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What's in store for Super Bowl 50 - Focus 4 Feb 2016

Sunday's Super Bowl is fast approaching, which back in the pre-YouTube days meant growing excitement over the TV cast's ads. These days, however, many advertisers release their Super Bowl commercials ahead of time in an attempt to seed interest and maximise views.

Ten things to know about spirits in the US 3 Feb 2016

US spirits trade organisation the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) held its annual spirits briefing in New York yesterday. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the key takeaways from the event. 

What do Bourbon and craft beer have in common? 2 Feb 2016

A shift towards fuller-flavoured spirits should drive continued growth in imported and craft beer in the US, an analyst has said. 

Marijuana - the new competitor in the room 28 Jan 2016

Marijuana looks set to steal market share from alcoholic beverages, as more US states make the drug legal. 

SoCo sale sets Brown-Forman on US whiskey course 15 Jan 2016

Many saw it coming almost four months ago, but yesterday's announcement of Brown-Forman's decision to divest Southern Comfort is part of a strategy that started to take shape as long as five years ago.

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Diageo completes wine category exit in US 8 Feb 2016

Foley Family Wines has purchased Diageo's Chalone Estate vineyards and Gavilan brands in California, marking Diageo's exit from wine in the US.

William Grant & Sons restructures US team 5 Feb 2016

William Grant & Sons has appointed three executives to manage its US regions and channels, in a move that sees the "evolution" of the spirits group's commercial structure in the country.

Casella Family Brands launches Yellow Tail beer 5 Feb 2016

Casella Family Brands has launched a beer extension of its Yellow Tail wine brand in the US, according to reports. 

Diageo nears wine exit with Acacia sale to Peju 5 Feb 2016

Diageo has confirmed the sale of the Acacia winery and vineyard in California, having already sold off the Acacia brand.

Craft Brew Alliance FY sales inch up in 2015 5 Feb 2016

Craft Brew Alliance has posted ongoing healthy sales in its fourth quarter, with the top-line in the full year set to come in up on 2014.

Burnett’s Flavored Vodka Cucumber Lime - NPD 5 Feb 2016

Heaven Hill Distilleries has added a cucumber lime flavour extension to its Burnett's Flavored Vodka range in the US.

Remy Cointreau renews US distribution deals 5 Feb 2016

Remy Cointreau's US unit has confirmed the renewal of several distribution relationships in the country, with changes lined up in three markets.

Rombauer's 2015 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc - NPD 4 Feb 2016

Rombauer has released its first Sauvignon Blanc.

Diageo's Orphan Barrel The Gifted Horse - NPD 4 Feb 2016

Diageo has added a seventh whiskey to its Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co portfolio. 

PepsiCo puts Pepsi on show in NYC Kola House 3 Feb 2016

PepsiCo is to nudge Pepsi into the New York limelight with a cocktail bar in the city, dedicated to the taste of the kola nut.

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Make way craft, here come the indie brewers 2 Feb 2016

Could it happen? According to this report, a section of the beer community wants to ditch the word craft. They prefer instead the term “Indie” for brewers they believe follow the enlightened path of the artisanal producer. In other words, they are sick of the big boys moving into what they consider their hallowed turf.

Kent's dire warning puts Coca-Cola woes in the shade 25 Jan 2016

The global elite were in Switzerland last week for the World Economic Forum in Davos, the annual corporate huddle for the rich and powerful. The CEO of The Coca-Cola Co, Muhtar Kent, was there too, despite his company arguably being slightly less rich and powerful this year after some bruising quarters in the marketplace. 

PepsiCo wakes up and smells the latte 20 Jan 2016

With The Coca-Cola Co stealing yesterday's limelight with its new united marketing strategy for brand Coke yesterday, a Forbes interview with PepsiCo North America Beverages' new CMO, Seth Kaufman, slipped under the radar.