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Alcohol's association with breast cancer - ISFAR

Most observational epidemiologic studies have shown a slight increase in the risk of breast cancer for women who consume alcohol; the degree...

The dangers of squaring up to your competitor

Do you remember the Pepsi Taste Challenge? Richard Woodard does, and he sees echoes of it in Bacardi's latest activation for its Oakheart sp...

Dear wine writer, what are you talking about?

Earlier this autumn, Andrew Jefford wrote a short piece about ‘how to write tasting notes’. It was - rather like a good tasting note - short...

The dangers of setting sustainability targets

Setting an ambitious target and just failing to meet it is surely better than settling for an easy one and romping home with time to spare b...

Latest Interviews

Interview - ProWine China 6 May 2014

Andy Morton

Later this year, Shanghai will host the second ProWine China, a sister event to Düsseldorf's ProWein. Here, just-drinks' Andy Morton speaks to head organiser Marius Berlemann to find out how preparations are going for the November show.

The just-drinks interview – Vijay Mallya, Part II 18 Nov 2008 editorial team

Vijay Mallya, owner of the UB Group, sits astride an enormous business empire which includes some of the largest drinks operations in one of the world’s most exciting emerging markets. In the second part of this month’s just-drinks interview, Mallya spoke with Olly Wehring about his companies’ activities in the Indian beers and spirits sectors, and the exciting opportunities ahead for the country’s fledgling wine market.

Latest News

India's Bihar state readies alcohol ban 27 Nov 2015

Olly Wehring

Bihar is the latest state in India that will ban the consumption of alcohol, fulfilling an election pledge by the state's Chief Minister.

Brown-Forman's Middle East head to retire 26 Nov 2015

Andy Morton

Brown-Forman's long-serving Middle East head is to retire after 20 years with the company.

New generation of consumers to drive China growth 26 Nov 2015

Lucy Britner

 The CEO of Remy Cointreau has said the next generation of drinkers will help boost growth in China. 

Stevia cleared for use in India 26 Nov 2015

Dean Best

Beverages on sale in India can contain high-intensity sweetener stevia after the country's regulator approved the use of the ingredient.

Delegat enters China with Shanghai office 23 Nov 2015

Lucy Britner

New Zealand wine company Delegat has entered the Chinese market through a newly-opened office in Shanghai. 

This week in spirits & wine 20 Nov 2015

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & water.

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