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Bottles that tell you when they are open

Anti-counterfeiting measures have been around for a while, and various closures have appeared on the market to stop empty bottles from being...

Comment - What on Earth is a Liqueur?

When you look at the way the various spirits categories are defined, you'd be forgiven for concluding that the liqueurs segment comprises 'e...


just the Facts – The Power 100 2015

Olly Wehring | 10 Jun 2015

Earlier today (10 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.


Preview: Tax Free World Association Exhibition '14

Joe Bates | 23 Oct 2014

There should be a celebratory atmosphere in Cannes when this year’s TFWA World Exhibition kicks off on Sunday (26 October). After all, it’s the trade show’s 30th anniversary this year and organiser TFWA is putting on a number of events to mark the occasion, most notably a mass Charity Run along the Cannes Croisette.


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.


Diageo dips in Q3 as China still chokes

James Wilmore | 17 Apr 2014

“Disappointing” was how one analyst group described Diageo's trading update today. That sentiment has since been reflected on the London Stock Exchange.

Latest Interviews

Interview - CEO of Brown-Forman

Ben Cooper | 13 Dec 2012

Earlier this year, Ben Cooper met the CEO of Brown-Forman, Paul Varga, in the company's heartland, the US. In the first instalment of this two-part interview, the two look at Brown-Forman's position in the drinks industry, its portfolio of spirits brands and its prospects and ambitions in the emerging markets.


Interview - Bruichladdich's CEO Simon Coughlin

Andy Morton | 20 Nov 2012

Two months ago, French spirits and Champagne firm Remy Cointreau paid GBP58m (US$90.3m) for Islay Scotch maker Bruichladdich.

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Rémy Cointreau eyes recovery after Q4 bounceback

Richard Woodard | 15 Apr 2015

Rémy Cointreau saw full-year sales decline by more than 6% in its most recent fiscal year, but the Rémy Martin Cognac brand bounced back, thanks to a late recovery in China.


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Lucas Bols hits trading floor at EUR15.75

Olly Wehring | 4 Feb 2015

Lucas Bols has confirmed an opening price of EUR15.75 per share for its IPO.


just the Week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 28 Nov 2014

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


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just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

James Wilmore | 13 Dec 2013

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


Rémy issues FY warning after H1 profits drop

Andy Morton | 26 Nov 2013

Rémy Cointreau has warned of a double-digit fall in full-year operating profits as a Cognac slowdown in China hit its half-year results.


just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

James Wilmore | 22 Nov 2013

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


Remy hands staff share windfall in M&A "absence"

Andy Morton | 20 Nov 2013

Remy Cointreau has handed out shares worth EUR20.3m (US$27.4m) to its staff because of a lack of upcoming acquisitions.


Product Launch - St-Rémy with French Honey

James Wilmore | 15 Nov 2013

Rémy Cointreau has launched what it claims is "one of the world's first honey-flavoured French liqueurs" into global Travel Retail.


Flor de Caña Centenario 25

Andy Morton | 12 Nov 2013

Compañía Licorera de Nicaragua has launched a Travel Retail-exclusive expression of its Flor de Caña rum.


Russian Standard hands Zubrówka to Lixir

Andy Morton | 8 Nov 2013

Russian Standard acquisition Central European Distribution Corporation has appointed Lixir to distribute its Polish vodka brand Zubrówka across France.


Altia CEO "extremely happy" with Larsen inventory

Andy Morton | 6 Nov 2013

The CEO of Altia Corporation has said he is “extremely happy” with the inventory of Larsen Cognac, though admitted previous owner Rémy Cointreau did keep some stock for itself.


Pernod, Diageo off-trade US Scotch volumes soar

Andy Morton | 29 Oct 2013

Pernod Ricard and Diageo's Scotch whisky brands continue to post surging volumes growth in the US off-trade, according to the latest AC Nielsen figures.


Rémy Martin Coupe Shanghai 1903

Andy Morton | 18 Oct 2013

Rémy Cointreau has released a new Cognac that harks back to Shanghai's time as “the Pearl of the Orient”.


Q2 drags Remy Cointreau H1 sales further down

Olly Wehring | 17 Oct 2013

A tough second quarter has sent Remy Cointreau's half-year sales further into the red.


Islay to get ninth Scotch whisky distillery

Olly Wehring | 20 Sep 2013

A new whisky distillery is set to be built on the western Scottish island of Islay.

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