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A bleaker beer year ahead in Russia - Analysis

That Russia's beer market has turned from a roaring bear into a whimpering bunny is not news any more. The country's economic downturn, coup...

Can Romania step up to the world wine stage?

The Romanian wine industry is at the start of its own revolution. Families who previously struggled to get their properties back following C...

Comment - Heineken's move for Pivovarna Lasko

Nine months after Pivovarna Lasko hung out the 'for sale' sign, Heineken has emerged as the Slovenian firm's favoured suitor – or should tha...

Brown-Forman's Russian glass half-full

The CFO of Brown-Forman has offered hope to Russia's alcohol market, claiming that the company is "doing pretty well" in the challenging cou...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Budejovicky Budvar CEO, Jirí Bocek 28 Nov 2013

Olly Wehring

In the first part of just-drinks' interview with the head of Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar, Jirí Bocek discussed the company's ownership structure and its position in the Czech beer market. Here, in part two, he tells us about his plans beyond Czech and gives us his view on the never-ending legal tussle with Anheuser-Busch InBev.


Interview - Budvar CEO, Jirí Bocek - Part I 26 Nov 2013

Olly Wehring

Last month, I travelled to Czech to take in a tour of Budejovicky Budvar's brewery in the south of the country. While there, I was granted an audience with group director Jirí Bocek. During our time together, we discussed the firm's ownership structure, its plans for future expansion, and that legal row.

Latest News

Budejovicky Budvar appoints new CEO 2 May 2017

Andy Morton

Budejovicky Budvar has appointed a new CEO almost one year after its former head stepped aside for health reasons.


Remy signs new three-year Russia deal with Roust 25 Apr 2017

Andy Morton

Rémy Cointreau has extended its Russia distribution deal with Russian Standard vodka owner Roust Group.


Beam Suntory links up with Stock Slovensko 18 Apr 2017

Andy Morton

Beam Suntory has switched distributor in Slovakia, naming Stock Spirits as its new partner in the country.


Non-alcoholic beer sales jump 12% in Russia 31 Mar 2017

Andy Morton

Russia's non-alcoholic beer sales jumped 12% last year despite ongoing struggles for the country's overall beer market, according to a report.


Heineken cools down Romanian brand row 29 Mar 2017

Andy Morton

Heineken has withdrawn from a legal fight over a disputed brand name in Romania, amid pressure from the Hungarian Government regarding its red star logo.


Heineken says logo not political amid ban fears 21 Mar 2017

Andy Morton

Heineken has moved to defend its red star logo after reports Hungary's Government wants to ban the image.

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