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Comment - Beer - Remembering Graham Mackay

Last month, the chairman and former CEO of SABMiller, Graham Mackay, passed away. Ahead of a memorial service in London later this week, Lar...

Diageo to keep Guinness but some assets could go

Diageo has appeared to rule out selling its Guinness brand, but other “non-core” beer and wine assets could be put on the market, according...

just the Facts - Nigeria and Diageo

Today (15 October), Diageo is hosting its annual investor conference, which this year highlights the markets in Africa. Here, just-drinks lo...

Comment - Has Arthur's Day Had Its Day?

Today (26 September) is Arthur's Day, an annual celebration of the founder of Diageo's Irish stout brand, Guinness....

Latest Interviews

The Wehring Interview - Diageo Africa president 10 Jan 2012

Olly Wehring

Late last year, Olly Wehring visited New York with Diageo, and sat down with the company's head of Africa, Nick Blazquez, for an hour. Earlier today (10 January), Diageo completed its purchase of Meta Abo in Ethiopia. Put the two together, and welcome to part one of the first Wehring interview of 2012.


The just-drinks Interview - Diageo's Head of Afric 8 Apr 2010

Michelle Russell

Late last month, Diageo and Heineken officially opened a new brewery in South Africa. Among those attending the opening ceremony were Nick Blazquez, head of Diageo Africa, and Tom de Man, president of Africa and Middle East for Heineken. In a just-drinks African special this month, we have two interviews – the first of which sees Michelle Russell sit down with Blazquez.

Latest News

Diageo bolsters Guinness Grand National tie-up 3 Apr 2014

James Wilmore

Diageo has upped its links with horse racing's annual Grand National Festival by becoming an "official" sponsor.


Diageo veteran Morgan lines up departure 14 Mar 2014

Andy Morton

A long-standing Diageo executive is to exit the company 27 years after he joined its Guinness subsidiary.


Diageo unveils new Guinness TV ad - video 13 Jan 2014

James Wilmore

Diageo is this week launching a new UK TV ad for its Guinness brand as part of its 'Made of More' campaign.


Desnoes and Geddes sells stakes in breweries 23 Dec 2013

James Wilmore

Diageo-controlled Desnoes and Geddes (D&G) has sold its minority holdings in two Caribbean breweries to Heineken for US$9.26m.


just For Subscribers - The week in drinks 22 Nov 2013

James Wilmore

Here are the ten most viewed, subscriber-only items on just-drinks this week:

Latest blogs

Guinness gaff draws a grin from Diageo's top man 20 Nov 2013

James Wilmore

Four months into his premiership at Diageo, Ivan Menezes, showed that he can cope with the odd curveball thrown at him by media.


Cameron's Smirnoff quip: A good idea? 2 Oct 2013

James Wilmore

UK Prime Minister David Cameron used Diageo's Smirnoff brand as a weapon for a spot of political retaliation during his speech at the Conservative Party conference today.

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