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South Africa's Bulk Wine Curse - Comment

Trade show opening speeches are rarely roof-raisers and Cape Wine 2015's today was true to form. However, Siobhan Thompson's welcome address...

A-B InBev in China - just the Facts

This week, Anheuser-Busch InBev is holding an investors seminar in China. Here's a low-down on the company's footprint in the country and in...

SABMiller baulks at lack of Brazil M&A

SABMiller has chosen a high-end positioning for its presence in Brazil over making an acquisition in the country....

Will South Africa Raise Drinking Age to 21?

Last week, the South African government put up for public discussion proposed changes to the country's alcohol regulations. The 36-page Liqu...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Concha y Toro Marketing Director 23 Jan 2015

Olly Wehring

This week, editor Olly Wehring has been travelling through the winelands of Chile with the country's biggest wine producer, Concha y Toro. While there, he met Sebastian Aguirre, the company's marketing director for premium wines, to delve deeper into CyT's biggest brand, Casillero del Diablo.

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.

Latest News

Russia cracks down on illegal alcohol - report 9 Oct 2015

Andy Morton

Russia is to destroy seized illegal alcohol in a bid to stamp out a growing counterfeit market, a report has said.

Patron launches campaign to track Tequila bottles 9 Oct 2015

Lucy Britner

The Patrón Spirits Company has launched a website and app that enables consumers to trace a bottle of Tequila back to its origin, in a bid to educate drinkers about the category. 

Clover acquires Frankie's Olde Soft Drinks 7 Oct 2015

Lucy Britner

Food and beverage group Clover has acquired 'retro' South African drinks brand Frankie’s Olde Soft Drinks for an undisclosed sum.

Britvic completes Brazilian EBBA deal 2 Oct 2015

Lucy Britner

UK-headquartered Britvic has completed the purchase of Brazilian soft drinks producer Empresa Brasileira de Bebidas e Alimentos (EBBA). 

Distell redesigns Three Ships whisky 1 Oct 2015

Lucy Britner

Distell has introduced an updated label design and bottle shape for its South African whisky brand Three Ships.

Heineken announces 13th Olympic house 1 Oct 2015

Lucy Britner

Heineken and the Netherlands Olympic Committee (NOC) announced yesterday that the Holland Heineken House for next year's Olympics will be located in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro.

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