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Preview - TFWA Asia Pacific 2014

On Sunday (11 May), the Asia Pacific leg of Tax Free World Association's exhibition series kicks off. The event takes place against a backdr...

Preview - TFWA World Exhibition 2013

Ahead of this year's Tax Free World Association World Exhibition, which returns to Cannes next week, Joe Bates considers the travel retail l...


just the Facts - Nigeria and Diageo

Olly Wehring | 15 Oct 2013

Today (15 October), Diageo is hosting its annual investor conference, which this year highlights the markets in Africa. Here, just-drinks looks at Nigeria, its beverage alcohol landscape and Diageo's presence in the country.


ISC Trophy Winners 2013 I

Olly Wehring | 25 Jul 2013

Last week, the International Spirits Challenge all of its gold medal and trophy-winning spirits brands for 2013. Here is the list of brandy, gin, liqueurs, rum, tequila and vodka winners.


ISC Trophy Winners 2013 III

Olly Wehring | 25 Jul 2013

Last week, the International Spirits Challenge announced the full list of gold medal and trophy-winning spirits brands for 2013. Here is the list of world whisk(e)y winners.


IWSC Spirits Winners 2013 V

Olly Wehring | 24 Jul 2013

Earlier today (24 July), the International Wine & Spirit Competition released the list of full winners for spirits for 2013. Here is the list of trophy winners, and the nominees for spirits producer categories.

Latest Interviews

Interview: Distell Vineyards & Estates' CEO

Olly Wehring | 20 Nov 2014

Earlier this year, South African multi-category drinks producer Distell set up a unit specifically for its higher-end wine portfolio. The CEO of Distell Vineyards & Estates, Carina Gous, spoke to just-drinks earlier this year about the new division, its plans abroad and the prospects for the broader South African wine category going forward.


Interview - WoSA chief executive

James Wilmore | 25 Sep 2014

Siobhan Thompson joined Wines of South Africa 11 months ago after joining from drinks firm Distell. just-drinks deputy editor James Wilmore talks to Thompson about the challenges she has faced in 2014 and the opportunities for South African wine in Asia and the rest of Africa.

Latest News

Distell takes Bain's whisky to the US

Lucy Britner | 2 Jul 2015

Distell is to launch its South African grain whisky Bain's in the US.


Distell rolls out global Scottish Leader whisky ad

Lucy Britner | 11 Jun 2015

Distell is set to roll out its first global ad campaign for Scottish Leader whisky since it took ownership of the brand in 2013.


just a While Ago - On 9 June in...

Olly Wehring | 9 Jun 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Cellar Trends takes Angostura UK distribution

Lucy Britner | 29 May 2015

Cellar Trends is to undertake all UK sales, distribution and marketing for Angostura Bitters and rums, starting 1 July.


Distell appoints head wine maker

Lucy Britner | 27 May 2015

Former Nederburg cellar master Razvan Macici has been promoted to parent company Distell's newly-created role of head wine maker.


NPD: Burn Stewart's Deanston, Ledaig 18-Year-Olds

Olly Wehring | 11 May 2015

Burn Stewart Distillers has released two permanent, 18-year-old additions to its Scotch whisky portfolio.


just a While Ago - On 13 April in...

Olly Wehring | 13 Apr 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Tilaknagar silent over brands sale to Distell

James Wilmore | 24 Mar 2015

Tilaknagar Industries has declined to comment on speculation that it is looking to sell some of its brands to South Africa’s Distell Group, but admitted it is still eyeing tie-ups.


just a While Ago - On 6 January in...

Olly Wehring | 6 Jan 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


just the Week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 21 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.


Product Launch - Distell's Bunnahabhain Ceobanach

James Wilmore | 10 Nov 2014

Distell's Scotch whisky unit, Burn Stewart, has announced the launch of a limited expression from its Bunnahabhain distillery in Islay.


just the Week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 10 Oct 2014

Here's the 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.


Distell completes IBC takeover

Andy Morton | 6 Oct 2014

Distell Group has taken full control of US importer and distributor International Beverage Company (IBC) for an undisclosed fee.


just the Week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 26 Sep 2014

Here's the 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.


WoSA chief admits "challenging" year

James Wilmore | 25 Sep 2014

The head of Wines of South Africa has admitted it has been a “challenging” time in her first 11 months in the job, but believes the trade group is making progress in highlighting the growing quality of the country's wines.


Distell chases larger share of SA premium wine

Olly Wehring | 8 Sep 2014

Distell is looking to increase sales of its higher-end wine offerings in export markets, particularly the UK.


Distell FY boosted by weak rand

James Wilmore | 26 Aug 2014

Strong sales in its export markets and a weak South African rand has helped Distell deliver a double-digit rise in full-year revenue.


Product Launch - Distell's Nederburg 56 Hundred

James Wilmore | 26 Aug 2014

Distell has added a new range to its Nederburg wine portfolio.


Distell extends Black Bottle black bottle roll-out

Olly Wehring | 5 Aug 2014

Distell's Burn Stewart Distillers Scotch whisky division is set to roll out updated packaging for its Black Bottle blended whisky brand.


Distell teams with TV farmer on Nederburg UK push

James Wilmore | 29 Jul 2014

Distell is launching a new UK TV ad campaign for its Nederburg wine brand, featuring TV presenter and farmer Jimmy Doherty.


CL Financial's Amaro di Angostura

Olly Wehring | 21 Jul 2014

CL Financial's House of Angostura unit has lined up the US launch of an Amaro liqueur under the Angostura brand name.


Distell to take 26% stake in spirits firm KHEAL

James Wilmore | 18 Jul 2014

Distell Group is to acquire a 26% stake in Kenyan spirits firm KWA Holding East Africa Limited (KHEAL) for KES860m (US$9.8m).

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