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Concha y Toro's Q2 by region, brand - Focus

Late yesterday, Chilean wine company Concha y Toro reported a healthy boost in sales and profits. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at t...

The decline of the flagship beer brand - Comment

It's seven o'clock in the morning, and the gathering crowd already boasts a few dozen hardy souls. By the time sales actually commence in a...

A step forward in alcohol research? ISFAR 191

Observational epidemiologic studies relating alcohol consumption to health and disease have been remarkably consistent over many decades: li...

Craft spirits shake-out will be just the beginning

As just-drinks white spirits commentator, Richard Woodard, noted earlier this month, we are experiencing a latter-day Gin Craze. But, here i...

Latest Interviews

Interview- Veltins export manager Udo Bruns 24 Aug 2016

Lucy Britner

Last month, just-drinks deputy editor Lucy Britner visited Brauerei C&A Veltins in Meschede-Grevenstein, Germany. The family-owned company used the visit to announce marketing activity to mark 500 years of Germany's purity law, the Reinheitsgebot. While there, Lucy sat down with export manager Udo Bruns and UK agent Steve Holt to discuss the role the law plays in today's 'craft culture', the rise of no- and low-alcohol offerings in Germany and why Veltins is only brewed in one place.


Interview, Hine Cognac int'l sales director 19 Jul 2016

Lucy Britner

Best known as a vintage Cognac specialist, privately-owned Hine last month released Bonneuil 2006, an expression that does not carry one of the category's traditional VS, VSOP or XO descriptors. As China - the most important market for Cognac in recent years - moves away from the XO-and-above Cognac segment, and the idea of 'craft' drives interest in the category's smaller houses, Hine's new international sales director, Per Even Allaire, tells just-drinks how the company plans to make the most of the new world order.

Latest News

AB InBev to cull 5,500 jobs after SABMiller buy 26 Aug 2016

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to start cutting 5,500 jobs from its combined global workforce once it completes its takeover of SABMiller.


Concha y Toro sees H1 profits, sales jump - result 26 Aug 2016

Lucy Britner

Concha y Toro has hailed a strong first half of 2016 as it toasts success across the board. 


Beam Suntory's Bowmore 10 Year Old - NPD 25 Aug 2016

Andy Morton

Beam Suntory is to launch a ten-year-old Bowmore single malt exclusively into European and Asia-Pacific Travel Retail.


Walsh Whiskey's Writers Tears Red Head - NPD 25 Aug 2016

Andy Morton

Walsh Whiskey Distillery's Writers Tears Red Head Single Malt


South Africa wine value growth outpaces volumes 24 Aug 2016

Andy Morton

South African packaged wine exports are surging in value despite volumes declines, suggesting that consumers are spending more on premium lines, new figures show.


Roust puts bison in frame for Zubrówka overhaul 24 Aug 2016

Andy Morton

The Roust Group has unveiled new packaging for its Zubrówka vodka brand that uses a 3D window effect to improve shelf standout.

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