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Cognac Rides the Recessionary Rollercoaster

A new report from just-drinks and The IWSR suggests the Cognac sector has been on something of a rollercoaster ride during the recent econom...

Cognac: Chinese Walls and Chinese Whispers

Can China – the great driver of high-end volumes for Cognac – recover its lost glories in 2015, or is that market going to drift lower?...

Comment - Beam Suntory's Big White Spaces

It's been three months since Suntory completed its purchase of Beam Inc. What better time that the summer lull for Richard Woodard to take a...

Comment - Ballantine's and the Whisky Emoji

Late last week, Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers division launched an online campaign with its Ballantine's Scotch whisky brand to create a w...

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

Swiss court dismisses absinthe GI ruling 14 Aug 2014

Olly Wehring

A legal ruling in Switzerland against absinthe producers in the country has been welcomed by the owner of the French La Fée absinthe brand.


TWE to "engage further" after US$3.2bn proposal 4 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

Treasury Wines Estates (TWE) is to open up its books after receiving an increased AUD3.4bn takeover proposal from two private-equity suitors.


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.

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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