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How to test Heineken's sense of humour 18 May 16

Greetings from Zurich. Here as a guest of Heineken's Amstel brand, I'm due to sit down later today with the group's senior global director for international brands, Walter Drenth...


Aperol Spritz - Just the one. A large one? 12 May 16

I'll admit to being partial to an Aperol Spritz now and again, more usually in the summer months, sitting outside, shades on, slowly turning more golden/rusty...


Ex-Kraft CFO - Is Boston Beer Co readying a sale? 11 Jan 16

This may have slipped under the wire at the end of last year, but could a pre-Christmas HR announcement signal Boston Beer Co's preparedness for a sale?..


And, then he goes and spoils it all by saying something stupid like “I'm thinking of buying SABMiller” 28 Sep 15

Part of my lot on just-drinks is to nail down senior executives within our industry – the more senior the better. I've enjoyed interviewing many of the CEOs within our ranks, but one that I have never been able to get to is Anheuser-Busch InBev's Carlos Brito...


just-drinks site outage - 14 September 15 Sep 15

The technical gremlins got to us yesterday, when a local internet fault brought down the just-drinks site for part of the day...


Scotch. In. Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace. 10 Sep 15

You may have seen the release this week by Moet Hennessy of a white paper looking at the results of a vial of Ardbeg's two-and-a-half years aboard the International Space Station...


just-drinks technical issues - 24 August 25 Aug 15

We had some technical problems with the just-drinks site yesterday...


Carlsberg - Right. Stop that: It's silly 28 Jul 15

It would appear that the folk at the UK arm of Carlsberg have this year found the 'gimmicky' drawer in the marketing office...


No, I don't wish to see what you're about to drink, thanks 20 Jul 15

It's a popular grizzle and one I'll admit to having on at least one or two occasions… a day. Why do people post photos of their food and/or drink on to my social media feed?..


Diageo's echo quotes 5 May 15

When it comes to market speculation, a company holds the prerogative to comment or not. Most times it is the latter, but we journalists are always grateful for any quote that we can get...

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