just For Subscribers - The week in drinks

By | 22 March 2013

The most popular items among just-drinks subscribers this week

The most popular items among just-drinks' subscribers this week

Here are the ten most viewed, subscriber-only items on just-drinks this week:

10. just The Answer - Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster Garrett Oliver

Brooklyn Brewery's brewmaster and editor-in-chief of the Oxford Companion to Beer, Garrett Oliver, was a guest speaker at BeerX on Friday (15 March). just-drinks caught up with him for his take on the global brewing industry, and why Goose Island is Darth Vader.

9. Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Innocent on all Charges

Late last month, the Coca-Cola Co announced that it is set to take majority control of UK smoothie and juice producer Innocent. Sure enough, the cries of "sell-out" came thick and fast. But, Richard Corbett argues, the firm's tie-up with the world's biggest soft drinks company is not only a good thing; it's also vital for the brand's future growth.

8. Exclusive - CAGE 2013 - Diageo set fair in China, despite tighter gifting controls

Diageo's sales in China have stayed firm despite stricter controls covering inter-governmental gifting and banqueting, according to the firm's chief operating officer.

7. Comment - Beer - Boiling Frogs & Beer Duty

Tomorrow is Budget day here in the UK. Like most years, the days before the annual shake-up of the country's finances this week has seen the beer duty escalator return front of mind. Larry Nelson takes a look at what might happen to the controversial legislation tomorrow.

6. Comment - UK Budget: Has George Osborne Avoided a Hangover?

George Osborne must think he can walk into any pub in the UK today and be treated to a free pint.

5. Exclusive - CAGE 2013 - Coca-Cola Enterprises reveals US$700m war-chest, but no decision on Germany

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is sitting on a war-chest of around US$700m, but has yet to decide on whether it will use the funds in the M&A arena, or increase its share repurchase programme.

4. Analysis - Anheuser-Busch InBev, Carlsberg to miss out on Africa boom

Anheuser-Busch InBev and Carlsberg have left it too late to prosper from Africa's enticing beer margins as entry barriers are now too high for new players, an analyst has warned.

3. Exclusive - UK/US: Scotch Whisky Association raises concerns over Dewar's Highlander Honey

The Scotch Whisky Association has admitted that it has “concerns” over Bacardi’s extension of its Dewar’s Scotch whisky brand in the US.

2. Comment - Oliver's Army And The Defence of Beer

Garrett Oliver, Brooklyn Brewery's loquacious and inimitable brewmaster, was in full flow on stage at BeerX in Sheffield, England, on Friday (15 March).

1. Comment - Dewar's Highlander Honey: The Start of Something New?

You may have seen us get rather excited late last week when we broke a(nother) exclusive on just-drinks. When we found out that Bacardi has lined up an extension for its Dewar's Scotch whisky brand in the US, we initially started to go through the gears to get the usual information for a news story.

Sectors: Beer & cider, Soft drinks, Spirits, Water, Wine

Companies: Innocent, Diageo, InBev, Carlsberg, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Coca-Cola Co, Scotch Whisky Association, Bacardi

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