimum pricing for alcohol took physical form in the UK last month. Chris Losh is confused, however: Will the poor get hit harder than the richer in UK society? And, if so, will the move really achieve the desired aim?

UK: Diageo targets summer boost for Blossom Hill rose range

29 March 2012

Diageo has launched a GBP1.2m (US$1.9m) Summer advertising campaign in the UK for its Blossom Hill wine brand.

UK: Pernod Ricard serves up Jacob's Creek promos for Wimbledon

7 June 2011

Pernod Ricard is looking to capitalise on Jacob's Creek's position as the official wine brand of the Wimbledon tennis tournament in the UK.

Product Launch - UK: Blossom Hill Vineyard Collection

2 March 2011

The Blossom Hill Vineyard Collection from Diageo's wine subsidiary, Percy Fox.

GLOBAL: E&J Gallo Winery hails family ownership

22 February 2011

E&J Gallo Winery's vice president of marketing has extolled the virtues of family-owned companies in the wine industry.

just The Preview - Pernod Ricard Q2 & H1

16 February 2011

Pernod Ricard will report results for its fiscal second quarter and first half tomorrow (17 February). Here, just-drinks brings you highlights of the company's news in the three months to the end of December.

just the Preview - Diageo H1

9 February 2011

Diageo is set to report its second quarter and half-year results tomorrow (10 February). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the highs and lows for Diageo over its second fiscal quarter, the final three months of calendar 2010.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

15 October 2010

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

UK: Pernod Ricard replaces Diageo in Wimbledon wine deal

12 October 2010

Diageo and Pernod Ricard have swapped places at Wimbledon, with Pernod's Jacob's Creek wine brand replacing Diageo's Blossom Hill as the official wine of the tennis tournament.

UK: Diageo gives Blossom Hill extra Wimbledon push

27 May 2010

Diageo has set up a GBP1m (US$1.5m) tennis-based promotional push in the UK for its Blossom Hill wine brand.

just-drinks LIWF & Distil 2010 - Diary - 14 May

14 May 2010

Coming up at this year's London International Wine Fair & Distil…

UK: Percy Fox teams with Matthew Clark in UK on-trade

10 May 2010

Diageo's wine business in the UK, Percy Fox, has set up an on-trade distribution agreement with Matthew Clark in the country.

just-drinks LIWF & Distil 2010 - Diary - 4 May

4 May 2010

Coming up at this year's London International Wine & Spirits Fair…

Product Launch - UK: Diageo's Blossom Hill Californian Pinot Grigio

25 February 2010

Diageo's Blossom Hill Californian Pinot Grigio

UK: Casella's Yellow Tail shifts to Percy Fox from Off Piste

12 February 2010

Casella Wines has switched distribution partners in the UK for the Yellow Tail wine brand, plumping for Diageo's Percy Fox & Co over Off Piste Wines.

Product Launch – UK: Diageo's Blossom Hill Limited Edition White Zinfandel

19 October 2009

Diageo's Blossom Hill Limited Edition White Zinfandel

UK: Diageo gives Blossom Hill TV, radio push

12 August 2009

Diageo has readied an advertising campaign for its Blossom Hill wine brand in the UK.

Research - Tuning into younger mindset no easy task for wine

23 July 2009

Appealing to younger consumers may be vital in ensuring a healthy future for the wine sector but it is easier said than done. New research from Wine Intelligence which segments the wine market into six different consumer groups underlines why the youth market is a tough one for wine marketers to crack. Ben Cooper reports.

just-drinks LIWF & Distil 2009 - Diary - 1 May

1 May 2009

Coming up at this year's London International Wine & Spirits Fair…

UK: Cheap beer offer sparks industry backlash

7 January 2009

UK pub chain JD Wetherspoon has come under fire from industry rivals following its decision to offer a GBP0.99 (US$1.44) pint.

UK: JD Wetherspoon slashes price of pint

5 January 2009

UK pub chain JD Wetherspoon is cutting the price of a pint of beer to GBP0.99 (US$1.44) as part of new discounts for 2009.

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