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Kirin has struggled in the Brazilian marketKirin's troubles in Brazil - When BRIC markets go horribly wrong - Editor's Viewpoint 20 Jan 17

Olly Wehring

The general intention of Japan's drinks companies to break out of their domestic market has been a headline of the last six years, at least. Today's confirmation that Kirin Holdings is looking to pull out of Brazil, however, shows the pitfalls of this strategy. Indeed, the fact that this is playing out in one of the fabled BRIC markets serves to bring the strategy into worrying relief.


Remy Cointreau CEO Valerie Chapoulaud-Floquet views the company as a luxury goods producerRemy Cointreau's bellwether Q3 signals blue sky ahead for Cognac - Analysis 20 Jan 17

Andy Morton

Remy Cointreau has started the year with a surprise - the company's Q3 Cognac sales, announced yesterday, surpassed even the most optimistic of expectations.


Remy Cointreau's YTD performance by brand and region - Focus 20 Jan 17

Andy Morton

Yesterday, Remy Cointreau posted a strong jump in YTD sales driven by impressive Cognac Q3 performances in China and the US. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's sales performance by brand and on a regional basis in the period.


What does 2017 have in store for the white spirits sectors?What's coming up in spirits in 2017? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - Comment 19 Jan 17

Richard Woodard

Following on from Chris Losh's look at the year ahead for wine and Stephen Beaumont's consideration of the future for beer, Richard Woodard looks at how the white spirits segment is shaping up for 2017.


Every month, the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking looks at responsible drinking measures around the worldResponsible drinking around the world - The IARD Digest - January 2017 19 Jan 17

The IARD editorial team

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at what's going on in-market to promote a responsible role for alcohol in society.


"Brexit is going to happen so we might as well get on with it" - Interview, Philip Gregan, CEO, New Zealand Winegrowers 18 Jan 17

Lucy Britner

Philip Gregan, the CEO of trade organisation New Zealand Winegrowers was in London this week for the country's annual UK trade tasting. He sat down with just-drinks to talk Brexit, Trump and the future of Sauvignon Blanc.


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As just-drinks travels around the world, we get to see many distilleries, breweries, wineries and drinks facilities. Here's some guided tours for you.


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Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - What Does Ray Say? Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - What Does Ray Say?

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