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Guinness: A Great Day for St James's Gate

Today's official opening of the new Guinness production facility at the brand's St James's Gate site in the centre of Dublin stands in marke...

The End of the Road for International Beer Brands?

Larry Nelson has been looking at the global brewers' numbers this month, and mulling what their report cards say about the state of internat...

Will a Change of Colour Give Guinness a Lift?

Diageo revealed its hand this week over its latest bid to boost declining Guinness sales in the US....

Focus - Diageo's FY Performance by Region, Brand

Today, Diageo reported a drop in full-year profits and sales as problems in emerging markets took their toll. Here just-drinks takes a look...

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 opens Guinness Brewhouse No 4 in Dublin 10 Sep 2014

Olly Wehring

Diageo has officially opened the upgraded production facility at its Guinness brewery in central Dublin.


Diageo launches fresh Guinness Africa push 28 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

Diageo has launched a major new campaign for Guinness in Africa, including a TV spot.


just For Subscribers - The week in drinks 15 Aug 2014

Olly Wehring

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


Diageo's Guinness Blonde American Lager 6 Aug 2014

Olly Wehring

Diageo will launch a blonde lager extension of its Guinness beer brand in the US.


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.

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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