Latest Insights

China Cognac rebounds, but will it last? 22 Jan 2016

Has it happened? Has China's Cognac market finally bottomed out?


Remy's YTD performance by brand - Focus 21 Jan 2016

In a trading update today, Remy Cointreau posted an 8% lift in reported sales for the nine months to the end of December. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's sales performance by brand in the year-to-date.


A game of two halves for Remy Cointreau - Analysis 27 Nov 2015

Whether you're a brewer, a distiller or a winemaker, the watchword for results announcements this season is: strategic plan. 


Remy Cointreau's Q2 and H1 - preview 24 Nov 2015

Remy Cointreau will issue its full first-half results on Thursday (23 July). Last month, in a trading update, the group reported a near-6% fall in organic sales in the six months to the end of September, with the second quarter performing better than the first.


Pernod doesn't need China for Q1 growth - analysis 23 Oct 2015

It has been more than a year since Cognac makers such as Pernod Ricard stopped estimating how long it will be before their China markets turn around. The downturn has lasted far longer than these companies expected, and yesterday Pernod's CFO Gilles Bogaert risked little when he predicted that this fiscal year in the country is likely to be similar to the previous one.

Latest News

MD Campos departs Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte 16 Mar 2017

Centre Vinicole Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte has confirmed the departure of its managing director, Julie Campos.


Maison Ferrand buys West Indies Rum Distillery 13 Mar 2017

French spirits producer Maison Ferrand has bought its first distillery outside of France with the purchase of the West Indies Rum Distillery in Barbados.


Carlsberg's Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc Sans Alcool 27 Feb 2017

Carlsberg-owned French brewer Brasseries Kronenbourg has announced the launch an "alcohol-free" version of its 1664 Blanc brand.


A record year for French wine, spirits exports 10 Feb 2017

France’s wine and spirits exports registered a second consecutive record year in 2016, according to data released this week.


Vins de Provence appoints new MD 9 Feb 2017

The trade organisation for Provence wines has named a new managing director. 


Vodka slump in Poland hits Marie Brizard FY 9 Feb 2017

A final-quarter decline for Sobieski vodka has dragged down Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits' full-year sales.


Heineken to plough US$10m into French brewery 2 Feb 2017

Heineken has confirmed plans to spend EUR9.3m (US$10m) on one of its three breweries in France.


Moet Hennessy heralds Cognac strength in FY sales 27 Jan 2017

Moet Hennessy has posted a strong jump in full-year sales and profits as healthy Cognac growth in China fuelled increasing optimism over the rebounding spirit.


Chapel Down takes English wines to France 24 Jan 2017

English wine producer Chapel Down has launched its namesake brand in France after signing a deal with a premium on-premise distributor.


Remy Cointreau posts solid YTD as Cognac surges 19 Jan 2017

Strong Cognac sales in the third quarter have helped deliver an impressive year-to-date performance for Remy Cointreau.

Latest blogs

Tax Free World Association - Day three: Beam Suntory's big boat and Patron's virtual home 22 Oct 2015

just-drinks is in Cannes this week at the Tax Free World Association show. Here's the second part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of the most important dates in the Travel Retail calendar.


Tax Free World Association - Day two: Diageo defends Haig Club as Pernod Ricard backs Jameson 21 Oct 2015

just-drinks is in Cannes this week the Tax Free World Association show. Here's the second part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of the most important dates in the Travel Retail calendar.


Tax Free World Association - Day one: Cruise ships and Rudy Giuliani 21 Oct 2015

just-drinks is in Cannes this week the Tax Free World Exhibition. Here's the first part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of the most important dates in the Travel Retail calendar.