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Comment - Bottled Water 5 Jul 2006

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The bottled water industry has come in for stern criticism from environmentalists, but Annette Farr argues that it is an innovative industry contributing to people leading healthier lifestyles, and certainly undeserving of the brickbats that have been flying its way.


Comment - EU Wine Reform 3 Jul 2006

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Long-awaited draft proposals for EU wine reform get tough on sub-standard growers while freeing market-aware producers from regulatory fetters that have stifled innovation for too long. Chris Losh hopes the measures are adopted swiftly rather than becoming bogged down in Brussels bureaucracy and politicking.


The just-drinks Interview - June 30 Jun 2006

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In this month’s just-drinks interview, Olly Wehring spoke with Jamie Odell, managing director of Foster’s Wine Estates, about the Australian wine glut, the takeover of Southcorp and his company’s future acquisition plans.


Just the Answer - Racke International 27 Jun 2006

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German wine group Racke International has teamed up with Chilean winery Aresti to launch Espiritu de Chile, replicating its successful partnership with South Africa’s KWV which spawned the Golden Kaan wine brand. Chris Brook-Carter discussed the joint ventures and the business model behind them with Racke’s international manager and CEO of Golden Kaan Ltd Marian Kopp.


Southern Hemisphere Wine Harvest 2006 26 Jun 2006

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Having significantly expanded its vineyard area to meet rising export demand, New Zealand has recorded a record harvest for 2006, and one which is also reported to be of excellent quality. Ben Cooper reports.


EU embarks on wine reform 23 Jun 2006

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The announcement yesterday (22 June) that the European Commission is opening dialogue on reforming the continent’s wine sector may be a desperate measure for desperate times, but it’s clear to all that something – anything – must be done.


Wal-Mart enters Wine 21 Jun 2006

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An enhanced wine range is expected to be a key feature of a major revamp of Wal-Mart’s discount stores as the retailer bids to increase consumer spend among existing customers and attract more middle and upper-income consumers through its doors. David Robertson reports.


European Wine Policy 19 Jun 2006

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Chris Losh welcomes the EU Agriculture Commissioner’s recent remarks on wine over-production and distillation subsidies, but fears Mariann Fischer Boel may have her work cut out trying to reform a system which has been going so wrong for so long.


Southern Hemisphere Wine Harvest 2006 16 Jun 2006

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The South African wine harvest was smaller than had been forecast at the turn of the year before harvesting began but nevertheless came in around 6% up on 2005, with producers upbeat regarding the quality of the wines, particularly the Sauvignon Blanc. Ben Cooper reports.


Soft Drinks in Russia 14 Jun 2006

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Non-carbonated categories, such as waters, natural fruit juices and iced teas, are providing growth for Russian soft drinks manufacturers as consumer tastes evolve, and demand for healthier beverages grows. Catherine Mars reports.


Nanotechnology and drinks - the future? 12 Jun 2006

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Developments in nanotechnology have significant implications for drinks manufacturers. Mark Rowe reports on how nanotechnology could revolutionise the way drinks are flavoured and coloured, as well as offering new solutions in packaging and hygiene.


Baltic Beer Consumption 9 Jun 2006

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While governments in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania have acted in response to high levels of alcohol consumption and binge-drinking, Euromonitor International observes that growth in the premium lager market is also helping to change consumption patterns across the region.


Wine's Opportunities in Emerging Markets 7 Jun 2006

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Recent research points to growth opportunities for wine producers in Central and Eastern Europe and in Asia but establishing a wine culture among Asian consumers and coping with a price-led culture in emerging European markets will be no easy task. Joe Ayling reports.


Southern Hemisphere Wine Harvest 2006 6 Jun 2006

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With too much wine already in stock, Australia was hoping for a smaller harvest this year but the 2006 crop is only slightly down on last year’s record levels. In the first of just-drinks.com’s southern hemisphere harvest reports, Penny Boothman assesses Australia’s 2006 vintage.


innocent Smoothies 1 Jun 2006

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An offbeat and laid-back style belies a clearly focused and steely approach to brand marketing at the UK’s leading smoothie company innocent which has taken the soft drinks market by storm. Annette Farr spoke with co-founder Richard Reed about the brand’s phenomenal success and plans for the future.


The Paris Judgement - 30 years on 28 May 2006

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A tasting pitting the finest Bordeaux wines against their Californian counterparts confirmed what many in the wine world have known for years but some in Europe still choose to deny - that the New World can match and often surpass the Old in every market segment, right up to the very top. Chris Losh sets them straight.


CBC - If you ask me... Soft drinks in schools 26 May 2006

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Legislation unveiled in the UK last week on school meals once again puts the issue of childhood obesity centre stage. Food and drink companies may complain that the authorities are making them scapegoats but, writes Chris Brook-Carter, evidence suggests they are still not doing enough to help their own cause.


Just the Answer - Wines of Chile 24 May 2006

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Chile has already come a long way as a wine exporter in a short time but clearly has the potential to develop further. Michael Cox and Ricardo Letelier, respectively UK director and general manager of Chile’s generic wine-marketing organisation Wines of Chile, discuss the country’s progress, and the challenges and opportunities it faces going forward.


The future for EU wine reform 22 May 2006

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Reform of EU wine policy has long been viewed as a necessity, but may be closer to becoming a reality, judging by recent remarks from agriculture commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel. A timetable for reform is now in place, beginning with the publication of a Commission policy paper on the subject next month. Alan Osborn reports.


Diageo's new Australian wine offering 19 May 2006

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It may have taken Diageo a long time to move into the Australian wine sector but now it finally has, with the launch of its 7th Continent brand, it cannot be accused of simply following the crowd. Chris Losh assesses Diageo’s original approach to the Australian wine market.


Sleeman Breweries - Exclusive Interview 18 May 2006

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The chairman, CEO and founder of Canadian brewer Sleeman Breweries has said he will fight to keep his family name in the beer business, after a review of commercial options was ambushed and turned into a takeover battle.


Vranken-Pommery 17 May 2006

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Thirty years after starting his Champagne business, an aggressive sales and acquisition strategy has made Paul-François Vranken one of the most powerful men in Champagne. Richard Woodard met him to discuss his plans for the future.


Gallo focus goes global 15 May 2006

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After six months as vice president and general manager for Europe at E&J Gallo, Devinder Singh is upbeat about his role and the international prospects for his company. He met with Olly Wehring to discuss the opportunities and challenges awaiting Gallo in Europe.


Lion Nathan to make spirited move? 12 May 2006

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Australian beer and wine group Lion Nathan is expected to announce a move into ready-to-drink spirits next week. David Robertson assesses the options available to Lion as it seeks to emulate the success of its rival Foster’s Group in the RTD sector.


Soft Drinks - The View from A Farr 11 May 2006

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In their keenness to explore new flavours and in particular the health properties of exotic ingredients, Annette Farr wonders if soft drinks manufacturers have lost sight of the most basic and vital requirement of any beverage – that it should taste good.


Global market review of malt whisky 9 May 2006

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The malt whisky sector has grown from being a niche to being a category in its own right. In addition to providing an overview of the malt market, along with brand and country forecasts to 2011, a new report from just-drinks.com also examines how malt whisky marketing is changing as the category expands.


Bordelais' options running out? 8 May 2006

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The quality of the 2005 en primeur wines has given Bordeaux some good news to report at last. Chris Losh writes that the new wines are genuinely worthy of the wine trade’s effusive welcome but, taken as a whole, Bordeaux’s current situation provides precious little cause for celebration.


The premium sparkling wine market in the UK and Europe 4 May 2006

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The UK premium sparkling wine market is set for further growth, with a number of notable brands looking to capitalise. But, according to Euromonitor International, there is also strong growth potential for premium sparkling wine brands across a number of other European markets.


Gourmet sodas 26 Apr 2006

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Premium and healthy, the ‘gourmet soda’ ticks two of the most important boxes for success in today’s market, and these adult-targeted beverages offer real growth potential for the becalmed carbonated soft drinks sector in the US. Annette Farr reports.


World Whiskies Conference 2006 20 Apr 2006

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The need for a united front within the whisk(e)y industry on issues like responsible drinking is hitting home but, writes Chris Brook Carter, it is imperative that the industry works together on promoting the premium image of whisk(e)y - otherwise the future of the category could be at stake.

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