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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.


Vinitaly 2006 18 Apr 2006

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Exhibitors at this year’s Vinitaly wine and spirits trade show declared it a success, with the increase in international visitor numbers being viewed as a positive portent for Italian wine exports. Michèle Shah reports.


Foster's looks to the future 12 Apr 2006

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In selling the Foster’s brand in Europe to Scottish & Newcastle, Foster’s Group has put an end to an unsatisfactory licensing deal and taken an important step in the reorganisation of its international beer business. Dean Best looks at where the deal leaves both brewers.


The rise of 'wellness' products 10 Apr 2006

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As consumers seek healthier beverage choices, the soft drinks industry has become awash with new terms like “functional” and “nutraceutical”. But, asks Annette Farr, is the proliferation of category terms just confusing consumers, and are the health claims made on behalf of these products perceived as credible?


Constellation's new star 7 Apr 2006

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Constellation Brands paid a high price for Vincor International but Chris Losh believes the potential for Kumala in the US alone goes a long way to justifying the investment.


Evans & Tate 5 Apr 2006

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The troubled Australian wine producer Evans & Tate has been a victim of the Australian wine glut but, writes Richard Woodard, the company has in some ways been the architect of its own misfortunes, over-extending itself financially, losing focus and getting carried away by its own PR.


Pernod, post-Allied 3 Apr 2006

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Through two large and audacious acquisitions, Pernod Ricard has transformed itself from an important player into an international drinks powerhouse in the space of a few years. Olly Wehring met with managing director Pierre Pringuet to discuss the company’s progress.


Foster's Asia Talk 31 Mar 2006

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Lacking the capital to expand as it would like, Foster’s Group seems set to sell its Asian brewing operations and seek partners to brew the Foster's brand under licence.


China - A new playground? 29 Mar 2006

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China’s development as an economic force throws up comparisons between the developed economies of the western world and that of the most exciting developing market on the planet. However, China’s rapid economic advancement could widen the disparity between east and west within the vast country itself.


Britvic Soft Drinks Report 27 Mar 2006

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In spite of new legislation and adverse publicity, the UK soft drinks market continued to grow in 2005. And while concerns over childhood obesity may have impacted on carbonated drinks sales, those same concerns have undoubtedly created opportunities for other products, such as smoothies, fruit juices and waters. Annette Farr reports.


Evans & Tate 25 Mar 2006

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Evans & Tate has put its Oakridge winery up for sale as part of its plan to focus on its premium wine business.


Foster's 2006 Woes 25 Mar 2006

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Foster’s Group is looking to sell its brewing assets in four key markets – with SABMiller one of a number of potential suitors for the operations, just-drinks understands.

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