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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...

The Beauty of a Fresh Start for Remy Cointreau

As a former L'Oreal executive, Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet will be no stranger to makeovers. But the one she unveiled for Remy Cointreau this...


Pernod relies on Indian whiskey to crack Africa

Andy Morton | 30 Jun 2015

Pernod Ricard has started selling its Indian whiskies in sub-Saharan Africa as the company looks to double sales in the region over the next four years.


Irish Whiskey: Large Eyes, But a Small Pie?

Ian Buxton | 18 Jun 2015

The clamour in recent years to enter the Irish whiskey category suggests that the segment is poised to become the next big thing. But, with one brand dominating the sector massively, are the prospects for growth really all they're cracked up to be? Ian Buxton considers.


Top Wine & Spirits Trends in the Last Ten Years

Stuart Whitwell at Intangible Business | 10 Jun 2015

Earlier today, brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and spirits brands. In this excerpt from the full report, which can be downloaded here, the company considers the consumer trends that have shaped the wine and spirits categories in the last ten years.


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.

Latest Interviews

Martell's CEO & chairman, Philippe Guettat

Andy Morton | 6 May 2015

Pernod Ricard's Cognac unit, Maison Martell, is about to celebrate its 300th anniversary. just-drinks caught up with Philippe Guettat, Martell's CEO & chairman, to discuss how the party preparations are going, why China demand is at a crossroads and what lies ahead for the unit in Africa.


Interview - Havana Club MD

James Wilmore | 8 Apr 2015

Being based in the Cuban capital of Havana has its benefits, such as having a swimming pool in front of your office. But, for Jérôme Cottin-Bizonne, head of Havana Club International, the JV between Pernod Ricard and the Cuban government, there's little time to relax as the rum brand gears up for global growth. Here, the 41 year-old executive sits down with just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore.

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just the week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 3 Jul 2015

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.


NPD: GH Mumm Collection du Chef de Caves

Lucy Britner | 2 Jul 2015

The House of Mumm Champagne is re-releasing a limited quantity of magnums as the launch offering for its new Collection du Chef de Caves.


Pernod Ricard allays Havana Club shortage fears

Andy Morton | 30 Jun 2015

Pernod Ricard has said the company will have enough Havana Club for its core German market even if the US drops an import ban on the rum brand.


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Olly Wehring | 30 Jun 2015

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Olly Wehring | 29 Jun 2015

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TWE, Pernod hail China-Aus FTA

Andy Morton | 26 Jun 2015

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) and Pernod Ricard have welcomed the signing of a new China-Australia free trade agreement, which will end excise duty on Australian wine imports to the Asian country.


just the week in - Spirits & Wine

Lucy Britner | 26 Jun 2015

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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Olly Wehring | 25 Jun 2015

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Pernod Ricard appoints Absolut Vodka VP

Lucy Britner | 25 Jun 2015

Pernod Ricard's Absolut Co has promoted Anna Schreil, director of product development, realisation & R&D, to the post of VP operations, which includes managing the production of Absolut vodka.


Pernod Ricard confirms new India head

Lucy Britner | 24 Jun 2015

Pernod Ricard has confirmed that Guillaume Girard-Reydet, currently managing director of Pernod Ricard Wyborowa, and of Central Europe, will be appointed managing director of Pernod Ricard India.


"Bumpy road" ahead for Scotch

Andy Morton | 22 Jun 2015

Scotch whisky has a “bumpy road” ahead of it but the long-term outlook remains healthy, the head of Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers has said.


Cuba makes Havana Club plea

Keith Nuthall | 22 Jun 2015

The Cuban government has called on the United States to allow the Franco-Cuban Havana Club Holding to sell its product into America, claiming that the import ban continues to breach World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules.


Pernod readies annual, limited edition Beefeater

Olly Wehring | 22 Jun 2015

Pernod Ricard has launched a global, annual, limited edition pack concept for its Beefeater gin brand.


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Olly Wehring | 18 Jun 2015

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Olly Wehring | 17 Jun 2015

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Olly Wehring | 16 Jun 2015

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Pernod Ricard releases LGBT Absolut bottle

Olly Wehring | 16 Jun 2015

Pernod Ricard has started the global roll-out of a rainbow bottle for its Absolut vodka brand, designed to “celebrate Absolut's legacy within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) community”.


Wine giants clash over tax reform in Australia

Lucy Britner | 12 Jun 2015

Pernod Ricard and Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) have urged Australia’s federal government to "significantly reform" the wine tax system - a move that has reportedly been opposed by Accolade.


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Olly Wehring | 8 Jun 2015

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NPD - Pernod Ricard's Oak by Absolut

Andy Morton | 8 Jun 2015

Inspired by bartenders who were ageing their own cocktails, Oak by Absolut is Absolut vodka rested in oak to produce a "smooth and subtlety smoky flavour, with notes of vanilla and caramel".


just the week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 5 Jun 2015

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.

Latest blogs

Hennessy's time capsule is for the ages

Lucy Britner | 11 Jun 2015

To celebrate its 250th anniversary, Cognac brand Hennessy is trumpeting a virtual time capsule, making a parallel between it and a barrel of Cognac.


A meaty Malbec? Pernod Ricard uncorks Graffigna 'London Steak Awards'

James Wilmore | 6 Mar 2015

Perhaps because it's a Friday and I'm a bit hungry, but Pernod Ricard's idea to launch a 'London Steak Awards' backed by its Argentinian wine brand Graffigna seems like clever marketing.

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