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Constellation Brands and the health of its beer

Constellation Brands' Mexican beer unit has proved to be a powerhouse for the company. Quarter after quarter, analysts have praised the perf...

The next challenge for Coca-Cola's Muhtar Kent

As Muhtar Kent prepares to step down as CEO of The Coca-Cola Co, the question everyone will be asking is: What will his legacy be?...

Absolut and Smirnoff's conflicting Millennial view

Chasing the Millennial consumer has been the mantra of many a drinks company is recent years - but it appears the end of the Millennial rain...

Cannabis – A clear and present danger to alcohol

Election day 2016 in the US provided some surprises, but the country's growing embrace of cannabis was not one of them. Voters in four state...

Latest Interviews

Interview, Andy Thomas, CBA, CEO - Part II 18 Oct 2016

Lucy Britner

In part two of our interview with Craft Brew Alliance’s CEO, we talk to Andy Thomas about the state of the craft beer market, how CBA fits into it and where the category is headed.

What next for Lucas Bols? - CEO Interview 21 Sep 2015

Andy Morton

Lucas Bols has seen a lot of changes recently. Earlier this month, just-drinks spoke to CEO Huub van Doorne about the company's IPO earlier this year, as well as the increasingly-crowded US spirits market and how best to target China's new cocktail culture.

Latest News

DISCUS backs new trade deals as Trump exits TPP 24 Jan 2017

Andy Morton

The Distilled Spirits Council has urged Donald Trump to secure fresh overseas trade deals as the new US president pulls the country out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Johnnie Walker rooster bottle for Lunar New Year 24 Jan 2017

Olly Wehring

Diageo is set to release a limited edition pack for its Johnnie Walker Blue Label Scotch whisky in the US, to coincide with the Lunar New Year.

Brooklyn Brewery puts relocation plans on ice 24 Jan 2017

Andy Morton

Brooklyn Brewery is in talks to extend the leases for its New York City brewery and headquarters, putting on hold plans to move out of its Williamsburg home.

Sierra Nevada issues recall over glass threat 23 Jan 2017

Andy Morton

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co has recalled bottles in 35 US states after detecting a flaw that could allow glass to break off and fall inside.

US complains to WTO about Canada wine sales 23 Jan 2017

Olly Wehring

The US has lodged a complaint with the World Trade Organisation against the limiting of wine sales in British Columbia to brands produced solely in the Canadian province.

Vintage Wine Estates buys Cameron Hughes Wine 23 Jan 2017

Olly Wehring

US wine group Vintage Wine Estates has added another asset to its portfolio, this time buying wine negociant Cameron Hughes Wine.

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