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just The Preview - Constellation Brands' Q2 & H1

Constellation Brands is due to report its first-half numbers on Thursday (2 October). Here, just-drinks examines how the US-based beer, wine...

No Time for Glitz as Soda Tax Resurfaces

The soda tax issue is bubbling up in the US again, this time in the Californian city of Berkeley....

Pabst Goes on PR Offensive Over Russian Rumpus

A deal involving the sale of US brewer Pabst Brewing Co (PBC) has been hit with a Russia-related PR headache. But could it have been avoided...

Will Craft Brewers be Tempted by Private Equity?

It had to happen. The last month has seen two US craft brewers take investment from private equity firms as they look to steal a march in th...

Latest Interviews

just The Answer: KWL Enterprises' CEO, Kevin Liles 19 Jun 2014

Andy Morton

Kevin Liles, the former CEO of Def Jam Records, now heads up his own multi-industry firm, KWL Enterprises. This includes working as a consultant to stars such as Jay-Z and Mariah Carey, with whom he has just released a line of tea-blend soft drinks. Yesterday (18 June), he spoke to just-drinks about the celebrity tie-ups, how to make the most of new technology and Jay-Z and Carey's love for the beverage industry.

Interview - MillerCoors' Blue Moon brewmaster 9 Jun 2014

Andy Morton

Keith Villa is the founder and head brewmaster of MillerCoors-owned Blue Moon Brewing Company, creator of the Belgium-style Blue Moon beer. During his visit to London last week, just-drinks sat down with the doctor of brewing to discuss quality issues in craft beer and what motivates him to experiment with bacon, peanut butter and chocolate. Villa also made clear why he considers Blue Moon a craft beer despite its corporate owners.

Latest News

Coca-Cola execs recoup US$17.7m in share sale 30 Sep 2014

Andy Morton

Two Coca-Cola Co executives have sold off stock worth US$17.7m this month.

Coca-Cola relaunches Sprite Cranberry in US 30 Sep 2014

James Wilmore

The Coca-Cola Co has re-released a cranberry flavoured variant of its Sprite brand in the US and a zero-calorie version.

Phillips Distilling's UV Salty Caramel Apple Vodka 30 Sep 2014

Andy Morton

Phillips Distilling Co has launched the first seasonal extension to its UV Vodka range, UV Salty Caramel Apple.

Product Launch - Bai Brands' Bai Bubbles 30 Sep 2014

Andy Morton

Bai Brands has announced the release of a carbonated version of its five-calorie, antioxidant beverages.

SweetWater Brewing sells stake to TSG 29 Sep 2014

James Wilmore

The owners of SweetWater Brewing Co, a US-based craft brewer, have sold a “minority” stake to private-equity group TSG Consumer Partners.

Canada, EU trade deal sparks industry optimism 29 Sep 2014

James Wilmore

Industry bodies have welcomed the prospect of final sign-off over a “landmark” trade deal between the EU and Canada, which includes scrapping import tariffs on spirits and wines.

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