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Pernod's Portman Group penalty - a coincidence?

Pernod Ricard has become the latest company to clash with the Portman Group, the UK's drinks industry watchdog....

Cognac plays the waiting game in China

When Cognac producers were beginning to realise the full impact of falling demand in China last year, Pernod Ricard's MD of finance, Gilles...

TWE changes "irrespective of ownership" - CEO

Treasury Wine Estates' CEO has refused to rule out a takeover, telling reporters that new changes to company structure will happen “independ...

Analysis: What would independence mean for Scotch?

When just-drinks managing editor Olly Wehring asked a selection of leading Scotch whisky companies for their views on Scottish independence,...

Latest Interviews

just the Answer: Pernod Ricard's Nick Blacknell 14 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

Earlier this year, the Worshipful Company of Distillers held a lively debate in London on the future of rum. Afterwards, just-drinks spoke to Nick Blacknell, Havana Club's international marketing director for Pernod Ricard, to discuss digital, diversity and the debate's motion “The future for rum lies with connoisseurs not clubbers”.

Interview - Pernod Ricard Sub-Saharan Africa MD 6 Jun 2014

Olly Wehring

After 18 years in Latin America, Laurent Pillet moved to sub-Saharan Africa in 2011 to head up Pernod Ricard's operations in the region. At the French company's Capital Markets Day this week, just-drinks sat down with Pillet to discuss the past, present and future for Pernod in the region.

Latest News

C&C Group steps down as Portman Group funder 17 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

C&C Group has left UK drinks industry watchdog the Portman Group after three-and-a-half years as a paying member.

Pernod Ricard swings at Portman Group 16 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

The UK unit of Pernod Ricard has accused watchdog The Portman Group of “using a sledgehammer to crack a nut” in its ruling against the Pernod spirit brand.

Fake Jacob's Creek reports 'factually incorrect' 16 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

Pernod Ricard has moved to clarify reports of counterfeit Jacob's Creek circulating in the UK and claimed there has been no “significant seizures” for two years.

Pernod Ricard's Midleton Very Rare 2014 15 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers division is set to release this year's iteration of the Midleton Very Rare line.

Pernod takes 84% stake in Avion Spirits 11 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard has increased its share in Tequila joint-venture Avion Spirits to 84%.

Latest blogs

Whisky and the Windsors - a right royal pairing 27 May 2014

Andy Morton

The UK's rock star royals Will and Kate are set to give their son George his first taste of Scotch whisky this week. Not literally, of course.

Pernod's US top man talks Christmas and cocktails 10 Dec 2013

James Wilmore

The US is an increasingly key battleground for global wine and spirits producers over the Christmas period. In an interview with Fox Business last week, Pernod Ricard's US chief, Brian Fry, revealed that the unit sells a third of its annual Champagne volumes between October and December.

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