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Comment - Beer - When Self-Regulation Goes Wrong

This month, Larry Nelson has spotted a flaw in the drinks industry's regulation of its own products....

Comment - UK Alcohol Policy is All Bluff & Bluster

The UK's Coalition Government is showing every sign of being stumped by the country's love affair with the bottle, not that the industry is...

Focus - Drinkaware and Alcohol Education

Over the past two years, the name Drinkaware has become a familiar feature on drinks labels in the UK. Drinkaware’s chief executive Chris So...

Latest Interviews

The just-drinks Interview - Portman Group CEO 23 May 2014

James Wilmore

Henry Ashworth has faced plenty of challenges since taking the reins at the Portman Group in 2011. Dealing with the fall-out from decisions by the group's independent complaints panel and the ever-agitating UK health lobby means life is rarely dull. Here, Ashworth talks to just-drinks' deputy editor James Wilmore about the watchdog's work, and a certain Scottish brewer.


just the Answer - Drinkaware CEO, Chris Sorek 1 Nov 2011

Olly Wehring

To coincide with tomorrow's forum on responsible drinking in the UK, this month's 'just the Answer' sees Olly Wehring tackle the CEO of Drinkaware, Chris Sorek.

Latest News

just the Week in - Spirits & Wine 31 Oct 2014

Olly Wehring

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.


EXCLUSIVE - Mast-Jaegermeister, TWE join watchdog 27 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

Mast-Jägermeister and Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) have joined UK drinks industry watchdog, The Portman Group, just-drinks can reveal.


Sharp fall in UK alcohol-related crime 1 Sep 2014

James Wilmore

Alcohol-related violent crime in the UK fell by 32% in the past 10 years, while the population is becoming less tolerant to anti-social behaviour, according to latest studies.


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.


"Irresponsible" Four Loko falls foul of UK rules 28 Feb 2014

Andy Morton

Phusion Projects is facing fresh criticism over its Four Loko brand after the UK's industry watchdog ruled that the alcoholic drink's name breached packaging rules.

Latest blogs

Jaegermeister shot culture in Portman Group firing line? 27 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

Today's news that German spirits firm Mast-Jägermeister has joined UK responsible drinking organisation The Portman Group may raise eyebrows in some quarters.

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