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just the Facts – The Power 100 2015

Earlier today (10 June), brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and s...

No Starting of Engines for Treasury

With Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co returning to Melbourne with an improved offer for Treasury Wine Estates, and the Australian wine company n...


just the Facts – The Power 100 2014

Olly Wehring | 2 Jun 2014

Earlier today (2 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.


When Companies Disagree

Olly Wehring | 20 Mar 2014

Unless it's you that is in the middle of the melee, there's nothing more thrilling than a good old street fight; be it in the playground, in a bar, in the street... . As the two (usually) men circle each other, fists raised and ready to wade in, it gets everyone's juices going, doesn't it?


Focus - Pernod Ricard's H1 performance

Andy Morton | 13 Feb 2014

Today, Pernod Ricard released its half-year results, which showed single-digit drops in sales and net profits. Here is a closer look at the company's performance by region and by brand.


Analysis - Rival bids for Beam Inc unlikely

Andy Morton | 13 Jan 2014

Suntory's proposed US$16bn takeover of Beam Inc is the first publicly-acknowledged attempt to buy the pure-play spirits company since it was formed out of Fortune Brands in 2011. But will it be the first and only chapter in this story?

Latest Interviews

Pernod's brand director for gin, JC Iglesias

Andy Morton | 25 Nov 2013

JC Iglesias took over as brand director of Pernod Ricard's gin brand, Beefeater, in August this year after a switch from marketing the company's brown spirits portfolio in the US. In his first interview since taking on his new role, he tells just-drinks why he wants to take gin to a completely new market, what a wider Beefeater portfolio could do and that there really is a gin boom going on out there.


Interview - Pernod Ricard's deputy CEO & COO

Olly Wehring | 30 May 2013

Earlier this week, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring visited Beijing to cover Pernod Ricard's latest Capital Market Day. While there, Olly spoke to Alexandre Ricard, the company's deputy CEO & COO, in his first interview since it was announced he would become CEO of Pernod in 2015.

Latest News

just a While Ago - On 15 June in...

Olly Wehring | 15 Jun 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Pernod Ricard's Tormore 14 Year Old, 16 Year Old

Olly Wehring | 6 Mar 2014

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin division of Pernod Ricard, has launched Tormore 14 Year Old and Tormore 16 Year Old in France.


Pernod Ricard recruits Absolut GTR director

Olly Wehring | 2 Jan 2014

Pernod Ricard has appointed a replacement for the recently-departed director for Global Travel Retail at its The Absolut Co unit.


Former Seagram chief Edgar Bronfman Sr dies

James Wilmore | 23 Dec 2013

The former head of drinks giant Seagram, Edgar Bronfman Sr, has died aged 84.


Tilaknagar confirms interest in IFP Agro brands

Andy Morton | 17 Dec 2013

Tilaknagar Industries has confirmed it is looking at “certain brands” of IFB Agro, but added that no “conclusive” deal has been made.


Tequila Avion's Avion Tequila Stout

Andy Morton | 17 Dec 2013

Tequila Avion has teamed up with the Heartland Brewery to produce another Tequila-infused beer.


The Glenlivet The Guardians’ Chapter

Andy Morton | 12 Dec 2013

Pernod Ricard's next expression from its Glenlivet stable has been chosen by an online vote.


Pernod launches latest Martell global TV ad

Olly Wehring | 10 Dec 2013

Pernod Ricard has readied a global television advert for its Martell Cognac brand.


Pernod Ricard calls tune on Tequila education

Andy Morton | 25 Nov 2013

Pernod Ricard has enlisted a French rock band to educate consumers on its Olmeca Altos agave Tequila brand.


just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

James Wilmore | 22 Nov 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:


just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

James Wilmore | 15 Nov 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:


Pernod eyes US growth with wine unit shake-up

Andy Morton | 13 Nov 2013

Pernod Ricard's US arm has appointed a new head of wine and champagnes as part of a wider personnel shake-up.


Russian Standard hands Zubrówka to Lixir

Andy Morton | 8 Nov 2013

Russian Standard acquisition Central European Distribution Corporation has appointed Lixir to distribute its Polish vodka brand Zubrówka across France.


Pernod Winemakers unveils new comms chief

Andy Morton | 8 Nov 2013

Pernod Ricard Winemakers, the group's premium wine unit, has appointed a new global marketing and communications director.


Corby stresses Pernod link with name, logo change

Andy Morton | 7 Nov 2013

Corby Distilleries has changed its name and logo to “reflect" its partnership with Pernod Ricard, the majority-owner of the company.


Pernod gets shareholder nod for dividend payment

Olly Wehring | 7 Nov 2013

Pernod Ricard’s shareholders have approved the company's cash dividend for the last fiscal year, and have voted in favour of maintaining the firm's chairperson.


Pernod Ricard changes wine unit name

Andy Morton | 31 Oct 2013

Pernod Ricard has inserted its company name into the new moniker for its Australia-based wine unit.


Pernod unveils new Ballantine's ad - video

Andy Morton | 30 Oct 2013

Pernod Ricard has launched a new global TV ad for its Ballantine's Scotch whisky.


Pernod, Diageo off-trade US Scotch volumes soar

Andy Morton | 29 Oct 2013

Pernod Ricard and Diageo's Scotch whisky brands continue to post surging volumes growth in the US off-trade, according to the latest AC Nielsen figures.


just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

Olly Wehring | 25 Oct 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:


Pernod Ricard's Absolut Chicago

Andy Morton | 14 Oct 2013

Pernod Ricard has launched its latest Absolut vodka edition inspired by a US city.


Pernod Ricard opens Pernod Absinthe distillery

Olly Wehring | 7 Oct 2013

Pernod Ricard is set to inaugurate a new distillery for its Pernod Absinthe spirits brand in France.

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.


IWSC plays fair for white spirits as Scotch and poetry flows

Andy Morton | 19 Jan 2015

At a Burns Night supper in Kings Cross last week, the team from the International Wines and Spirits Competition were letting their hair down.

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