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The soft drinks opportunity from a hard Brexit 25 May 2017

It's coming up to a year since the UK shocked itself - and Europe - by voting to leave the European Union. Article 50 has now been triggered and Brexit, we have been told, means Brexit. Richard Corbett considers the likely fallout of the UK's departure for the country's soft drinks industry.

Interview, Wemyss Malts MD William Wemyss 10 Apr 2017

Late last month, Wemyss Malts announced plans to move its Darnley's gin production to its own, newly-created facility in Scotland. The gin, which launched in 2010, is currently produced at Thames Distillers in London.  At the same time, the firm announced that it has dropped 'View' from the brand name and rolled out fresh packaging as well as a Navy Strength version of its Spiced Gin brand. just-drinks sat down with Wemyss Malts founder and managing director William Wemyss in Edinburgh to find out why being "made in Scotland" is important.

The Brexit shoot-out begins - Comment 30 Mar 2017

Yesterday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May invoked Article 50 of the European Union's constitution, formally beginning the two-year process by which the UK will leave the EU. Although post-exit trade arrangements are not formally included in the UK's exit terms, they are sure to be the subject of intense discussions between the two sides.

Heineken's new range foreshadows craft's future 27 Feb 2017

With just over 20% of the country's total beer market value, the craft category in the US is ahead of the global curve.

Interview Berry Bros & Rudd CEO Dan Jago - Part II 24 Feb 2017

Former Tesco wine director Dan Jago took over as CEO at UK-based Berry Bros & Rudd in 2015 and has since overseen a period of overhaul at the near-320-year-old wine and spirits group. Late last month, just-drinks met up with Jago at BBR's London headquarters. In part I of the interview, Jago discussed new changes to the company. In part II, the CEO talks about how he has no desire to chase the Millennial market, and reveals what keeps him awake at night.

Latest News

Drink Doctor sees Facebook posts banned in UK  25 May 2017

UK alcohol delivery firm Drink Doctor has been told to remove Facebook posts that the country's advertising watchdog has deemed "irresponsible".

Conviviality sees fiscal-2017 sales soar - results 25 May 2017

UK drinks group Conviviality has reported a near doubling of sales for its fiscal-2017.

Brothers Rhubarb & Custard Cider - NPD 25 May 2017

UK cider producer Brothers has lined up the release of a rhubarb & custard variant of its namesake brand in the company's domestic market.

Cointreau gets US$1.3m backing in UK summer push 24 May 2017

Remy Cointreau has readied a GBP1m (US$1.3m) marketing activation for Cointreau in the UK.

Mahou San Miguel launches Cervezas Alhambra promo 24 May 2017

Mahou San Miguel has rolled out its global Cervezas Alhambra campaign to the UK market. 

UK's Camel Valley secures PDO for vineyard 23 May 2017

UK wine company Camel Valley has been granted PDO status for its vineyards in the south-west of England.

Robinsons Brewery’s Blonde Tom - NPD 23 May 2017

The UK’s Robinsons Brewery’s has added the first new beer to its Old Tom range for nine years.

Sekforde for Gin botanical mixer - NPD 22 May 2017

UK start-up company Sekforde Drinks has added a third variant to its spirits-specific mixer range.

Brown-Forman adds UK to Slane Irish Whiskey launch 22 May 2017

Brown-Forman is to launch its Slane Irish Whiskey brand in the UK on-trade next month.

AB InBev gifts GBP100,000 to English football team 22 May 2017

The UK division of Anheuser-Busch InBev has made a cash donation to a "grassroots" football team in the country, as part of Budweiser’s partnership with The FA Cup.

Latest blogs

The (temporary) return of Paul Walsh to the drinks debate 27 Apr 2017

Paul Walsh just can't stay away from the drinks industry.

Ardbeg's US$16,000 camping trip 6 Sep 2016

News reaches us today of what has been heralded as the "world's most daring whisky challenge". The Ultimate Ardbeg ARDventurer has been launched this week with an inaugural three-day camping trip.

Heineken gets Foster's profile boost with a catch 6 Sep 2016

Here in the UK, we're coming to the end of a fine summer of cricket, with England having played against Sri Lanka and Pakistan in a number of matches around the country.