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just Five Years Ago: US wine consumption

Five years ago this week, the US was forecast to become the world's largest wine-consuming market by 2010....

Comment - Amorim, O-I and Helix: Turning the Screw

Chris Losh may not have been the biggest fan of Amorim, but the company's launch of the screwtop-style cork closure last month has Losh slig...

Comment - Wehring's Way - Helix: A Corking Idea?

Olly Wehring | 18 Jun 2013

Even though everyone who is anyone in the wine world is busy at VinExpo in Bordeaux this week, there's still been quite an online hubbub over the last couple of days following the unveiling of new wine closure Helix yesterday morning.

Comment - Farewell LIWF, Hello London Wine Fair

Olly Wehring | 8 May 2013

The writing has been on the wall for a while now for the London International Wine Fair. And, yesterday, the event's organisers, Brintex, confirmed what many had long expected: The wine fair is down-grading in both focus and size.

Analysis - The E-Guide to Selling Wine in China

Chris Mercer | 26 Apr 2013

China's emerging wine consumers are "wired to the gills", and it already looks as if any prospective exporters to the country will need to make the internet a central part of their strategy.

Comment - ProWein Tips the Balance

James Wilmore | 28 Mar 2013

The battle between global wine exhibitions has never been so fierce. And, with the wine industry struggling in many key markets, companies are being forced to pick and choose where they invest their efforts when it comes to these industry jamborees.

Latest Interviews

Interview - Vinexpo chairman Xavier de Eizaguirre

James Wilmore | 20 Jun 2013

The biennial jamboree that is Vinexpo has once again seen large swathes of the wine trade descend on Bordeaux for five days of pouring, powwowing and parties. But, the 32 year-old show is not without its critics. In an exclusive interview with just-drinks, Vinexpo chairman Xavier de Eizaguirre responds to these concerns, talks China and where Vinexpo might go next

Interview - Tesco group wine director

Olly Wehring | 22 May 2013

Earlier this week, just-drinks sat down with the UK and group wine director for Tesco, Dan Jago. Part one of our interview ran yesterday, while today (22 May), we hear Jago's views on minimum unit pricing, the launch of lower-abv wines and the state of the nation in the UK.

Latest News

Armand de Brignac Champagne eyes growth - CEO

Lucy Britner | 30 Jun 2015

The CEO of Jay Z’s Champagne Armand de Brignac has said he hopes to double the size of the brand in the next three to five years.

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Olly Wehring | 30 Jun 2015

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More takeovers expected as Irish whiskey heats up

Andy Morton | 15 Jun 2015

The Irish whiskey market can expect more acquisitions as second-tier alcohol companies snap up the new wave of distilleries in Ireland, an industry player has said.

just the week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 12 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 | 30 Jan 2015

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Australian wine exports rise despite US drop

Andy Morton | 21 Jan 2015

Demand for premium wine last year pushed the average value of Australia's bottled wine exports to its highest level for a decade, new figures have shown.

China to take back red wine crown - figures

Andy Morton | 20 Jan 2015

China is expected to regain top spot as the biggest consumer of red wine over the next five years after anti-extravagance measures saw France take over, new figures have shown.

UK still wine set for growth - figures

Andy Morton | 20 Jan 2015

UK still wine volumes are to return to growth over the next five years but will still fall short of pre-recession levels, according to latest figures.

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Olly Wehring | 14 Jan 2015

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ProWine China sees visitor, exhibitor numbers up

James Wilmore | 19 Nov 2014

The Chinese edition of the ProWine exhibition saw an 8% lift in visitors this year, while exhibitor numbers grew by 10%, organisers have said.

ProWein organisers launch Singapore show for 2016

James Wilmore | 12 Nov 2014

Messe Düsseldorf, the German group behind ProWein, is launching a new biennial wine and spirits event in Singapore in 2016.

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Olly Wehring | 20 Oct 2014

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Vinexpo Asia-Pacific sees record visitor numbers

James Wilmore | 6 Jun 2014

Vinexpo Asia-Pacific saw a 6.3% rise in buyer visitors from Asia, according to organisers.

Vinexpo confirms 2015 Bordeaux show dates

James Wilmore | 12 May 2014

Vinexpo has confirmed that its flagship exhibition in Bordeaux will next be held from Sunday 14 to Thursday 18 June next year.

Vinexpo targets consumers alongside trade fairs

James Wilmore | 28 Jan 2014

Vinexpo is looking to introduce consumer ‘activities’ linked to the group’s global exhibitions, and to up the events' overall focus on spirits.

Vinexpo confirms 2014 Tokyo show will happen

James Wilmore | 3 Dec 2013

Vinexpo has confirmed to just-drinks that its show in Tokyo will go ahead next year.

China to be world's biggest wine producer by 2018

James Wilmore | 25 Nov 2013

China is predicted to become the world's biggest wine producer by 2018, according to France's National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).

ProWine China organisers hail event, plan 2014

James Wilmore | 18 Nov 2013

Organisers of ProWine China say they are already planning to host the event again next year after attracting 7,650 visitors to the inaugural event in Shanghai last week.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

Olly Wehring | 25 Oct 2013

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

Exclusive:Vinexpo Tokyo plans hang in the balance

James Wilmore | 21 Oct 2013

Vinexpo has yet to give the final go-ahead for its new Tokyo show, it has emerged, days after the wine fair organisers confirmed it has had to cancel its inaugural Beijing event.

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